I am in the process of researching a trip with my girlfriend and need some help in regards to the legal technicalities.
Our vacation plans are going to take us to either:
- Cancun (CUN
- Punta Cana (PUJ
I am a US Citizen and have no problem landing a cheap flight to either city.
My question comes from my girlfriend who is a Russian citizen in St. Petersburg (LED
) with only a Russian Passport (no US visa).
It never crossed my mind until today that she would need a US Visa to transit in the US, as 95% of the flights available online stop in either Canada or the US.
There are nonstop flights from LED
, but the price is 3-4 times more than connecting in the US.
I guess I am accustomed to the "transit areas" in big European cities like Frankfurt.
My question: Are there any cities in the USA/Canada that she could transit without the need for a visa?
How hard is it to obtain a transit visa, or should she just go through the process to obtain a normal US Visa?
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