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

Our Epsom office will be closed on 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2019.
Please note that our Bangkok office will be closed for the Thai New Year holiday from 11 to 17 April 2019.
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 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.
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.




For both spousal and fiancée  visas a child or children can be admitted to the UK at the same time as the parent but a separate fees are payable for  each child and a separate visa application form must be completed in full for each child.


A parent already living in the UK who does not have British nationality can sponsor their child into the UK. 

Children over 10 years of age may be interviewed, this is not a formality.

Children aged 10-14 may be interviewed in the presence of a responsible adult. Children over 14 are not interviewed in the presence of an adult.

The interview is to assess the current situation of the child compared to other children and to determine if there are any compelling or compassionate circumstances as to why the child should be allowed to enter the UK. In legal parlance these interviews are deemed to be 'hostile.'

It is not enough that a sole custody order has been issued or that the sponsor is a parent. We will fully advise clients on how to meet the requirements.

For children  the Embassy will normally  interview a parent or current guardian.

A 'child' over 18 years of age can apply as a dependant relative in only the most exceptional compassionate and compelling circumstances.

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

Change of name.

It is often the case that a child joining a parent in the UK will have a different surname due to the marriage of the mother. For the sake of convenience it is often desirable to change the name of the child to the same as the rest of the family. 

For current fees payable please see our Fees Scale

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