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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by dom955 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:17 am

Hi, I am after some advice. I plan on doing a visa application for my girlfriend to visit me in UK this summer I understand the in and outs of the process but there is one thing that is confusing me. We was going to ask for three months for the first visit but I'm aware you automatically get six months stamped, I was under the impression that if she did not return when she said she was this would frowned upon for future visas if she stayed six months. I spoke a visa agency and they suggested apply for one month but stay six months because that's OK?

Any help and advice would be appreciated

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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by buksida » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:28 am

Providing she returns within the time allocated on the visa (6 months) you'll be fine. Overstaying is frowned upon and will likely affect future applications.
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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by ahandpatsy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:37 pm

Can anybody reccomend a good visa agency to help me with a first time application for my g/f to come visit me in the UK please

thanks in advance

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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by buksida » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:51 am

These guys will do it, but its not cheap: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33307

It is not that difficult to do it yourself, ask here if you need any info.
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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by caller » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:55 am

ahandpatsy wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:37 pm
Can anybody reccomend a good visa agency to help me with a first time application for my g/f to come visit me in the UK please

thanks in advance
I agree with Buksi, best to do it yourself and seek advice here as needed.

But for what it's worth, you don't have to use an agency in Thailand and in many instances it's best not to. Too may tales of woe where applications are submitted that never had a chance of succeeding in the first place. All they can do is put your papers together and never, ever use one that guarantees a visa, they can do no such thing.

If you do want to use an agency, you'd be better off using an OISC regulated advisor from the UK. They can do everything that a Thai company can do and you have comeback if there are problems.

http://home.oisc.gov.uk/adviser_finder/finder.aspx
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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by Big Boy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:03 am

One thing you have to remember ahandpatsy is there is no guarantee that the agent will be any more successful than you would be doing it yourself. Basically, all the agent will do is tell you what you need, but you will have to do all of the footwork.

I have a friend who went through an agent, and it took over 5 years of toing and froing, plus many failed applications before he was successful.
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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by dundrillin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:57 pm

My Thai friend was advised by an agent/lawyer in HuaHin to apply for a one month visa for a visit to the U.K. She got a 6 month visa from the embassy, however when I was waiting and waiting to meet her at Heathrow I eventually received a phone call from a very irritated customs officer. He had noticed her return flight was in 4 months but the original application was for 1 month after a long drawn out discussion/arguement he agreed to let her in. His final words were to submit an honest application and not a one month one. She was very close to being denied entry I believe.

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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by ahandpatsy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm

OK I will have a go myself erm is there a website I can read on how to do it ?? Is there a Thai official website for guidance or is is a UK govt website

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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by caller » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:13 pm

ahandpatsy wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm
OK I will have a go myself erm is there a website I can read on how to do it ?? Is there a Thai official website for guidance or is is a UK govt website
Here's your starting point.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
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Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

Post by ahandpatsy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:20 pm

thankyou very much

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