As a ROC passport holder - do I need a visa for Uk?
Hello I just would like to know if I would need a visa going to the United Kingdom I have a overseas Republic of China - Taiwan passport issued by Taipei Cultural office in the Philippines, I was born in the Philippines and live there ever since but my nationality is Republic of China - Taiwan. I just recently move in to Bermuda, My wife and I are planning to have a vacation in London this Christmas. But i am concerned if I would need a visa in UK
According to this site http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/resources/en/news/visafreeaccesstaiwanesevisitors I can go to United Kingdom for 6 months visa free but according to http://www.vfs-uk-tw.com/faqs.aspx I would still need a visa since I have no Taiwanese ID number in my Taiwan passport.
What confuses me is that I have emailed the United Kingdom embassy both in the Philippines and Indonesia regarding this matter and attached a copy of my passport and they both said that I don't need to acquire a visa.
I also had a transit flight in UK going to Bermuda and had a bus ride from heathrow to gatwick but they did not required me to have a transit visa.
I hope someone could clarify this matter so i could process any documents if I would need it.
Thank you for your time