Sorry for the confusion.
I meant that if you are not going to get married and then subsequently apply for a spouses visa then the multi-entry visitor's visa is the best option for you.
If you were to marry her then you have two options:
You can either marry in Thailand and then apply directly for a spouses visa. Once application, one application fee.
Alternatively, you can apply for a fiance visa so that she can come here specifically for the purpose of marrying you. Once married she would then have to apply for a spouses visa (settlement). Two applications, two application fees.
The eligibility criteria is largely similar for both applications.The advantage is that if your fiance visa is refused then you are not married. If you marry and you spouses visa application is refused initially and then on appeal then you are stuck being married but in different countries.
Here is the criteria you would need to fulfill for a fiance visa, as I say the criteria is largely the same for a spouses visa. If you meet this you will almost certainly not be refused a spouses visa:-
- You plan to marry within 6 months of her arriving here (egg. statements from you and others, possibly a booking of a church/venue)
- You plan to live permanently together here (statements, correspondence)
- You have met each other before (eg. statements from you both and others, correspondence)
- You can support each other without the need for public funds (bank statements, evidence of income, evidence of jobs available that your husband could do)
- You have suitable accommodation which is owned or lived in only by you or your household and where you and your dependents can live without any help from public funds (tenancy agreement, land registry docs if you your own home)
- That neither of you are younger than 21 years of age. (birth certificates, passports)
He will also have to pass and english language test showing he has a basic command of spoken and listening English. He can find out approved test providers in his area by contacting the UK embassy nearest to him.
On the basis of the earlier applications where you have not demostrated that you are in a relationship they will probably have doubts about the genuineness of the marraige. If you can satisfy them that it is not a sham marriage and you meet the above crtieria then you shoudl receive a fiance/spouses visa. Certainly though with this applicaiton you should instruct a solicitor to prepare the application and advise you specifcally on the liklihood of approval prior to marriage.
Trust this clarifies, if so please click accept.