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Airport transit visa

REGULATIONS

REGULATION (EC) No 810/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 13 July 2009
establishing a Community Code on Visas
(Visa Code)

ANNEX IV

Common list of third countries listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, whose nationals are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of airports situated on the territory of the Member States

  • AFGHANISTAN
  • BANGLADESH
  • DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
  • ERITREA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • GHANA
  • IRAN
  • IRAQ
  • NIGERIA
  • PAKISTAN
  • SOMALIA
  • SRI LANKA 

ANNEX V

LIST OF RESIDENCE PERMITS ENTITLING THEIR HOLDERS TO TRANSIT THROUGH THE AIRPORTS OF MEMBER STATES WITHOUT BEING REQUIRED TO HOLD AN AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA

ANDORRA:

  • Tarjeta provisional de estancia y de trabajo (provisional residence and work permit) (white). These are issued to seasonal workers; the period of validity depends on the duration of employment, but never exceeds six months. This permit is not renewable,
  • Tarjeta de estancia y de trabajo (residence and work permit) (white). This permit is issued for six months and may be renewed for another year,
  • Tarjeta de estancia (residence permit) (white). This permit is issued for six months and may be renewed for another year,
  • Tarjeta temporal de residencia (temporary residence permit) (pink). This permit is issued for one year and may be renewed twice, each time for another year,
  • Tarjeta ordinaria de residencia (ordinary residence permit) (yellow). This permit is issued for three years and may be renewed for another three years,
  • Tarjeta privilegiada de residencia (special residence permit) (green). This permit is issued for five years and is renewable, each time for another five years,
  • Autorización de residencia (residence authorisation) (green). This permit is issued for one year and is renewable, each time for another three years,
  • Autorización temporal de residencia y de trabajo (temporary residence and work authorisation) (pink). This permit is issued for two years and may be renewed for another two years,
  • Autorización ordinaria de residencia y de trabajo (ordinary residence and work authorisation) (yellow). This permit is issued for five years,
  • Autorización privilegiada de residencia y de trabajo (special residence and work authorisation) (green). This permit is issued for 10 years and is renewable, each time for another 10 years.

CANADA:

  • Permanent resident card (plastic card).

JAPAN:

  • Re-entry permit to Japan.

SAN MARINO:

  • Permesso di soggiorno ordinario (validità illimitata) (ordinary residence permit (no expiry date)),
  • Permesso di soggiorno continuativo speciale (validità illimitata) (special permanent residence permit (no expiry date)),
  • Carta d’identità de San Marino (validità illimitata) (San Marino identity card (no expiry date)).

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

  • Form I-551 permanent resident card (valid for 2 to 10 years),
  • Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (valid for 2 to 10 years),
  • Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (no expiry date),
  • Form I-327 Re-entry document (valid for two years — issued to holders of a I-551),
  • Resident alien card (valid for 2 or 10 years or no expiry date. This document guarantees the holder’s return only if his stay outside the USA has not exceeded one year),
  • Permit to re-enter (valid for two years. This document guarantees the holder’s return only if his stay outside the USA has not exceeded two years),
  • Valid temporary residence stamp in a valid passport (valid for one year from the date of issue). EN L 243/34 Official Journal of the European Union 15.9.2009
Last updated: 25 March 2011

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