I have just read on https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740080/UK_Visa_requirements_Sept_2018.pdf

that "Holders of diplomatic or official passports may transit without a visa."

Is this information still valid or is it expired? If it is, is it application to transit for non-official reasons? It is not mentioned on the gov.uk website that deals with visas. I do hold an official passport.

  • Are you referring to the notes on the top right of the document? It looks to me that item 4, which you quote, relates to Indian nationals. At the top of the document it states that all nationals of countries listed in red underlined need visas to enter or transit the UK. Kenya is one of the countries listed in red. – Traveller Jan 27 at 23:32
  • @Traveller please clarify how it singles out Indian nationals. – guest_transit Jan 27 at 23:40
  • @Traveller ah i see the connection. Thank you. – guest_transit Jan 27 at 23:44
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    I would think your own country would forbid you to use your official passport for any non-official purpose. – Nate Eldredge Jan 28 at 0:44

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