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If an application for a UK visitor / tourist visa (for say 3 months) is approved. 
How long is the visa valid before departure from Thailand?
Just asking due to the current incertitude of international travel.
Once again thanks for your guidance.

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3 hours ago, JackSinclair said:

If an application for a UK visitor / tourist visa (for say 3 months) is approved. 
How long is the visa valid before departure from Thailand?
Just asking due to the current incertitude of international travel.
Once again thanks for your guidance.

 

The visa vingette will have a valid from date on, you can travel from any time after that date, the date the applicant declared in the application is always a good time to travel, but not compulsary.
The visa would typically be valid for six months from either the date of issue or the intended date of travel, normally the later, the visa holder must leave on or befor the expiry date.
If the applicant stays for longer than the length of time requested in the application, but before the expiry date, it would breach immigration rules, but it could well cause problems in any future application.

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UK standard visit visas are valid for 6 months from the date of issue, not the date of departure from home nor arrival in the UK.

 

However, the start date can be postdated for up to three months. This must be requested with the application and the visa cannot then be used before the requested start date.

 

Edit, theoldgit beat me to it!

 

 

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On 3/2/2021 at 6:48 PM, 7by7 said:

UK standard visit visas are valid for 6 months from the date of issue, not the date of departure from home nor arrival in the UK.


Whilst that used to be case, visas are more often than not now dated from the intended date or travel contained in the visa application, though the restriction of early application still applies.

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Just a word of caution on this.  When the applicant receives their visa, check the start date is the one requested.  A friend of mine's girlfriend got caught out with this and had to change her return flight date.

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On 3/2/2021 at 3:21 PM, JackSinclair said:

If an application for a UK visitor / tourist visa (for say 3 months) is approved. 
How long is the visa valid before departure from Thailand?
Just asking due to the current incertitude of international travel.
Once again thanks for your guidance.

I'm a little confused To or FROM ? To be used before a certain date will be mentioned on the Visa. Once you arrived in Thailand your visa is used. You can stay for 3 months and depending on the kind visa you can extend up to one year. Once you have your extension you need a re entry permit before you leave Thailand. At the moment it is not wise to use that option of re-entry due to all the restrictions.

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On 3/2/2021 at 3:21 PM, JackSinclair said:

If an application for a UK visitor / tourist visa (for say 3 months) is approved. 
How long is the visa valid before departure from Thailand?
Just asking due to the current incertitude of international travel.
Once again thanks for your guidance.

Until the day before it expires.

The day of, is 500 baht fine that day and everyday after that. 

 

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20 minutes ago, Bradmeister said:

Until the day before it expires.

The day of, is 500 baht fine that day and everyday after that. 

 

More confusion.  Check the subject of this thread.

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