transit visa

  

Definition

Short-term (usually 24 hours) visa that allows a passenger to travel across or through the issuing country on way to another country. Commonly, it allows the in-transit passenger to go out of an airport or port for an overnight stay.

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  • I was given a brand new transit visa, so I could go to the place I needed to go in the country legally.

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  • Jeff was hoping he would be approved a transit visa to travel through Iran on his way to Turkey, or it would add significant time to his travel.

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  • You may need to get a transit visa if you are only going to be in a new country for a very short time.

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