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I am an indian citizen working in Amsterdam (Dutch resident permit) and intend to travel to Mumbai. BA offers flight from Amsterdam to London City (LCY) and then a connection from London Heathrow to Mumbai. The same applies for my reverse journey. The questions is do i need to apply for a visa (Tranist/Visit)? I am simply connecting thru different airports in london and dont intend to go sight seeing! My residence permit is valid for my return journey and i dont have a valid schengen visa.

Pls advise. Thanks!

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  • Just FYI - as you have a resident permit, you don't need a Schengen visa. – Burhan Khalid Aug 30 '15 at 9:56
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Normally, you would need a Visitor In Transit visa as you are changing airports and will need to pass immigration/customs.

However, you are exempt:

Transiting without a visa

You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if:

  • you arrive and depart by air
  • have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive
  • have the right documents for your destination (eg a visa for that country)

One of the following must also apply:

  • you’re travelling to (or on part of a reasonable journey to) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
  • you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
  • you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and it’s less than 6 months since you last entered that country with a valid entry visa
  • you have a residence permit issued by Australia or New Zealand
  • you have a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland

The bold exception applies to you.

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