How Easily Will My Thai Wife Be Able To Get a Job in the UK?

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Often, when people move back to the UK from Thailand, it is due to financial reasons, so it is likely that your Thai wife will need to get a job. Assuming that your Thai wife has entered the UK on a UK Spouse Visa, she will be permitted to work, but how easily she will be able to get a job will depend on several factors, including her age, geographic location, and skill set. Unfortunately, it is also common for Thai nationals to have unrealistic expectations regarding how much they can earn in the UK.



Places to Look For a Job


Again, it will depend on your Thai wife’s skill set as to where the best places to apply are. Of course, friends and family are natural starting points, but if there are no opportunities there, then you should consider the following:

  • Employment agencies often get a bad reputation, but they are the easiest way to get a job in the UK. Often these are low-skilled jobs, but they will at least get her on the employment ladder, and looking for a job is simpler when you are employed.
  • LinkedIn: If your Thai wife has some professional skills, LinkedIn could be an option, although she will need a suitable network of people in the UK. It could reap more rewards in the long term, but it is not the ideal quick solution.
  • Job Centre: Although a slightly dated option, the Job Centre is still an option for looking for jobs. It will be similar to an employment agency, but many of the positions will be full-time and permanent rather than temporary.



We can help!


Here at Thai Visa Express, we are the only company that is OISC accredited in Thailand and are, therefore, in the perfect position to offer this advice regarding any UK visa. We can also give you some helpful tips that may help your Thai wife enter employment quicker. If you would like more information, you can call us at +66 (0)80 102 2328, +66 (0) 38 420 313 or +44 (0) 20 8133 8059, email us at or alternatively contact us via our website.

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