Do i need a transit visa for a flight that goes from Belgium to Ecuador and has a stop on London? I have a Belgian Residence Permit valid for a year because I'm a student, I have only the Residence Permit card and the visa in my passport is expired.
3Welcome to travel.SE. What's youre citizenship? Do you intend to exit the airport? Do you arrive and leave from the same airport?– KarlsonJul 22, 2014 at 13:18
Your residence permit was valid for a longer duration that the visa? Can you mention exact dates?– Aditya SomaniJul 22, 2014 at 13:28
1@AdityaSomani Exact Dates may not matter as long as it is valid at the time of the travel.– KarlsonJul 22, 2014 at 13:33
In addition are you traveling on a Single Itinerary or did you buy tickets TO London and TO Ecuador separately?– KarlsonJul 22, 2014 at 13:34
1@Karlson None of this matters in this case.– RelaxedJul 22, 2014 at 21:56
Having a “common format” residence permit from an EEA country does allow you to transit in the UK (see in particular pp. 7-9) even if you are a DATV national (which is the case of citizens of Ecuador).
A common format residence permit looks like this.