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

We will have our gazebo staffed by Thai and English speaking immigration advisers to give free advice on UK visas and Leave to Remain from 10.00 to 17.00.

17/18 June, Royal Victoria Park, Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2NQ

1/2 July, Hoglands Park, Palmerston Road, Southampton, SO14 1NH

9 July, Hook Road Arena, Epsom, KT19 8QW

22/23 July, Castle Fields, Southsea Seafront, PO5 3ST

5/6 August, Parker's Piece Park, Parkside Road, Cambridge, CB2 1AA

26/27 August, Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6AY


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.




Senior Partner:

Tony Kierans OISC Level 3 (Representation & Advocacy) qualified Immigration Appeals Advocate at both the First and Upper Tier Immigration Appeal Tribunals.

Member of the UK Immigration Law Practioners Association (ILPA).


Mrs Suthisa Chalardlon BA, OISC, ILPA,  Home Office/UK Visas & Immigration qualified Thai/English/Thai translator/interpreter.

Head Office

Orchid of Siam

1 Woodcote House Court Road



KT18 7DG


Tel: 01372289059 or Mobile: 07956059792

E-mail:  info@orchidofsiam.org.uk

Monday-Friday 9.00-18.00 Weekend and evening appointments are possible.

Finding us:

As you travel along Woodcote Green Road, behind Epsom Hospital, turn into Pine Hill then turn immediately right into Woodcote House Court Road (signposted Woodcote House Court) we are the first house on your left after the rear entrance to the Pine Hill house which has a lot of cars on the drive. There is ample parking space.

Bangkok Office

Operations Director: Ms. Karnda Chalardlon MSc BA

Orchid of Siam

19/128 Sukhumvit Office Suites Building

Sukhumvit Soi 13



Tel: 0816957532 or 026510954

We also have a small reception office on the ground floor at 19/15 Sukhumvit Suites Building as above.

Please make an appointment before visiting either our Bangkok or UK offices.

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