What Should You Expect From Your Relationship With Your Thai Girlfriend?
If you have a Thai girlfriend or you have ever been in a relationship with a Thai girl, the chances are you will know all about the ups and downs that the relationship will experience. Thai girls are definitely different to girls in the UK and this is hardly surprising when you consider the different upbringings that will have been experienced. The values are different, the beliefs are different and in many cases, the levels of education will also be very different too.
When you enter into a relationship with your Thai girlfriend you can expect something that is very warm and loving. Your Thai lady is also likely to slightly tempestuous not to mention jealous. This is understandable, she has got what many Thai girls want, a western boyfriend. OK, this may be something of a generalization, but Thai girls do like western men because they feel like they give them a sense of security both financially and emotionally.
If you have been with your Thai girlfriend for any length of time, there is a good chance that she is quite keen to visit the UK. Of course, your Thai girlfriend will need the appropriate UK visa and if she is still your girlfriend, this will be the UK Tourist Visa. This will allow your Thai girlfriend to visit the UK for anything up to 6 months and if it is your Thai girl’s first visit to the UK, the chances are that will be enough. This is not to say she won’t enjoy it, it will just be quite a culture shock!
Do Thai citizens need a visa to enter the UK
UK Travel Visas for Citizens of Thailand. Passport Holders from Thailand require a valid UK Travel Visa to visit for tourism or business.
If you can prove you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period, you can apply for a visa that lasts 2, 5 or 10 years. You can stay for a maximum of 6 monthson each visit. If you’re under 18 years old when you apply, your long-term visit visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18.
If your relationship with your girlfriend has moved to a level where you are considering getting married in the UK then you need to be considering the UK Fiancée Visa. Unlike the UK Tourist Visa, the UK Fiancée Visa allows you to get married although this must be done within 6 months of entering the country as once again, the visa is only valid for 6 months. This can be an extremely difficult visa to obtain so we would always recommend speaking to experts.
If you are already married to your Thai girlfriend and she is now your Thai wife you will require the UK Spouse visa. The UK Spouse Visa has an initial probationary period is for 2 years and 6 months that can be extended by 30 months if you are still married and living together. After this, you are entitled to apply for a UK Settlement Visa that will grant your Thai wife “Indefinite Leave to Remain”.
If you are unsure what type of UK visa you need then it is always wise to seek advice. The application process can be potentially stressful and complex but we deal with the British Embassy in Bangkok on a daily basis so know exactly what is required – reducing the stress. Remember, if you don’t get your visa, you won’t pay us an agency fee! 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: [email protected] or alternatively contact us via our website.