There are a number of options when it comes to the UK visa from Thailand. If you wish to visit the UK as a tourist or to visit friends then you can apply for a UK visitors visa. Note that you cannot take your Thai fiancee to the UK on this visa to get married. You have to apply for the correct British visa in Thailand. The other options are a UK Fiancee visa which is very common in Thailand and the UK spouse visa for your Thai wife once you have registered your marriage in Thailand.
The following are the options for the UK visa in Thailand. Note that all the visa processing is done in Bangkok and your fiancee or spouse would have to travel to Bangkok for an interview at the British Embassy when the time comes. Visa denials are not uncommon in Thailand and if your Thai fiancee has been denied a UK visa then speak to us about the visa denial today.
UK Visa from Thailand FAQ
Is there a fiance visa for the UK?
Yes there is a fiancee visa for the UK from Thailand. You will need to meet the requirements for the UK fiancee visa. These requirements range form both of you being single and of lawful age to get married. There is also the financial requirements for the visa.
How to apply as a UK partner or spouse visa?
You can apply for a UK spouse visa or a UK fiancee visa from Thailand. You would have to be legally married and have the marriage registered with the Amphurs Office as well as meet the financial, health and criminal record check requirements.With the partner visa you will need to prove a relationship.
Can you work on a UK fiance visa?
No you cannot work on the UK fiancee visa. You will need to show that you have enough money when returning to the UK with your Thai fiancee.You should also not require access to public funds before or after marriage. You must also show that you have the intention to live together permanently.
Can my girlfriend move to the UK?
Your Thai girlfriend can live with you in the UK with her on a UK fiancee visa or partner visa. You will need to show that you meet the financial requirements, health and criminal record checks. She can be your, wife, civil partner or proposed civil partner being your Thai fiancee.
Does marrying a UK citizen grant citizenship?
Yes but only once you have gone through the naturalisation process. You have to be older than 18 and are married to, or in a civil partnership with a British citizen.You must also have lived in the UK for at least 3 years.These are the basics requirements for the process to start.
Can I bring my unmarried partner to the UK?
Yes and you will need to ensure that you meet the requirements for the UK partner visa. You will need to show that she has not criminal record, in good health and that you have the financial means to support both of you.
How much do you have to earn to bring spouse to UK?
You will need to have an income of at least £18,600 a year. If she is moving from Thailand then you would need to provide the proof of income yourself. Prove that you have a place to live. She can get ‘indefinite leave to remain’ within 5 years.
How long is UK visa valid for?
The UK visitors visa is valid for 6 months. You can extend the visa however if you spend more time in the UK than in your home country the immigration official may view you as living in the UK and deny you entry.
How do I bring my Thai wife to the UK?
You can apply for the UK spouse visa in Thailand which will allow her to go back to the UK with you. You will need to show the financial means as well as accommodation for both of you. She will need to show her health and criminal check for the visa.