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.


Where To Take A1 B1 SELT Life Skills English Tests In UK


English Exam Centres offer regular testing of approved Home Office examinations for English at A1 and B1 levels needed for further leave to remain, indefinite leave to remain and British naturalisation at the following locations in the UK:

Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Oxford, Peterborough, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton.

Please contact English Exam Centres direct on 03333583183 or 02030115183 or visit their website for further information, dates and locations of the various test centres http://www.englishexamcentres.co.uk


Trinity have exam centres around the UK and are a major provider of English tests. http://www.trinitycollege.com


Cambridge Exam Centres are in:

Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Bury, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chester, Coventry, Cumbria, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Hull, Gloucestershire University, Guildford, Hitchin, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, Luton, Medway, Melton Mowbray, Newcastle, Newport, Pembrokeshire College, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire, Rossall, Ruthin, Sidmouth, Southbourne, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Swanage, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Thanet, Torbay, Warminster, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.

Plese see http://www.cambridgeenglish.org for full details.


In Northern Ireland City & Guilds has centres in Bangor and Lurga. Please see http://www.cityandguilds.com for further details.

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