Has anyone received a positive response using this method? After submitting her Settlement Visa application my wife returned to the Visa Office in Bangkok (a 4 hour journey by road from her home) 4 days later to request an earlier UK entry date than the 4th September 2015 originally requested on her application. Now 4 weeks later we just found out that her Settlement Visa has been Issued but the date remains 4th September? This will potentially have serious consequences as the reason for requesting an earlier visa validity date was for her Dependant daughter accompanying her to enrol at her new UK Sixth Form College, the dates of which we never considered beforehand. You would think with 4 weeks prior notice The British Embassy in Bangkok would allow for this genuine mistake but no? Is there no arguing with these people? Is any complaint ever upheld?