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  1. 5 points
    The wife had the Driving theory test app on her phone and studied and studied and then passed 1st time, I was very proud of her.
  2. 4 points
    Buckshit at his best.... Matty dont even answer to this scumbag...
  3. 4 points
    Which means you have wasted all your time money and years because you're stubborn. I remember having a conversation with you on Shhh years ago about it. Sit down with her learn the book and do the multiple choice questions till they stick in both your minds.. Thai girls I know here have done it in a month of solid studying even if it takes you six studying every night surely it's worth it than wondering WTF is going to happen after 10. You could have had a British passport by now. Good Luck.
  4. 3 points
    When we first got married I was working and living in Manchester UK. Gave the missus the option of what she wanted to do. She wanted to move to the UK. She absolutely loved living in the UK and never wanted to leave when I was offered a position in my old company in Australia. Took her far longer to adjust to living in Australia than it did for the UK. She always tells anyone that will listen that she would move back to the UK to live at the drop of a hat.
  5. 3 points
    I was even more proud when she passed her actual driving test first time.
  6. 3 points
    Yes I agree. There should also be a right to a "family life". Only a dried up bitch like that f**king May creature, who has no kids, could make up a law that would tear families apart. At the same time the right to appeal in court was also removed. They also outsourced the entry clearence staff to the shower of shite vfs.
  7. 3 points
    The EU isn't cherry picking though. That was down to freedom of movement that the UK signed up to at that time. Of course the government is trying to cherry pick who it does and doesn't let into the country via various immigration policies but it is absolutely impossible to have a system that keeps everyone happy. There will be a lot of people out there who will say 'so what if she failed the life in the UK test, kick her out'. That's the truth of it all. Immigration is one tough nut to crack and my sympathy is with decent, hard working folk like matty and davethailand etc.
  8. 3 points
    I don't mean to be cruel and this is certainly not with reference to the op but some people just aren't smart enough. I know Brits who have failed their driving test after multiple attempts. Some people are just a little bit 'slower' upstairs. You do have a point though. Get the books out and just study, study, study. A good tactic is to write out all the questions and answers repeatedly. Keep doing it and keep reading them. Stay off the alcohol and get plenty of sleep and your brain will start to retain the information. It will be locked in your sub conscious memory. I would get a tutor in as well. Doesn't have to be an expensive one maybe just a student on a pgce programme.
  9. 3 points
    Without being disrespectful it should have been priority no1 before you brought her daughter to U.K then there would have been no uncertainty . As it is your Mrs may well have to leave if they feel that way and her daughter has made a new life for herself. Get studying with her and get it done any energy elsewhere is wasted.
  10. 3 points
    That's the stupid thing about it, I did an example on line and got 27 out of 30. It is hard and should have no involvement whether somebody should be granted citizenship or not. It should be what you can offer the UK as a citizen and not about knowing that Winston Churchill was voted the most famous person from history.
  11. 2 points
    The EU is a club where the labour can go and work in any membership country. So UK citizens can go work in Germany, France or Poland and citizens from these countries can go work in the UK. Under the same conditions as the locals (supposedly). Once Brexit is fully implemented this will probably not be the case anymore (depending on what agreements are made between the UK and EU). That is the reason a Polish carpenter can come and enter the UK system and a Thai or Philippine cannot - they are not in "the club". You can write your MP and see if he/she will campaign to make a similar club with Thailand but I doubt you will have much success. Somewhat related - I wish Denmark would also leave the EU and get free trade agreements instead and I am sure this is a wish shared with many in the EU. Most common people have a hard time remembering when we voted to accept open borders to Eastern European builders and service workers. This has already given Germany the "gift" of working poor people and only the richest 10% benefits from it.
  12. 2 points
    It’s just wrong , evidence shows your marriage through longevity and many other facts which are evident, she should get visa passport the lot... That a few civil servants look to decry it is disgusting, there are how many million illegals in .. Its all about evidence... Just wrong mate , broken Britain now embarrassing Britain 🇬🇧 Tragic it is ..
  13. 2 points
    We are having lamb at Barry House resort up Isaan. I'm supplying dessert which will be a medley of Christmas pudding, Cumberland Rum Nicky and mince pies served with Rum butter and ice cream. Plus Christmas cake, cheese and port. Some enterprising villager nearby has reared some Turkeys hoping to cash in with the falang and unfortunately no one is interested. So anyone who desires some fresh, and I mean fresh they are still walking around, Turkey for 160 baht per kg get in touch.
  14. 2 points
    Hard Rock would be a nice experience, as opposed to sticking your nose in a large trough of cheap food, in some bar/café type place. No doubt many in Pattaya just see the event as a booze/pig out session.
  15. 2 points
    Thai women have a different concept of the word smoking ....... ..... great piece of footage of the great Irish playwright Brendan Behan's auld ma. She's got a fag in one hand and a massive whisky in the other. Turns to the black and white camera and says in strongest Dublin accent: "Aw Jaysus the doctor just tauld me if I don't give up da fags and the booze they'll kill me .." She was 91 at the time ......
  16. 2 points
    Have To agree. I know quite a few Thai girls here and they've all passed.
  17. 2 points
    There are an estimated 30,000 british children who will be apart from one of their parents this Christmas because of the cruel and nasty immigration rules introduced in 2012. Good luck with the human rights route Matty. Not sure why it would apply to your thai wife and not a british childs mother or father but it is worth a try.
  18. 2 points
    Agreed ! And moving to Thailand Matty ? I could see this going one way only....stop dreaming. Sorry fo T.F.
  19. 2 points
    Wouldn't it be worth her studying hard for the test and trying to pass it?
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    Nothing will happen after Brexit, Thais are not from the EU so same rules as now....
  22. 1 point
    Posted Today, 03:42 AM .... There's no lack of Christmas dinner options in Pattaya. At least 100 restaurants offer some sort of festive holiday meal. The difficulty is finding one that's both good and offers decent value for money. My choice has already been made. I had the Christmas carvery buffet at the Hard Rock Cafe last year and it was excellent. It had everything you could want in a Christmas buffet and then some. A few pics: But it is a bit confusing this year. Apparently Hard Rock has two Christmas options, the Santa Rock buffet ... and a BBQ buffet that's more expensive. Both buffets are held at the same time on Dec. 24th and Dec. 25th in the Starz Diner, so I imagine the BBQ buffet includes more dishes to appeal to non-Western diners. I can do without BBQ skewers, sushi and tiger prawns on Christmas Eve; I just want turkey, stuffing and other fixings, plus Christmas desserts. The Santa Rock buffet is fine for me. I sent HR an email asking for a clarification. Otherwise, the restaurants popular among farang are offering Christmas meals. I read frozen turkeys now cost 600 baht per kilo in Thailand, so it's understandable the meals are quite expensive. If past history is any guide, you need to book a table ASAP. More to come. Santa Penevil
  23. 1 point
    I will say what I think now.we are about to pay the corrupt eu 39 billion.their people come here and pay nothing. I knew dave had paid it and now know phils has.its disgusting.why don't the eu lot pay it.this is racial towards UK people.
  24. 1 point
    back on topic.we are basically waiting.biometrics done and the forms .the good thing is it wasn't returned to me.ive heard of people waiting 6 months to have their biometrics done,it took 9 days.discretionary leave and human rights are a whole different ballgame.
  25. 1 point
    Just.for fun I tried this LIUK test (training simulation) on line. Many questions are completely non relevant, I am sure many Brits would fail it..Of course I failed, but it looks like it has been designed with that purpose.
  26. 1 point
    Yep, that is true. Lots of people fail the Living in UK test. Some of the questions are ridiculous and dreamed up by a bunch of civil servants. About 70% of them are irrelevant to daily life in the UK and assume that everyone is that the stage where they can read and write English. What many couples end up doing is getting hold of ALL of the possible questions and learn the answers , parrot fashion. They should scrap the LIUK test. My wife did a short City & Guilds course which covered some basic written and spoken exercises and the certificate was in place of the LIUK test. I know some pretty smart Thais in London who failed the test multiple times. It is not essential to know what date the Battle of Hastings was to live in the UK.
  27. 1 point
    I cant sit the test for her,which I hasten to add she doesn't have to do now.meaw has been here on a multi entry family visit visa.yes I was declined once.so what.some people will never meet the criteria to put an application in"not meaning you"
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    currently outside in a dressing gown photographing the snow .FFS.!
  30. 1 point
    Well there are the challenges in here , options , ways round , financial requirements a decent thread... I have no interest of starting a business of any sort in Thailand, that said Mattys experience regards bringing your wife to UK I am sure anyone planning to do the same would find his input helpful.
  31. 1 point
    Does it? I’d say Paris and Rome sound more HiSo to be honest 🧐
  32. 1 point
    It’s funny, Switzerland seems very high on the list of many Thais to visit. I think because of the mountains, they don’t realise you can see spectacular Alpine views in France and Italy amongst other countries also....
  33. 1 point
    My mrs has been to many countries she as quite excited when arriving in LA ,thought it was a hiso place ,was quite disapointed and thought the americans were loud and rude Loved many thngs in england on our last trip like the museams and the castles etc but the roads with the houses all looking th same and joined together put her off a bit Wants togo to switserland next time
  34. 1 point
    Who dreams of America....Living in the middle of a herd of buffalos ?
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Not forgetting getting drunk and getting a burger from those mobile stalls, just one more go go maybe 5555
  37. 1 point
    I cannot recall ever having a decent Christmas dinner in Thailand. and certainly nothing that compares to UK. But then, Christmas Day feels like any other day to me in Pattaya and because of the heat etc, I am not bothered if I am out there at Xmas and don't have a traditional dinner . Nothing feels like Xmas apart from some of the girls wearing red Santa hats Ebenezer Remus
  38. 1 point
    hard rock looks the outstanding value and by far the better venue.
  39. 1 point
    I call 899 a bargain,and a band too.
  40. 1 point
    ive never smoked,but insurance companies are clever and never miss an opputunity to increase premiums.
  41. 1 point
    we did that but it wasn't on their list of colleges.as I stated this isn't a topic about me and my family.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Matty, not meaning to be disrespectfull, but you mentioned somewhere before about about her speaking English ok, but struggling with the grammary. Now, when I see your writing style on here, I am not sure you are really qualified to teach her in that field ? Another thing, I guess she is working in a Thai restaurant ? Means she speaks mostly Thai all day ? If it is the case, this is not gonna help neither. Now, as mentionned by others her ONLY and SOLE target should be to pass this test. Otherwhile you are just both heading to more problems and stress. Pretty visible in your posts the last 6 months. And she may also one day say "feck it, I am going back to Thailand..." It is nice to speak my love, my lovely..etc....but sometimes one need to think more effectively. IMO, and sorry for being blunt but the human right thing is close to begging....and not a long term viable option. Another (far stretched) possible idea would be to have a kid TOGETHER, I think they would maybe hesitate to kick out the mother of a British baby ? Anyway, other thai women managed the test, so there is NO reason she can not do it ? It's not like she failed once.or twice for Christ sake...10 times ! Sorry mate, just talking straight.
  44. 1 point
    Word was he was not drunk, he passed the booze test..
  45. 1 point
    There's an app on google play store that Puang uses for the life in UK test its multiple choice and we do a few hours per week at it. She put it on the minix box and puts it up on the large tv and some of the questions i don't even know the answers to them...
  46. 1 point
    Theres a good phone app lol. My wifes mate used it and the book.
  47. 1 point
    Thats the difference that caused us problems, I married in Thailand and lived in Thailand so doing the visa now the length of marriage means nothing, in 2012 the financial requirement law came in, if I'd of flown home with her when we married I'd wager that she'd have a passport and everything now.
  48. 1 point
    We looked at the life in UK test and decided against it (too hard) Instead we did the English level 1 test, cost £300 for 1 week course and the test is done by the people (Bunch of indians) who run the course I think everyone in her course got a pass.
  49. 1 point
    Also Tongue I believe if you have a certain level of savings you can show proof, something like £60k you dont have to provide proof of earnings atleast that was the case when i did my wifes visa in 2010.
  50. 1 point
    I will help any member here,but will also see this as the thread title.any shit I will desert the thread.