Thai Embassy in London

Thai EmbassySee the details from the Thai Embassy in London. If you are in the UK and wish to apply for a Thai visa for Thailand then you can no longer apply for a Thai marriage visa or Thai “O” visa at the Thai Embassy in Hull as from the 15th January 2014 you now have to apply at the Thai Embassy in London. Note that these are the latest changes in Thai visa application in the UK. Thai nationals can also get assistance to renew their passport or apply for a new Thai ID card.

Thai Embassy in London

The contact details for the Thai Embassy in London has been listed below with all the documents that you would normally need for your visa application in the UK. Note the forms listed at the bottom which you would need for you application. If you are not sure then contact the Embassy for advice or a Thai lawyer for assistance. If you are a Thai living in London or the UK then see how to apply for a new Thai Id card or renew your Thai passport.

Thai Embassy in London

Thai Embassy in London
Street Address:Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5JB
Telephone:0207 589 2944,
0207 225 5500 ext 5505, 5526 / 0207 225 5507 (for visa ) from 1400 - 1700 hours.

0207 589 2944, 0207 225 5500 ext 5504, 5506, 5530, 5534 (legalisation)
0207 589 2944 ext 5531, 5534 (Thai passports) from 1400 - 1700 hours.

0207 589 2944, 0207 225 5500 ext 5503, 5504 (Birth/Death Registration)
0207 225 5528 (other matters for Thai Nationals) from 1400 - 1700 hours.
Fax:0207 823 7492
Email: visa@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (visa)

passport@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (passport)

csinfo@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (consular services and matters related to Thai nationals)

rtelondon@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (general enquiries)

pressoffice@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (press and media)
Business hours:Office Hours :

Monday - Friday
0900 - 1230 hours / 1400 - 1700 hours

Consular Section :
0900 - 1200 hours (for visa, passport, Thai national ID, and legalisation services)

 

Thai Embassy in London

Tourist Visa for Thailand

If you wish to visit Thailand you can get a visa waiver or visa on arrival at an international airport for 30 days. If you apply for a tourist visa you will get 60 days in Thailand irrespective of where you enter Thailand. Crossing into Thailand through a land border will give you 15 days.

  • Your current British passport valid for longer than 6 months plus 2 blank pages;
  • Then printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code;
  • Also a copy of your travel booking confirmation;
  • You will need proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel booking or friend in Thailand;
  • Show financial evidence e.g. bank statements;
  • If you are not British then confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland.

If you are wanting to backpack though Asia then consider applying to the Thai tourist visa. Once in Thailand you can extend the tourist visa for another 30 days at Thai immigration for 1,900 THB.

Thai Non-immigrant O (Spouse)

  • Total number of entries – Single (One)
  • Term of validity from the date of issue  – 3 months
  • Your duration of stay from the date of entry –  90 days
  • Necessary validity of Passport from the date of entry – Not less than 6 months

This is a single entry visa to Thailand if you have a Thai spouse. Once in Thailand you will need to ensure that you extend the visa to a 12 month visa and renew this marriage visa every year. See below which documents are needed if you have a Thai wife and wish to apply for this visa from the Thai Embassy in London.

  • Your application form affixed with color photo;
  • Also your original passport as well as a copy;
  • Then a signed letter of invitation from Thai spouse (English or Thai);
  • A signed photocopy of passport of  your Thai spouse;
  • Also a signed photocopy of the Thai ID card of your Thai wife;
  • A signed photocopy of her Tabian Baan or household registration;
  • Also a signed photocopy of the marriage certificate;
  • Also financial evidence in English to 400,000 THB in equivalent;
  • Your airline ticket.

This is easy enough to understand as well as to complete. Extend the visa when in Thailand at Thai immigration. You can see more of that here. Note that once the visa has been extended for 12 months you will then need to report your home address in Thailand to Thai immigration every 90 days. Sometimes you can do this online. Also note that the owner of the property where you live has to report your presence to immigration as will even if it is your Thai wife.

Thai Non-immigrant O-A (Retirement)

  • Total number of Entries – Single (One)
  • Term of validity from the date of issue – 3 months
  • Duration of stay from the date of entry – 90 days
  • Necessary validity of Passport from the date of entry – Not less than 6 months

These are the basic requirements for the retirement visa for Thailand when applied for from London. The Thai Embassy in London has become very strict with regards to retirement and marriage visas. Ensure that you have the correct documents for your application.

  • Application form affixed with color photo;
  • Passport Original and copy;
  • Also financial evidence in English to 800,000 THB in equivalent;
  • Mandatory Health Insurance;
  • Original Medical Certificate in English;
  • Proof of residency in Thailand; (Property ownership or rental agreement)
  • Your airline ticket.

Once your are in Thailand you will have 90 days to extend your retirement visa to a 12 month visa. Then you will then also need to report your address to Thai immigration every 90 days. Much like all other extended visas. The owner of the property where you live will also need to report your stay in Thailand at the house or condo where you live. This if you have a rental agreement.

Thai National ID (Renew an ID Card)

If you want to apply for a new Thai ID card then you will need to make an appointment at the Thai Embassy in London for this at the following email address viwat_tunti@thaiembassyuk.org.uk for this. Depending on why you want to replace it you will need to bring your documents with you such as the following:
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  • Complete the application form and fill in everything; (Download form)
  • If it is an expired Thai ID card : Bring with the old ID card;
  • Should it be lost or a destroyed ID card : Bring your passport with you;
  • If its a damaged card : Bring your passport and the damaged Thai ID card;
  • If you changed your name : Bring the old card and an official document regarding the change;
  • Should you have changed your address : Please show an old card and your Tabian Baan.

These are the basic requirements to apply for a new Thai ID card while in the United Kingdom. You can also thee se Thai Consulates for assistance and not just the Thai Embassy in London. You can also see the Thai embassy, London email address listed above in their contact details.

Thai Passport Application

You can apply for an e-passport if you are wanting a new Thai passport. You will need to contact the Thai Embassy in London. This can be done by emailing passport@thaiembassyuk.org.uk and make the appointment. You will need to complete the application form and bring with your Thai ID card and the old passport.

If you lost your passport then you will need to report this to the local police. They will give you a case number which you will need when you apply for a new Thai passport where the passport has been lost or stolen. There is a form that needs to be completed for a lost or stolen passport outside of the application form for the new passport.

  • Take a copy of the original passport or a copy of your Thai ID card;
  • You must have 3 photos
  • Complete the application form;
  • Submit lost passport investigation report form.

*If you are a tourist and arrived in the UK on a tourist visa then you cant apply for an e-passport but an emergency travel document. Always take your ID card with to the Embassy when dealing with your passport or any other application.

Register a Birth (Thai Birth Certificate)

If you gave birth in the United Kingdom then you can contact the Embassy for assistance with birth registration. You will need the following for the registration of a Thai born in the UK.
  • Note that the Thai Embassy in London doe not require an appointment for birth certificate registration;
  • All three the child, mother and father are required in person at Royal Thai Embassy, London;
  • The child must have been born in the UK or Ireland and have a Full Birth Certificate;
  • Finally you will note that the registrations of births are free of charge.

In order to complete the birth registration in London you will need the following documents:

  • You will need recent (2 x 2 inches) photos of the child;
  • Normally they also want one of the mother and child together and then all three together; (faces visible)
  • You will need a photocopy of the UK/Irish Full Birth Certificate;
  • Also a photocopy of parents’ Marriage Certificate;
  • You will also need a photocopy of the parents’ valid passports;
  • Finally a photocopy of the parents’ Thai identity cards.

If the parents are not married then you will need a form to be completed by the father of the child. Also leaving the signature section blank to be signed in person in front of the Consular officer. This if the child wishes to use the father’s surname. If the parents are divorced in the UK then there need to be a photocopy of  the Child Custody Document – Por. Kor. 14.

By Thai law, a child gets his/her Thai citizenship from the Thai mother. In case that the parents are not married, and the mother is not a Thai national, the child can get Thai citizenship only if the father has registered the child as his.

Legalisation

You can have your documents legalised at the Thai Embassy in London without an appointment. These should be submitted to The Consular Section, Royal Thai Embassy, 29 Queen’s Gate (Basement), London. The office hours are Monday – Friday from 0900 – 1200 hours. Provide the original and then a copy of all the pages of the document. There is a fee of £10 per document which is required when you submit the documents.

Thai Police Clearance Certificate

You can obtain a Thai police certificate at the Thai Consulate in London. Many expats returning home need to have a criminal record check when they have lived abroad. Your fingerprints must be taken at a local police station in your the UK, this with the official seal and signature of the official taking the fingerprints.
  • Your finger prints; (Two sets of original fingerprints)
  • Copy of your valid passport and certified photocopy;
  • Document(s) certify that the applicant is working, used to work, or residing in Thailand;
  • Letter explain the purpose of request and which country to use; (only one country)
  • Two recent photographs (1 inch / 2 inch);
  • Also a copy of your Thai working permit and certified photocopy (if available);
  • Also a certified photocopy of current passport with Thai Visa and last stamp.
Finally, note that a self addressed envelope enclosed with the postage fee (equivalent to seven international postage vouchers which can be purchased at your local post office). For postage delivery, you need to enclose addressed envelopes, stamps and a confirmation of money transferred to The Police Clearance Service Center’s bank account. Or you may add 300 baht (three hundred Thai baht) on top of the fee to cover the cost of return post.

Applicant must send the documents (in hard copies) by post directly to

The Police Clearance Service Center, Special Branch,

Royal Thai Police Building

Building 6,

Rama I, Pathumwan

Bangkok 10330

Thailand.

Banking Details

Bank Name/Branch: UOB Bank / Siam Square Branch

Bank Code: 024

Branch Code: 772

Swift Code: UOVBTHBK

Bank Address: 410-410/1 Siam Square Soi 6, Rama I Road, Patumwan, Bangkok Thailand

Account Name: The Police Clearance Service Center

Account Number: 772-163-299-0

Account Type: Saving Account

Notice:

1. The certificate fee of 100 baht must be paid in Thai currency.

2. The applicant is responsible for all money transfer fees for both outgoing and incoming.

3. It should be noted that your certificate application will not be processed until you have provided all required documents and certificate fee.

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