Definition of transit visa in English:

transit visa


  • A visa allowing its holder to pass through a country only, not to stay there.

    • ‘The guard asked what I was doing in Berlin on a transit visa from Erfurt to Dresden.’
    • ‘Arriving in the little town of Portbou, the refugees discovered that the authorities had declared their Spanish transit visas invalid.’
    • ‘India and Afghanistan once had a common boundary - to cross-over one needed no transit visa.’
    • ‘The latter makes the transit period of its passengers more pleasurable by offering them a day's transit visa.’
    • ‘Fatima told me a transit visa shouldn't take too long.’
    • ‘Visa and transit visa requirements are imposed immediately on any country which starts to generate refugees.’
    • ‘The authorities claimed that this was in response to intelligence that some nationals of these countries are using transit visas to flout current immigration controls.’
    pass, passport, transit visa, authority, authorization, credentials
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