I am Indian passport holder and travelling from India to Toronto via London and Dublin. I have 2 stop flight from India with 2hours layover in London and then flight to Dublin with 3 hours layover and then to Toronto. Is any transit visa needed? I check at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/india/transit/somewhere_else/no and it says UK visa is not needed. But not sure in the case from london to dublin.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks


Don't book that flight without a UK Standard Visitor visa. You actually need a UK visa or an Irish visa endorsed BC BIVS to enter the UK traveling to Dublin. A transit visa is not good enough, as you have two stops in the Common Travel Area and must cross immigration in London.

  • Why would a Visitor In Transit visa not suffice? (This is not the same as a Direct Airside Transit visa). – Henning Makholm May 4 at 21:49
  • @HenningMakholm It wouldn't allow entry to Ireland, for one. – Michael Hampton May 4 at 22:01
  • Would a Standard Visitor visa allow that? – Henning Makholm May 4 at 22:02
  • @HenningMakholm Yes, if it's endorsed BC BIVS. – Michael Hampton May 4 at 22:02
  • And why would separate transit visas from the UK and Ireland not suffice? – Henning Makholm May 4 at 22:10

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