Can My Thai Wife’s Brother Come and Visit Us in the UK?

Can My Thai Wife’s Brother Come and Visit Us in the UK?

My Thai wife is very close to her brother and would like him to come and visit us in the UK. She would like him to stay for around a month so that she can show him around the country. Is this possible, as she has been told that he will not get a visa for the UK?


UK Tourist Visa


Your Thai brother-in-law would need to apply for a UK Tourist Visa and need to meet the same criteria as anyone else applying for the visa. As he will be staying with you, it should be quite easy for him to prove he has somewhere. However, he will need to be extremely careful when it comes to convincing the British Embassy in Bangkok that he has reason to return to Thailand if he doesn’t have a family of his own.


What are the requirements for a UK Tourist Visa?

  • Proof that he will leave the UK when his visit has finished
  • Be able to that he can support himself in the UK
  • Have means to be able to pay for his return home or onward journey
  • Have somewhere suitable to stay during his visit (presumably your home)


Required Documents


He must be able to present the following:

  • Have a valid passport with at least 12 months remaining and two available pages
  • Proof that he has sufficient financial means to support himself.
  • If you or your wife is sponsoring his trip, you will need to provide the necessary financial information
  • Evidence of travel dates
  • Details of where he will be staying

How can Thai Visa Express Help?


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