I have been searching all avenues for a direct confirmation on whether I will need a direct airside transit visa, and seem nowhere nearer to an answer as a week ago.
Here are the stats: SA citizen with SA passport , valid US visa, traveling on BA from ORT to JFK, 8 hrs layover at Heathrow, not intending to leave airport, checking bag through to JFK, will have to change from terminal 5 to 3.
Most info seems contradicting, or explains I might be exempt, but then it is at the customs officer's discretion.
Has any of you been in this situation lately? What was the outcome?
Thanks in advance