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Transit visa in heathrow

Muscat, Oman
7 posts
Transit visa in heathrow

Hi ,

I am planning to go stockholm by british airways from muscat ( oman) to stockholm via london, there is a 6hrs layover in LHR, So i need a transit visa ? I chek many sites but didnt get any right clarifications.

9 replies to this topic
London, United...
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36 posts
1. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

Put your details into the government checking tool below and find out:

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Brussels, Belgium
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2. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

Well you won't get clarification here either if you don't mention your NATIONALITY! If you are Omani and remaining airside at LHR (so not picking up luggage and checking in again from landside), then no you don't need a transit visa. If you ARE leaving airside, however, then you MAY - depending on other documents you may or may not hold, e.g. residence permit from an EEA country - need either an "electronic visa waiver" EVW (like an ESTA) or a transit visa.

However, you should never rely on the general travelling public for visa information, but check with official sources, e.g. UK government website or in cases of doubt, local British Embassy. If you DO need a transit visa, you can't get it on arrival.

Lancashire, United...
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for Playa Blanca
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3. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

Please put your details into the link provided in post 1 and it will tell you what you need based on the information it asks for.

London, United...
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535 posts
4. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

tothekenz

No as far as you sit in waiting lounge and do not add you check in luggage for six hours stay there without Visa.

Lancashire, United...
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5. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

<<No as far as you sit in waiting lounge and do not add you check in luggage for six hours stay there without Visa.>>

How can you say that when you don't know what Nationality he is?

Muscat, Oman
7 posts
6. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

I am indian passport holder

Wiltshire, United...
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for Wiltshire
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441 reviews
7. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

Use the link in post #1 anything else is speculation.

it is likely to give a list of exemptions for Indian passport holders, if the exemptions do NOT apply in your case, then you need a visa - but you must check for yourself.

Muscat, Oman
7 posts
8. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

Ok thank you for the information

UK
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9. Re: Transit visa in heathrow

As it's very easy to misread the information on the UK government web site: If your Schengen visa is a tourist visa then you will need a Direct Airside Transit Visa for the UK. And from your other post it sounds like it will be a tourist visa.

Can't you fly to Sweden via a different country?

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