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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hey guys,

I have just received my US visa.

I have booked my flight to US.

Flying from: India to London (British Airway) to Dallas Texas (American Airline) and then to final Destination city in US (American Airline) .

My q's:

1) Would i face any issues? since i'm stopping in London? connecting flight 2 hrs wait time

2) What paper works do i need besides my Immigration papers to US?

Thanks guys !

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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Congrats for your Visa

I guess, no requirements for any documents in london AIRPORT.

You must be thinking about transit visa. According to my knowledge, if you have to spend some time in another country (due to long time for connecting flights for eg: 10 to 20 hrs) in that case Transit visa is required.

But i suggest please check with other VJ's member also :)

Congrats for your Visa

I guess, no requirements for any documents in london AIRPORT.

You must be thinking about transit visa. According to my knowledge, if you have to spend some time in another country (due to long time for connecting flights for eg: 10 to 20 hrs) in that case Transit visa is required.

But i suggest please check with other VJ's member also :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hey guys,

I have just received my US visa.

I have booked my flight to US.

Flying from: India to London (British Airway) to Dallas Texas (American Airline) and then to final Destination city in US (American Airline) .

My q's:

1) Would i face any issues? since i'm stopping in London? connecting flight 2 hrs wait time

2) What paper works do i need besides my Immigration papers to US?

Thanks guys !

You do need an airside transit visa.

congrats

no you do not need anything, unless you are planing to go outside the airport, to stay in the airport you do not need anything.

He does need an airside transit visa.


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Check this official site:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/

I checked it and if:

you are a national of India.

you are coming to UK to Transit.

you are normally and legally living in India.

Then:

If you are coming to the UK briefly as part of your journey to another country, you will generally need to obtain a UK visa before you travel.

If you will arrive on a flight, remain in the arrival lounge of the airport without passing through immigration control, and then depart on another flight from the same airport, you should apply for a direct airside transit visa.

I remember a couple of years there were some artists from India coming to our Polish festival, and we had to buy then new tickets (via Berlin, Germany), since they didn't have UK visas, so they couldn't traviel via London as they planned.

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Here's the guide to determine if you need a UK transit visa. It appears that although Indian nationals generally need the direct airside transit visa, there is an exception for those who have a valid U.S. visa: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/visitingtheuk/datvleaflet.pdf

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Here's the guide to determine if you need a UK transit visa. It appears that although Indian nationals generally need the direct airside transit visa, there is an exception for those who have a valid U.S. visa: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/visitingtheuk/datvleaflet.pdf

Based on what is said in the link here, the OP does not need a UK transit visa.


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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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Based on what is said in the link here, the OP does not need a UK transit visa.

That is what I thought too. The UKBA website is horrible, makes USCIS look clear and easy to understand. :lol:

Holders of certain documents are, regardless of nationality, exempt from the requirement to hold a Direct Airside Transit Visa when transiting the UK.

A transit passenger is not required to hold a transit visa if he holds or a person with whom he arrives in the United Kingdom holds on his behalf:

(a) a valid visa for entry to Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America and a valid airline ticket for travel via the United Kingdom as part of a journey from another country

Maybe you could ask the airline if they have any information on whether this is true or not.

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