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

As from 19/07/2021 the VFS centre in Bangkok is closed to  all new applications. People with current appointments will be recheduled for when it re-opens. All current appointments are now cancelled.

We will update this news in the future.

This is due to the rapid spread of Covid 19 and variants in Thailand.

23/07/2021 VFS are now re-scheduling cancelled appointments.
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.


In order to obtain a fiancée visa a wedding in the UK may be provisionally booked at an Anglican Church but this is not a requirement, most Registry Offices will not allow a booking to be made until the fiancee is in the UK with the correct visa, some allow a provisional booking to be made..


After your marriage in the UK form FLR(M) must be completed to allow your wife to start her 30 month probationary period and allow her to remain in the UK. The application must be made before the expiry of her fiancée visa.

Please note that a fiancée is not normally allowed to use the National Health Service other than as a fee paying patient and if she is pregnant at the time of application you may well be asked to deposit a large amount of money with your local NHS trust before a visa will be granted.

After you are married and her first 30 month visa has been granted she is entitled to use the NHS.

In all cases proof of the relationship will be required along with evidence that the financial and accommodation requirements are met, the English proficiency requirement and Tuberculosis test are also necessary as is a sponsorship letter.

For current fees payable please see our Fees Scale page.

Please contact us for assistance.

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