How to marry your Thai Fiancée in the UK

Married in the UK

As we previously discussed in our articles, if you’ve been in a relationship with your Thai girlfriend for a significant period of time, the topic of marriage may have arisen. While you may have already participated in a traditional “village wedding” to appease Thai family members, you may now be considering legalising the marriage by getting married in the UK. The ceremony can be held in various venues, including churches, registry offices, or other licenced locations.


Naturally, your Thai fiancée will need to provide proof of her eligibility to marry and must bring all necessary documents to the Embassy for visa approval on the day of your wedding. At Thai Visa Express, we can offer guidance on the specific documentation required for this process.


What Visa Does Your Thai Fiancée Need?


The only UK visa that permits you to legally marry your Thai fiancée is the UK fiancée visa. While she can visit the UK on a UK Tourist Visa, marriage is not permitted under this visa category. The UK fiancée visa can later be converted into a UK spouse visa.

What Are the Requirements for a UK Fiancée Visa?

1. Book a venue for your wedding.
2. Both parties must be at least 18 years old.
3. A commitment to live together.
4. Previous face-to-face meetings between you and your fiancée.



Converting to a UK Spouse Visa


Once you are legally married, your Thai wife can apply for a UK spouse visa, provided you both meet all the necessary legal criteria. This encompasses financial and language requirements, which we can assist you in understanding.


How can Thai Visa Express help?

Thai Visa Express comprises a team of professional immigration consultants dedicated to aiding you with your UK visa application in Thailand. With over 15 years of experience handling UK visas and immigration matters daily, we are regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) in the UK. We offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation with one of our designated caseworkers. Reach out to us today to learn more.





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