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I have a Canadian Tourist Visa and planning to leave from Mumbai to Vancouver on British Airways Flight in August 2023. There is a halt of 10 hours at Heathrow I will be landing at Terminal 3 and connecting flight to Vancouver will leave from Terminal 5. In such situation:

  1. Do I need to pass through border control to get a bus or train or taxi to reach terminal 5
  2. Do I need a transit visa at Heathrow and if so how do I get it?
  3. As my flights are all British Airways, can I book check in baggage from Mumbai to Vancouver for easy passage at Heathrow
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If you’ve booked this as a connecting journey (one Passenger Name Record) you should be able to check your baggage through to Vancouver and your flight itinerary should not typically involve transferring baggage, check-in or passport control. Transferring between terminals is explained on the Heathrow website https://www.heathrow.com/connecting-flights

This UK government website will tell you if you need a transit visa, and if so, how to apply. As a Canadian visa holder travelling to Canada it’s likely that you don’t need one Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

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