As of 15 June 2019, all visa applications made to the Thai Embassy in London will need to be initially applied for either online or by post rather than attending the embassy in person. This is intended to streamline the process and make everything more efficient. It should be stressed that the changes do NOT affect the Royal Thai Consulates in Cardiff, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Hull, and Liverpool in the UK, and in Dublin, Ireland will continue to receive and process visa applications in the same way.
Online Thailand visa applications -how to apply
In order to apply online, you will need to visit the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Here you will need to set up an account or alternatively you could ask a professional visa company such as Thai Visa Express to do this on your behalf. Naturally, you will need to attach all supporting documentation with your application along with a payment that will be made in pounds sterling (£). Don’t worry, everything is very secure. It should be noted that no refunds will be given for incomplete applications.
You have the choice of sending your passport to the Thai Embassy via recorded delivery or you can take it in person at a pre-arranged appointment.
How to apply by post for a Thai visa
Anyone who resides in the UK or Northern Ireland can apply by post for a Thai visa with the exception of passport holders from Afghanistan, Algerian, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Applications should be sent to:
Visa Section, Royal Thai Embassy
29 – 30 Queen’s Gate
For full details of how to apply by post, we suggest that you visit the Royal Thai Embassy, London website.
Obviously, certain documents need to be submitted alongside your application. This includes:
- Your passport, which must be valid for a minimum of 6 months and have at least 2 blank pages
- A fully completed application form
- All copies of required documents
- A £10 postage fee along with a STAMPED self-addressed envelope
All foreign documents must be submitted in English with a certified translation from the appropriate embassy in London.
We can help!
If you require any assistance with obtaining any type of visa for Thailand from the Royal Thai Embassy in London we can help. You can call us on +66 (0)80 102 2328, +66 (0) 38 420 313 or +44 (0) 20 8133 8059, email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact us via our website.