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Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

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Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

Do i need Direct Air Side Visa (UK), ? Im travelling from USA to India via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

- No change in Terminal or Airport.

-Same terminals in LHR

- Wont be going out of airport, will be at Transit Lounge(LHR)

- Have Valid US visa H1 until dec 2019

Chicago(ORD) to LHR(London) to Frankfurt(FRA) to Bangalore(BLR)

Really appreciate the advise in advance,

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1. Re: Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

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

Please always check official sites FIRST before asking a bunch of strangers who mean well and have seen others go through but do not know every detail on every passport and layover in every country

So check the UK site above and check the Germany immigration site as well

Also, google Emirates Timatic and check their airline visa site as that is the IATA site that airlines use

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2. Re: Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

When you look at the UK government site carefully check the list of exemptions. As you are travelling from the USA you probably qualify.

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3. Re: Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

#1 has provided the official UK government website with a very easy to use check.

It's your responsibility to check it and you can't rely on strangers. And you have not indicated your country of citizenship so no one could provide accurate information. But, assuming you're an Indian citizen with a valid US visa you don't need a DATV as the website says. Of course the UK government could change their policy at any time, so even more reason to check it yourself.

Have a great trip.

Edited: 21 January 2018, 15:01
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4. Re: Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

Suggest you also check whether you need a Schengen transit visa for Germany.

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5. Re: Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

here's a link to Timatic, you can fill in the details and if you bookmark it, you'll get the requirements for any other route you may consider in the future.

https:/…find-visa-requirements.aspx

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6. Re: Travel to India from USA via Heathrow and Via Frankfurt

here's a link to Timatic, you can fill in the details and if you bookmark it, you'll get the requirements for any other route you may consider in the future.

https:/…find-visa-requirements.aspx

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I've recently come across problems with that Emirates portal to Timatic, especially regarding transit clearance requirements. I no longer link to it.

The official IATA portal to Timatic is much more reliable, even though it requires more information (good) and sometimes a captcha (not so good). But direct from IATA is reliable.

www.iatatravelcentre.com

Edited: 21 January 2018, 15:40
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