Hello everyone this is my first question ever here. I apologize in advance if i have neglected any guideline or policy while asking my question here. So my question is about transit visa at Heathrow Airport. I have an Indian passport and I will be travelling to USA on valid F1 student visa. My flight will have 19 hours overlay at Heathrow. To be honest i have selected this flight as i want to meet a very dear friend in London. I would like to ask if any one has any experience on this. What are the chances that i will be allowed outside the airport given that i have all documentation and proof that ill leave UK next day. Is there any thing i can do to make my case stronger so that i am granted Transit without Visa. I have checked here https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y and I found that i may be eligible for transit without visa as i have a valid US visa. I would be thankful if anyone can share there experience.
EDIT: My Flight Timings are
- 2 Aug, 17:30 Arrival at Heathrow terminal 3
- 3 Aug, 10:30 Departure from Heathrow terminal 3