UK Transit Visa, Mumbai India

Steps To Follow for UK Transit Visa

Traveling to another country through the UK one should have UK Transit Visa. There are different types of Transit Visa and before applying for the visa you must know the criteria and if you are eligible for it.

Types Of Transit Visa: Most of the visa type depends if you are going through the UK border control or not once you arrive in the UK. Even airlines will help you if you need you to go through border control. They will tell you if so.

Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV): DATV is for the people who are from outside the Europe Economy Area (EEA) and Switzerland and they are going to change their flight and transiting through UK on the way to another country.  If you belong to this category then you won’t be going through the UK border control but you must take your onward flight within 24 hours of your arrival in the UK. 

If you don’t belong to that country or you don’t have the nationality of the country in which you are traveling to then you must have to explain the reason for your visit and provide the details of your itinerary and accommodation along with Confirmed flight booking. You must take all your documents with you while traveling to the UK or through the UK.

Visitor in Transit Visa: Visitor in Transit visa is for the people who are from outside the Europe Economy Area (EEA) and Switzerland and they are going to change their flight from the UK on their way to another country. If you belong to this category then you will be going through the UK border control that is checking your visa, passport, luggage. In this visa type, you have to leave the UK country within 48 hours and in this period you won’t be allowed to work or study in the country.

If you are traveling to channel islands, isle of man or Ireland through the UK than you may need to apply for visitor visa but if you have a valid visa for channel island than you do not need a visitor visa or even if you have a valid Irish bio metric marked visa.

Standard Visitor Visa: Standard visitor visa is for the people who will be going to the UK for holidays, for business purposes, events or medical treatments. A standard visitor visa has replaced all the visitor visas in the UK, for example, Family visitor visa, child visitor visa, general visitor visa, and many others. Your visa can last for up to 2.5 years or 10 years is a validation of a visa, you can stay there at least for 6 months maximum.         

Documents required for UK Transit Visa for Indians

Documents you need for Direct Airside Transit Visa and Visitor Transit Visa:

  • Original passport (old and new)
  • Other valid travel identification.
  • Proof of green card, residence permit and valid visa of the country that you are traveling to.

Applying from outside the UK then you can apply online and fill the form but you must have your bio metric interview that is photograph and fingerprints at the visa center. Countries like Afghanistan have to apply through Pakistan, Andorra has to apply through Spain, Bhutan from India and many others cannot fill the online form.

Transit Visa falls under standard visa as the documentation remains the same as of standard visa.

The documentation you need for a standard/transit visa.

  • Original passport (old and new)
  • Other valid travel identification
  • Blank pages in the passport for visa and your passport should be valid for 6 months when you enter the UK.
  • A translated certificate that is not in English or Welsh language.
  • Financial documents to show you have a sufficient amount to travel. Like bank statements, payment slip.
  • Income Tax Return

  The documentation provided by the sponsorer

  • Passport copy of the sponsor
  • Sponsor letter
  • Bank statement, Payment slip
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Residential proof

Documentation for employment

  • Original passport (old and new)
  • Other valid travel identification
  • Blank pages in the passport for visa and your passport should be valid until your whole trip.
  • A translated certificate that is not in English or Welsh language.
  • Financial documents to show you have a sufficient amount to travel. Like bank statement, payment slip
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Letter from your company on the letterhead with your role, salary, years of employment.

Documentation for student

  • Original passport (old and new)
  • Other valid travel identification
  • Blank pages in the passport for visa and your passport should be valid until your whole trip.
  • A translated certificate that is not in English or Welsh language.
  • Financial documents to show you have a sufficient amount to travel. Like bank statement, payment slip
  • Letter from your institute on the letterhead confirming your admission and leave of absence…..

Documentation for self-employed

  • Original passport (old and new)
  • Other valid travel identification
  • Blank pages in the passport for visa and your passport should be valid until your whole trip.
  • A translated certificate that is not in English or Welsh language.
  • Financial documents to show you have a sufficient amount to travel. Like bank statement, payment slip
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business registration documents that can confirm the owner of the business and the date, when it was started trading.

Documents for under 18s

  • Original passport (old and new)
  • Other valid travel identification
  • Blank pages in the passport for visa and your passport should be valid until your whole trip.
  • A translated certificate that is not in English or Welsh language.
  • Birth certificate or adaption letter if the child is adopted.
  • If traveling without parents or guardians than a signed letter from them confirming the details about the person who is accompanying you along with the detail who will take charge of a child in the UK.
  • A copy of a child’s parents or legal guardian’s biographical page of passport including their signs and passport number

People who Transit through UK are mainly Visiting to Schengen Area, Apply Schengen Tourist Visa with Fly For Holidays

Fly For Holidays is Online Travel Company based in Mumbai, but we provide Visa Services online and offline for major cities in India like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum, Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jaipur, Kolkata and many more. Do not hesitate to reach us and talk to our experts for your visa application.

UK TRANSIT Visa Fees 2020

Visa TypePurposeValidityConsulate FeeVFS FeesService Fee
Direct Air Side TransitTransit06 MonthsRs.3,500/-Rs.1,000Rs. 2,000
Visitor in TransitTransit06 MonthsRs.6,200/-Rs. 1,000Rs.2,000

Where to apply?

  • Once you are ready with your file, apply our visa officer will fill online form and draft a covering letter, also he will scheduled appointment day and you need to visit the VFS center where your appointment is booked. You need to carry all the documents in the original/copy while visiting the center. Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar are some of the centers wherein the UK Visit Visa applications are accepted.

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UK TRANSIT VISA FAQ’s

1. How Earlier Can I Apply For The Uk Transit Visa?

It always advisable to start the process at least 60 days prior to travel.

2. How Long Can I Stay In The Uk On Transit Visa?

It depends on the category, however with UK Transit Visa, you cannot stay more than 48 hours.

3. Do I Need To Have Travel Insurance or day wise itinerary For The Visa?

No, Travel Insurance is not a mandatory document for applying for the visa. However, it is advisable to have day wise itinerary.

4. Do I Need To Have Confirmed Air Tickets & Hotel Bookings While Applying For The Visa?

Yes, Air Tickets & Hotel Bookings are mandatory to book for Uk Transit Visa. However, if you intend not to book, do not make any non-refundable bookings.

5. Are The Consulate And Vfs Charges Refunded In Case Of Visa Rejection?

No, Consulate charges and VFS charges are not refundable in case of the visa getting rejected.

6. Is There Any Express Service Available For The Uk Visa?

Yes, there is an express service available for processing the UK Visa. Following are the details:

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Terms & Conditions

Grant of visas are at the sole discretion of the visa officer at the consulate. We at Fly for Holidays will provide you guidance and advise to submit your visa application to the best of our knowledge and as per our information and experience. Possible time taken to process visas and turnaround time as advised by us to you is as per an estimate that is provided by Consulates. Applications are reviewed based on the information and documents submitted by you. Fly for Holidays is not responsible for the validity ,approval or rejection of your visa application at any point of time.

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