I will be getting a type D+C Schengen Visa for studies in Italy.
Im from India. And I have made reservations with British Airways.
The itinerary is like Mumbai-London(Heathrow)-Venice. I will be arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow and my connecting flight also leaves from the same terminal.
I come under the group of nationals who require Direct Airside Transit VISA(DATV). But I also gather that if I have a type D visa for any of the EU countries I will be exempt from requiring a Transit Visa. http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/visadatvnationals
Will this exemption apply for me since I have type D+C? Has anyone been in this situation before? Kindly shed some light on this matter.
Thanx in advance. Cheers