British Ambassador to Thailand
We help sustain and develop the important relationship between the UK and Thailand.
We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Thailand. We also deal with visa applications for those who wish to enter the UK to visit, study, live or work. The British Embassy in Bangkok, and our consular network throughout the country, provide assistance to British nationals visiting or living in Thailand. We work closely with our partners, the British Council and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
Emergency consular assistance
For emergency assistance in the event of the death, assault, arrest or hospitalisation of a British national, call +66 (0) 2305 8333 where you will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer outside normal office hours. If you are calling from the UK about a British national in Thailand, you can call our Consular Assistance Team in London on + 44 (0)2070081500 (24 hours).
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website
Births, deaths and marriages
Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
Passports and emergency travel documents
How to renew or replace your British passport when outside of the UK and information on getting an emergency travel document if your passport is lost or stolen.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available at British Embassy in Thailand.
Our up to date Travel advice for Thailand gives you information and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad. We will e-mail you with any changes to our travel advice when you subscribe to our travel alerts.
To help for you to plan your trip to Thailand, the FCO has produced a Foreign Travel Checklist and further information on how to stay safe and healthy during your gap year. There is also general advice on how disabled travellers and LGBT tourists can prepare for an overseas holiday free from trouble.
Living in Thailand
Advice for British nationals living in Thailand, who might need information about services not provided by our consular section, but that you may find useful in certain circumstances.
Consular fee list
UK law says we have to charge for some services.
English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters
The British embassy is unable to give you legal advice and therefore maintains a list of English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters in Thailand.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also provide British Nationals in Thailand requiring emergency consular assistance:
- provide information about transferring funds
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child protection and abductions in Thailand, kidnappings or someone who is missing abroad and how to make a missing persons report
- provide consular assistance to British nationals who are victims of rape or serious sexual assault or any other serious crime
- help in contacting your family or friends when you are not able to do yourself because you are ill or in hospital
- provide advice following the death of a British national in Thailand, where possible we will try to notify the next of kin and offer practical support to the bereaved family on the next steps to take
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
- offer support and information when a British national is detained or arrested in Thailand
What consulates cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money
- make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf
- get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters
- renew or replace a full British passport
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bangkok
14 Wireless Road
Fax +66 (0) 255 6051
Consular public counter opening hours: (Local time)
Monday to Friday, 8am to 11am
Consular collections only
Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 3pm
Friday, 11am to 12pm
The Visa Application Centre
The Consulate in Chiang Mai
198 Bumrungraj Road
Chiang Mai 50000
Telephone +66 (0) 2 305 8333
Fax (+66) (53) 263 016
Consular public counter opening hours: (Local time)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 11.30am
Opening hours: (Local time)
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4.30pm
Friday, 8am to 1pm