Australian Spouse Visa for Thai

Let’s explain the Australian spouse visa for Thai wife. If you got married in Thailand and have now registered your marriage then you can obtain your marriage certificate and apply for an Australian spouse visa in Bangkok. Note that it is best to apply for the correct Australian visa and not to apply for say an Australian Tourist Visa as Australian Immigration would not take too kindly to this and may view it as fraud.

Australian Spouse Visa for Thai

Note that there are 2 types of Australian marriage visas and you need to view both options before you decide what you would prefer to do.

Temporary Australian Spouse Visa

This is the most common spouse visa as it allows you entry into Australia on a temporary basis allowing your Thai wife to live in Australia for 2 years before she can apply for a permanent spouse visa. She needs to collect all the visa documents for this as well as meet all the requirements for this

– She has her Police Clearance Certificate in Bangkok

– Also she must have her health check and has a Health Certificate

– She must be married to an Australian citizen

– You need to be able to show you have an abode in Australia

– Also you need to show you meet the financial requirements (salary)

– You must show a genuine relationship (photos and emails)

Permanent Australian Spouse Visa

The permanent Australian spouse visa allows your Thai wife all the benefits of the temporary spouse visa however she can apply for Australian citizenship once she arrives in Australia. In order to apply for this Australian visa she needs to meet the following requirements:

– She has a Thai  Police Clearance Certificate from Bangkok

– Also she must have a Health Certificate

– She must be married to an Australian citizen

– You need to be able to show you an abode in Australia

– Show that you meet all financial requirements (salary)

– You must  show a real relationship (photos and emails)

– Also you have been married for at least 3 years

– Married < 2 years but > 3 years but have a dependent child

These are the benefits of the temporary visa as well as the permanent Australian visa

Benefits of the Australian Spouse Visa

Temporary Spouse Visa

  • You can enter Australia
  • Enter Australia and stay until a decision is made
  • You can work in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme
  • You can study (without government assistance)

Permanent Spouse Visa

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely
  • You can work and study in Australia
  • Apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible)
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for residence
  • You can receive some social security

You can compare the two spouse visa benefits as seen above. If you are not sure then speak to us about what might be your best option. The Australian visa process does take time, however, once you have all the correct documents, it might make it feel much easier to complete. Collecting all the needed documents and having them translated and certified does take time and adds to the stress of the visa process. This is why we are here. We are here to assist you and your Thai wife navigate the process. 

We will be delighted to assist you with your spouse visa application to Australia.

Australian Spouse Visa Package:

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We Offer:

Feel free to email us or to contact us via our toll-free number for more information or assistance from Australia. You can also visit us in Phuket or Bangkok for assistance and a cost effective solution to bring your Thai wife to Australia.

  • Consultation
  • Comprehensive list of the required documents from the visa applicant
  • Assistance with collecting the required documents
  • Comprehensive list of the required documents from the visa sponsor
  • Assistance with obtaining a police report for your Thai wife
  • Assistance with medical check-up for your spouse
  • Professional Preparation of the visa application papers and documents
  • Interview training
  • Submission of the visa application to the VFS
  • Update on the developments and results of the visa application


What people say about us

I want to thank you for arranging the Australian visa for Preeda. We are now living in Brisbane and there is an adjustment for her living here. Thanks for all the additional work collecting her documents. I can recommend your services to anyone doing the same 

Richard K

The Australian spouse visa went off very well and I just wanted to say thank you for all the help in getting her the visa. We will still visit Thailand as we had lived there for so long while I was a teacher. Thank you again for all the help. You lived up to your online review. 

William B

Australian Spouse Visa FAQ

Is a marriage in Thailand legal in Australia?

Yes. A marriage registered in Thailand at the Amphurs Office is legal in Australia. This marriage registration will be required when you apply for an Australia Spouse visa from Thailand. You will need to meet the visa requirements for this. The registered Thai marriage is valid in Australia.

How long does an Australian spouse visa take?

The Australian spouse visa from Thailand takes about 8 months to complete. You will need to ensure that you have all the needed documents and requirements are met or there will be a delay. The 8 months processing time is the average as it could be shorter or longer with errors.

How much is an Australian spouse visa?

The cost of the Australian spouse visa will vary and one cannot place a cost on it. The needed documents need to be paid for such as the certified translated marriage certificate, medical records, medical check as well as a criminal record check. The costs of the Australian visa will vary.

What is required for spouse visa in Australia?

The requirements for the Australian spouse visa is that you are over the age of 18 and legally married. You will also need to pass the criminal clearance check, and you will need to meet the financial requirements as a sponsor and she has to pass the medical check as well.

What is the difference in Temporary and Permanent spouse visa?

The temporary Australian spouse visa allows you to enter Australia temporary until a decision is made. While the permanent visa has had the decision already made. To obtain the permanent Australian spouse visa on application, you must have been married for more than two years already.

Can I stay in Australia while waiting for partner visa?

Yes you can but you would need an Australian Tourist visa and must disclose this when applying for it. You can also visit your partner in Australia while you wait on a decision. You will need to disclose this intention when you apply for the visa.

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