Can I Marry My Thai Wife Legally in The UK?

When Can You Apply For a UK Spouse Visa while in the UK?


It is something that we often get asked, particularly by younger couples who wish to marry, many of whom have already had a “village wedding”. Of course, this type of wedding is not legally binding, so couples often want to legalise their marriage. It can be done in Thailand, but frequently couples prefer to marry in the UK so that other family members can be involved. In order for this to happen, your Thai girlfriend or Thai fiancée would need to apply for a UK Fiancée Visa.


What are the requirements of a UK Fiancée Visa? 


The UK Fiancée Visa is notoriously tricky to get but if you have been living together for some time, or indeed you have already had a village wedding your chances are a lot higher. Here are the criteria that you must meet:

  • You both must be 18 years old or above
  • You must intend to get married within six months of entering the country
  • You must have firm arrangements already in place, and proof will be required
  • You must plan to live together permanently in the future


If you are planning to live in the UK


If you are planning to live in the UK, it is possible to convert the Fiancée Visa into a UK Spouse Visa so long as you meet all the criteria. This information regarding this can be found on our website or in previous articles.


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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