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  1. Spouse/TR visa for my wife

    What country are you talking about? Many countries with different criteria for most. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  2. Insulting post removed, UKVI staff, current and former, contribute to this forum, insults are unwarranted. As 7by7 and others have said there is no line to cross when demonstrating that you have sufficient funds in your bank account to sponsor your wife's trip, there are so many variables. As has been pointed it depends on how long you and your wife intend spending in the UK, where you are staying and what you intend doing, you just need to satisfy the ECO that you have sufficient resources to fund the trip. My wife has made a number of successful applications by just satisfying the decision maker that she/we could afford the declared trip. You seem to be aware that financial support is only part of the application, the reason to return is as, or probably more, important than affordability, you seem to be living here in Thailand so providing she can provide evidence of your joint life here I would have thought you were more than halfway there. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. Offensive post and response removed. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  4. A very sad but all too common story I'm afraid, I can't imagine the worry and concern for your son that you must be feeling at the moment, I think you have a pretty sure feeling about how your daughter in law must be funding her lifestyle. This forum is for those seeking advice regarding obtaining visas for Thailand, which isn't what you seem to be seeking help with. I'm going to move your post to the "Marriage and Family" forum, and whilst I'm not sure that even that is the best forum there might just be somebody reading it who can give meaningful advice or be able to allay your concerns. Hope it turns out well.
  5. I used AXA once here in Thailand, though it's a global insurer. I insured with them prior to last minute weekend trip to Singapore, I took the insurance out on a Thursday, travelled on Friday and had a heart attack on the Saturday. AXA covered my medical bills of about 1m Baht, best 1,000 Baht I'd ever spent. The OP will need to be aware that many insurers, including those in the UK, will not cover trips in excess of 90 days, l think he will need a specialist underwriter. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  6. Most World Nomads policies are underwritten by BUPA, I’ve heard many good reports about them. Have you looked at insurance companies here in Thailand, they will be more used to dealing with Thais traveling overseas. Your girlfriend may wish to wait until she has her visa before she purchases insurance especially as she intends visiting the UK for six months and insurance for that period of time is likely to be expensive. You ask that responders to your question don’t get sidetracked with immigration comments, but this is an immigration forum and I would have thought that would be your girlfriends first priority before she sources her insurance, especially as she intends to have a six month holiday in the UK. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  7. Tourist visa to the UK

    Yes, providing her UK Visa is multi entry, which the vast majority are, the UKVI routinely issue multi entry visas unless they have any doubts. Next to the words "number of entries" it will say MULT.
  8. France to Spain

    Sorry I misread the part where you said you were visiting France and wanted to pop into Spain, so presumably already have a Schengen Visa. I can confirm what 7by7 has told you that this will allow you unfettered access into Spain, there will not be any border checks though in the current climate there could possibly be a cursory glance in your car, terrorism and refugees spring to mind. With my wife’s Schengen Visa issued by the French she entered Italy by land and air, and with her visa issued by the Dutch she entered France a few times, Belgium, Luxembourg and of course the Netherlands. This is one of the perks that is very much at risk when the UK leaves the EU. Once again I apologize for misreading your post. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  9. France to Spain

    You’ll know as well as I that if you marry in Thailand your marriage is recognized in the UK, there isn’t, as far as I know, a procedure for registering your marriage in the UK. That said I have read the Spanish used to demand such a document, probably fully aware that it can’t be done. One or two of our members have fallen foul of this “requirement” maybe some of them will drop by and comment how they resolved it, and if they are still asking to see such evidence. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  10. France to Spain

    @overherebc My wifes previous Schenghen Visa was issued by the Dutch Authorities, I'd communicated with my friend Donutz before applying. My wife was my girlfriend then and as we'd been in a subsisting relationship for a decade they felt fit to issue her with free a multi entry visa which was valid for the duration of her passport, shy of three months, this allowed us to make a number of trips to the Schengen Area. Last year she got a passport in her married name and a shiny new five year UK Visa, as we were intending to visit the Schengen Area when we visited the UK over Christmas, she this time applied to the Danish Authorities as we were visiting Iceland, we again asked for a longer term visa, however on this occasion they only issued her with a visa valid for three months shy of the UK's exit from the EU, citing Brexit or at least the UK's withdrawal advising that they were acting on instructions, I don't know how true this was.
  11. Yes you can. I only asked in case you were British and the kids were yours in case British passports were an option, a few people don’t consider all options. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  12. You and your friend are right to be concerned with this outfit, I personally wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. If your friend wants to visit the UK she needs to satisfy the decision makers that her proposed trip is genuine, affordable and, that on the balance of probabilities she will leave the UK at the conclusion of her trip. Satisfying the decision maker that the trip is genuine shouldn't be too much of a problem, though she would need to detail what she intends doing in the UK for a month, some may think that's a tad long for an employed person, though August may be off season in Samui. To prove affordability the UKVI will be looking for more than money recently parachuted into a bank account, they would be looking for the source of the funds with bank statements going back for about six months. A sudden deposit of cash would ring alarm bells and unless properly explained, with supporting evidence, could very well result in the application failing, any "agent" suggesting that an account should be padded should be avoided, no reputable agent would offer that "service", UKVI staff are not stupid. To satisfy the decision maker that she will return to her home she needs to give details of her life in Thailand, if she's working in a hotel she needs to provide evidence from her employers regarding her employment and salary as well as confirmation that her leave of absence is authorised and that she is expected back on such and such a date. Some people might think that 20,000 Baht isn't an unreasonable fee, whilst the process is not too onorous there are those who are prepared to pay this level of fee for a qualified agent to guide them through the process, nobody can guarantee of a visa, even the most competent and qualified of agents, and I would suggest that the agent to which you refer is neither, and certainly any guarantee given would be worthless.
  13. If your children are legally resident in Indonesia, and from what you say they will be, then they can apply in Indonesia. As a matter of interest what nationality are you and are the children yours? http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/indonesia/index.html
  14. Troll post, and responses, removed.
  15. The information regarding this change has been passed onto members, as it's now turned into a bickering session it's time to close the thread. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect