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.


Our Visa Service Includes As Standard:

√ Professionally preparing the visa application

√ Completing the relevant immigration forms

√ Advising the sponsor and the applicant on the necessary documentary evidence required

√ Liaising with the British Embassy as necessary

√ All telephone calls and E-mails as required

√ All our disbursements

√ Submission and advice on preparation of sponsorship letters and supporting letters, for example parents offering accommodation

√ Advising on the relevant immigration law and Immigration Rules

√ Liaising with the applicant in the Thai language and explaining the visa process and procedures via our Bangkok office

√ Our UK and Bangkok offices liaise with each other on every case and with the UK sponsor and Thai applicant in the local languages so there are no misunderstandings.

√ Liaising with the UK based sponsor via our UK office

√ Translation of all documents that need to be translated into English from Thai for the application (Translations from any other language into English will incur an additional charge)

√ Taking the applicant to the visa application centre in Bangkok and arranging the appointment

√ Where necessary escorting the applicant to a TB test  in Bangkok and booking the appointment

√ Where necessary arranging for the applicant to sit the required English language test in Bangkok

√ Our in-house translators have completed the required Home Office/UKBA course and passed the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and are approved by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all UK Government departments

√ Visa applicants in Thailand and sponsors in the UK are given the out of hours contact telephone number of their dedicated case worker

√ Evening and weekend appointments are possible in both our Bangkok and UK offices

√ All visa applications checked by a qualified appeals tribunal advocate before submission

√ Fixed price service fee as displayed on our website

√ No hidden charges


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