I am going to apply for a standard visitor visa for my girlfriend to enter UK. If it is issued how soon does it have to be used after issue, ie. validity until time of entry?


The UK visitor visa is normally valid for 6 months from the date of issue (on rare occasions a visitor visa may be issued for a shorter period). You can enter on any date during that period and must exit on or before the expiry date. You cannot apply more than three months before the intended date of travel.


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