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    I am planning to marry my Thai GF next year. I am 63 she is 55. ( I dont think she will run away with my money......).
    We have been together for 1 year now and I go and see her regularly in Jomtien. I will retire soon and will move to Thailand to be with her and live in her house.
    she will come to the UK soon and stay here until I retire from work in 2021. Then we will retire to Jomtien. We may come back and forth UK-Thailand.....

    My questions are If we marry in Thailand is it legaly recognised in UK ?
    If we marry in UK is it legaly recognised in Thailand ?
    Does it matter where we marry ?
    Will my UK Government be payed to me in Thailand ?
    I expect to get 9000 Baht per week government pension which we will live on together.

    4 questions ...can anyone enlighten me please ?
    many thanks in advance
    dave

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    Hi it doesn't matter where you marry if you are married you are married. In relation to pension I think it depends on what type. Others will know better.

    Good Luck!

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    If it is a pension from a goverment department ie..NHS or armed forces then it will be paid into wherever you ask for it to be paid..If it is a State OAP pension it can be paid into any bank as far as I know..however if it is paid into a Thai bank it will not be index linked..so it will stay the same ..
    I would caution against moving completely to Thailand because you will find insurance for health care extremely expensive if you are over 65..whereas in the UK it is free for you and your wife apart from her NHS supplement....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daabren View Post
    My questions are If we marry in Thailand is it legaly recognised in UK ?
    If we marry in UK is it legaly recognised in Thailand ?
    Does it matter where we marry ?
    Will my UK Government be payed to me in Thailand ?
    1. Yes, IF it is done at an Amphur office (No if it is a village ceremony)
    2. Yes
    3. No
    4. Would suggest it is paid in to your UK bank and then you set up a transfer to a Thai bank.
    I'm ONE of the 52%

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    I have just got married in Thailand, Bangkok, in June, i did a write up about if you care to read it, all pretty painless really, flash to bang was 5 days.
    http://thailand-uk.com/forums/showth...st-got-married

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    thank you everybody for the replies.
    thanks lone rider I am on my way now to read your account
    cheers all
    dave

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    If you want to save yourself the cost of a visa get married in Thailand.

    By marrying in Thailand, the first visa lasts for 33 months followed by a single period of Further to Remain (FLR). She can work for the day she arrives.

    Get married in the UK and the Settlement visa lasts for six months and you must marry in that time. Two 30 month periods of Further to Remain (FLR) have to follow. She cannot work for the six months on the settlement visa.

    After either of these options she can then go for Indefinite Leave to Remain having lived in the UK for five years. For that she will need to take the B1 English test and the Life in the UK test. (LITUK).

    She will need a TB test and to take an A1 English test. On the second period of FLR (if you get married in the UK) and the first if you get married in Thailand she will need to take an A2 English test.

    If her English is good go straight for the B1 test.

    Many couples who live in both Thailand don't bother with the Settlement visa system but use visit visas. The disadvantage is that visit visas will limit her time in the UK to 180 days in a 12 month period. Settlement over five years is currently costing over £7K and the price of the visas go up by 20% each year.

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    Thank you rasg.
    your second paragraph makes no sense because you say "she" (She can work for the day she arrives.)
    Did you mean to say "he " ??....that would be ME

    dave

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    Oops. She can work from the day she arrives as long as she has her BRP.

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