More than 900,000 British nationals visit Thailand each year and there are about 50,000 British nationals who live and work in Thailand. Only a small number of these British nationals need help from the British Embassy each year.
As from 16 May all British nationals who find themselves in urgent need of consular assistance in Northern Thailand such as Chiang Mai, for such issues as having been hospitalised, arrested, or have been the victim of crime while in Thailand should now contact the Consular Section of the Embassy in Bangkok +66 (0) 2305 8333.
If you need assistance with a passport renewal or replacement then the British Embassy in Bangkok has introduced a new format which requires all the needed documents and an appoint to submit them in Thailand.
Note that as from 6 April 2015, all nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who go to the UK for a period longer than six months will now be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ as part of their visa application. The health surcharge will be £200 per year and £150 per year for students.
If you are going to be visiting the UK then take note that as from 15 April 2015, Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) for non-EEA nationals travelling to the UK for more than six months will begin to be issued to visa applicants in Thailand.
UK Visa applications for the UK in Thailand can now be done faster for an extra fee. The British Embassy in Thailand has now started The Super Priority Visa Service (SPVS) which is an optional first class visa service to facilitate the most urgent travel needs and will be available to all visitor visa applicants and some work visa categories.