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  1. I've removed the name of the Consultants your girlfriend has used, save to say I've never heard of them. It's a shame that after all the advice you'd received your girlfriend decided to go it alone, maybe she didn't like "being kept out of it". If you want to go ahead with this company you have no other option than to provide what they want, however you have no control over what they do with the information, or indeed that of your girlfriend. If I were in your position I'd be cutting my/her losses and pulling the plug, but I have an inkling that may not be acceptable to your girlfriend.
  2. Is the business account in your name or the name of the company? If it's not in your actual name they will want to check, I had a similar issue when my bank in Jersey were using a subsidary to transfer to Transferwise, and I had to jump through hoops for a couple of months to prove the cash came from me. I noted earlier in the week that on their website Wise now have a warning when you make a transaction advising that the funding account must be in your name.
  3. Now not operating, or at least showing availability, until Friday 4th June.
  4. What sort of "rights" are you looking for? Some take time to establish, whilst others, like NHS cover, are available as soon as you've returned, providing you can satisfy those in authority that you have returned to the UK permanently.
  5. A quote from the Immigration Rules, whilst this requirement has to be met at the visa application stage, the Border Force Officer should be satisfied that the passenger still meets these requirements at the UK Border, a possession of a return ticket is the simplest way, and many officers will routinely ask for one, though it's fair to say that possession of a return ticket doesn't mean a passenger will return. Some years ago, I think 2008 or 9, my then girlfriend, now my wife, were taking a side trip to Paris during a stay in the UK, on our return journey to London the IO was giving her a
  6. A couple of points of clarification here, when a person, be they a visa national or not, travels to the UK Border, before they are "landed", allowed to proceed through the UK Border, they must satisfy the Border Force Officer that they have sufficient funds for the duration of their trip, or access to sufficient funds, and the means to return home. The means to return home could be a return ticket, that's why some airlines will ask for one before they will fly you to the UK Border, and some Border Force Officers will sometimes ask for sight of a return ticket, either way a Border Force Of
  7. As per the previous advice, save that you don't actually have to be married you only have to satisfy the decision maker that you're in a subsisting relationship, akin to marriage, my wife when you was my girlfriend was granted a number of visas before we were actually married. You mention the "living in two countries scenario" are you actually living here in Thailand, or in the UK? If you're spending a lot of time in the UK the decision maker, rightly or wrongly, assume that your wife wants to go and live in the UK, if you are living in two countries you might like to c
  8. Yes, but overseas visitors to England, including anyone living in the UK without permission, will not be charged for testing, treatment and vaccination against Covid-19, no Immigration checks are required. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-migrant-health-guide
  9. *Deleted post edited out* I'm glad to hear that all staff employed at the UK Embassy have been vaccinated, as a responsible employer I would have expected nothing less. I'm pretty sure that our Ambassador couldn't demand that the British Government organise vaccines for those of us that choose to live in Thailand, or indeed anywhere overseas.
  10. @condobrit001The new rules were only published by HMG last night: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-traffic-light-list-ahead-of-cautious-return-to-international-travel Thailand is currently on the Amber List from 17 May, which means if travelling to the UK you must complete the pre flight requirements and on arrival in the UK quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days, and take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8. Different, more stringent, rules apply if you're transiting in a Red Zone country,
  11. No, UK visa applications can be made from wherever you are legally living. Applications are processed centrally.
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