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13-08-2007, 12:51
If a person has a Shengren Visa, obtained for a long term visit to Paris, can that person transit through Berlin on the way to Paris?

Want to take advantage of the lower cost Air Berlin tickets.


13-08-2007, 13:11
If you plan on staying in Paris longer than Berlin ,then yes, you can go through Berlin first.Is your visa multi entry??

26-08-2007, 11:44
According to the law - no. You must visit France 1st unless you are travelling by train or car.

According to real life - shouldn't be any problem.

Digenis Akritas
27-08-2007, 02:14
When you say that you want to travel through Berlin because of cheaper airline tickets, do you mean that you'll just be transferring at the airport?

If you don't leave the airport then, of course, there will be no problem at all.

You should also look carefully at your Schengen visa. Sometimes they specifically right which countries your visa is limited to (yes, they can write that if you don't tell them you intend to visit multiple countries), if it is. By default, you can visit all Schengen countries; I have seen a few Schengen visas, however, mostly to Benelux countries, where some limitations were written.