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UK Visas Thailand – UK Immigration A Rough Guide

UK Visas Thailand – Which Visa  Should Your Thai Girlfriend Apply For?

UK visas Thailand obtaining a visa is a necessity if you plan on visiting or moving to the UK. It is important to understand the differences between the different types of visas available so you can select the one that applies to your situation. Typically, Thai citizens who wish to visit their significant other in the UK should apply for a visitor visa unless a marriage is already planned. Further information about UK Visas Thailand applications can be found here .

 

What Is A General Visitor Visa?UK Visas Thailand

A general visitor visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to six months. These visas are given to tourists who wish to come to the UK for leisurely reasons. It is possible to apply for an extended visa to visit the country several times, over a period of one, two, five or ten years. The cost of a general visitor visa is £83. This visa does not allow you to work, get married or get access to medical treatments.

What Is A Marriage Visitor Visa?

A marriage visitor visa allows you to get married and to stay in the UK for up to six months. In order to qualify for a marriage visitor visa, you will have to prove that you are in a genuine relationship and that you will be able to support yourself during your stay in the UK. Keep in mind that this UK Visa does not allow you to settle in the UK once you get married. The cost of this visa is £83.

What Is A Family Of A Settled Person Visa?

You can apply for this visa once you are ready to get married, or after getting married. A family of a settled person visa gives you the authorization to settle in the UK with your spouse. You will have to meet a few requirements, including proving that you are married, engaged or have been with your partner for over 2 years and that your partner is a UK citizen or has already settled in the UK. You will also have to prove that the relationship is genuine, that you intend to stay with your partner in the UK and that you have a good grasp of English. Applying for a family of a settled person visa costs £885.

General visitor visas – online application forms

UK Spouse visas – general guidance 

UK marriage visa applications – marry & settle in the UK 

How to get advice & assistance – UK visas for Thai citizens

Applying for a general visitor visa is recommended for a Thai citizen who wishes to visit a significant other in the UK. A marriage visitor visa or a family of a settled person visa should be considered once the relationship is serious. You should contact us if you need help with applying for a UK visa.

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Paul AslettView all posts by Paul Aslett
Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.