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Hi I am travelling to India in December of this year from the USA via London (Dallas - London - Hyderabad) for H1b stamping. My current stamped F1 visa is expiring in November. But I have valid I797 until 2021. So i have to take Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) to pass through London airport.

Could somebody please tell me how to apply for DATV visa from USA?

If somebody had already been in the same situation and applied for DATV, could you please share your experience here.

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The DATV visa is if you don’t pass through immigration.

Note: If you have to re-check your bags you will pass through immigration.

You will need to have your biometrics taken as mentioned on the GOV page. The page also provided information on how to apply from the USA.

  • Thanks Daniil, Yes, I will not re check my bags. I did go through the website you mentioned above. Will the Biometrics appointment is included as part of filling this application? or we have to book biometrics seperately? – Hari Oct 4 at 22:43
  • @Hari you are suitable for this visa then, it usually takes 15 days. No problem :) – user89966 Oct 4 at 22:45
  • Will the Biometrics appointment is included as part of filling this application? or we have to book biometrics seperately? – Hari Oct 4 at 22:46
  • @Hari the biometrics have to be booked separately – user89966 Oct 4 at 22:51
  • could you please give me the link to book biometrics – Hari Oct 5 at 2:34

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