Airside Transit Visa [ATV] Law and Legal Definition

Airside Transit Visa (ATV) is a document issued prior to arrival by a state that authorizes citizens of certain nationalities to transit through the issuing state’s territory en route to an international destination without leaving the direct transit area.

Direct Transit Area means the special area established in connection with an international airport. It is approved by the public authorities concerned and under their direct supervision, for accommodation of traffic that is pausing briefly in its passage through the State’s territory.