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Do i need transit visa at London(LHR) ?

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Do i need transit visa at London(LHR) ?

I am Salahuddin Talukdar(Sr.Asp)

Platoon Commander of BANFPU-3 , Rotation -3,UNAMID, Shangail Tobaya,

North Darfur , Sudan.Have been serving under United Nations for last 6

months. It is also noted that I am a Government police officer of

Bangladesh and holding official passport.I am a Bangladeshi citizen .

However, of late I have planed to visit U.S.A. and got the U.S.A.

multiple visa for five years and now I have issued an air ticket from

GULF AIR .But I have got transit at London (LHR) 2 hrs 20 minutes while

going to U.S.A and while coming back from U.S.A at London(LHR)again I

have got transit for 01 hour ans 55 minutes

It is also for your kind information that I won't cross the

immigration at this transit period .

Edited: 01 December 2012, 23:03
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1. Re: Do i need transit visa at London(LHR) ?

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ You may or may not need a visa for transit in the UK. Your status as a police officer of Bangladesh and Commander in Sudan aren't really germane to the question of whether you need a Direct Airside Transit Visa.

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2. Re: Do i need transit visa at London(LHR) ?

If something happens to delay your flight such that you miss your connection, you will have a nice opportunity to get to know the air terminal. But, Gulf Air does not fly to the US so now the question is, how are you flying to the US from London and is this all one one ticket, or did somebody combine multiple tickets on non-conformable airlines?

If you want to be sure, call the airline.

Edited: 01 December 2012, 23:17
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3. Re: Do i need transit visa at London(LHR) ?

According to the UKBA site linked to by TP, YES you do need a visa to transit in London, even air side.

The info on how to apply for the visa is given on the UKBA website.

If you'd rather avoid the visa procedure you'd need to fly to the US avoiding the UK. I don't know what transit issues you'd face in the Middle East but you could look at Emirates, Etihad or Qatar, all of whom would get you to the US avoiding the UK (and Europe).

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