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

Today the Government announsed a plan to increase the NHS Surcharge by 100% as from a date to be annouced starting December 2018.
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.

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Welcome to Orchid of Siam-Specialists in UK Visas for Thai nationals and UK Immigration Visa Appeals.

For free advice on UK visas for Thais or UK Visa Appeals please call us on 01372 289059 or mobile 07956059792 in the UK OR 0816957532 in Thailand.

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We are a qualified UK Immigration Law firm specialising in the preparation of UK visa applications and appeals against visa refusals. We have offices in Epsom, Surrey and Bangkok.
We are regulated and registered by the UK Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) at level 3 which is the highest category possible.  OISC level 3 advisers have exactly the same rights of audience in the Immigration Appeal Courts as barristers or solicitors and are referred to as Advocates. To qualify the necessary experience must be demonstrated and the level 1, 2 and 3 written examinations must be passed. Very few OISC regulated advisers proceed past level 1.

We have both English and Thai qualified staff registered with the OISC.

We are registered to deal with applications, representations and advocacy with the following UK Government agencies:


We are also members of the Immigration Law Practioners Association (ILPA) and members of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).

In November 1988 Orchid of Siam commenced trading as a firm dealing with translations, weddings in Thailand and arranging UK Visas for Thai nationals and we are proud to be celebrating our 30th year of operation in 2018. 

Currently we are the only Level 3 firm with offices in Thailand.
We are a team dedicated, motivated and persistent to see a case through from start to finish and are proud to treat all our clients as individuals with friendly, personalised advice and service. We take great pride in our work which we see as being to help people be together.
Our highly competitive fees are kept at the lowest possible rates and can be clearly seen on our Fees Scale page.  There are no hidden extras.
For Thai visa applicants the British Embassy require all necessary Thai language documents to be translated into English, this is included in our fees.


As part of the Home Office ‘umbrella’ the OISC works in conjunction with the UK Visas & Immigration branch of the Home Office and the British Embassies around the World to ensure the highest standards of applications.
You will probably have noted that all visa and immigration related forms include a request for details of the OISC registration number of your adviser. 
Our clients have included solicitors, barristers, doctors, airline pilots, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, millionaires and a whole range of people including supermarket employees, company directors, a TV producer and cleaners.

Each visa client is given the direct mobile number of the caseworker responsible for their case so that they can be contacted outside office hours if necessary. Plenty of testimonials from satisfied clients can be viewed in our offices.

We welcome personal visitors by appointment however the majority of our clients do not come to us and prefer contact by telephone and E-mail. We have many years of experience dealing with all types of visa applications and have conducted many problematic applications for UK visas. Please also see our FAQ's page.

We hope you enjoy your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

If you are sending money abroad to Thailand try the services of Currencies Direct who normally offer very good exchange rates. There are no official connections between them and us and we take no responsibility for the use of their services.

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