thanks brother for this information
thanks brother for this information
I am in a similar situation, but with a difference. I am a South African national. I am submitting a request to extend my stay in the USA. When I leave I will have been in the USA for just over 7months. I have a valid USA visa and will be passing through Heathrow, 12 hr layover, from USA on the way to South Africa. Point number three in your list suggests that one must pass through the UK within 6months of first landing in the USA. I will have been here 7months. However it is not clear whether one only has to fulfill one of these requirements or all? I fulfill point 2, but I do not think I fulfill point three. Do I need to get a direct airside transit visa?
In either case, having a direct airside transit visa or not having a visa, can I leave Heathrow on my twelve hr transit or must I remain in the airport?
Thank you for your information.
I am traveling to india from US via UK on 1-Dec-12 since my transit will happen in UK do i need a UK transit visa???
My h1b visa is getting expired on Aug-12 but applied for extension, hopefully i will get approved petition by that time.
I have a valid UK tier2 visa do i need a transit visa in this case.
Appreciate your response.
I am flying to canada via London. I have to stay in London for 22.5 Hrs for my flight to Edmonton.It will be overnight halt so I am kinda worried whether I hav 2 apply for transit Visa.
This is the Uk border site which clearly says that I can transit .
'Transit without visa' concession - DATV exemptions
If you are a national of a country covered by the DATV system, you may
be able to transit the UK airside without a visa. To qualify for this
1)you must arrive and depart by air; and
2)your onward flight must be confirmed, and must depart within 24 hours; and
3)you have proper documentation for your destination, including a visa
Additionally, you must hold:
1) a valid entry visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA,
and a valid airline ticket for travel via the UK, as part of a journey
to or from one of those countries; or
2) a valid airline ticket for travel via the UK as part of a journey
from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, if you are transiting
the UK no more than 6 months after the date when you last entered
Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA with a valid entry visa for
that country; or
3) a valid USA I-551 permanent resident card issued on or after 21
April 1998; or
4) an expired I-551 permanent resident card issued on or after 21
April 1998, accompanied by an I-797 extension letter issued by the
Bureau of Citizenship; or
5) a valid Canadian permanent resident card issued on or after 28 June 2002; or
6) a valid Australian or New Zealand residence visa; or
7) a valid uniform format category D visa for entry to a state in the
European Economic Area (EEA); or
8) a valid uniform format residence permit issued by an EEA state
under Council Regulation (EC) number 1030/2002; or
9) a valid UK residence card; or
10) a valid EEA family permit issued by the UK government; or
11) a diplomatic or service passport issued by the People's Republic
of China; or
12) a diplomatic or official passport issued by India; or
13) a diplomatic or official passport issued by Vietnam.
A valid US immigrant visa packet (form 155A/155B) is a 'valid visa'
for these purposes, but the following documents are not valid for the
I am an Indian citizen working in Kuwait on a valid work residence. In dec 2012, I plan on visiting family in Toronto, Canada for approximately a month give or take. I will be traveling alone. While heading to Canada, via British Airways I have just 1-2 hours transit time so I can easily pass my time at the airport. On my return trip from Canada to Kuwait, I have about 16 hours transit time at London Heathrow airport. I would like to check-in to a nearby hotel or if there is an airport hotel, check into that hotel itself and just relax until my departure time. According to what I am reading on the Direct Airside Transit Visa, I think I would be exempted from applying for the visa since I am returning from Canada and my transit time is less than 24 hours. Can anyone confirm this? What documents would I need to submit at the immigration counter?
Please guide me on what I should do when I arrive at Heathrow. I am a first time traveler to Canada / London, so not familiar with anything that side. Thanks in advance
I am a citizen of India and I have a valid US F-1 visa till 2014. I am flying to
India from US with a 1 week stop in France. I have a connecting flight
in Heathrow airport in both cases. So my itinerary looks like:
Miami - London - Toulouse
Stop for 7 days in France.
Toulouse - London - Mumbai
I have a valid Schengen short visit tourist visa but do I have to get
a Direct Airside Transit Visa for the 2nd flight because I'm not
flying to/from USA? Also, can I say the officials that since my original leaving airport
is Miami, US and my final destination in the ticket is Mumbai with 1
week layover in France I don't need a transit visa for the 2nd flight
i.e. from Toulouse to Mumbai via London.
Help will be greatly appreciated.
I am transiting through UK (London) on flight from US to India. Recently, I got transferred from F-1 to H1B and will be doing H1B stamping in India during trip. My passport has a valid F1 stamp (actually valid for next couple of years) but the OPT I-20 / EAD is expired.
Do I need a transit visa?
It would be great if people who transited trough UK in same situation could share their experiences!
I am in kind of unique situation.
I am in US on H1 visa, which was expired in sept. 2011. I have valid extension till July 2015.
I want to travel from USA to India via London (Heathrow). I am aware that we need transit visa for travel via London if we don't have valid US visa.
Now the other fact is that, I am a Canadian Permanent Resident with valid PR card till 2016. As per the below link, a person with a valid Canadian PR Card can travel via london without having transit visa, but I am not sure its valid from travel from US to India or not.
If anyone is aware of this situation, please reply.
My L1B visa and I94 had expired on 16July 2012 and VISA extension was filed in April 2012 for the same.
I checked my case status online yesterday which shows the extension to be DECLINED. The decision notice will be received by my company in 5-7 days.
I already have my return tickets on 17th Dec 2012 on British Airways with a transit point of Heathrow, London.
Can I fly through UK in such a scenario ? Kindly suggest.