Is a wife’s criminal past a problem?
This office considers only the status of the foreigner and the nature of the couple’s relationship when deciding whether to grant the foreigner permission to stay.
For example, are the couple living together – as couples normally do – when an immigration officer visits? This is the kind of information we focus on.
We would not take into account any criminal record the Thai partner might have.
Pol Col Chalermpong Vadhanasukha, the Deputy Superintendent of Immigration Division 3.