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

  • Why did you check "somewhere else" (as your link shows" instead of Ireland when you are going to Ireland from the UK amd when the tool clearly asks if you are going to Ireland FROM THE UK or somewhere else? Commented Mar 14, 2023 at 19:43

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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). Commented May 4, 2019 at 21:49
  • @HenningMakholm It wouldn't allow entry to Ireland, for one. Commented May 4, 2019 at 22:01
  • Would a Standard Visitor visa allow that? Commented May 4, 2019 at 22:02
  • @HenningMakholm Yes, if it's endorsed BC BIVS. Commented May 4, 2019 at 22:02
  • And why would separate transit visas from the UK and Ireland not suffice? Commented May 4, 2019 at 22:10

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