Welcome to the Royal Thai Consulate, Cardiff

 

Royal Thai Consulate - CARDIFF
At New Addresss - TBC on re-opening


Telephone: 07877 163989 (This line is currently closed, see below Covid-19 statement)  


E-mail: enquiries@thaiconsulatewales.org.uk or thaiconsular@yahoo.co.uk

Welcome to the Royal Thai Consulate - CARDIFF Web Site. This site gives information to potential visitors to Thailand.

 


IMPORTANT NOTE:

*******DO NOT SEND ANY POST TO THE CONSULATE, ESPECIALLY PASSPORTS. THE CONSULATE IS CLOSED*******

*****UPDATE 7TH MARCH 2021: FOLLOWING THE WELSH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON 16TH DECEMBER OF LOCKDOWN IN WALES, AND THEN THE BAN ON TRAVEL ABROAD FOR TOURISM BY THE UK GOVERNMENT, THIS CONSULATE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND IS NOT ABLE TO ISSUE VISAS. WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO RE-OPEN ONCE LOCKDOWN IS LIFTED, THE TRAVEL BAN IS LIFTED, AND THAILAND ALLOWS UK NATIONALS ENTRY TO THE KINGDOM AGAIN. UNFORTUNATELY, AT PRESENT WE CANNOT PROVIDE A DATE ON WHEN THIS WILL BE - UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE AS SOON AS WE ARE INFORMED*****


*****COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS******

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IMPORTANT NEW UPDATE:

For any idea of the criteria to enter Thailand prior to lockdown please see below, (please note, this could change when we re-open, and receive further travel advice from both the UK and Thai Government)

1) Passport copy

2) Application form (this can be downloaded from our website, follow the link at the bottom of the page)

3) Up to date UK Bank statement showing your name and a balance exceeding 3000 GBP, if travelling as a couple with joint bank account then the amount is 5000 GBP.

4) Utility Bill showing residency in either Wales, England Tier 1 or England Tier 2 (this is due to travel restrictions set by the Welsh Government preventing entry into Wales from England Tier 3 areas unless for essential reasons, such as work or education, this stops us being able to make appointments/issue visa to those in England Tier 3)

Once we confirm everything is in order, we will contact you to arrange an appointment, where you will need to bring with you

1) Passport with minimum 6 months remaining from the date you are due to depart from Thailand

2) 2 Recent passport photos

3) 50 GBP Cash to cover visa and admin fee

Once you receive the visa you must then book your Insurance (this must include minimum 100,000 usd cover for medical costs associated with Covid-19), flights, and your 14 day quarantine (at your expense) in the Alternative State Quarantine in Chonburi (prices start at 27,000 Baht), and accomodation after quarantine, you can then apply for the Certificate of Entry, unfortunately we cannot assist with the Certificate Of Entry or ASQ Booking, however further details can be found by following the below links

Alternative State Quarantine: http://www.hsscovid.com/

Certificate Of Entry: https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/application-for-certificate-of-entry-to-thailand-for-non-thai-nationa?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

The following then must be presented to the airline, and officers on arrival in Thailand

1. The Certificate of Entry

2. Declaration form

3. Fit to Fly health certificate, issued within 72 hours before departure, this is a statement by a doctor that you are free from symptoms and fit to fly (must be separate from COVID test)

4. COVID-19 test result with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected (COVID test must be by RT-PCR method), issued within 72 hours before departure, Some airlines do not accept home kit tests so please check specific requirements with the airlines you are travelling with.

5. Copy of insurance policy which covers COVID and no less than 100,000 USD – please print the insurance certificate and all pages of the terms and conditions on the COVID coverage and medical benefits (some people were refused to board the flight because they could not show that their insurance met this requirement)

6. Copy of confirmed ASQ hotel booking (or AHQ and permission from the Ministry of Public Health in case of medical treatment)

7. T.8 Form

30 day extension to the Single Entry Tourist Visa must be applied for with Immigration in Thailand and is completely at their discretion. We cannot guarantee the extension


We cannot remain responsible before or after issuing a visa if the UK Government, Welsh Government (or that which governs your area) either still have restrictions/guidelines on travel in place which may prevent departure from the UK, or put further restrictions on UK nationals travelling for any reason other than being essential. All visas are non-returnable and non-refundable once issued.

The Special Tourist Visa may be available to UK Nationals once Thailand re-opens, but must be applied for through the Royal Thai Embassy, London, (Consulates are not authorised to deal with this visa). please visit the Royal Thai Embassy, London website for further information, unfortunately we cannot provide updates or assist with the Special Tourist Visa

Please note that we are not permitted to issue Non-Immigrant visas. Non-Thai Nationals returning/going to work, spouse/child of a Thai National, and those requiring medical treatment or returning for Education, can apply to enter Thailand, but must submit their enquiries to The Royal Thai Embassy, London, please contact the Embassy on 0207 5892 944, or E-Mail:

visa@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (work,medical treatment)

csinfo@thaiembassyuk.org.uk (spouse/child of Thai National)

Please note that the Consulate remains closed and will only open to issue visas by appointment. Our telephone lines are currently closed. When we re-open you can contact us on 07877 163989. any new updates will be submitted here.

Further details can also be found on the Thai Embassy website, the link to the Embassy website can be found by following our 'LINKS' tab below.


UK Nationals stuck in Thaialnd due to the reduction in outward flights should contact the local immigration office in their area immediately. Many airlines have cancelled flights, but at present Qatar Airways will continue to operate, You can access Qatar Airways by clicking on our 'LINKS' tab below and selecting 'Qatar Airways'


For further assistance any UK nationals in Thailand can speak with the British Embassy in Bangkok.


Unfortunately, we cannot provide any further information than what is above, or posted by the UK government, and the Royal Thai Embassy.


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UK CONSULATES ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT POSTAL APPLICATIONS

VISA APPLICATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CONTACT THIS CONSULATE ON THE ABOVE NUMBER

(Waiting times vary throughout the year, so please contact us as soon as possible to book an appointment)
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OPENING TIMES: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 09.30AM to 12.30PM (Closed until Further Notice)


 

*********For further information please follow the links below.********
10/11/2019 - The Visa Application form has been updated. Please select the 'Download Visa Form' link below for the latest version.

 

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