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Changing plane in the USA without USA Visa


guaycura 1 | -
28 Jun 2010 #1
Hi, my Polish fiance lives here with me in Mexico, we are planning to visit Poland for xmas, she doesnt have usa visa and i do have it, my question is if she needs a usa visa only for changing planes in the states (we want to take that way coz the tickets are cheaper than flying from here to Europe) i will apreciate your answer,

Greetings!
skysoulmate 14 | 1,294
28 Jun 2010 #2
I'd say check with the Polish consulate in Mexico. Good luck to you both.
Nos vemos

poland.visahq.com/embassy/Mexico/
MareGaea 29 | 2,751
28 Jun 2010 #3
Technically not as you're not entering the US. The part of the Airport she will switch planes in is international territory, only when she leaves that, she will have to show her passport and a visa.

>^..^<

M-G (doesn't think there will be any prob if she shows her tickets and Mexican visa)
plk123 8 | 4,142
28 Jun 2010 #4
I'd say check with the Polish consulate in Mexico.

how about the US one instead since he's asking about US visa.. why did you get one?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
28 Jun 2010 #5
Alas, America regards all passengers landing in the US as actually entering the country, thus a visa is required.

Most countries are sensible and allow people to stay airside without passing immigration and customs controls, but not the US!
MareGaea 29 | 2,751
28 Jun 2010 #6
I didn't have that when I was flying to Canada once via NY.

>^..^<

M-G (but that could be because I am from NL)
plk123 8 | 4,142
28 Jun 2010 #7
since 9/11 things only got crazier in the USA
MareGaea 29 | 2,751
28 Jun 2010 #8
It was in 2003.

>^..^<

M-G (but in case of doubt check indeed the US Embassy in Warsaw)
plk123 8 | 4,142
28 Jun 2010 #9
things have gotten worse over time.. americans didn't need a passport to enter USA until about a year ago or so..
skysoulmate 14 | 1,294
28 Jun 2010 #10
Most countries are sensible and allow people to stay airside without passing immigration and customs controls, but not the US!

Not true. Depends on whether the flight is a through flight or a via flight on the flight plan. Many airports use a separate gateway for those passengers as the only reason the airplane landed in those cases is a tech-stop, extra fuel due to strong winds, etc. etc. We treat our passengers exactly the same way we get treated in other places, whether in Narita, Singapore, Shanghai, or Cologne. Border control needs to be strenghtened and therefore I like the idea everyone uses a passport today. Those "new" 24/7 updating rules helped us catch this dirtbag:

washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/04/new-york-car-bomb-called-act-of-terror/
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
28 Jun 2010 #11
Many airports use a separate gateway for those passengers as the only reason the airplane landed in those cases is a tech-stop, extra fuel due to strong winds, etc. etc.

Ah, yes, of course. But changing flights will require clearance :)
plk123 8 | 4,142
28 Jun 2010 #12
We treat our passengers exactly the same way we get treated in other places

lol.. that's funny and so not true.. but whatever..

Those "new" 24/7 updating rules helped us catch this dirtbag:

actually, no... these "new" 24/7 rules were updated (to every 2h) after he almost got away..
pgtx 29 | 3,146
28 Jun 2010 #13
The part of the Airport she will switch planes in is international territory, only when she leaves that, she will have to show her passport and a visa.

they don't care if you switch flights or not... you could also don't make it to the next flight and stay in the usa illegal... before you get on an airplane from europe to the usa, they will check your usa visa/green card...


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