Hi Cooldcooold said:Hi Guys,
I am Indian national traveling form Canada to India. I have a connecting flight to catch at London heathrow and my bags would be thoroughly checked in. The Layover time for next flight is 4hrs and change of terminals is required. I am currently Holder of Indian passport and i am temporary resident and have a valid Work Visa to re-enter Canada as per my status and i also hold a valid Visitor Visa to The United States.
I would like to know if i qualify to exempt transit visa to travel and catch my connecting flight in London.
Hence Uk boder rules states,
1.You won’t need a visa if you are traveling to Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
it doesn't describes and onward situation form Canada,The USA or Newzealand.
2.You won’t need a visa if you are traveling from Canada, New Zealand or the USA and it’s less than 6 months since you last entered that country with a valid entry visa
I am having hard time understanding this clause as i am assuming that the person has a visitor visa and if he overstays in that country he wouldn't be allowed to transit through Heathrow.
U don't require a visa if u are just changing terminals at London Heathrow provided
(1) U have a valid multiple entry Canadian Visa stamped in your passport which is not expired at the time of journey.
(2) Your luggage is already checked in at Canada and will get it in India directly.
(3) Your entire journey from Canada to India is booked as part of single ticket, i.e. codeshare flights or same airlines
Same rules apply even when you are traveling from India to Canada. I have traveled in a similar situation and did not require any visa provided the above 2 conditions are met.