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Do we need transit Visa in UK?

Hi All,

We have a C-Permit here and would be travelling to India via London Heathrow. We just need to get down at Heathrow and board another flight flying to India at Heathrow(both the flights at same terminal). Does anyone know if we need a Transit Visa when changing flights in UK ? I already contacted British Airways and British Embassy at Bern, and that did not help.

THanking you in advance for any hints or help.

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Re: Do we need transit Visa in UK?

You will find all the info you need in this thread and perhaps you can contact the OP in that thread to ask them how they proceeded.

https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...-required.html
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Hi All,

We have a C-Permit here and would be travelling to India via London Heathrow. We just need to get down at Heathrow and board another flight flying to India at Heathrow(both the flights at same terminal). Does anyone know if we need a Transit Visa when changing flights in UK ? I already contacted British Airways and British Embassy at Bern, and that did not help.

THanking you in advance for any hints or help.

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Providing you stay 100% air-side without passing customs you do not need a transit visa as you aren't transiting, just changing aircraft without entering the UK
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Re: Do we need transit Visa in UK?

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/i...ewhere_else/no

Normally you'd need a transit visa.... but if you have a Swiss residence permit with you then you are exempt.
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Normally you'd need a transit visa.... but if you have a Swiss residence permit with you then you are exempt.
Many thanks Appreciate it !

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Providing you stay 100% air-side without passing customs you do not need a transit visa as you aren't transiting, just changing aircraft without entering the UK
Many thanks Appreciate it !

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Providing you stay 100% air-side without passing customs you do not need a transit visa as you aren't transiting, just changing aircraft without entering the UK
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https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/i...ewhere_else/no

Normally you'd need a transit visa.... but if you have a Swiss residence permit with you then you are exempt.
Many thanks Island Monkey. This is exactly the link I was looking for. Appreciate it !

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Many thanks Island Monkey. This is exactly the link I was looking for. Appreciate it !
As probably someone mentioned a few weeks back on the forum, do take a print out of this linked page and have it handy for airline/border-control people.
This might save you any potential hassles in case you hit someone who is not aware of the exceptions
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As probably someone mentioned a few weeks back on the forum, do take a print out of this linked page and have it handy for airline/border-control people.
This might save you any potential hassles in case you hit someone who is not aware of the exceptions
See the end posts on this link

https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...equired-2.html
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As probably someone mentioned a few weeks back on the forum, do take a print out of this linked page and have it handy for airline/border-control people.
This might save you any potential hassles in case you hit someone who is not aware of the exceptions
Yes good idea. Thanks again ankurm !
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