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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Hi All!!

In Jan 2015, I did travel by British Airways to India via London (London Heathrow Airport) without the transit Visa.
I just had to show them my Passport and Swiss Residence Permit B. That's it.

I didn't experience any inconvenience at the airport. All thanks to the new transit visa exemption rules.

Here is the link for the same:
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/india/transit/no
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Hi All,

Would the case be same (DATV not required) for L-permit holders as well?

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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

I would like to know that too. I hold one L-permit and would like to book British Airways to Beijing via London. Right now I think L permit should also fits this requirement:
"you have a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland"

Any idea?
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Would the case be same (DATV not required) for L-permit holders as well?

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I would like to know that too. I hold one L-permit and would like to book British Airways to Beijing via London. Right now I think L permit should also fits this requirement:
"you have a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland"

Any idea?
It does't matter what permit type you hold as a non-EU. So long as it's the credit card format and not the paper permit EU nationals get you're fine.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Hello Guys,

I just called UK immigration number to check if we need visa for UK for transit & they said we do not need transit visa as written on their website if i have common format residence card issued by European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland but i have to take my connecting flight within 24 hours.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

If you have plastic card for residence permit, there is no problem in Transit via UK. cheers
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

My friend with credit card format of residence permit (non-eu) flew via London (LHR) to India and there was no transit visa required for him. Transit time was 7 hours.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

I've heard if you stay airside you don't need a visa but things may have changed recently.

Why not call the British Embassy in Berne for clarification. They're very helpful and if you do need to be fingerprinted you can then make the appointment directly.

Personally I'd not bother with the hassle and for a few francs more fly Swiss direct or as someone else said go via AMS, CDG, MXP etc. By the way Qatar and Emirates both have very good fares to Mumbai and you get to change in Dubai or Doha instead of London but without the visa hassle.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Dear Santhosh,

is this the case that the DATR (Air Side transit Visa) Not required for Indian national like me who is transiting via London Heathrow by British Airways Connection flights and im holding a Swiss Work Permit Type "B"

Appreciate for your prompt confirmation.

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Dear Santhosh,

is this the case that the DATR (Air Side transit Visa) Not required for Indian national like me who is transiting via London Heathrow by British Airways Connection flights and im holding a Swiss Work Permit Type "B"

Appreciate for your prompt confirmation.

Regards
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Hi Venkatesh and others,
Can you confirm on visa requirement for the same situation (Switzerland B permit holder, Zurich-London Heathrow 3 hrs transit- Mumbai for Indian national)? Thanks.
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Hi Venkatesh and others,
Can you confirm on visa requirement for the same situation (Switzerland B permit holder, Zurich-London Heathrow 3 hrs transit- Mumbai for Indian national)? Thanks.
What does the UK Goverment say?
See here https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/india what the UK Goverment says
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Hi Pranav,
As long as you are not leaving the airport and transiting within the terminals at LHR AND Having B permit. Confirm you do not need any visa.. as I traveled very recently to chennai this year May-19.
However, you have to carry the page where it lists the Visa exemptions.

And as usual, the half baked BA Airline Crew denied and I happen to argue and show the visa exemption paper and even further have to speak to the Visa officer at LHR.

Finally, after a long fight, they allowed without asking any questions. this should not happen in your case, but be prepared to fight.

Bottom line conclusion is 100% you do not need the Visa.

Cheers!!!
Venkat
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