#937693 by Test12345
22 Aug 2017, 03:55
I understand that the UK issues a "Visitor in Transit" visa that is valid for 48 hours. But my question is whether the Visitor in Transit Visa is also issued in a "multiple entry" flavor so that it covers transiting via London on a "round-trip".
#937715 by joeyc
22 Aug 2017, 17:32
Haven't you already asked this question and had it answered?

Again, this page from the UK gov't website should provide you with advice and if you are still stuck on specifics to yourself you really should be reaching out to the UK embassy or consulate.
#937730 by Test12345
23 Aug 2017, 03:41
I don't think folk understand the question which is NOT about eligibility for a visa. The parameters that you see on the UK web site, determine "eligibility" for a visa. It doesn't indicate whether a particular visa, such as "A Visitor in Transit " is available (assuming eligibility criterion are fully met) as a single entry or multiple entry flavor. Please don't mix or confuse the issue - this is not about eligibility for a visa.

For instance, if I asked the question is a UK Tourist Visa available in a multiple entry flavor, the answer is always "Yes" (whether one is eligible for it is a totally different issue). So, instead of asking is a UK Tourist Visa available in a multiple entry flavor, the question is..... is a UK Visitor in Transit Visa available in a multiple entry flavor? I hope the question is clear.
#937734 by SlimpyJones
23 Aug 2017, 08:57
I'm afraid I have no idea of the answer to this myself, but I feel that I should point out that this is a site mainly for Virgin Atlantic discussion and Virgin Atlantic flights. Most of us are UK based point-to-point travellers, and I don't imagine many of our regular posters on here are familiar with the subtleties of passing through the UK on a transit Visa.

This is certainly not to imply that your question is unwelcome. There may perhaps be someone on here who has experience, but for the sake of managing your expectations, you may not find the answers you are looking for here so I would recommend seeking advise from more official channels.
#937743 by Nottingham Nick
23 Aug 2017, 16:08
I agree with Slimpy-Jones. As you have been advised on here, and other sites, your questions probably need the advice of a specialist Immigration Lawyer.

To save any embarrassment; and problems in transit, it is better to pay for the exact advice you require. It is no good telling the airline or an Immigration Official that you are in the right, 'because someone in an internet forum told me it would be okay'!

Nick
#937758 by Test12345
24 Aug 2017, 01:01
Simply Jones and Nottingham Nick,

Many thanks for your concerned and polite responses. Just to close the loop, I did manage to find an answer to my question and it is below along with the link where I found it. I found it helpful for others as well.
https://travel.stackexchange.com/questi ... iple-entry
"Most UK Visitor in Transit visas are multiple entry with a 6 month validity. Single entry transit visas are rare. But you should ensure that you provide your complete itinerary when you apply for the visa."
#937760 by tontybear
24 Aug 2017, 02:33
That's from 2015 so getting on for two years ago! A lot has happened since then!

I wouldn't take some random advice from the internet as being gospel.

I would remind you that neither v-flyer or flyer talk or trip advisor (where you also post) are specialst immigration websites. The only advice you should take (and to be honest you are very bad at taking advice) is to contact either the British HighCommission in India or a properly qualified and registered immigration practitioner.

We understand your questions (so thanks for the insult that we don't) but you are often asking the wrong ones and when you do ask the right quesion you do not acccept the answers.

From what I have read re transit visas - unless otherwise specified - are for single use only. You can buy (at some cost) a multiple entry visa but you also need good reasons for getting one and a holiday is not a valid reason.
#937762 by Test12345
24 Aug 2017, 04:04
With all due respect tontybear, I wouldn't spend money on an immigration practitioner. This is a transit visa for gosh sake. I will just use some other country to transit the next time on intercontinental travels! Not worth the effort!
#937770 by tontybear
24 Aug 2017, 12:00
Test12345 wrote:With all due respect tontybear, I wouldn't spend money on an immigration practitioner. This is a transit visa for gosh sake. I will just use some other country to transit the next time on intercontinental travels! Not worth the effort!


Well you could also take the advice I and others have given and contact the British Embassy/Consulate (or given you appear to be in India the High Commission) which would be free (other than the cost of a phone call)

Yes it is only a transit visa but if you don't have the right one it could cost you a lost of money if BA don't allow you or your partner to board the flight to LHR!

Also some countries also require nationals from other countries to have transit visas so it may not be as simple as you make out.
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