Nobody has got a visa in the UK ??
I've been living in Thailand for the last 17 years or so on primarily non-B and in later years non-O annual visa extensions. I'm currently in the UK and my non-O expires next month, I wont be back before then so need to get a new one.
I haven't had a visa from the UK since the 90s so the whole process is new to me. What are the current requirements to get a 1 year non-O visa based on either marriage or child support (wife and kids are in Thailand)?
Do they want original documents (I only have copies with me)?
What finances need to be shown (I have 400k in a Thai bank)?
Can it be done by post or do I need to go to London?
What is the best consulate to use?
Do I need a flight before applying for the visa?
I've read this: http://thaiembassyuk.org.uk/en/visa-modern#section2
But am looking for first hand experience from someone who has just done it, as we know visa regs change like the weather!
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by buksida; 19th Jul 2017 at 11:55.
I'm sure someone will get around to answering your question soon. Sorry I can't help myself as I only holiday there so know nothing about this type of visa.
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Sorry, I missed this post. If London is easy to get to then that's what I suggest you do and the requirements will be as stated on the tin. They stopped all consulates issuing non-tourist visas a while back, but I've just been reading someone who did it via Liverpool, but everything still had to go to London, but it seems you have to attend in person to collect, so unless near a consulate, that seems a no-no. The reason I would visit is that's what I did when I got my OA and sure enough there was one issue which I had to address and was able to sort that out in the locality. If I had done it by post, it would have caused problems if returned and delayed. And my journey involved a train from Hungerford to London (and back) to put the application in and a return trip to collect the passport / visa, the following day. I should have stopped overnight somewhere.
Thanks for replying.
As usual with forums you get conflicting information. Some say you can do it all by post with just a few docs, others say you have to go there in person.
Would be handy if someone on a Thailand UK forum had actually got a visa here in the last month!!
Guess I'll just have to go there and find out. As expected they don't reply to emails.
single entry non 'o' marriage available from consulates in person, as well as the embassy, multi entry only from the embassy only by post, i think
signed copies of marriage cert, wife id card, completed form and 2 photo's
see here - http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/non-imm...-o-married.php
this link stats wife passport instead of id card, not sure why. also states bank statements, again not sure why, as financials shouldn't be required, i will be applying at hull in a few weeks for a single entry ' married ' visa, so can comment on the 2 x not sure why's later
edit - there are reports of London issuing multi entry non 'o' 'married' visas by post with no financials on another forum.
Are you intending to return to Thailand indefinitely or do you plan to use the multiple-entry non-O for repeated visits? The reason I ask is, if you'll be remaining in Thailand for most of the year or longer, you might be better off with just a single entry non-O. With 400k already in a Thai bank, you'll immediately qualify for a 1 year extension and won't have costly visa runs to do every 90 days during your stay.
Thanks again, it will be indefinitely.
I can extend in Hua Hin but it is a world of ballache and invovled three separate trips last year (I live 3 hours away) so I thought I'd get the longest possible visa here before I went.
On further research it looks like only London does the year multi-entry so I'll have to give them a call to find out what to do. None of them reply to emails.