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

Hi to all!!

I need some Advice/Help.

I am flying from Zurich to Mumbai (India) via London Heathrow Airport in January 2015 and returning back from the same route in February 2015

Details of the Flight:
From Zurich to LHR- British Airways (Terminal 5)
From LHR to Mumbai-Jet Airways (Terminal 4)

I am an Indian by Nationality and reside in Switzerland with B-permit

Do I need to have transit visa for UK ? I would be at the same airport but moving from terminal 5 to terminal 4. Will I be undergoing the immigration control?

If yes, what would be the total cost/expensive for the same.

Also has anyone experienced the same and cancelled the tickets? Mine is a non-refundable ticket but I believe that the airlines company would refund the taxes? Any idea?

I would be very thankful for the replies and suggestions.

Best Regards!
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Old 31.10.2014, 16:26
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

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Do I need to have transit visa for UK ?
Yes

https://www.gov.uk/transit-visa/dire...e-transit-visa
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?


Actually No

Youíll need a visa to pass through the UK in transit (unless youíre exempt)
You should apply for a Direct Airside Transit visa if you arrive in the UK on a flight and leave again without passing through immigration control.

Exemptions
You wonít need a visa if you:

are travelling to Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
are travelling from Canada, New Zealand or the USA and itís less than 6 months since you last entered that country with a valid entry visa
are travelling to or from Australia and you have an Australian visa sticker in your passport - Australian e-visas and paper confirmation slips arenít accepted by UK border control
have a valid US permanent residence card issued on or after 21 April 1998 (or an I-797 extension letter issued by the Bureau of Citizenship if itís expired)
have a valid Canadian permanent resident card issued on or after 28 June 2002
have a valid uniform format category D visa for entry to a state in the European Economic Area (EEA)
have a valid uniform format residence permit issued by an EEA state
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Old 31.10.2014, 16:48
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Actually No

Youíll need a visa to pass through the UK in transit (unless youíre exempt)
You should apply for a Direct Airside Transit visa if you arrive in the UK on a flight and leave again without passing through immigration control.

Exemptions
You wonít need a visa if you:

are travelling to Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
are travelling from Canada, New Zealand or the USA and itís less than 6 months since you last entered that country with a valid entry visa
are travelling to or from Australia and you have an Australian visa sticker in your passport - Australian e-visas and paper confirmation slips arenít accepted by UK border control
have a valid US permanent residence card issued on or after 21 April 1998 (or an I-797 extension letter issued by the Bureau of Citizenship if itís expired)
have a valid Canadian permanent resident card issued on or after 28 June 2002
have a valid uniform format category D visa for entry to a state in the European Economic Area (EEA)
have a valid uniform format residence permit issued by an EEA state

Switzerland is not part of the EEA
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

thanks for replies...Yes...Its true that Switzerland is not part of EEA.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

The answer is still no Island Monkey, if you have the credit card type of Swiss permit.


"g) a valid common format residence permit issued by an EEA State or Switzerland pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No. 1030/2002."

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...y_2014__2_.pdf

as pointed out in this thread (last page)

Help! Do I need transit visa for Heathrow?(Indian with Swiss residence permit)

Edit: I'd print out the UK government document and take it with you when you go so you can show it to them if necessary.

Last edited by Medea Fleecestealer; 31.10.2014 at 17:07. Reason: Added suggestion
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Thanks !! but i dont know how much to reply on this pdf...as I am not able to view it on the official website..
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Well, it's dated July 2014 so it's quite up to date.

Still, if you're not sure contact them here:

https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

and they can give you a definite answer.

Then you can post it back here so others will know too.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Yes...will contact them to enquire and post the details.

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

Did someone get an answer to this
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Just a thought, but would other nationalities need a Visa when transiting through Amsterdam / Paris / Frankfurt ?
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

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Just a thought, but would other nationalities need a Visa when transiting through Amsterdam / Paris / Frankfurt ?
No. These are Schengen countries/airports.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?



passport : India
Flight : from Zurich to Delhi (connection @ Heathrow)
Permit : Residence B permit Switzerland.

Is transit visa required ? any personal experience guys?
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passport : India
Flight : from Zurich to Delhi (connection @ Heathrow)
Permit : Residence B permit Switzerland.

Is transit visa required ? any personal experience guys?
but this is exactly the same question as the opening post
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Exactly my point , post didn't have any 1st hand experience from someone with similar details.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

How about checking the link provided?
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How about checking the link provided?
Come on... you can't expect someone wanting help to actually try and help themselves can you..
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

I went through the links but wanted to confirm from someone who has already travelled with same details to avoid any hiccups at the airport

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/india/transit/yes


any conformation would be rally handy.
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Re: Is Transit Visa For London Heathrow Airport (UK) required ?

Then do as I suggested and transfer flights at Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris etc, then you won't need a visa.....

You don't expect someone to come back on EF and help you after they have gone back home do you?
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Then do as I suggested and transfer flights at Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris etc, then you won't need a visa.....

You don't expect someone to come back on EF and help you after they have gone back home do you?
If I take the flight from Heathrow at least I would for others convenience .
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