Australian Visa for Thai Girlfriend

Specialist Visa Advice for Applications from Thailand

Bring Thai girlfriend to Australia with visaAre you looking for an Australian migration specialist with experience in helping people move from Thailand? Would you prefer to speak to a professional who can provide services in Thai? Australian Visa Team can help. We have provided Australian migration services to Thailand based people and their families for a range of different purposes. With our translation services and our understanding approach, we help make applications from Thailand simpler.

Our agents can assist with:

How we help your Thai girlfriend get an Australian Visa

In addition to helping you and your family understand your rights and responsibilities, we can also help with gathering the right evidence. As registered migration agents, we are familiar with the standard of evidence and information required. We can help you put together supporting information, such as statements from close friends and family or employers if required. If you choose us as your provider of Australian migration services, we can also deal with all correspondence from the Department, receiving instructions and making enquiries on your behalf, saving you time and stress. Of course, we will always let you know what’s going on with your application as soon as we know.

To discuss how we can help you as an Australian migration specialist for Thailand based clients, contact us for a free assessment. Remember, your initial visa consultation is free!

Thai Girlfriend Australian Visa

Picture of Thai girlfriend Australian visaYou might be in an online relationship. Perhaps your married to your Thai wife with children. This page contains detailed information about preparing your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visa application.  I have also detailed my experiences in getting an Australian visa for my Thai wife.  If you want a visa application prepared professionally by an agent that specialises in application from Thailand. Then please contact us.

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My Story

Hi – my name is Rhys Cochrane and I am a Registered Migration Agent from Australia.  I am registered with the Australian Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority Agents (OMARA).  You can find my registration details listed with the Australian authority here.  By using an Agent that is registered with the Authority you can be sure that that agent has up to date knowledge of the Australian Immigration System and Australian Migration Law.

I am married to a Thai lady and we have one child now.  We went through the process of getting my wife her Australian visas. First we started with a tourist visa for my Thai wife.

Tourist Visa for my Thai wife

Picture of my Thai girlfriend

Our Principal Migration Agent’s wife Kwan – when she first arrived in Australia on her Partner visa – October 2009

I met my Thai wife in Thailand in 2008.  At this time we began a relationship like most others.  She was my girlfriend but she did not have any employment.  I was a little worried about if she could get an Australian visa or not.

I set about gathering evidence for a visa for my Thai wife.  We applied and I was successful, however I put into that application so much detail that I think it would be beyond anyone without legal training like myself.

For a detailed explanation see our post about of how to get a tourist visa for your Thai girlfriend.

We continued to date and my Thai girlfriend came to Australia again on another tourist visa about a year later.  I was practising law at the time and I decided to do the full post-graduate Migration Agent’s course.  So that I could register with the Government Authority in Australia.

After I completed my post-graduate Migration Law course I became a Registered Migration Agent – registered in Australia.  It was also about this time that my Thai wife and I decided to make an application for her Permanent Residence in Australia.  We made our application for a partner visa for my Thai wife.

First Australian visa for my Thai wife

While we waited for the Partner visa for my Thai wife – we made one final application for an Australian tourist visa.  She came to Australia for a twelve-month stay and right at the end of this stay we got the call from Immigration.  It was time to grant the visa for my Thai wife.

After another two years we were notified on Valentine’s day that the permanent visa for my Thai wife had been approved.  It was such a wonderful feeling!

Since then, I have processed over 600 visas for Thai women to visit Australia.  Over 200 Partner visa applications for Thais.

Translation Services for Thai Girlfriend Australian Visa applications

When you make an Australian visa application for your Thai girlfriend you will need to have her documents translated.  These documents include your Thai girlfriend’s birth certificate. Her Household Registration and ID card. Your Thai girlfriend’s Australian Visa application cannot be processed by Australian Immigration unless you include an English version of all of her documents.

That’s why we include translation services of all relevant documents for your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visa application.  This goes for your Thai girlfriend’s Australian partner visa application and her visitor visa application. 

The Genuine Temporary Stay (GTS) requirement.

Thai girlfriend australian visaWe have listed most of what Immigration will consider when deciding if your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application meets.  GTS is crucial.  If she does not meet the GTS, a successful visa application is impossible.  We prove GTS for our clients by careful consideration of the factors below.

Has your Thai girlfriend previously travelled to Australia?  Did she comply with the conditions of her last visa? Did your Thai girlfriend leave before her visa ended?

To prove GTS, your Thai girlfriend’s intentions need to be considered. Is there a suggestion that your Thai girlfriend may work during her stay?  Has your she requested a long stay period? What will you and your Thai girlfriend do in Australia?  You need to explain this.  How will she support herself without working in Australia? Does your Thai girlfriend intend to study?

Proving GTS means considering her personal circumstances, credibility, purpose and period of stay, previous travel history, and intelligence reports and profiles.

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Personal circumstances | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

What are the personal circumstances of your Thai girlfriend? What would encourage her to return to Thailand at the end of her visit to Australia? Many Thai ladies do not have ongoing employment. This part of the requirements can be difficult to prove. If your Thai girlfriend does not have employment, if she works in a bar, or her work experience is questionable, we recommend you contact us, rather than applying yourself.  If you apply yourself your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application will most likely be refused.

Family

Close family members in Thailand can be a benefit. However if your Thai girlfriend is applying for an Australian visa based on your relationship, please be careful about this.  The Immigration Department will consider your relationship to be just as strong (if not more) than her family relationships.  So you will have a problem proving that her family will be a good reason for her to return to Thailand!  Immigration will assume that she will want to stay with you in Australia.  This again is grounds for visa refusal.

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Assets

Perhaps your Thai girlfriend owns property, or other significant assets in Thailand.  Most Thai ladies do not own many assets which would ensure their return to Thailand.  Again, in this situation it can be difficult to prove significant ties to Thailand.  The problem is that if Immigration feels that your Thai girlfriend will work in Australia – then she will not get the visa.  Working in Australia becomes more and more attractive when you don’t have employment or significant assets back in Thailand.  This  must be addressed in your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application.  If you do not prove that she will not work in Australia, then she will not get the visa.  Your Thai girlfriend is from a country that represents a higher risk of visa fraud.  Many Thais have broken the rules.  Now your girlfriend will have to prove that she is not like them.

Finally, consider the personal circumstances of your Thai girlfriend in Thailand.  Consider what might encourage her to stay in Australia?  Consider her finances.  Would Thai employment conditions (such as salary rates) cause your Thai girlfriend to leave Australia? If not then you will struggle to get the visa.  She must prove she is going back to Thailand! If you cannot prove this, no visa.

Country return rates

Economic disruption, including shortages, famine, or high levels of unemployment.   Natural disasters in Thailand like the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.

Please also consider your Thai girlfriend’s personal ties to Australia.  Does your Thai girlfriend have more family in Australia than Thailand? You will have difficulty proving GTS.

Other factors can affect your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visa application.  Is she the subject of adoption proceedings that have not been resolved?  Does your Thai girlfriend have any military service commitments?  Is there civil disruption in Thailand? Thailand has had several coups in the last decade. There have been protests and the imposition of Martial Law. These factors can affect the visa.

Credibility | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Immigration will consider your Thai girlfriend’s credibility. Her character and conduct. If your Thai girlfriend gives false or misleading information in her visa application, then she will not get the visa.  She might also be subject to ban. It is very important to have the application professionally done.  If you think that there might be a need to withhold something, or if there is something like ‘dubious’ employment that might hold the visa application back.  Your Thai girlfriend might have something in her past. She might not have told you.  Has she worked in a bar? If so, you must get the application done by a professional.  You do not want her application refused. You do not want her barred from reapplying. A bar can also affect her future partner visa application for Australia.  You can avoid all of this.  Use a professional Migration Agent.

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Purpose of stay | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Your Thai girlfriend is coming to Australia for tourism.  Is the length of your Thai girlfriend’s visit reasonable?  Her time in Australia needs to appropriate. Are you considering a 12 month stay?

Travel history | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Thai girlfriend Australian visaHas your Thai girlfriend traveled to other countries for leisure? This can help prove she is capable of obeying visa conditions. Depending on where she has been this maybe beneficial towards her application.

Be careful though with this.  Having been to Laos, Singapore, Malaysia etc will not count in her favour with Australian Immigration.  The countries she visited need to be similar to Australia.  So UK, USA etc.  If your Thai girlfriend has never travelled then please just get us to complete the application for her.  She must prove she will abide by Australian visa conditions.  If you cannot prove this, she will not get the visa.  It is critical.

The case officer deciding your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa may give weight to Thai women who have previously travelled. They must have complied with the laws of that country.  Consider if that country is like Australia in terms of employment prospects and income levels. If your Thai girlfriend did not remain there then this is positive.

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Intel reports and profiles | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application may need further evidence.  If there is a chance of your Thai girlfriend:

  • staying in Australia beyond her visa; or
  • having her visa cancelled; or
  • being refused entry to Australia; or
  • making asylum claims or applying for protection.

All Thai women match a negative profile to Australian Immigration.  Profiles are only an alert however. A closer look of your Thai girlfriend’s circumstances might be required..  All the information and supporting documentation provided by your Thai girlfriend is considered.  It is vital to get the application right, the first time.

Requesting further information | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

If there is doubt that your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application will meet the GTS requirement you should contact us.  Your Thai girlfriend’s circumstances may suggest the need for greater scrutiny.  Immigration may request additional evidence. You will need to further prove your Thai girlfriend intends a GTS.

Other things the case officer may consider:

  • Does your Thai girlfriend have a job. At least for the previous 12 months. She needs approved leave for the period of stay in Australia. She needs to return to her job when she gets back.
  • If self-employed,  she must have owned the business for the previous 12 months.
  • Good immigration history.

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Sponsorship | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Offers of support given by family and friends in Australia are not sufficient evidence of a GTS.  Your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application must prove to the case officer that she intends to stay temporarily.  Guarantees from connections in Australia can help your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application.  However, it only helps in assessing whether your Thai girlfriend has access to adequate money to stay in Australia.  It does not help you prove GTS.  If you don’t prove GTS – you do not get a visa.

The GTS is not the only one of the requirement.  The other main requirement is financial. Your girlfriend must prove she has enough money. This can be done through your sponsorship. You can sponsor your girlfriend. To do this you will need to show adequate finances.

Your girlfriend will need to show her bank statement. I doesn’t matter if she does not have much money. Just show a bank statement. You will be the sponsor, so the money can be in your bank account.

You should have a job in Australia. If not, then a regular income is fine. You don’t need to show a big balance in your savings account. Click here for more information.

This information applies to most visa applicants. Your girlfriend does not need to be from Thailand. Contact us for a free consult.

Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa application

Intention to make a further application in Australia | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Other problems can occur when your Thai girlfriend applies for a visitor visa.  She might actually intend to apply for a further visa once she gets to Australia.  Again, this is not grounds to refuse the initial visa.  Some planning is required though.

If your Thai girlfriend applies for a visitor visa but intends to make a further application in Australia. This does not necessarily indicate that your Thai girlfriend does not intend a genuine temporary stay. It is not a reason in and of itself to refuse the visitor visa.

Wanting to apply for a further visa in Australia does not necessarily indicate that your Thai girlfriend will not leave Australia.   The question to consider is will she abide by the conditions of the visa? And will she leave Australia?  The answer to this will help to determine a GTS.

If she wants to apply in Australia for a visa (like a Partner visa) please contact us.  This adds some complexity.  You need to not only think about this first visa.  You need to consider the ongoing Migration pathway.  Errors at this stage can pop up in the later Partner visa applications.  This can have drawbacks.

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What will Immigration look for?

Picture of spouse visa for my thai wifeA case officer deciding your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa should focus on assessing if your Thai girlfriend intends a genuine temporary stay.  Your Thai girlfriend’s Australian holiday visa for which the person have applied – the focus is not on assessing any relationship:

If you and your spouse are in a genuine relationship. Applying for a Partner visa in Australia is the best visa pathway.

It is acceptable for a person to apply for an Australian visitor visa in order to be with their partner to maintain the relationship.

The focus should be on the current intentions of your Thai girlfriend. The GTS requirement can be satisfied, even if there is a possibility that your Thai girlfriend might later attempt to make a further application in Australia.

The period of stay requested can raise concerns.  Your Thai girlfriend’s must meet the genuine temporary stay requirement.  She should not request too long.  Consider whether a shorter period of stay would help meet the GTS.

De facto residence | Thai girlfriend Australian visa applications

Your Thai girlfriend cannot stay in Australia on visitor visas for more than 12 months.

Using a visitor visa to live in Australia rather than to visit is a no-no.  If you want a longer stay for her then she will need to apply for a long stay.  In deciding whether to grant a multiple entry visa with a longer travel period – The focus will be on your Thai girlfriend’s current intentions. Will she return on time.  will she work in Australia?  How will she prove these things? Will she apply for a Partner visa?

The GTS requirement can be met even if  your Thai girlfriend might later attempts to lodge a further application in Australia.  She can also seek permanent stay.

If she wants to stay longer. If she wants to lodge another application in Australia. You should contact us because we know what to do.

If there are concerns when processing your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa we consider:

  1. Whether your Thai girlfriend has a history of compliant travel.
  2. The length of each visit that your Thai girlfriend has made to Australia.
  3. The length of time spent outside Australia in between visits.
  4. Can she support herself without working.
  5. The reasons for travel?
  6. Are there better visa options?.
  7. Whether she still maintains her home in Thailand.

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Money

All Australian visa applicants must have enough money. Your Thai Girlfriend Australian visa application must include proof that she can support her stay. They can support themselves. You can offer support.

Make sure you take note:

Your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa is important. You should treat is as the beginning of her pathway to a permanent stay.

Your Thai girlfriend Australian visa application can be refused.  Around 80% of cases self-prepared applications are refused.

Your Thai girlfriend Australian visa application must not be misleading. Bogus documents can lead to a 3-year visa ban. Our Agent will prepare your Thai girlfriend’s Australian visitor visa quickly. The process is cost effective. We will contact you.  Everything is private.  We can speak to her in Thai.  Making her feel more comfortable.  She does not need to go to Bangkok. Everything will be finished in 4-5 weeks.

Finally, if your Thai girlfriend Australian visa application is refused, then it becomes much more difficult to make a new application. If you have had a refusal, please contact us now.

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Australian Visa for Thai Girlfriend
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Australian Visa for Thai Girlfriend
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Australian Visa Team,
22 Agnew Street,Sandgate,Queensland-4017,
Telephone No.1800660702
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Thailand, Australia
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Australia's leading Visa Service for Thai women. Get your Thai wife or girlfriend a visa to Australia.
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