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HELP!!! do i need a Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)??????

Travel Forums Europe HELP!!! do i need a Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)??????

1. Posted by shirtz (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hello!

i have a bit of a problem and would LOVE some help!!

im an australia currently in austria but with a irish 1 year work permit. in the last month ive tried to visit my girlfriend in london and got stopped and denied entry TWICE! the reasons are completely stupid, but thats another story.

Problem is, i now want to travel back to australia, but my return flight is from london heathrow!!!!
my question is, can i fly to LHR on the day of my flight to australia, show my onward ticket and transit on with no problems?
i have seen that i can apply for this DATV visa, but as the office is a loooong way away and i dont want to leave my passport with them for weeks, id rather avoid it if possible.

any ideas people? im really in a pickle!!!

cheers

matt

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Why were you denied entry on those 2 occasions?

3. Posted by shirtz (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

first time they said i had been working in austria which was wrong, had no proof of funds, had no 'Plans' and they said id overstayed a visa (wrong also). second time i tried to show proof of the above but got rejected.

sooo any ideas???