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
WE WILL NOW NOT BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT

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.

 
 
 

 

 




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
page.

 
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