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How do I get a UK Tourist Visa for my Thai Girlfriend?

By admin_thai on August 20, 2019 in UK Visa Information Thailand

Regardless of if you live in Thailand or if you live back in the UK, there is a good chance that you will want to show your Thai girlfriend around the UK. Whilst this may, on the face of it, seem like a distant dream, here at Thai Visa Express we can help your Thai girlfriend obtain a UK Tourist Visa. If you meet the criteria that are laid down by UK Visa and Immigration there is absolutely no reason why your Thai girlfriend can’t visit the UK.

How long will my Thai girlfriend be able to stay in the UK?

The UK Tourist Visa is, as the name would suggest, designed for tourists who are visiting the country. By its very nature, it is a short-term visa but it will allow your Thai lady to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. In most cases, your Thai girl will need to apply each time she travels to the UK but it is possible to obtain a UK Tourist Visa that will last for 1, 2, 5 or 10 years. It should be understood that if she is granted a longer visa, she will still only be able to stay in the UK for 6 months out of any 12.

If you require a more long-term visa, you should perhaps consider a UK Fiancée Visa or a UK Spouse Visa. Our helpful team will be able to discuss this with you.

What are the requirements for a UK Tourist Visa?

It is important to understand that it is your Thai girlfriend that is applying for the UK Tourist Visa and not you! In order to qualify, she must be aged 18 years of age or over. SHE must also have the means to support herself whilst in the UK although you can act as a sponsor. In addition, she must also have the means to leave the country when her visa expires and have suitable accommodation for the duration of her stay.

What will my Thai girlfriend be allowed to do on a UK Tourist Visa?

You may be surprised to learn that your Thai lady will be permitted to do a few certain things whilst she is in the UK. This includes:

  • take part in any of the business-related activities mentioned in the Visitor Rules
  • study for up to 30 days, as long as it’s not the main reason for her visit
  • she can take part in an exchange programme or educational visit (if she is under 18)

What can’t my Thai girlfriend do on a UK Tourist Visa?

As you would imagine there are some restrictions that are placed upon your Thai girlfriend whilst she is in the UK. These are enforced and any breaches may result in any further visa applications being denied. The things she can’t do include:

Talk to Us!

We can assist you with any type of UK Visa. We can help your Thai girlfriend obtain a UK visa as we deal with the British Embassy in Bangkok on a daily basis we know exactly what is required. So, if you would like more information, call us on +66 (0)80 102 2328, +66 (0) 38 420 313 or +44 (0) 20 8133 8059, email us on: or alternatively contact us via our website.

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