Are Thai – Farang relationships problematic?

I often get asked if there are problems that men encounter, specifically dating Thai women, and if these problems are insurmountable or just mere bumps in the road. There’s no simple answer to this question, of course, because all relationships (and the individuals in them, are unique) but what I do find is that there […]

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On October 31, 2014, posted in: Dating by

Submitting an Australian Tourist Visa Application

Submitting an Australian Tourist Visa Application

Which country you come from will generally determine how easy (or not) it is to obtain a tourist visa to visit Australia for a holiday. So, if, for example you come from an EU country or the UK or USA, the visa application process is relatively straightforward as you can apply for an electronic travel […]

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On October 1, 2012, posted in: Visa Advice by

Pattaya visa agent

Pattaya visa agent

Now that I am back in Australia and settled with my Thai wife and our beautiful 4 month old son Jacob, I thought I would tell everyone of the high and lows, and up’s and downs, of getting my Thai lady an Australian visa. The visa application process has been a roller coaster at times, […]

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On August 16, 2012, posted in: Visa Advice by

Why would my Thai girlfriend be refused a visa to Australia

Why would my Thai girlfriend be refused a visa to Australia

Why would my Thai girlfriend be refused a visa to Australia? This is the most common question asked by our Australian clients on a daily basis. Unfortunately every day we are consulting with Thai girlfriend and Australian sponsors that have been refused a tourist or a settlement visa/ fiancee visa. But My Thai Girlfriend HAS […]

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On May 6, 2012, posted in: Visa Advice by

Meeting a Thai Lady on an Internet Dating Site

Meeting a Thai Lady on an Internet Dating Site

Meeting A Thai Lady On An Internet Dating Site So, there I was on holiday in Thailand for two weeks in December two years ago. I’d met a gorgeous Thai girl previously on an Internet Dating site, and we had arranged to meet up in Phuket. I’d never been to Thailand before, so I was happy to […]

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On April 2, 2012, posted in: Dating by

The No Further Stay Condition

The No Further Stay Condition

The No Further Stay Condition The no further stay condition is sometimes written as NFS, or condition 8503—’No Further Stay’. If this condition has been imposed on your Thai girlfriend or Australian Partner Visa it means that he or she cannot apply for another visa (other than a protection visa, or a temporary visa) to […]

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On March 30, 2012, posted in: Visa Advice by

Dating For Australian Miners

Dating For Australian Miners

Dating For Australian Miners Western Australia’s resource industry is booming thanks to demand for precious metals and minerals from Asia countries.  With tens of thousands of eligible Aussie men chasing the gold and the associated economic explosion in Australian’s mining boom, moving interstate and flocking to remote outback mines, or offshore to the oil and […]

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On March 4, 2012, posted in: Dating by

Looking for a Thai wife…?

Looking for a Thai wife…?

Looking for a Thai wife…? Why you sometimes might want to look elsewhere… A horrifying story has emerged from the investigative reporter, journalist, and author, Andrew Drummond, about an Irish businessman and his two children – who were thrown into a well – while his Thai housekeeper / girlfriend colluded with local mafia to defraud him of […]

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On May 5, 2011, posted in: Marriage by

Thai New Year: Songkran

Thai New Year: Songkran

Thai New Year: Songkran Be prepared to get wet this week as the Songkran celebrations of Thai New Year get underway. For Thais Songkran is an important time of year, when people make New Year resolutions or go to a wat (Buddhist monastery) to pray and give food to monks. Buddha images from household shrines as […]

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On April 11, 2011, posted in: Thai Culture by

The Land of Fake Smiles

The Land of Fake Smiles

The Land Of (Fake) Smiles Thailand has long been known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ and while Thais are a friendly people with a lively sense of humor  am I really the only one who thinks those smiles are a little more strained these days…? And would I be totally off the mark to say that […]

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On March 31, 2011, posted in: Thai Culture by