Why Are Sham Marriages Such A Problem For UK Immigration?

Sham Marriage UK Spouse Visa

The UK Spouse Visa offers many benefits for holders of this particular type of visa. As such, it is a common way for fraudsters to enter the UK, often via a sham marriage. UK Immigration is now extra vigilant, and the British Embassy in Bangkok scrutinizes all visa applications to check, as far as possible, that they are genuine. The same is also the case for those wishing to get married in the UK, such as those applying for a UK Fiancée Visa.


How Do You Prove You Are in A Genuine Relationship?


Proving your relationship is genuine may seem relatively straightforward to you, but unfortunately, that is not always the case when satisfying the British Embassy. To help prove your case, you should:

  • Show photos of you together dating back over a significant period
  • Supply any documents proving cohabitation
  • Details of conversations such as over Skype or phone bills
  • Information about how you met and how long you have been together
  • If your Thai wife or fiancée has been with you to the UK before, evidence will certainly help


Remain Calm!


Sadly, the British Embassy in Bangkok needs to be extra careful about sham marriages so you shouldn’t be offended by the questions that they ask. They are not looking to blame you or suggest that you are dishonest; they need to be entirely satisfied that your relationship is genuine.


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.

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