I am travelling from Ireland (resident in Ireland) but my passport still South African. Arriving at T2 at Heathrow and 3 hours later departing from T5. Luggage will be booked right through to South Africa. Do I need a transit visa? (my children aged 9 and 7 flying with me, however they have Irish passports.
Thanks so much
Use the official United Kingdom government site:
As a South Africa citizen you would normally need a Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) to make a transit airside or a Visitor in Transit visa to make a transit landside in the UK. There are exemptions, however, including
Ireland is an EEA country. I assume you have the appropriate common format residence permit? If that is the case, you do not require a DATV to transit at the UK (you can easily transfer T2 > T5 at Heathrow using the dedicated airside transit buses).
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