UK Visitor Visa

UK Visa in Thailand

The visitor visa is the most popular single route for individuals coming to the UK for tourism, visiting family as well as business visits. Entry clearance is necessary for Thai nationals for travel to the UK. A UK Visitor Visa for Thai nationals can be granted for visits of six month. The VFS UK visa application center in Bangkok accepts applications for all visa categories and is officially authorized by the UK Border Agency.


Applicants for a UK Visitors Visa Thailand as a tourist or visitor must show:

  • that the applicant is genuinely seeking to enter the UK for a limited period of time as requested in the application;
  • that the applicant is not using the visitor visa as a means for extended stays to live in the UK through extensions or multiple successive visits;
  • that the applicant will not work in the United Kingdom for remuneration or for free;
  • that the applicant will not produce goods or provide services including the selling of goods or services to the public;
  • if the applicant is attending an educational course in the UK, that it is not the main purpose of the visit and not longer than 30 days;
  • that the applicant has sufficient funds to support themselves on their visit without the need of public funds or employment. If the applicant will be accommodated by relatives or friends in the UK, they have to provide a statement that they are legally present in the UK (or will be at the time of the visit) and intend to provide accommodations and support;
  • that the applicant has the means to leave the United Kingdom at the end of their stay.


  • Thai national
  • Foreigner holding residence status in Thailand (e.g. with a Non-Immigrant visa and work permit)

UK Tourist Visa Requirements

  • Intent to visit the UK for a short period - no more than 6 months.
  • Intent to leave the UK after the end of your visit
  • Demonstrate that you can meet the cost of the return or onward journey
  • Must show that you have sufficient funds to maintain and accommodate yourself in the UK
  • Evidence of strong ties to Thailand or compelling reasons that they will come back

In the case of sponsorship,

  • Letter of invitation (by a UK citizen or permanent resident)
  • Letter of sponsorship (by a UK citizen or permanent resident)
  • Evidence of stable employment by sponsor

Other supporting documents relevant to the application

Activities not permitted on a general visitor visa

  • Must not intend to study in the UK
  • Must not intend to charge the public for services provided or goods received
  • Must not intend to undertake business, sport or entertainer visitor activities
  • Must not intend to marry or register a civil partnership in the UK
  • Must not intend to receive private medical treatment during your visit to the UK
  • Must not be a transit passenger to a country outside the Common Travel Area
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What Siam Legal Can Do For You

Our UK Visitors Visa Thailand service does not include embassy or government fees. We provide you with:

  • Full review of your personal, financial & employment history
  • Consultation and confirmation of what type of UK visa is appropriate for you
  • Extensive checklist of documents that you need for your visa application
  • Professional and accurate preparation of your visa application
  • Submission of your visa application to the proper government agencies
  • Careful preparation of all correspondence with government agencies
  • Expert advice on how to handle yourself at your Consular interview
  • Unlimited personal communication with our UK Visa specialists
Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-259-8100
Phuket: 076-326-322
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 03-300-8830
International Numbers:
UK: 0207-101-9301
Thailand: +66 2259-8100
UK Visitor Visa Legal Guide
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UK Visitor Visa in Thailand
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