Good afternoon Joyce,
They can do this in two way - applying for a fiance visa for her so that they can travel to get married here. Once married they would have to make a further application for a spouses visa. Two applications, two application fees.
The alternative is that they marry in Thailand and then apply for a spouses visa straightaway. Only one application is necessary here, but the drawback is that if it is unsuccessful then they will remain married and somewhat stuck.
The criteria for a fiance visa and spouses visa is very similar.
If you wish to apply for a fiance visa so that you can marry here you must show that:-
If you consider that they will fulfill this criteria then you could apply for a spouses visa after they marry in Thailand, but I would strongly advise you seeing a immigration solicitor here in England to check the likely chance of success and to prepare the application for them to submit to the embassy in Thailand.
They will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using VAF4 Settlement, available for download from UKBA's website.
She will also have to pass an English language test demonstrating very basic spoken and listening English skills and should contact the embassy for approved test providers near where they are.
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