You would not believe that the credit crunch of 2008 and 2009 would have a large effect on the waiting times on UK visas for Thai citizens, but it did. Many men who had lived in Thailand with their Thai wife’s had found the strength of the pound against the Thai baht leaving them very short of money. This forced many of the UK men back to the UK
How long it takes to get a UK Visa for Thai Citizen
Many of the men returning to the UK wanted to bring their Thai wife back to the UK to live full time. The number of applications made at the British embassy in Bangkok made a back log. Thai people looking for a UK settlement visa had to wait up 90 days to get a reply on the application while a UK visitor visa was taking 6 weeks.
How long it takes to get a UK Visa November 2009
This situation has changed, with the amount of application made at the British embassy now falling.
It is presently taking 21 days for a reply on a UK settlement visa application and 10 days for a reply on a UK visitor’s visa.