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1. Posted by doooola (Budding Member, 4 posts) 12 May '12 12:26

doooola has indicated that this thread is about London

Im an Egyptian citizen,i have a valid US Tourism visa
i booked my tickets From cairo to washington dc through London
with transit time :23 hours
i know that i can transit without visa but i choosed to apply for a visa to be in the safe zone
but when i opened visa4uk website to apply i found this notice :Contrary to its title "visitor in transit" you may NOT visit the UK, this visa is solely for the purpose of changing airports i.e. London Heathrow to London Gatwick. Sightseeing, shopping, visiting friends and/or family is prohibited..
-the problem here that i Dont need to change airports or even terminals ! but i cant stay 23 hours in the terminal so i booked a hotel and im going to visit some relatives and go sightseeing in the 23 hours
and That wasnt written in the Uk border agency website also in this link
you can find that under the visitor in transit visa you can visit someone and didnt say anything about changing airports
Visitor in transit Documents
So What can i do now and which type i should apply for ?!
I dont want to apply for a Visitor visa (6 months) bec. 98% of the egyptians are refused to have it
i also booked a hotel in london for one day So can i apply for a visitor in transit visa and give them the hotel booking ?

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1934 posts) 12 May '12 18:30

I suggest you call or visit the UK Embassy or Consulate nearest you.