My partner recently applied for a Thai tourist visa. She expects to arrive on date A, and to leave 5 weeks later on date B - we correctly filled in the application to reflect this (we have photocopies!).
Her passport was returned with two dates on the visa: date C and date D. Date C appears to be the day the embassy received the application (and it is already in the past), and date D is someway between her expected stay dates.
In pictorial form:
A B Dates applied for: [-----------------] Dates on visa: [------------] C D
So, what do the dates on the visa represent?
- Do they represent the expected stay applied for, and are therefore in error?
- Do they represent a range of dates within which she can enter Thailand, with her exit data being assigned when she does so?