Definition of transit visa in US English:

transit visa


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

    • ‘Fatima told me a transit visa shouldn't take too long.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Visa and transit visa requirements are imposed immediately on any country which starts to generate refugees.’
    • ‘The guard asked what I was doing in Berlin on a transit visa from Erfurt to Dresden.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Arriving in the little town of Portbou, the refugees discovered that the authorities had declared their Spanish transit visas invalid.’
    permit, travel permit, pass, passport, authority, authorization, credentials
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