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I will be traveling alone to India from the United States by British Airways via London Heathrow. I am an Indian passport holder and I am in the US on a valid F-1 visa. Although Indian citizens fall under those who require DATV, I've seen on several websites that one can be exempted from this if he/she has a non-immigrant visa of the US/Canada and a confirmed return ticket. I meet both these requirements. Do I still need to get a visa? I would rather not, since I would have to travel for a whole day to get to and from the nearest embassy and my finals are right around the corner.

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marked as duplicate by Karlson, Dirty-flow, HaLaBi, Mark Mayo, Vince Dec 3 '13 at 8:52

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Does the answer in this question on Indian holders of US F1 visas and the UK not cover you? – Gagravarr Dec 2 '13 at 22:08