Bangkok is undeniably one of Thailand’s most important key cities owing to its appeal to foreigners whether for business or tourism purposes. The continuous influx of foreign tourists in Thailand has triggered the growth and development of the island’s major industries such as tourism and real-estate business.
The modern allure for many Thai nationals of the Land Down Under has over the years propelled the influx of Thai nationals and others to Australia for either academic, employment or other settlement opportunities. Thai nationals are among the visa nationals – or nationalities that are required of a visa to enter Australia. Always take legal advice when applying for an Australian visa for a Thai national.
Whether it’s a tourist visa or settlement visas to the US, UK, Australia and Schengen countries, it’s important to be familiar with the visa application requirements and procedures to be able to obtain a foreign visa from Thailand with flying colors. Enlisting the services of foreign visa experts is a good way of ensuring the success of your foreign visa application.
There are three types of Children Visas for Australia. These are the Child visa (subclass 802), there is also the Child visa (subclass 101) and the more common one in Thailand being the Dependent Child visa (subclass 445). When dealing with minor children, always consult an attorney in Thailand for advice and guidance. The following is a brief explanation of the visas. See the GAM website for information on an Australian visa for a Thai girlfriend.
There are a limited amount of family visas available each year from the Australian government. The main family visas tend to be the Carer visa which allows a family member to move to Australia to look after a permanently ill relative. There are also the Remaining Relative and Aged Dependent Relative visa categories. These visas tend to be based on priorities.
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Note that there is an Australian spouse visa or partner visa and there is an Australian fiancée visa. The spouse visa is called the Partner (provisional) – Subclass 309 visa while the fiancée visa for Australia is called the Prospective Marriage (temporary) – Subclass 300 visa. See the article on the marriage visa for Australia if you are already married to a Thai national. This temporary visa for your Thai fiancée is explained below. The visa for a Thai to Australia is explained below.
If you got married in Thailand and have registered your marriage then you can apply for a visa from Thailand to Australia for your Thai wife. The Australian visa for a Thai can be applied for. For this temporary visa she can obtain if you are an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The marriage should show that you are in a de facto relationship. Note this will not be available if you had a traditional Thai wedding and have not registered your marriage.