The IAS Visa Wizard is the easy way to find the correct visa for you
If you are coming to the UK as part of a ‘stopover flight’ and intend to leave the airport during your time in the country, then you may need a UK Transit Visa, sometimes referred to as Visitor in Transit Visa.
This type of Visitor Visa is applicable to you if you are going to pass through immigration control at the airport and then leave the UK within 48 hours. This process is also called “transiting land-side.” It is important to note that you may not always require a Visitor in Transit Visa if you are transiting through the UK. This is often the case where your transfer is conducted air-side without changing terminals. This is dependent on various factors like your nationality and the airline you are travelling with. Your need for a Visitor in Transit Visa may also vary depending on the rules of the airport you have arrived at.
Our experienced immigration specialists can help you to find out if you need a Visitor in Transit Visa for your stopover in the UK. We can assess this by looking at factors like your nationality, your length of stay in the UK and your transfer details. We can also liaise with the Home Office to check your personal requirements. Your lawyer will also submit a Letter of Representation, detailing your case and its merits. We will also perform a document check and complete your application form to the highest standard. Get in touch to consult one of our immigration lawyers about the Visitor in Transit Visa.
You are eligible to apply for a UK Visitor in Transit Visa if:
You do not need a Visitor in Transit Visa if you:
If you are a foreign national subject to immigration control, you do not need a Visitor in Transit Visa if you:
A Visitor in Transit Visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to 48 hours.
This covers the period in which you are going to change terminals or travel to another airport to take a connecting flight from there.
If you are planning on regularly using the UK as a stopover whilst on route to other destinations, you can apply for a long-term Visitor Visa. This visa permits you to stay for up to 48 hours each time you travel to the UK and can be valid for up to ten years.
You must first prove:
IAS has a wealth of immigration lawyers who are all experts in their field. They can offer the immediate, efficient service you need when looking to obtain UK short-term Visitor Visas. They will guide you through each stage of the application process so that you can quickly and properly acquire your Visitor in Transit Visa.
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