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Am I qualified for Transit Without Visa (TWOV) UK ?

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1. Posted by aerovin (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hi all
I hold valid Indian passport and I posses a valid c+d schengen visa.
I will be travelling from Chennai(India) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) via Heathrow (London, UK). I have have booked my ticked in British airways. I have to move from terminal 4 to terminal 5 for the connecting flight. The duration of my stay at heathrow is less than 5 hours.

Am I qualified for Transit Without Visa (TWOV)?

Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Look here

As far as I can see, you are a DATV national, which means that you will need a transit visa, unless you hold an official or diplomatic passport.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 7, 2008, at 3:48 AM by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by aerovin (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Thank you for your response.

visadatvnationals states that 'Indian' nationals are treated as DATV nationals.
Exemption is allowed for D-type schengen visa holders. But I am having C+D schengen visa.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Hm, complicated. I am guessing that the exemption for D-type visum holders only applies in case of onward travel to Belgium immediately; since you're flying to Amsterdam, the fact that you have the D-type visum becomes irrelevant (you don't use it for your next destination). Also, D+C is not a 'compound' so to speak, but is recognised as a separate visa type. Since it is not listed in the list of exemptions, I don't give you much a chance.

But don't take my word for it. If you want absolute certainty, refer to British consulate. They should be able to give you a definitive answer.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 7, 2008, at 4:03 AM by bentivogli ]