United Kingdom Visa

United Kingdom Visa

Thai nationals who are planning to travel to the UK require permission to just visit the UK (category “UK Visa Nationals”).

In addition, Entry Clearance is required for non-UK nationalsthat want to stay in the UK for longer than 6 months, or to work, study, or settle.

There are two broad categories:

  • Non-settlement
  • Settlement

The United Kingdom visas we specialize in most are:

UK Visitor | Fiancee | Spouse | Family | Parent | Child | Student | Adult Dependent and Marriage Visitor.

The type of UK Visa required under United Kingdom immigration laws will be determined by the purpose of your intended visit (and other circumstances).

It is important that the applicant is eligible to apply. Successful application will depend on the quality of the application and documentation, and that the applicant fulfils all of the requirements.

Thai applicants are strongly advised to plan their applications with great diligence. To increase the success, and to reduce your worries, it is worth considering expert to advise you as to (a) what type of visa to apply for; (b) when is the best time to begin your application, (c) how to prepare supporting documentation; (d) how to prepare for interviews; (e) how to avoid any pitfalls throughout the process.

REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements to apply depend primarily on the purpose of travel. Generally, you need to consider the following when applying for a UK Visa:

  • Applicants must have a valid passport for travel to the UK, with a validity date of at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay, and all previous passports or travel documents if available.
  • Applicants must be eligible and meet all requirements of the visa category that they are applying for.
  • Applicants should also understand that some visa applications may have additional requirements or administrative processing and they should adhere to the regulations when advised of this possibility.

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A UK VISA:

  • Applicants should have completed and signed the application form.
  • Applicants should bring a passport-sized (45mm x 35mm), appropriately taken color photograph ofthemselves.
  • Applicants should bring the supporting documents relevant to the application.
  • Applicants should pay the visa fee.
  • Applicants should review the information provided by TSL for the local processes in Thailand and be aware of the strict security procedures.
  • Not all applicants require an interview and if it is necessary, it is normally because the Visa Officer requires more information. Interviews are usually done by phone with the help of an Embassy interpreter. There is no need for an interview when the application is submitted. If necessary, applicants should be well prepared for the interview.
  • Non-settlement category visas such as UK Visitor Visas generally take up to 15 working days to be processed. If the applicant has previously visited the UK, US, New Zealand, Australia or a Schengen country during the previous 5 years, the processing time may be shorter (5 – 7 business days). However, settlement category visas can take from 2 to 3 months.
  • The duration of the application process is not always the same. Delays can occur if the British Embassy requests additional support documents or evidence. The progress of your application for a UK Visa may be checked online, but the success or rejection of an application will not be known until collection of the documents.

TSL “UK Visa for Thai” Service Inclusions:

TSL’s staff will provide you with comprehensive support and guidance to ensure that the UK Visa application process goes smoothly, and may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Consultation with our Immigration Specialist to provide you with clear and logical advice about the application process.
  • Assistance with preparation of application forms and supporting documents required for the specific visa category.
  • Filing of the completed application package.
  • Access to consultation with Lawyers with specific expertise depending on the needs of each case.
    Communication with the processing administrators on behalf of the applicant.
  • Proper preparation for the telephone interview if required.
  • If necessary, assistance with obtaining police clearance report or medical examination.

Recommendations:

Please keep copies of all application forms and support documents and take clear notes of specific questions that you are asked and the answers that you give. This will give TSL what it needs to assist you in case your application is rejected.
The advice of an immigration consultant to obtain your entry clearance will save you significant time and cost, compared with the cost of a solicitor to help overturn the refusal.
Before you start, we recommend that you should speak with one of TSL’s Visa & Immigration Specialists or request further information about UKVisa applications.

Visitor Visa is available for citizens that wish to enter the UK for travel, tourism and leisure.

  • Thai citizens are required to apply for Entry Clearance for travel to the UK.
  • A UK Visitor Visa can be granted to Thai visitors for six months with multiple entry only.

Eligibility for UK Visitor Visa:

In order for to be eligible for a UK Visitor Visa for Thai citizen it is necessary to demonstrate that:

  • The applicant is not seeking entry for more than six months.
  • The applicant intends to leave at the end of the visit.
  • The applicant does not intend to work (paid or unpaid), or to produce goods or provide services in UK.
  • The applicant does not plan to sell goods or services direct to the public during the visit.
  • The applicant does not intend to study at a publicly funded school.
  • The applicant has sufficient funds and accommodation without the need for public funds.
  • The applicant is able to show proof that he/she is able to meet the costs of their onward journey.

TSL “Inadmissibility Waiver” Services:

TSL offers professional assistance to help you out with the entire process until you obtain your I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility.

Our proven track record with I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility is the reason that we are the preferred immigration services choice in Thailand and receive numerous referrals from our former clients.

TSL’s staff will provide you with comprehensive support and guidance to ensure that the visa application process goes smoothly, and may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Consultation with our Immigration Specialist to provide you with clear and logical legal advice about the application process.
  • Assistance with preparation of application forms and supporting documents required for the specific visa category.
  • Filing of the application package to each of the appropriate agencies.
  • Access to consultation with Lawyers with specific expertise depending on the needs of each case.
  • Communication with the US Embassy on behalf of the applicant.
  • Proper preparation for the appointment and interview at the Embassy.
  • If necessary, assistance with obtaining police clearance report or medical examination.

Recommendations:

  • Please keep copies of all application forms and support documents and take clear notes of specific questions that you are asked and the answers that you give. This will give TSL what it needs to assist you in case your application is rejected.
  • The advice of an immigration consultant to obtain your entry clearance will save you significant time and cost, compared with the cost of a lawyer to help overturn the refusal of a US Visa.
  • Before you start, we recommend that you should speak with one of TSL’s Visa & Immigration Specialists or request further information about UKVisa applications.

TSL Thailand Contact Information:

For more information about applying for a Visa or requesting our Legal Services, please visit the TSL Thailand Contact page.

Or you can contact us by phone:

International: +66 84-361-2818

In Thailand: 087-595-4918 or 02-168-7734

How can we help you?

Contact us at the Consulting TSL Office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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