I gave them a letter of gaurantee from me, telephone bills, 6 months bank statements, copy of my passport plus passport stamps. A letter from my employer stating annual wage plus job stability and also a letter from my landlady stating the years I have stayed at my current residance plus 6 months wage slips.I must say that I earn a measly £21K a year and do not have thousands of pounds saved in the bank, if this affects my sponsorship I do not know?
She went to the British embassy in Thailand and submitted all this paperwork as well as lots of paperwork regarding herself and was given a date of interview like everybody else there that day, the trouble was she was told to come back in 3 months time? seems a long time to wait for an appointment, is this the norm?
On hearing this news we were both upset and I returned to Thailand a month later so we could see each other, I went to Surin and visited her family on which I was welcomed warmley, even though I can not speak Cambodian, I had a good time. We got engaged, her mum and dad were very happy and found out that my future wife was pregnant. I felt very happy along with my fiancee, this changed things a little on the visa front. So I would like to know what is the best course of action on her coming to the uk and staying for good? as we both want the baby to be born in the uk.
I am very confused on this situation as what I have seen on forums concerning immigration laws are always different.
Many thanks for any help in advance.
But YOU will be footing her bill.
If you applied for a marriage / fiance visa -forget it. The British Government - as do most Western governments - now makes it almost impossible for Thai women, other than high-class with lots of money and education, to permanently join their husbands in the UK, etc. reason :
90% - at least - of these women are simply on a scam, exploiting Thailand's laws banning foreigners from owning almost anything in Thailand, while being able to get anything - including half their husband's assets - in the UK. Your Government is working to protect you !
I have read one reply sent to you. He obviously had a bad woman. Its true there are a lot of scams, it is true that you cannot own anything in Thailand but it is true that if your wife buys anything there you as her husband are 50% owner. If you buy land or cars or anything else she cannot sell them without your signature or an order from the Thai Court.
I know this because my wife is in Thailand now waiting for their corrupt system to sort her visa out. Like you I am just a normal man. I own 50% of all my land and property in Thailand but to live there decently you need European wages, I had to come back after 3 years to get some money. Then they say it will take 22 weeks to get her visa. She lived here with me for over 1 year and we went to the 2nd appeal in the UK. If their website did not lie we would have gone to the 3rd appeal and won. Have you seen their website in the last few days, its getting honest and I have the Solicitor General persuing the case for me.
If I were you after quite a few dealing with the Embassy in Bangkok I would go to the queue find an agent outside, you will easily recognise them, look for a woman dressed in black about 50 yrs old and pay her maybe 10000 baht, I think you will get your girl a settlement visa quite quick. Definately not 16 - 20 weeks they quote now.
My friend be very careful with Thai ladies. My wife is Loa and when you take one on you must accept that you will be expected to support ALL the family. Thats not just mum and dad but her babies maybe she never told you about, her aunts, uncles and everyone. It goes on forever. It is very expensive.
Form a company and buy everything in the company name that way you can have 55% and your wife 45%, then you have 50% of her 45% she also has 50% of your 55% if things go wrong but the difference is that you can go to a lawyer to protect you interest whereas the family will have spent every thing and have no reserves or the education to go to court. You can buy them off. Dont if you can help it trust or get involved with ANY family. Dont give them anything. If you come with your girl to the uK just send the minimal and ask what it is for.Help mum and dad but that is pennies.
I wish you all the very best and hope you have like me a good one.
Dont hesitate to email me if you want deeper
Also views concerning my friend who is now living in Thailand build a house and has just married his 'darlin'!
Wants to get tourist visa to take her for one month to UK visit family!
Can you advise pls!
Peterburke In Phetcabun
I know the folder was a bit over the top, but if you are genuine and do not lie to the Embassy , they usually grant you the visa, so they say?
We have just spent 2 months sorting out all the documentation but hey is a nightmare thats for sure!!
I still seriously doubt we will get it but time will tell! In the end the freedom of speech in the Uk is law, its a great pity freedom of choice is not!
I feel people who have known the girl, family and background in excess of 6 months have a bloody strong case to argue here!
She hjas saved hard to come to UK (80,000 baht) from her hairdressing salon, and donations from family. I told her I would assist but I just have a hang up about marriage (after my first FARANG wife!).
The hassles for a 4 week holiday!! I AM DISGUSTED AT OUR COUNTRY! I'm shocked to the core! There is no doubt about her return as we plan to open a business in Thailand! Who knows maybe eventually my marriage thoughts will thaw!!!
After this I have no wish to be associated with the UK! I am disgusted at the antics!
Surely someone with 10 months catalogued relationship between them 2 visits to see her toalling 8 weeks. Business plans etc has a good reason to kick up hell!
You know it makes you think .... you marry a thai, have a baby and the embassy will not let them see you unless u go to Thailand! Its disgraceful and has shocked me to the core.
DON'T GET ME WRONG, I fully support the Embassy in their stance in an attempt to prevent the scamming bar girls from gaining Visa's BUT its a very dangerous thing to tar every one with the same brush and I still think COMMON SENSE would be a far greater tool! From what I read into it:
1. you must have money money money
2. the girl must have some form of proof she will return... this is the hard part trust me! She has not the slighterst wish to remain in the freezing cold UK! But you try telling them!
my girl has, baby, loan for a bike, beauty salon in the grounds of her family home and money and we still await replies!
I am now bordering on going to the press and government in the UK as I find this whole affair distasteful and extremely upsetting for all concerned. I am embarressed to say i live in the UK now!
RANT RANT RANT ETC ETC ETCE ETC :(
Perhaps UK immigration found something that they did not like but which you are unaware of.........anyhow good luck !
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