Visa type A

Visa type A   Airport Transit Visa

 

Airport Transit Visa (ATV = Visa type A) means a visa valid for transit through the international transit areas of one or more airports of the Member States. This visa does not enable an entry into the Schengen area.

You can find the following information on the website of the EU on https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/policies/schengen-borders-and-visa/visa-policy/who-must-apply-schengen-visa_nl

  • 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
  • List of third countries 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 one/some Member States
  • exemptions from the airport transit visa requirement

In the PDF annex on this website you can find the list of Residence permits delivered by Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino and the United States of America entitling their holder to transit through the airports of member states without being required to hold an airport transit visa. (Annex PDF)