I have been looking through the requirements for getting my Thai girlfriend a UK visitor’s visa so she can visit me in the UK for 3 months. We met in March 2009 while I was on holiday in Pattaya. Ever since we met we speak to each other on the phone every day; we also send emails and text messages to each other.
I do not know how to prove that my Thai girlfriend will return to Thailand
I do not know how to prove that my Thai girlfriend will return to Thailand, but because she has a 3 year old daughter, surly the embassy will see that she will have to return to Thailand. She loves her daughter and would never leave her.
Answer to question My Thai girlfriend has a child, does this prove she will return to Thailand
From the basic information given in your question, I am not certain that your Thai girlfriend will be granted a UK visitor’s visa. I will email you with more questions to give you a better idea, but to answer the basic questions.
Your Girlfriend will return to Thailand at the end of the UK Visitor visa.
As you have rightly noted, the British embassy require a strong amount of evidence to suggest that your Girlfriend will return to Thailand at the end of the UK Visitor visa. Your Thai girlfriend has a daughter, but this is not evidence to suggest that she will infact return to Thailand. You stated that she would not leave her daughter, I guess that your girlfriend works in Pattaya while her child is in the Thai village with the grandparents. If this is the case your girlfriend has left her child already. From the British embassy’s point of view, what is the difference between leaving your child to work in Pattaya or leaving your child to work in the UK.
Having a daughter is not evidence that your Thai girlfriend will return to Thailand, however It will show that she has a strong connection to Thailand
Why would your Thai girlfriend want to leave the UK?
It is obvious that more money can be earnt in the UK; so why would your Thai girlfriend want to leave the UK? Every year Thai ladies enter the UK on a valid visitor’s visa and disappear working illegally; sending money home to the Village; to their familys. In some cases the ladies remain in the UK for many years undetected and finally return to Thailand when they have sent home millions of Thai Baht. The money would have been used to buy land, build a home and set up a new lifestyle.
Having a daughter is not evidence that your Thai girlfriend will return to Thailand
Having a daughter is not evidence that your Thai girlfriend will return to Thailand, however It will show that she has a strong connection to Thailand. Thought this information can be used both for and against the application.
This application is going to need more than just a daughter and more than you talk on the phone every day. Showing a real relationship is a good starting point. Though do not get conned into buying land or a house for your Thai girlfriend. Your girlfriend will not need a house or land to get a UK visitor’s Visa.