Narita airport transit visa requirement

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1. Posted by Shirish21 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I am travelling from Mumbai to San Fran via Narita Airport. Do I need transit visa? If yes can I get visa on arrival?

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 5474 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Do you intend to leave the secure part of the airport?

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 7216 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

As karazyal says, it comes down to whether you need to leave the secure (airside) part of the airport.

Here is what the Narita airport website says on the matter

Aircraft can only operate between 6:00AM and 12:00AM at Narita Airport.

Passengers cannot remain in the passenger terminals on the airside (before arrival procedures and after departure procedures) outside of those times.

Passengers transiting overnight must complete arrival immigration and customs procedures. However, some passengers may need a visa at that time.

If you are in doubt concerning this, please contact your airline of the Immigration office directly in advance.

So the answer really is.. it depends. If you have an overnight stop in Narita you may need a visa. Whether you need a visa also depends on what passport you are travelling. If you are travelling with a US passport I think you won't need one, if you are travelling with an Indian one, then you probably will

Probably best to check with your airline as advised by the Narita airport site.

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