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Being a Pole, Do I need a USA visa when changing flights in NY?


saulite
7 Nov 2010 #1
I am intending on traveling to Costa Rica from London but most convenient flights have change in States, do I need to obtain a visa just for that?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
7 Nov 2010 #2
Unless something has changed, yep, you need one. America has some sort of weird problem with transit passengers.
convex 20 | 3,978
7 Nov 2010 #3
You will need a visa.
OP saulite
7 Nov 2010 #4
that's so inconvenient oh well nevermind, thank you for that thou;)much appreciate it
Threegigs - | 21
7 Nov 2010 #5
It's a specific visa you need, and it's called a 'transit visa' or a C1 visa. Not too difficult to get, but be aware of the time it takes to get it issued.
convex 20 | 3,978
7 Nov 2010 #6
It'll cost you 400zl and a day of your time to go to the consulate. A couple of "are you planning to hijack your plane" questions later, and you should be good to go.
convex 20 | 3,978
7 Nov 2010 #8
Yup, they're all lumped together. And an interview.
urszula 1 | 253
7 Nov 2010 #9
It'll cost you 400zl

No it's not. The price for C1 visa is only $140. Don't give others false information when you don't know, you can find the correct price on the internet.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
7 Nov 2010 #10
Err...

140 U.S. dollars = 390.362507 Polish zloty.

I'd say that you need to read more carefully in future ;)
Marynka11 4 | 676
7 Nov 2010 #11
Gee, this is almost a legalized crime. $140 (or 400 PLZ) for a transit visa? And an interview?

Some INS officer was really way ahead on possible resourcefulness of people determined to stay in the US.
convex 20 | 3,978
7 Nov 2010 #12
It was apparently instituted based off a "credible threat". Even planes that stop to take on fuel require that all passengers on the manifest have transit visas. I'm surprised that DHS isn't requiring passengers of all planes flying in US airspace to have visas....


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