Can My Thai Wife Bring Her Mum to the UK on a Dependent Visa?

Thai mother in law UK Dependent Visa

Thai families are known for their close-knit bonds, often with the mother serving as the matriarch. It’s common for a Thai wife to desire bringing her mother to live with her in the UK. However, this process entails applying for a UK dependent visa, which can be challenging, especially for individuals over 18 years old.


The UK Dependent Visa is contingent on the applicant’s ability to manage their daily needs independently. If the mother-in-law requires assistance with daily tasks and can provide evidence through an independent assessment, she may qualify for the UK dependent visa. Conversely, if she is self-sufficient, this option may not be viable.


In exceptional cases, such as when the mother intends to care for her daughter due to a serious illness, she may be granted the visa under compassionate grounds. However, such circumstances are subject to stringent evaluation by immigration authorities.


In situations where the UK Dependent Visa is not feasible, another option for your Thai mother-in-law is to visit you and your wife on a UK Visitor Visa (also known as a UK Tourist Visa). With this option:


  • She can stay in the UK for up to six months within a twelve-month period.
  • She can actively participate in family activities and experience life in a new country.


However, it’s important to note that she would not be allowed to:

  • work in the UK.
  • access public funds.
  • stay longer than the permitted six months within a twelve-month period.


Thai Visa Express can assist you in several ways with your UK visa application in Thailand:


1. **Expert Guidance**: With over 15 years of experience dealing with UK visas and immigration, our team of professional immigration consultants offers expert guidance throughout the application process.

2. **Regulated Service**: We are regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) in the UK, ensuring that our services meet the highest standards of professionalism and compliance with immigration laws.

3. **Free Consultation**: We offer a free 30-minute consultation with one of our designated caseworkers. During this consultation, you can discuss your specific immigration needs and receive personalised advice on the best course of action.

4. **Comprehensive Support**: From filling out application forms to preparing supporting documents and scheduling appointments, we provide comprehensive support at every step of the visa application process.

5. **Peace of Mind**: By entrusting your visa application to Thai Visa Express, you can have peace of mind knowing that experienced professionals are handling your case, increasing your chances of a successful outcome.


Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and get started on your UK visa application journey with confidence.


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