As we discussed in our previous article, if you have been with your Thai girlfriend for any length of time, you will probably have discussed the prospect of marriage. You may have already had a “village wedding” to satisfy the Thai members of the family, but now you want to legalise the marriage by getting married in the UK. The wedding can take place in a church, registry office, or anywhere else licensed to perform wedding ceremonies.
Obviously, your Thai fiancée will need to prove that she is free to marry and will need to bring all the necessary documents to the Embassy to be granted the visa and also on the day of your wedding. Here at Thai Visa Express, we can advise you on what exactly you will need.
What Visa Will Your Thai Fiancée Require?
The only UK visa that will allow you to marry your Thai fiancée legally is the UK Fiancée Visa. Although she can visit the UK on a UK Tourist Visa, she can’t legally marry you, and it is possible to convert the Fiancée Visa into a UK Spouse Visa.
What are the requirements for a UK Fiancée Visa?
- To have booked a venue for your wedding
- Both of you must be at least 18 years old
- You must plan to live together
- You must have met each other face to face
Converting to a UK Spouse Visa
Once you have become legally married, your Thai wife will be able to apply for a UK Spouse Visa assuming that you meet all the legal requirements. This includes the financial requirements and language requirements which we can again explain to you.
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.