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.


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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