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

Within hours of Tony being interviewed 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 immediately. 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.
We congratulate our Angela on receiving the news today that she has passed both the required examinations to work as a qualified OISC immigration adviser at level 1.
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.
Following her keynote speech on UK and EU immigration last year in Berlin our Lek will again be attending this year's conference hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy, Hungary, from 4-6th May 2017.
The Government is reviewing the recently changed fees and temporarily the old fees of £140 for an oral and £80 for a paper hearing will continue to be charged.
With effect from today the cost of a paper hearing rises from £80 to £490. The cost of an oral hearing rises from £140 to £800. This applies to all ECO decisions made on or after today. This rise applies to appeals made to the First Tier Tribunal.
The Home Office has announced that starting in March 2015 long term visas of over 6 months will no longer be issued. Instead a visa valid for 30 days will be issued along with a letter informing the applicant which post office in the UK they must collect their biometric residency permit at within 10 days of arriving in the UK. Failure to travel within the 30 days period will mean that a new paid for visa application must be made. This system will start in Delhi before being rolled out across the World by the end of July 2015. No date has yet been given for implementation in Bangkok.
Beware that the reception staff at the visa application centre in Bangkok are sending all visitors to an unqualified visa agency instead of directly to the VFS offices as they walk in.

There are plenty of visa touts around and even one offering free Tuk Tuk rides to their offices in the VFS building. Genuine visa operators are regulated by the OISC and are forbidden to tout for business.

Do NOT believe anyone who says they represent us. Our offices are in the building opposite and you are welcome to walk in and see us for help and advice but you will not find us on the pavement touting.
As from 3rd January 2014 legal adoptions registered in Thailand will be added to the list of recognised country adoptions accepted by the UK. This does not apply to adoptions made under the Hague convention or to adoptions registered before 3rd January 2014.



' I used Orchid of Siam visa services to obtain a visit visa for my girlfriend in Phuket to visit me in Manchester, England. I was very concerned in the complications in getting the visa so Orchid came recommended.

Tony in Surrey was on the end of the phone every time I needed to speak to him with many questions that I asked. When my girlofriend went for her appointment Orchid Bangkok office looked after her first class. Thank you so much to Orchid of Siam visa services, very professional people to work with.'



'Thank you very much. I am so delighted about this.'

'Thank you so much for organising our wedding. It was a wonderful day and the girls who helped us were very friendly and professional.'

'With your experience and in depth knowledge of not only immigration related matters but also of Thailand it felt as if I had engaged the services of an encyclopaedia.'

'There are so many agencies around in Thailand and I saw many advertised in taxis but I also heard a lot of horror stories. I am so glad I came to you and I will not hesitate to spread the word to others about your genuine service.'

'We are absolutely delighted as we thought this would go to appeal on similar circumstances I have read about. Our thanks go to you for all your work - your service is invaluable and well worth the very reasonable fee. I would like to make particular mention of your Bangkok manager. She was absolutely marvellous. The friendliness and professionalism she displayed really impressed us. We all felt she went to great lengths to prepare K for her interview, an hour and a half the day before, staying late to do this as well as a further session in the morning before the interview.' This was an awkward case for a 17 year old step-daughter.

'We got the visa issued within about 20 minutes of finishing the interview which only lasted 3 minutes. They did not want to see me! They were also very friendly to us.'

'I would just like to inform you that my wife met with your Bangkok staff on Sunday and went to the Embassy today. She walked out holding visas for herself and our son. What can I say? Many, many thanks.'

'We followed your straightforward advice and now have you to thank for having obtained the visa on the first try, after a very short and smooth meeting at the Embassy. You helped minimise surprises and were very good at holding our hands during the process. We are supremely grateful. I would happily recommend your service to others trying to bring loved ones to the UK.' A wife visa application.

'Just a quick note to inform you that she was successful in her visa application and is now in the UK with me. There appeared to be no problems and I was not required at the interview. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your help and advice which proved invaluable in the preparation of the application. I think the discussion with your Bangkok manager was most helpful as she appeared much more relaxed and confident of taking part in the interview. Once again my thanks and gratitude.' A fiancée application.

The originals of these and many other testimonials can be viewed at our UK office.

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