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.




Being located in Epsom in South East England we are only approximately 30 minutes by train from London Victoria, Waterloo or London Bridge stations and within a few minutes of the M25.

We welcome personal visitors although we appreciate that many people prefer the ease of dealing with us from the comfort of their homes via the internet and telephone.


We know that a settlement visa application is a life changing process for all parties involved and that people are concerned about the cost and the risk of being refused which is why we handle all applications with the greatest of care with our expert qualified advisers available to our clients seven days a week.

We are well aware of various visa forums on the internet but they are often not worth the risk of relying on as the average person cannot sort the wheat from the chaff and in such an important, life changing application, personalised advice from experienced professionals who will see your case through to completion is invaluable.

With over 29 years of experience of dealing with visa applicants and our legal registration in the UK we are confident that we offer a very specialist, genuine,  service at an affordable fee and we look forward to welcoming you as a client.

Please telephone or E-mail us to discuss your situation.

The British Embassy and UKVI obviously work in accordance with UK law and our professional qualifications to act on your behalf and represent you to the Embassy can be verified by visiting the websites of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) at  http://www.oisc.gov.uk/ or The Immigration Law Practitioners Society at http://www.ilpa.org.uk 

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