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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hi Everyone,

thank you for all your help in the past,

im now back for more advice.

My thai g/f has been here on a 6 month tourist visa and we are wanting to either get another 2 year tourist visa (as i may be moving to thailand within 12 months) or a visiting visa to allow marriage and stay here in the uk.

Is it true that after her current 6 month tourist visa expires, she has to wait 6 months before applying for either visa mentioned above?

Any clarification would be appreciated.



thanks

lee
 

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In general you can visit the UK for 6 months out of 12. It's unlikely she'd be granted another tourist visa so soon. They are not keen on people trying to live in the UK on a series of tourist visas. A 2 year visit visa does not allow you to visit the UK for 2 years. It's for those that can demonstrate a compelling need to visit the UK over a 2 year period but it still limits you to 6 months out of 12.

A marriage visit visa gives you 6 months to marry in the UK after which you must leave. A fiance visa is for those who wish to marry in the UK and settle. It gives you 6 months to marry after which you apply for FLR (M) which is basically a spouse visa.
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
thank you for the advice on this.

it looks that a marriage visa is the right way to go..

Is it still a case of waiting 6 months before applying again for a marriage visa?

or could we apply as soon as she is home in thailand?

thank you again
 

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No, you can apply for fiancée visa sooner than that, provided you can meet all the requirements.
 

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thank you again for your reply.

Does that mean we can apply almost instantly upon her return?
 
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