My friend, an Indian citizen and a resident of France, entered the UK via Calais on a new UK Standard Visitor Visa issued earlier in this month. The officer stamped the date as '32 NOV 2018' on his visa, when he entered just past midnight on 23rd of November. What are the potential consequences and what should they do to get it corrected?

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This is similar to How to correct a passport stamp in the UK?

In my opinion it is not a big issue particularly because everyone knows nothing exists like 32nd November and furthermore it is in their database in which nothing like 32nd November can be coded.

He can get it corrected at an international airport or port of entry.

At Heathrow (and I assume for other ports of entry) a few years ago when my lost baggage was found, I was asked to return to the airport where there’s a telephone you can use to call immigration and they will come and get you and take you back into the immigration area where this mistake can be corrected.

You can also use [email protected] or [email protected] to contact them like I did on a different matter. They do respond quite promptly.

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    A suspicious officer may suspect the stamp, visa and passport to be fake, so I would not leave this be in a country like the UK TBH
    – Crazydre
    Commented Nov 24, 2018 at 10:16
  • @Coke Edited that part out of my answer. Commented Nov 24, 2018 at 10:45
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    Can't help wondering how many other people had the same problem that night with Officer #xxxx? The OP may find that there is a canned solution to this situation...
    – DJohnM
    Commented Nov 25, 2018 at 6:09
  • My friend contacted the UK BF by email, attaching the relevant pages of passport and tickets as proof of actual dates of arrival and departure. They replied in a letter, acknowledging the mistake and suggested that my friend present the letter and the invalid date stamp to an immigration officer on their next trip to the UK to have it rectified. This solves the problem, thanks!
    – SgrA
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 20:33

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