Welcome to the Royal
Thai Consulate Birmingham.
The Thai Consulate can no longer accept postal
We will issue
visas in Birmingham that are handed into the office between 8.00am- 11.00am
Monday to Friday, excluding UK bank holidays.
Our office is
situated at 1 Victoria Square, opposite the Council House and Town Hall. We are
only a 5 minute walk from either Birmingham New Street or Snow Hill railway
stations and 10 minutes from Moor Street railway station. With motorway links,
airport, tram, bus or car we are very accessible.
effect all Non-Immigrant visas cannot be issued on the same day, as we require
authorisation from the Royal Thai Embassy in London. PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 1
WEEK PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
We will contact
you with the decision on your visa application as soon as we are notified by
the Embassy in London.
Please ensure we
have your UK contact telephone number.
All other visas
will be issued on the same day as usual providing we have all the correct
Tourist Visa One
Entry - £25.00
Tourist Visa Two
Entries - £50.00
Tourist Visa Three
Entries - £75.00
Entry - £50.00
Multiple Entry - £125.00
VISA'S FROM THE OFFICE AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF £10 IS PAYABALE
The Thai authorities have changed the way in which they
will deal with tourists entering Thailand for up to 30 days without a valid
visa and as there is some confusion as to the exact meaning of these changes we
hope that this explanation will help clarify the situation.
The most important point to understand is that this only
affects people who do not have a valid visa. If you have a valid visa there is
no change at all to the way your travel arrangements will be dealt with and you
need read no further.
If you are entering the Kingdom of Thailand without a
valid visa there is a concession which allows you to do so providing that the
following conditions are ALL fulfilled.
1. Your Passport is on a list of passports approved for
this purpose. It is likely to be but please check if you are in doubt.
2. Your visit to the Kingdom of Thailand is for tourism
3. You hold a confirmed air ticket to leave the Kingdom
within 30 days direct from a Thai airport. Please note that you must travel by
air and travel from an an airport outside of Thailand does not count.
This has been the rule for many years and nothing has
changed in this regard. The only thing that has changed is that these rules are
being applied more strictly than in the past.
This means that you will not be allowed into the Kingdom of Thailand
without a valid visa unless you can fulfil all of the above conditions.
If you enter the Kingdom at an immigration checkpoint,
which borders another country, you may be allowed upto 15 days entry providing
you have a confirmed air ticket to leave the Kingdom within those 15 days.
Note that this enforcement of the current rules are
intended to end the practice of a person without a valid visa going to the
border every 30 days.
Please also be aware that Airlines often check if
passengers have either a valid visa or a return ticket within 30 days and will
exclude you from boarding a flight to Thailand if you have neither. The Thai
authorities have asked Airlines to be more vigilant in this respect.
The last point is that this 30 days only applies if your
total stay is up to 30 days. It is not a free 30 days which can be added to the
length of your visa as some people seem to think.
All Visa application forms are now available in Acrobat
Reader Version 5 or above and Microsoft Word. If you have an old version of
Acrobat Reader, you can download a free version from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
Geoff Howard, Hon Consul for Thailand.
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