My Thai girlfriend has been rejected for a UK visa, can she apply again?

Thai girlfriend refused UK visa

It is not uncommon for a Thai girlfriend to be rejected for a UK Tourist visa, however, the story doesn’t have to end there. Many Thai girls get knocked back when they apply and there can be numerous reasons for this, some being simple whilst others are more complex. The good news is that if you are willing to sponsor your Thai girlfriend and the paperwork is completed correctly, she has a very good chance of obtaining the visa if you use a professional company such as Thai Visa Express.

When you reapply for your Thai girlfriend’s UK Tourist Visa, it is wise to consult the UK Government website so as you will then fully understand the requirements for the visa and indeed the purpose. This may give you some indication why her application has failed in the past and therefore this can be addressed to ensure a more positive outcome on this occasion. In our office, dealing with this situation is common and as we deal with the UK Embassy in Bangkok on a daily basis, we know exactly what is required.

Of course, our helpful team will be on hand to assist you with your application but appreciate that you may wish to understand more about the process for a UK Tourist Visa for your Thai girlfriend so we have added a little more detail below to give you added peace of mind. The most common reason why a Thai lady wishes to travel to the UK is to visit her British boyfriend or travel with him back to the UK to visit friends and family.

Naturally, when you apply for the visa you should understand the restrictions that are imposed. Arguably the most important factor is the financial aspect whereby “sufficient funds” should be available for your Thai girlfriend to support herself whilst in the UK. More often than not, this is where the boyfriend agrees to sponsor his Thai girlfriend during her stay. Equally, your Thai girlfriend should have reason to return to Thailand so some form of steady income will play an important part.

It is also important to understand that your Thai girlfriend will only be able to spend a maximum of 6 months in the UK in any given 12 month period. The visa is not intended for periods of long-stay nor frequent visits. Your Thai lady will not be eligible to work in the UK with this visa or have access to public funds. Sometimes the assumption that your Thai lady can work is a reason for the application being declined.

If your Thai girlfriend has been rejected for a UK Visitor visa in the past, we can help! Here at Thai Visa Express, we can have several years’ experience in dealing with such applications. You can call us on: +66 (0)80 102 2328, +66 (0) 38 420 313 or +44 (0) 20 8133 8059, email us on: or alternatively contact us via our website.

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