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The British Embassy in Bangkok help sustain and develop the important relationship between the UK and Thailand.

They develop and maintain relations between the UK and Thailand.

Their work covers a range of issues including political, trade & investment, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Thailand; visa applications for those who wish to enter the UK to visit, study, live or work; and consular assistance to British nationals visiting or living in Thailand. 


Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you are in Thailand and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +66(0)2 305 8333. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Thailand, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. See: www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the embassy as soon as possible.

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Visit: www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document, to read what an emergency travel document does.

Please check country specific visa requirements prior to applying for the ETD. You will need to visit Thai Immigration for an exit visa: www.bangkok.immigration.go.th/intro1.html

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and

  • are a British citizen and

  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or

  • not a British citizen or

  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Bangkok: www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-embassy-bangkok/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Thailand, see: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand.

Support if you have been arrested

The embassy will do all they can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Thailand: www.gov.uk/government/publications/thailand-prisoner-pack. They cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

The embassy may be able to offer notarial services, including Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; Make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services the embassy can provide at: www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-thailand

Local service providers

Use the embassy's lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Thailand. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK Government.

How else the embassy can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing people and kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see 'Support for British nationals abroad: a guide': www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-british-nationals-abroad-a-guide

Please also see some general information on living in Thailand: www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-thailand

Consular fees

The embassy charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Thailand at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/thailand-consular-fees

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