IMPORTANT UPDATE: With the introduction of new rules for Non-Immigrant visas, The Royal Thai Consul UK is now providing direct assistance for all categories of Non-Immigrant visa applications. Read more
The Royal Thai Consulate provides visas for visitors to Thailand. All Applications must be submitted by hand either in person by the applicant or by someone nominated by the applicant.
APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED BY POST.
Specific supporting documentation is required for all visas. Please check our Downloads for the relevant documents for your application.
Normal hours: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
By Appointment: Fri 16:00 - 18:00
and Sat 09:00 - 12-noon
(Appointments must be made by 15:00 day before)
Saturdays (except by appointment), Sundays and the following dates:
The Royal Thai Consulate is centrally-placed to serve the whole of the UK, well placed for access by road, close to the Humber Bridge just off the A63 (Clive Sullivan Way) 3 miles west of Hull City Centre.
Using Satnav enter Postcode HU13 9PB for the road we are on (Saxon Way, Hessle). Once on Saxon Way, Continue down hill to roundabout. At roundabout continue straight ahead, passing Mercedes dealership and then Volkswagen van centre on left, with Audi car showroom on right. At 200 metres ahead turn left after silver building with name GIACOM.
The Consulate is then immediately in front of you set back in the gap immediately after GIACOM and before Hatfields Jaguar Centre. Drive towards our white flagpole with Royal Thai flag flying, veer left then right and use any of the car parking spaces marked RTC. The Royal Thai consulate is on ground floor with entrance opposite parking spaces.
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Visas for Thailand are required in the following circumstances:-
• For tourism purposes only:
The need to apply for a tourist visa is determined by nationality and length of stay. Please check this Visa Download to find out if you need a visa:
V2 - Visa Requirements by Nationality 2016
Persons who are entitled to enter Thailand under the Visa Exemption rule or the Visa on Arrival rule without a visa for tourism purposes must be in possession of a confirmed international flight ticket to show that they will be exiting Thailand within the period allowed according to their nationality.
Without such evidence of exiting it will be necessary to obtain a tourist visa before embarking on your journey to Thailand. Nationals who must apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy must do so in person and for more information they will need to check with the Embassy.
Persons travelling on a UK Travel Document (blue cover) must apply for a visa whatever their nationality or length of stay. Furthermore, where such persons can apply for their visa is determined by their nationality.
• For all purposes other than tourism:
The appropriate visa must be obtained. For information about visas for purposes other than tourism please see the "Visa Application Pack" and "Extra Evidence For Non-Immigrant Visas" downloads below.
All visas must be obtained prior to entering Thailand. For persons travelling from the UK to Thailand, visas can only be obtained from the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate.
Thailand is a hugely popular tourist destination. Almost one million Britains visit Thailand for tourism purposes each year with nearly half being return visitors. More UK nationals visit Thailand than any other nation within the EU.
Thailand has long been known for the rich diversity of its attractions, but the continuing development of the Kingdom’s tourism means that there are still more waiting to be discovered.
A land of golden temples stunning tropical beaches and forested hills, Thailand is a veritable oasis in an increasingly hectic world. Secure in its devotion to the Buddhist faith and to its beloved King, it merges a centuries-old culture with way of life that preserves its identity and gracious natural hospitality.
For sightseeing and travel, Thailand has few equals. From dazzling temples and palaces to awe-inspiring World Heritage Sites; from timeless rural settlements to vibrant resort towns; from idyllic beaches to national parks where wild nature rules, the choice of where to go and what to see is limitless.
This office provides a speedy service for the issue of business visas for Thailand. Please check our Visas & Downloads page. If you are interested in doing business with Thailand you may find the links below helpful.
Thailand Trade Center Business in Asia – Thailand Gov.uk - UK and Thailand Thailand Ministry of Commerce (select English) Thailand Dept of Business Development Thailand Board of Investment Thailand Dept of Employment Thailand Department of Revenue Thailand Dept of Employment – Work Permits Thailand Dept of Export Promotion Thailand News Thailand Web Directory British Chamber of Commerce - Thailand Thailand Dept of Export Promotion (DEP) UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) British Council in Thailand Thailand Dept of Land – Acquisition, Registration and Valuation Thaivisa Daily News Bulletin
Note The Royal Thai Consulate accepts no responsibility for the content of any 3rd party web links.