UK Partner Visa

The UK Partner Visa from Thailand can be applied for in Bangkok. In Thailand presently you cannot get married to a person of the same gender. There has been much talk about legalizing same sex marriage in Thailand or ‘gay marriage’ in Thailand however those laws are still far off. This however does not stop you from taking your Thai partner back to the UK under a proper visa.

UK Partner Visa

UK Tourist Visa for a Thai National

The UK visa from Thailand for a visa has very easy to understand rules and this can be applied for in Thailand. If you have a long term relationship in Thailand with a same-sex partner then you can take your him or her back to the UK under the following conditions:


Visa Requirements


– Both intend living together permanently in the UK

– Both of you can both support yourselves with the need for welfare in the UK

– You and your Thai partner have both lived together as a couple for 2 years or more

– Both of you have adequate accommodation in the UK for your exclusive use

– Both you and your partner don’t have any previous existing marriage/civil partnership

– You and your partner are both unmarried

If you want your Thai partner to qualify for indefinite leave to enter the UK you must also be able to show and satisfy the Embassy that:

– You have lived as a couple outside of the UK for at least 2 years

– Your Thai partner has enough knowledge of the English language and UK life


Application Process


The application processor the visa from Thailand is much the same as a UK spouse or UK fiancé visa application in Thailand however since it all revolves around dates to prove the partnership you will have to have bills or other accounts together to make this claim. You would have to speak to an immigration lawyer about an Embassy interview and the process in this regard.

Even though you cannot get married in Thailand this clearly does not stop you from taking your Thai partner back to the UK on a proper visa. If you have any questions you can call us Toll-Free from the UK or walk into any of our offices in Thailand be it in Phuket or Bangkok for more information.

British Visa FAQ

What is a partner visa in UK?

The UK visa from Thailand is the unmarried partner visa for your long term partner. You can take your Thai partner back to the UK when you have lived together as husband and wife. This visa will allow them to join you as a British citizen in the UK.

How long does it take to get a partner Visa UK?

The timeline for the UK partner visa will depend on the country it has been applied from. The UK partner visa can take up to 3 months or 12 weeks to be granted. Ensure that you have proof that you have lived as husband and wife for at least 2 years.

Can you work on a UK partner visa?

With the UK visa is subject to a probationary period with regards to settlement of five years. The reason for this probation period is to ensure that the relationship is valid. You will note that there are no work restrictions on the UK Spouse Visa.

How much do you have to earn to bring spouse to UK?

You will need to show that you have an income of at least £18,600 a year. These are one of the requirements for the UK partner visa. She can obtain ‘indefinite leave to remain’ within 5 years of entering the United Kingdom.

Apply as a UK partner or UK spouse

You need to prove that you are in a civil partnership or married. If in a civil partnership you will need to prove that you have lived as a couple for at least 2 years. If you apply for a a UK spouse visa then you must also meet the financial requirements.