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

We will run our own gazebo at the following fairs this year to give free advice on UK Visas, FLR, ILR and Citizenship applications under the Family Migration route. A Thai registered OISC adviser will be present.

2/3 June 2018 Warwick Thai Festival, Warwick Racecourse, CV43 6HN

4/5 August 2018 Cambridge Thai Festival, Parker's Piece, CB1 1NA

18/19 August 2018 Brighton Thai Festival, Preston Park, BN1 6AU

1/2 September 2018 Norwich Thai Festival, Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, NR47AU


We will be available from 10.00  to 17.00 each day.

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.


In addition to preparing UK Visa applications we also conduct other immigration related work and we regularly deal with the following kind of problems. It is not possible to quote fees on a website as each case is very different however we will give a quote after discussing a case in detail.

Advice on appeals following a visa refusal.

Child refusals based on ‘lack of proven sole custody.’

Sponsors in receipt of Public Funds.

Out of time applications for further or indefinite leave to remain for spouses, partners or children.

Concessions and discretion outside the Immigration Rules.

Immigration Bail.

Someone who arrived in the UK using another person’s passport.

Applicants with a criminal history.

An overstayer with no passport.

Victims of trafficking either forced or voluntary.

A lady married to a UK citizen who splits up from her husband and goes to live with another man before her two year probationary period expires.

Remaining in the UK as the carer of  British child.

Applications for discretionary  leave to remain when the current visa is about to expire, or has expired, but they do not satisfy the English language/Citizenship knowledge requirements. 

Domestic violence claim for indefinite leave to remain before the end of the probationary period.

Illegal immigrant applying to stay as the wife of a work permit holder.

Illegal immigrant applying to stay as the wife of an EEA resident in the UK.

Overstayer applying to stay for access to a child in the UK.

The wife of a UK citizen living and working in Southern Ireland who entered the UK illegally.

An overstayer applying to remain on health grounds.

Please note we do NOT deal with asylum or refugee claims.

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