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Offline dodgeydave

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uk visa for thia national
« on: April 25, 2012, 12:45:34 AM »
help
am planing on bringing my Thai girlfriend to the uk for a holiday. she now has a passport.
what documentation does she need me to supply to enable her to visit ?
also what does she need to supply ??
i guess the visa has to be obtained at the british embassy in Bangkok and do i have to be there ? and at what price ? do you have to make an appointment ?
once she obtain's visa does she have to visit the uk within a given period and what length of time can she visit the uk for ??
sorry for all the questions. but guess it needs to be done right
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 01:08:03 AM »
done that dave and it wasnt easy.I ended up using an agency.18,000 down and another 18,000 if its
successful bht that is dave not pounds :evilgrin.Do you own your property if not they need Guarantors of where she will be staying.They give us a 6 month visa to be utillised in that given time.Ill dig out the paperwork tomorrow.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 02:06:19 AM »
thanks thaiga.

at that price i might let her stay in thailand and wait till i move out there to retire lol
she owns her house in thailand and i rent in the uk. so if she gets a 6 month visa does she have to be back in thailand within that 6 month period ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 07:54:49 AM »
Dave, it costs a lot less than that if you apply direct to Regent House. Thaiga is suggesting that you use an agency and I agree with him. The rates vary a little from one agent t another. I paid THB25,000 earlier this year.

The reason why we recommend using an agency is that the application procedure is quite complicated and it's easy to fail. Your girlfriend won't get anywhere near the UK Embassy, by the way. It's all done by a company employed by the British Government. Remember, the British government has to make it as difficult as possible for visitors to get visas because they have to reserve room for illegal immigrants and economic migrants.

Have a good look at this website. Take your time because it's very badly constructed.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

To the cost of the application, flights and travel insurance you must add warm clothes!
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 12:18:03 PM »
thanks Saf

" Remember, the British government has to make it as difficult as possible for visitors to get visas because they have to reserve room for illegal immigrants and economic migrants".

how true. if i got her into the uk illegally. she would get benefits ,a house and god knows what.

so the recommendation really is use and agency
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 12:34:13 PM »
Yes, especially if you won't be here to help her.
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 02:35:44 PM »
My girlfriend got a visa for the standard 5000 baht processing fee.

Basically, she owns a house and could show that she was employed here. This is the two most critical factors in the decision making process.

You also need to get a letter from the owner of the address she is staying at, stating that she will be there during her visit and that they are happy to look after her with accommodation and food etc.. We used my parent's address. It must also accompany a payslip from the housholder or an official letter containing their national insurance number, as well as a utility bill in their name... this was again easy, I think my dad supplied the council tax letter that had everything including NI number.

they also ask for any supporting evidence if you have it, that you are actually in a relationship. We printed out 2 year's of Skype conversations (even the F words).

She will also need to show her bank statements to show she has money to support herself if the doo doo hits the fan.

But they really want to see a property in her name and evidence of relying on being in Thailand for a living... basically she needs to prove that she has something to come back for.

her application sailed through, I did not need to be there, but I went anyway. She was given a 6 month multiple entry visa.

BTW... You can fake most of the stuff above. Skype, utility bill, get some money put into her account, B200K should do the trick, you can take it straight back out again, they don't check.

Also, reserve a flight for 2 weeks (Don't pay), you don't need to pay for it, just show an email from an online entity saying that it is reserved for 24 hours, I think expedia do this.... this is acceptable to regency House, they told us that on the phone because we did not know the exact dates we were able to travel.... But the main thing is... They like 2 week holidays not 3 month stays etc.. you will still get the 6 month visa regardless.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck.
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 02:43:16 PM »
It's the sponsor who has to show funds. Also, the sponsor must write a latter to go with her application.

You don't need even reserve a flight. Just print off an on line quotation.

She will need to buy travel insurance that includes medical treatment too.

It's all in the website but there are still many pitfalls and that's why I recommend using an agent, ay least for the first trip.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 05:55:54 PM »
Loud Fart thanks.
who did you use to obtain the visa. payslips are a bit of a problem as a director of a company i dont earn much keeps tax down. draw money out as dividends.
all other stuff achievable.
and thanks Saf
can you remember  what agent you used
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 06:01:26 PM »
Bank statements are acceptable for sponsoring visitor visas. Income isn't important but show that too. The more information the better. They just want to know that you have enough cash to fund the visit.

I'll dig out the agent's name and let you have it. The office is a short taxi ride from Regents House. We went there only on the day we lodged the application, all of the preliminaries being dealt with by email.
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 11:21:21 PM »


We didn't use an agent, we did it direct. hence, B5000.. I think we paid an additional B350 to have it mailed to us in Korat.

We didn't use a payslip, I was just illustrating that the UK sponsor had to show name, address and national insurance number with a short statement saying they were happy to look after her and would be responsible for her... Also a utility bill.. My dad used an electric bill and a letter from the council tax folks with his NI number on it.
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 12:08:48 AM »
Thank Loud Fart

now understand. 
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 08:51:27 PM »
Dodgey, I sent you a PM.
 

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Re: uk visa for thia national
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 08:54:04 PM »
thanks Saf. just realised
 

 



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