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    I will be traveling to India in mid November from SFO with a layover on Heathrow for 5hrs . My H1B got approved this year and it will be getting stamped once I am there. I recently got to know that we need a "Direct Airside Transit visa" for that. Can anyone who has recently traveled comment on this?

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      • #4
        Hi .. I had the same doubt when I booked my tickets . One of my friends recently went via London last month - and had no issues . So should be fine .


        • #5
          I had a layover of 4 hrs in Heathrow on my way to SFO from India. No Visa was required, as long as you don't go out of the airport. So you don't need to worry!


          • #6
            If u have a valid US visa ( can be anything F1 L1 etc )stamped on ur passport then u do not need a transit visa in London. If u only have H1 visa copy then u need a Transit visa. You can check with British consulate too.


            • #7
              Hi Guys ,
              So this DATV visa comes into picture only if the traveler has no valid US visa right ? If he still holds the valid f1 visa does he need to take a transit visa ?? Or this transit visa is not at all required irrespective of US Visa ?


              • #8
                Why do you guys go thru Europe and end up getting abused/treated like a criminal. Travel thru Dubai/Doha and get treated like a King!