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

Bangkok Office

Closed 23/12.2020-04/01/2021

Epsom Office

Closed 24-28/12/2020.  01/01/2021
As the impact of the virus has resulted in all visa application centres closing along with the UK biometric enrollment centres closing the Home Office has put all applications for visas to enter the UK and applications to remain in the UK on hold. The Home Office will contact all applicants after the lockdown has been lifted in the UK and the country of application which may not be the same as the UK.
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%.

Part of our team will be attending the following festivals to give free advice on entry visas, further leave to remain, indefinite leave to remain and British citizenship from our own gazebo.

20-21 July Victoria Park, Leicester, LE1 7RY.

3-4 August 2019 Parker's Piece, Cambridge, CB1 1NA.

10-11 August 2019 Forest Rec, Nottingham, NG7 6LB. WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL OUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT.

17-18 August 2019 Preston Park, Brighton, BN1 6AU.

10.00-17.00 everyday.

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.
Today the Government announsed a plan to increase the NHS Surcharge by 100% as from 8th January 2019. This has been confirmed on 21/12/2018.
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.



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Monday, May 10, 2021

Orchid of Siam was established in November 1988 and we are registered at level 3 (the highest) by the Office of the Immgration Services Commissioner and are full memebers of the Immigration Law Practioners Association.


We have offices in the UK and an associated  office in Bangkok.  The Bangkok office is owned and managed separately from our UK office. We have extensive experience dealing with Thai nationals coming to the UK as tourists, family visits and settlement in the UK and applications for leave to remain in the UK, indefinite leave to remain and British Citizenship. One of our UK based directors is is a Home Office qualified Thai/English translator/interpreter. All fees quoted on this site refer to applications made through our Epsom office only. We do not quote fees for the Bangkok office.


Our UK office deals with the sponsors in the UK with the Bangkok office liasing with clients in Thailand.


As with using an accountant to liase with HMRC, use of a registered immigration advice firm can help to avoid any pitfalls that an unqualfied person may not see.

We are qualified as appeal advocates at both the First and Upper Tier Tribunals of the Government Immigration Appeals Tribunals.

The Bangkok office is not regulated by the OISC as they only have jurisdiction over advisers in the UK.


Our offices are open Monday to Friday 9-5 but appointments are availiable outisde office hours and at weekends.


To the left is the table of contents which leads you to detailed information on the visas we deal with.


We look forward to assiting you with your immigration application.

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