Requirements for the Thai citizens
If you are a Thai citizen and you want to qualify UK marriage visa, you must have to fulfill the given requirements;
- You both should be 18 or over.
- You have a civil relationship or have been together for more than 6 months (this is valid to win a UK fiancé visa)
- You are planning to live together permanently
- You have enough money, and you don’t want to claim public funds to survive in the UK
- You are fluent in English
- Your sponsoring partner is making more than £18,600 annually and can support you. The least financial requirements are high if they sponsor UK family immigration for their spouse and dependent kids.
What should be your financial status to apply for a UK spouse visa?
You must be earning a particular amount or have saved more than enough for sponsoring your partner to stay in the UK permanently. However, if you have humanitarian protection or refugee status, these requirements can be waved off.
If you plan to bring your partner only, you must be earning £18,600 annually before tax. And if you are immigrating your family (spouse & kids), you must be making £3800 for one child and £2400 for every other kid you have. You won’t be asked to pay an additional fee for bringing kids who have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, EEA nationals, or British. Still, if you are applying for UK family immigration, you must show your income for your spouse and extra income for each kid.
Your earning must be a combo of;
- Income from self-employment or employment (only if you are a UK citizen)
- Adoption, paternity, maternity, or sick pay
- A pension
- Additional income from shares/rent
If your income is a little less, you can add your savings to it. But, that must have been in your account for more than 6 months. If your partner is applying from Thailand, their savings can make a difference, but their earnings will not be added. But if they are working in the UK, their income will also count.
What are the basic tests your partner has to cover?
- Clear an English language test
- Get a clear medical check for not having Tuberculosis (TB)
The visa you want depends on your circumstances. If you plan to move to the UK with your partner permanently, you can fill the spouse visa application. You can also apply for an unmarried partner/ fiancé visa of a Thai citizen with settled financial status. If you meet all the UK marriage visa requirements, your partner visa will be issued for a 6 months duration, during which you would be anticipated to be married.
A spouse/ fiancé visa is valid for 2.5 years (30 months). After that period, you can apply for further 2.5 years. After the completion of 5 years, you will meet the eligibility criteria to have an indefinite leave to remain (ILR), and after some months, you can get UK citizenship.
UK Spouse visa
To be eligible to receive a UK spouse visa, you must be married to a Thai who holds indefinite leave to stay. And some specific requirements are;
- You and your partner must have a civil relationship and proof of it. You both should demonstrate that you intend to live together as a couple permanently.
- The financial requirements with proof must be fulfilled (you will not need any public funds to support your family).
- You satisfy the accommodation requirements.
- The English language test (clear)
In the end, you must have to prepare a massive bundle of documents to show your eligibility for these requirements. You can take help from a specialist immigration adviser to avoid any hassle.