If you have a Thai fiancée and wish to take her back to the United Kingdom then you are going to need to apply for a UK Fiancée Visa for a Thai national in Thailand. You are going to need to meet all the financial requirements as well the criminal clearance certificate in Thailand and there is also a medical test and TB test for the visa.
Requirements for the Fiancée Visa:
- You and your Thai fiancée must intend to get married within 6 months after entering Britain;
- You must have met each other in person;
- They must intend to live together permanently when back in the United Kingdom;
- You must be able to support her without access to welfare;
- You must have a place to live in the UK.
Note that there is no requirement that you had to have lived together. You only need to prove your intention to get married once back in the United Kingdom and that you can support yourselves as husband and wife. Once in the UK you will have six months to get married. You Thai fiancée will not be allowed to work while holding this visa.
Once you are married in the UK you must then apply for a marriage visa after the marriage which if successful will allow your Thai wife to a total of 60 months, with a renewal at 33 months before she become eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
Once your Thai wife has been granted LTR it is important not to spend too much time outside of the UK as they can revoke the status. You Thai fiancée will need to show that she has sufficient knowledge of the English language and must also show that she has sufficient knowledge about life in the United Kingdom. This is basically a life skills test about British culture.
Speak to an attorney in Thailand to ensure a smooth transition to the UK. If you need to speak about family law in Thailand and how the children will be affected by the move (visa) then you should contact an immigration expert and also cover a prenuptial agreement if you have assets in the UK which you do not wish to lose during a divorce in Thailand or the UK later.