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Sorry If this has been asked a million times before but were about to fill out some application forms and im not sure if we should apply for a tourist visa Vaf1A or a family Visa Vaf1B. My wife and I have been married for two and a half years and we have a 2 year old son. We went back to the UK for a month in October 07 but I don't remember having a choice for a tourist or family visa. Were going back for 4 weeks so we can spend some time with our family back home whilst my son is off nursery.

Im sure we went for a tourist visa last time.



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Im going for the family visa, need to fill this out tonight.

Im thinking the family one is correct as the checklist all of the documents needed is called.

Spouse/Partner of British Citizen (Based in Thailand) going to the UK for a visit (Family Visit)-check list

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Extract from the Entry Clearance Guidance published on the UK Visas website:

"VAT2.4 What is a family visitor?

The same as for a visitor. Under the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2003, a family visitor is defined as:

the applicant's spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin (NB: "first cousin" means, in relation to a person, the son or daughter of his uncle or aunt);

the father, mother, brother or sister of the applicant's spouse;

the spouse of the applicant's son or daughter;

the applicant's stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister; or

a person with whom the applicant has lived as a member of an unmarried couple for at least two of the three years before the day on which his application for entry clearance was made.

In addition:

Children adopted under an adoption order recognised in UK law are treated as if they are the natural children of the adoptive parents; and,

The Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2003 pre-date The Civil Partnership Act (2004). Civil partners are considered “a member of the applicant’s family” in the same way as a spouse for the purposes of the Family Visitor Regulations.

ECOs should not seek documentary evidence of a claimed relationship unless there are strong grounds to doubt it (such as a disparity in age that makes the relationship biologically unlikely)."

So an applicant going with her UK husband to visit his parents is a family visitor.

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