5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a UK Visa

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a UK Visa

We understand that applying for a UK visa can be quite stressful with potentially so much resting upon the decision. Your chances of being accepted for your visa are greatly enhanced if you avoid making these five common but relatively simple mistakes.

  1. The application form

Unfortunately, UK immigration forms are changed frequently so you must ensure that you are using the latest version. Also, there are different types of forms for different types of visas, so if your Thai girlfriend is planning on applying for a UK Tourist Visa, she must use the correct version.

  1. Believing that you are an expert!

Often people want to save themselves a few pounds or baht and decide to complete the application themselves without having sufficient knowledge. Unfortunately, if you do make a mistake you’re the visa application will be rejected so it will end up costing you more money. We would suggest talking to an expert to make sure your visa is granted.

  1. Calling the Home Office

The Home Office can only issue very general advice via their hotline and are NOT qualified to give legal advice. If you need answers about your specific case, you should always speak to an expert to receive legal advice.

  1. Taking the wrong English exam

To show that your Thai wife is proficient in English, she must pass an English exam. The only exams that qualify are the A1 English Test or IELTS Test. In some cases, we have been made aware of ladies passing an IGCSE in the English Language, but this is not recognised when applying for a visa.

  1. Using an unregulated visa lawyer

Finally, in Thailand, there are lots of unregulated visa firms, some of which are good, some of which are less impressive. At Thai Visa Express we are a fully regulated visa company and can give you up-to-date advice on all UK visas.

How can Thai Visa Express Help?

Thai Visa Express is a team of professional immigration consultants who are always ready to assist you with your UK visa application in Thailand. We have over 15 years of experience dealing with UK visas & immigration daily, and we are regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) in the UK. We offer a free 30-minute consultation from one of our designated caseworkers, contact us today.

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