Orchid of Siam UK Visas For Thais
UK Visa For Thai Nationals Specialists & Immigration Appeals Help & Advocacy, Bangkok & Epsom Offices.

We have been advised today that the Home Office are now taking about six months to process family and settlement applications after attendance at the application centre in Bangkok. This is due to the situation in Ukraine.
Our UK and Bangkok Offices will be closed from 24th December 2021 and re-open on 4th January 2022.
From 04.00 hours on Monday 30/08/2021 Thailand will be on the red list. Travellers from Thailand who are British or Irish Citizens or Thais with residence rights in the UK will be allowed to enter the UK but must do a 14 day hotel quarantine which must be booked prior to travel at a cost of 2285.

We are intending to attend the following festivals to give advice on family visas, leave to remain in the UK, settlement in the UK and British Citizenship applications.

24/25 July 2021
Platt Fields Park, Platt lane, Manchester, M14 5NF

31 July-1 August 2021
Parker's Piece, A603, Cambridge, CB1 1NA

7-8 August 2021
Campbell Park, Miton Keynes, MK9 4AD

21-22 August 2021
Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6AU

The situation could change if the Coronavirus problem worsens or by Government order.
It was announced today that the Immigration Health Surcharge is to be increased from the current 400.00 a year to 624.00 a year. This change to come in during October 2020 the exact date has not been announced. This is a large increase of 56%.
Lek (Suthisa) will be attending the TWN conference at the Royal Thai Embassy Zurich from 24-26 May and back in the office on Tuesday 28th May after the Bank Holiday.
Within hours of Tony being interviewed twice by ITV Meridian for the news at 6 today the case in question has been immediately overturned by the Home Office and the visa issued. This was a case where the Home Office refused a settlement visa for a wife by applying the incorrect rule. Tony was asked for his comments on this case.
Angela has now received authorisation from the OISC to work as a qualified immigration Adviser.
As from 21st April 2017 all settlement visa applications will be processed in the UK and decisions will be made in approximately 60 working days. Please see details on our Settlement Visa page.



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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Orchid of Siam was established in November 1988 and we are registered at level 3 (the highest) by the Office of the Immgration Services Commissioner and are full memebers of the Immigration Law Practioners Association.


We have offices in the UK and an associated  office in Bangkok.  The Bangkok office is owned and managed separately from our UK office. We have extensive experience dealing with Thai nationals coming to the UK as tourists, family visits and settlement in the UK and applications for leave to remain in the UK, indefinite leave to remain and British Citizenship. One of our UK based directors is is a Home Office qualified Thai/English translator/interpreter. All fees quoted on this site refer to applications made through our Epsom office only. We do not quote fees for the Bangkok office.


Our UK office deals with the sponsors in the UK with the Bangkok office liasing with clients in Thailand.


As with using an accountant to liase with HMRC, use of a registered immigration advice firm can help to avoid any pitfalls that an unqualfied person may not see.

We are qualified as appeal advocates at both the First and Upper Tier Tribunals of the Government Immigration Appeals Tribunals.

The Bangkok office is not regulated by the OISC as they only have jurisdiction over advisers in the UK.


Our offices are open Monday to Friday 9-5 but appointments are availiable outisde office hours and at weekends.


To the left is the table of contents which leads you to detailed information on the visas we deal with.


We look forward to assiting you with your immigration application.

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