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

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.




Fees Scale as at 18th March 2016.


Due to the complexity of individual cases it is not possible to quote fees on our website. We will be pleased to discuss your case and give a quotation.

All visa fees are set in £Sterling but are payable in US$ only at overseas visa application centres. The exchange rate used does not always reflect the actual prevailing exchange rate.

Settlement Visa Service Fee £900.

Embassy fee for spouses. fiancees, partners or a child is £1464.00 plus the compulsory card fees, exchange rate fluctuations and other charges. We will tell you the  amount required at the time the payment is due to be made. Payments are made in US$ only to the Embassy.

Dependant Relative (for example a parent but NOT children) Embassy Fee in the  region of £3250.00 plus charges as above.

Some applicants will need a TB test which is an extra expense.

Applicants aged 18-65 from a non-English speaking country must pass a test of basic English at a recognised test centre which incurs an extra expense.

From 6th April 2015 a NHS Surcharge of £200 to cover each period of 12 months validity of the visa will be payable at the time of application, so for a 33 month initial visa the fee is £600 (a 9 month period is charged as a full year) and a 30 month extension costs £500 this does not apply to applicants who are applying for Indefinite Leave to Enter the UK.

Our fee does not include the charge for scanning any documents by VFS in Bangkok or postage or courier fees. VFS charge  25 Baht per A4 or smaller documet to scan to UKVI in Sheffield where the applications are processed. If we pay any post or courier fees on your behalf we will charge you the actual cost.





UK Tourist or Family Visit Visa service fee £450.00

The Embassy visa visas are approximately as follows but will be quoted to you at the time payment is due to the Embassy. Again payments can only be made in US$ so the examples below are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Up to 6 months £89.00

Up to 2 years £337.00*

Up to 5 years £612.00*

Up to 10 years £767.00* 

Student Visitor Visa less than 12 months £179.00

* In no circumstances can a tourist remain in the UK for longer than 6 months in any 12 month period. All fees are subject to an extra fee for card use and exchange rate fluctuations and are payable only in US$.


Further Leave To Remain


Service fee £600.00

Home Office fee is £993.00 plus £993.00 for each dependent child under 18 years of age. This is for applications made by post. For personal applications made at UK Visas & Immigration offices there is a surcharge of £590.00 per person including a non-refundable booking fee of £100.00

From 6th April 2015 people applying for FLR will have to pay the NHS surcharge of £200.00 per year in advance so for a 30 month extension the fee payable is £500.00 in addition to the Home Office fee.








Indefinite Leave To remain SET(M)

Service fee £600.00

Home Office fee is £2297.00 for the main applicant plus £2297.00 for all dependents under 18 years of age. This is for applications submitted by post. For personal applications there is a surcharge of £590.00 per person including a non-refundable booking fee of £100.00.


British Citizenship.

Service fee £450.00

The Home Office fee is £1282.00 per adult applicant. This is a postal only service. 

HOURLY RATE FOR CONSULTATIONS IN PERSON OR BY E-MAIL/TELEPHONE £100.00 This is deducted if you then engage our services.

All our service fees can be paid by cash, cheque, bank transfer or with any of the major debit/credit cards for which we will send you an E-invoice by arrangement.

Please be aware that our service charge for visa applications is for regular applications only. Clients with an adverse immigration history such as previous illegal entry, overstay or other breach of the immigration rules will be subject to a higher fee depending on the breach involved.

In cases where an adult is applying with a child or children at the same time or where two or more children are applying at the same time there are discounts available so please contact us for a quote.

For all other immigration advice please contact us for a quote.

For good currency exchange rates when sending money to Thailand we suggest that you try Currencies Direct. We have no involvement with them and take no responsibility for their actions however we have found them to be very reliable and highly competitive.

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