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Manikandan
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UK transit visa

Post by Manikandan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:04 pm

Hi guys,

I’m currently working in Ireland. I’m traveling back to India to meet my family and stay with them for a short period of time. I’m transmitting through UK. My flight details are like DUB->LHR (T5) and my outward connection flight is from (T3) to Delhi. I’m very much confused whether or not I’m in need of a Direct Air side transit visa. Can you guys please help me with this.

Tons of Thanks,
Mani

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by balac_m » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:45 pm

You don't need the transit Visa for the UK if you have the GNIB card with you.


ref: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/indi ... e_else/yes

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by rheosiva » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:08 pm

you don't need visa, guess you are taking Virgin Atlantic flight from LHR to Delhi.
you don't even go near to immigration for this terminal change.

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by Manikandan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Thanks for the information guys.

What about the return trip. Does this time I need a DATV. I will be traveling from Delhi to London heathrow and London to Dublin with change in terminals. Only confusion with the result are we do not have a BC or BIVS remarks in comments section. I checked the UK transit visa requirements and found the below results. Could you guys please advise on this.

You’ll need a visa to pass through the UK (unless you’re exempt)
You’ll usually need to apply for a UK standard visitor visa.

Transiting without a visa
You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if:

you arrive and depart by air
have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive
have the right documents for your destination (for example a visa for that country)
You must also have an Irish biometric visa (marked ‘BC’ or ‘BC BIVS’ in the ‘Remarks’ section) and an onward flight ticket to the Republic of Ireland.

E-visas or e-residence permits are not acceptable for transiting through immigration control without a visa.

All visas and residence permits must be valid.

You won’t be able to transit without a visa if a Border Force officer decides you don’t qualify under the immigration rules.

Thanks,
mani

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by s1234 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi,

Can anyone tell what is meant by "India BC" written on Ireland visa?

When I check transit visa requirements for London, it is mentioned that one can travel without transit visa if the Irish visa has BC or BC BIVS mentioned on it.

Regards,
Shashwat

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by balac_m » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Short stay visit visa or business visa

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by mehrotra_aman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:22 pm

India BC means - BioMetric Checked. While applying for VIsa through finger prints are taken as part of process.

However, I am interested to know the answer to the question which Manikandan asked - As re-entry visa issued in Ireland does not have BC stamp , are Indians allowed to transit without a visa from Heathrow to Dublin ? Is the Irish Residence Permit a valid document?

Returning from India Via Heathrow to Ireland - Have a D type re-entry Visa and IRP . ( No BC or BIVS stamp on passport)

UK GOV Website says as below.

You’ll need a visa to pass through the UK (unless you’re exempt)
You’ll usually need to apply for a UK standard visitor visa.

Transiting without a visa
You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if:

you arrive and depart by air
have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive
have the right documents for your destination (for example a visa for that country)
You must also have an Irish biometric visa (marked ‘BC’ or ‘BC BIVS’ in the ‘Remarks’ section) and an onward flight ticket to the Republic of Ireland.

E-visas or e-residence permits are not acceptable for transiting through immigration control without a visa.

All visas and residence permits must be valid.

You won’t be able to transit without a visa if a Border Force officer decides you don’t qualify under the immigration rules.

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Re: UK transit visa

Post by KGOEL » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:03 pm

Yes you don't need any transit visa ,I just came from India last week

from Dublin to India via LHR there is no border control ,so you just need to transfer to the terminal for your onwards flight to India .

while coming back I landed at Heathrow and had my onwards flight from Gatwick ,I along with my family went through the border control ,they asked me to show the IRP ,asked since how long I have been working in Ireland and gave me a transit stamp on my passport for the same day .

we went to central London and then from Victoria got the Gatwick express

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