British Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand
The British Embassy Bangkok is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Thailand that was established in 1947. The current ambassador is Mr. Brian Davidson.
The British Embassy can provide a limited range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Thailand. Before booking or applying for a notarial service, you must make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant receiving authority. This could be the local district office (Amphur), immigration office, ministries, or another authority either in Thailand, the UK, or a third country.
The British Embassy in Bangkok does not process UK Visa applications in Thailand. The visa applications such as UK Visit Visa and UK Settlement Visas are handled by UK VFS Thailand.
Where is the British Embassy in Thailand located?
AIA Sathorn Tower, Floor 12A
11/1 South Sathorn Road,
Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
How do I contact the British Embassy in Thailand?
Telephone +66 (0) 2 305 8333
For consular enquiries, you may email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries that are emergency cases, please email: email@example.com
What are the opening times of the British Embassy in Thailand?
Consular services appointment times:
Tuesday, Thursday, 8.30 am – 11 am and 1 pm – 3 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday closed to the public
Services provided by the British Embassy in Thailand
Affirmation of Marital Status
If you are a British national who plans to marry in Thailand, you will need to make an affirmation of marital status issued by the embassy. If you are single and never been married, you only need to present your passport and if your marital status is divorced or widowed, you should present your decree absolute or your late spouse’s death certificate as evidence of this.
Certified copies of British Passports and Driving Licenses
These services are available for British nationals in Thailand either in person or by post. You must book an appointment and apply at the embassy for a certified copy of your British passport or British driver's license if you wish to apply in person.
Passport Application or Passport Renewal
British nationals can apply or renew their British passports in Thailand. They need to book an appointment through BangkokHMPO@vfshelpline.com and apply in person once the appointment has been set. The processing time will take 3 weeks and the new passport will be delivered to the UK VFS Thailand office for collection of the owner.
Transferring your Thai visa after renewing your British passport
If you renewed your British Passport (or it was lost, stolen, or damaged and you have replaced it), you will need a letter to move your Thai visa from your old passport into your new one at the Immigration Bureau.
- If you renewed your passport at VFS Bangkok, you will be given a blank letter when you receive your new passport.
- If you have not been given a copy of this letter, you may send your name and Thai address via web form and the embassy will post a copy to you.
Non-Immigrant ED visa support letter
This letter is for British Nationals on an internship in Thailand who need to extend their non-immigrant ED visa. The letter is available by post only.
Affirmation of residency
This service is available for British Nationals who hold a non-immigrant visa in Thailand. If you are a tourist in Thailand, you are not a resident and are not eligible for this service. For long term visa holders, you may also apply for a certificate of residency from your local immigration office.
UK Visa Services for Thai and Other Citizens
The British Embassy in Bangkok does not process visa applications for Thai citizens. All UK visa applications in Thailand are handled by the UK VFS Thailand office. Thai and foreign citizens who need visa information may contact an immigration specialist who has a vast experience in handling UK visas such as:
- UK Visit Visa - to visit the UK for a short period - no more than 6 months.
- UK Fiancée Visa - if you want to bring your Thai fiancé or civil partner to the United Kingdom to get married.
- UK Spouse Visa - allows the Thai spouse of UK citizens or permanent residents to immigrate to the UK.
- Other Family Visa - to allow parents or children to visit their Thai family members residing in the UK.
Services that the British Embassy cannot provide:
Certified copies of UK marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and educational certificates. Before arriving in Thailand you are advised to get your UK educational certificates legalised before you travel. If you are already in Thailand you will need to legalise your documents at legalisation office in the UK and have it certified by Thai Embassy in London.
- Any form of affirmation, affidavit or statutory declaration to confirm identity, family relationships or marital status (unless it is to marry in Thailand)
- Witness a signature on a Power of Attorney
- Statutory Declaration for common law relationships - common-law relationships are not recognised under UK or Thai law
Affirmation of Income
The British Embassy will no longer certify or issue income affirmation for Thai retirement and marriage visa applications. The British national must set up a Thai bank account and transfer their monthly income such as personal income or monthly savings into the account in order to meet the requirements of the Thai Immigrant Bureau for a marriage visa or retirement visa applications.
Frequently Asked QuestionsCan I go to the British embassy without an appointment?
No, visitors of the British Embassy in Bangkok are required to have confirmed appointment. The British national must bring his or her original British passport, printed appointment confirmation email and the receipt of payment of consular fees if the payment was made in advance.How do I pay the consular fees?
The British Embassy in Bangkok can accept payments by debit or credit card on the day of appointment. It is recommended to pay the consular fees online to reduce the appointment time at the embassy. The embassy does not accept any cash payments.Does the British Embassy provide services to Thais or non-British nationals?
The British Embassy Consular Section does provide consular services or assistance to non-British nationals. However, the British Embassy in Thailand provides UK visa services to Thais and non-British nationals through the UK VFS Thailand.How do I find a Notary in Bangkok?
Siam Legal International's team notary lawyers are fully licensed lawyers practicing in Thailand and also licensed to provide notarial services by the Lawyers Council of Thailand. They are able to legally notarize documents, authenticate signatures or documents and witness affidavits or statements of persons under oath.