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  1. in appendix 1.7 it say the following (which I read one of two ways) 9.7. Director or employee of a specified limited company in the UK – requirements 9.7.1. A limited company is owned by its shareholders. Where such a shareholder is also a director or other employee of the company, they may be paid a salary and receive dividends, which can generally be counted, as appropriate, as employment or nonemployment income under Category A, Category B or Category C. However, if the company is of the type specified in paragraph 9(a) of Appendix FM-SE, the person’s income must instead be considered under Category F or Category G. This is because in a company in sole or limited family ownership there is scope for doubt as to the effective control of the company, as the person is either a director or employee (or both) and a shareholder or the other shareholders are family members of that person. In that case, instead of the employment evidence in Category A or Category B or the dividend evidence in Category C, we need the evidence about the operation of the company required under Category F or Category G.
  2. I read it the same way as you as well sadly, looks like i'm waiting longer than I thought na thank you for your input
  3. Hi, The home office generally know everything when it comes to this and I am doubtful I will get away without mentioning who my boss is.... however the wording above may mean I qualify without needing to show company account etc, but two immigration advisers say 2 different things on this subject sadly and i am unsure if I can go down the employee route or if I need to go down the financial company year end proof as well route.
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    Is your Thai companion averse to questions?

    don't think too much, is like don't ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies usually, but in a way which is like don't worry about it, everything is okay. Many Thai's keep their cards close to their chests, as a Brit myself I am wired and programmed very differently to Thai ladies and therefore Thai ladies programming can cause me issues... I am guessing that is the same for most people in thailand here visiting from ferang nations
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    Thai women going from farang back to Thai men?

    There was a poll done about this by Durex and it ranked the men of Thailand as the most likely to cheat in the world, and the women of Thailand at the number 2 spot. My country (the UK) was ranked about number 9 I think.... My ex Thai wife did the adultery thing, however that doesn't count on the poll because she denied it (However I was still with her when her facebook status changed from married to in a relationship lol), so the actual figure is possibly far higher than that recorded... I have a thing for Thai ladies, but I have to say with the stats as they are my fingers will no doubt get burned again
  6. How good are you at reading legal jargon? I am trying to establish if I have to provide lots of complicated details which would see my partner arriving in 2.5 years’ time rather than next April, the question is if my mothers company is a specified ltd company or not. If my mothers Company is not a specified ltd company then my partner can come in 9 months’ time. My mother is a sole director and 100% shareholder, please read the following carefully to see what you think about it. (a) The specified type of limited company is one in which: (i) the person is either a director or employee of the company, or both, or of another company within the same group; and (ii) shares are held (directly or indirectly) by the person, their partner or the following family members of the person or their partner: parent, grandparent, child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin; and (iii) any remaining shares are held (directly or indirectly) by fewer than five other persons. One immigration expert says I am okay and my mothers company is not a specified company, and one says my mothers company is a specified company. Even one experts who has qualifications to know this stuff struggle to understand the rules regarding this it seems (or at least one does and one doesn't lol)….. (ii) shares are held (directly or indirectly) by the person, their partner or the following family members of the person or their partner: Any thoughts? (The next quote I have for legal advice is £300 and I don’t want to pay any more on this so open thoughts on this would be handy please, J x
  7. I understand that if she seeks treatment from a doctor she needs to pay for it (or I do), she is doctor prone and therefore I am looking for suggestions for travel insurance which includes health care from a company based in Thailand that covers Thai people abroad ???
  8. I really hate Pattaya, yet Hua Hin I really like, I would come down and take private tours and I have really enjoyed my stays! One thing I notice about Hua Hin is that there is very little tourism of ferangs there, once in one weekend I only saw about 20 ferangs in Hua Hin itself... I would love to be there right now, however I have very little desire to ever be in Pattaya again.
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    Thai women going from farang back to Thai men?

    You are not wrong! I agree with you on all accounts!
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    stop feeding street dogs

    The street dogs IMO will always be a problem in Thailand and it is not a problem which can be fixed easily! A taxi driver said he fed about 200 street dogs a day, and also had 40 injured dogs at his home, he was an old Thai man who thought this was the best way of caring for them! Typically he said the dogs at his home had been involved in dog fights or accidents with cars! For a 45 baht fare I paid him 1000 baht because of what he was doing, and while I thought he might of scammed me into believing in a fairy tale I witnessed him feeding a group of about 8 dogs near a bus stop a week later! I don't know what is best for this problem in Thailand I must admit
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    Thai women going from farang back to Thai men?

    The wealthy men in my area married to Thai ladies seem to do slightly better with lengthier marriages than the poor! Many of the Thai ladies in my area get knocked up with their first Ferang Brit and struggle to find men that are any better, but in many cases they can't resist sampling Brit males and end up divorced. Primary criteria for a decent new relationship for them in most cases is wealth and anything they get on top is a bonus! I am engaged to a very attractive Thai lady and if I don't get her knocked up many handsome wealthy men will be keen to provide for her when she lives here, which in reality means I will be left broken! I'm fully aware that the chances are I will get dumped eventually and probably cheated on, which while it does put me off the whole adventure, I find it very hard to meet ladies in the UK which I find suitable or indeed in which I like! If a wiser me could comment in order to avoid this sort of cheating which commonly goes on, all I would say is try and pick a Thai girl that is slightly more so in your own league worldwide no matter where you end up and also try and avoid wife finding in Bars in those very strange adult Disney land like places which offer night and life services for the vulnerable!
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    Thai women going from farang back to Thai men?

    I don't find it surprising, but it should be a reminder that in my area alone half the ladies from Thailand here were not worth marrying to everyone who's considering marrying someone from Thailand! I know for a fact that in many cases local to me the ladies were formally paid professionally as girlfriends in Thailand and most commonly from Pattaya! I'm planning on bringing a Thai lady over here to live, and while the relationship is far better than anything I've previously had, I'm very aware that I will most likely get stung again! I personally don't believe there is a girl in this world which will spend the rest of my life with me, I'm 34 and hope to not max out at more than 3 marriages in my life time!
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    Thai women going from farang back to Thai men?

    Thai women in the UK often cheat on their husbands for fellow Brits. I don't know what the official figure is for Thai ladies cheating in the UK but I would suggest it is probably very high. In my area about 50% of Thai ladies cheat and leave within the first 10 years of life in the UK. My ex-wife cheated, and out of about 30 relationships I knew through her Thai circles that she hung around in more than half of the relationships saw Ferang Brits being cheated on! While I'm sure you all know what your doing, choose wisely if your planning on marrying a Thai lady, because divorce is more common than you would think in these types of relationships. Personally I don't consider a lady who sells herself as good company, but many ferang seem to feel they make excellent partner material, and while in some cases they might make good life partners, in most cases they will never stop using you! When Ferang become Ex pats in Thailand, you may well find that your partner/wife will cheat on you with Thai men, it does happen a lot! likewise if you are in a relationship with a Thai lady and you live abroad and are doing the long distance thing, you may well be being cheated on. But that said plenty of Thai ladies don't cheat and hopefully you are with one of them! One point I will add is that in the UK I have also seen many Thai ladies and male Brits together and living very happily together, I've also seen this in Thailand as well and so it is possible that you'll have a worthwhile and successful relationship overall! chok dee!
  14. the answer turns out to be yes, many thanks everyone for your help... i checked it over with a visa agent