The British Embassy in Bangkok
Like all foreign Embassies and Consulates around the World the British Embassy has a major role dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Thailand.
They also have a professional visa issuing department and a fully manned Consular section providing help to British Citizens living and on holiday in Thailand and surrounding areas.
The British Embassy in Bangkok is a hive of activity on a daily basis helping foreigners in distress and also issuing visas for foreign Nationals wishing to travel to the UK for many reasons including tourism and settlement mainly for Thai Nationals.
The visa section at the British Embassy
are there to evaluate visa applications and make decisions on each visa application but please note they do this behind closed doors and the visa section is no longer open to the public you should not direct visa inquiries or visa applications to the British Embassy.
The visa section for many years have been using their outsourcing partner called the VFS global located at the Trendy building Bangkok and their role is to deal with the influx of daily UK visa applications. The trained VFS staff obtain all applicants biometric details and also receive the visa application from the applicant.
The visa application is then forwarded to the British Embassy Bangkok for a decision and then sent back to the VFS ready for the applicant to collect the documents and their passport and the verdict.
If you arrive at the British Embassy with a visa inquiry or any documents you will be turned away and told to go to the VFS located at the Trendy Building Bangkok.
The Consular section at the British Embassy
are there to help British Citizen in distress were they can and also to help supply notarized documents on a daily basis for example, income letters for British Nationals and sworn affirmations allowing a UK citizen the freedom to marry.
You can check the British Embassy Bangkok for a range of services the Embassy staff deal with and also the services they cannot help with for instance giving you money if you have run out during your holiday.
Entrance to the British Embassy Consular section in Bangkok is now on appointment system so you cannot just walk in anymore you have to go the website below and make an online appointment you will then print the appointment and take it with you to show the Embassy security on the front gate. Without an appointment you will not be allowed entry.
The British Embassy will no longer issue proof of life documents for your pension provider, however Key Visa are able to undertake this service, please check out our information page on this service.
British Passport renewal in Thailand
This service has not been dealt with by the British Embassy in Bangkok for over 6 years this service is now operated by the HMPO which is located at the VFS Global building, which is the same location that UK visa applications are dealt with so the UK passports and the UK visas are both applied for in the same location.
British Embassy Bangkok
14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan,
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +66 (0) 2 305 8333
Fax: +66 (0) 2 255 9278
You must note that they are duly busy on a daily basis an respect should always be shown as they have a very difficult job and credit should be given were due.
If you require more details then please e-mail [email protected]
- Please note once the passport has been ordered we can if you require send the old passport back to you
- We only require payment once your documents have been received and checked we will then send you our Thai bank details to deposit the fee
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