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I have decided to return to the Uk with our daughter to get her into Uk education, in time my wife of 13 years will follow, we are not kids so the distance is ok whilst I get my self re established.. 

Quick question, we are only married at the Amphur office so is this sufficient to apply for a visa, or must we be officially married in UK eyes.. 

 

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Quick question, we are only married at the Amphur office so is this sufficient to apply for a visa, or must we be officially married in UK eyes.. 

 

Have you got the original marriage certificate in Thai?

 

   

 

   

 

   

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1 minute ago, Isaanbiker said:

Quick question, we are only married at the Amphur office so is this sufficient to apply for a visa, or must we be officially married in UK eyes.. 

 

Have you got the original marriage certificate in Thai?

 

   

 

   

 

   

Yes, I have, well it's filed by the wife. I know it's not easy these days to get Uk visas for a Thai spouse. 

We are keeping our house here just in case it all goes south. 

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32 minutes ago, Nickthegreek said:

Yes, I have, well it's filed by the wife. I know it's not easy these days to get Uk visas for a Thai spouse. 

We are keeping our house here just in case it all goes south. 

It's not difficult. if you meet the financial and other requirements, language and TB tests, accomodation in the UK, she'll be granted a visa.

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Just now, theoldgit said:

It's not difficult. if you meet the financial and other requirements, language and TB tests, accomodation in the UK, she'll be granted a visa.

Going back with a chunk of change, but not enough to satisfy the 80k pounds, which I believe is the number, no job, no house yet, so can't see it being an easy transition. Appreciate any insight 

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2 minutes ago, Nickthegreek said:

Thanks Jeff, who knows, my daughter is doing well here, but the issue for me has become the amount of extra lessons I need to pay for due to the Thai teachers being either too lazy or busy to teach. I have looked at ofsted and I am lucky that the schools are well rated, that coupled with Mum being 76 and offering us a place to stay while I get back on my feet and after 13 years, I am scared to death, I hope I am making a good decision 

Sounds like a very big ask if I'm being honest, but genuinely wish you well as you are basically doing what I am seriosuly thinking about but I will be a couple of years behind you.

 

The biggest issue for me is renting somewhere, well that and getting a job. Gonna be real tough.

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Just now, Nickthegreek said:

Going back with a chunk of change, but not enough to satisfy the 80k pounds, which I believe is the number, no job, no house yet, so can't see it being an easy transition. Appreciate any insight 

it's 62,500.fwiw..

 

I have a Mother about the same age as yours, but 2 weeks max is the longer we could hole up with her I reckon..renting is a major problem, do you still have UK credit history, any credit cards etc?

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2 minutes ago, Khon Kaen Jeff said:

it's 62,500.fwiw..

 

I have a Mother about the same age as yours, but 2 weeks max is the longer we could hole up with her I reckon..renting is a major problem, do you still have UK credit history, any credit cards etc?

Jeff, sounds like we have the same mother lol.. 

Credit card yes, credit history, unlikely now.. 

The amount of cash has dropped then from when I last looked, if we sell our house it would be enough, but want to keep it to he honest.. 

I will have to make it work with my mother for as long as possible, used to have a well paid sales management role, can't get back there, so toying with hgv retrain and driving.. 

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47 minutes ago, Nickthegreek said:

Yes, I have, well it's filed by the wife. I know it's not easy these days to get Uk visas for a Thai spouse. 

We are keeping our house here just in case it all goes south. 

should be 2 marriage certs, and a kor ror 2

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10 minutes ago, Nickthegreek said:

Going back with a chunk of change, but not enough to satisfy the 80k pounds, which I believe is the number, no job, no house yet, so can't see it being an easy transition. Appreciate any insight 

No, the cash savings has always been £65k, assuming that the child holds a British passport.
You mention that you may go back first with your daughter, again I'm assuming she's British, and seek a job, once you've been in employment for six months, in a position that meets the minimum income requirements, then you can sponsor your wife.

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6 minutes ago, Nickthegreek said:

Jeff, sounds like we have the same mother lol.. 

Credit card yes, credit history, unlikely now.. 

The amount of cash has dropped then from when I last looked, if we sell our house it would be enough, but want to keep it to he honest.. 

I will have to make it work with my mother for as long as possible, used to have a well paid sales management role, can't get back there, so toying with hgv retrain and driving.. 

Lol, well I have 2 kids..Yes, you will not get an office job now..think you are looking in the right direction...at least you have a back up with your house here if it goes peared..

 

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23 minutes ago, Nickthegreek said:

Going back with a chunk of change, but not enough to satisfy the 80k pounds, which I believe is the number, no job, no house yet, so can't see it being an easy transition. Appreciate any insight 

You do know you can combi on income and savings ? Right ? So if you have a large chunk of dosh then you could take a lower paying job and still meet the criteria.

 

 

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