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Began chatting to a Thai woman in 2009...married in 2014 and have had 2 children since...I am 59 and she is 37....live in Manchester and will be applying for ILR next year...she's now passed Life In the UK Test and B1 English Certificate so will be a breeze...very happy but it has been a very expensive experience...went to Thailand this year for a couple of weeks and no change from £5,000...she is working now so that helps....certainly when I was 45 I had no inkling my life would turn out like this. Cheers...
Think you need 18 or more to pass the Test so she was really close on at least one occasion. My wife submitted her FLR yesterday. £993 pounds plus £500.00 Healthcare charges. We will begin preparing for this test quite soon. Although you don't of course need to pay the Heath care charges for ILR visa that visa is around £2,300 and will likely go up by quite a reasonable amount by the time we need to submit it. Cheers..
Just to add that when i was asked for additional evidence that my wife had to submit a colour copy of every page of her passport too...i had submitted her passport and a copy of the main page at trendy... Cheers...
A couple of points to add to the discussion.. Ordinarily you would not be able to get a visa to the UK for your child in his Thai passport...this is because your child is British by descent and staff at the Embassy cannot limit your child's time in the UK to 6 months or less..however according to some reports some applications have been approved in the past..i also tried it myself when our son's UK passport was taking a very long time to be processed at Liverpool...we were advised to withdraw the application...at the time i thought it was worth the risk and only lost the £90 application fee.. I have been in the visa processing centre on two occasions with my wife recently when submitting visa applications...however we did have our baby with us..i did not take them to trendy for the passport application but i am sure that i could have.. Consider submitting some family pictures alongside the application...i was asked to submit these as additional evidence...make sure they are dated and the names of everyone is included on the back of the pictures.. My son's passport took 6 months to be issued...even once they had the additional evidence they requested it still took them 17 weeks to process the application... I was not married when our son was born..he kind of disrupted our plans by arriving 9 days early and made an appearance at our wedding at Bang Rak. After about 5 months or so when i was still ringing up the customer service line and continuing to mention about how long it was taking i was advised that i was one of the lucky ones as the passport office had not requested a DNA test!!!!! Cheers..
Think it is just that a decision has been made...normally you can go to VFS 2 working days after a decision has been made...or they will send it to your wife/gf if you have paid for a courier service....you will only find out the decision once you see the visa in her passport or get the refusal letter... Cheers..
Mine was Ibis hotel on Soi 4 in Bangkok in 2010.....got a good deal at the time..about £70 from what i remember. for 4 nights.... Sorry first hotel... Cheers...