Royal Thai Consulate
Priory Court, Saxon Way, Priory Park West
Hessle, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire
HU13 9PB, UK

+44 (0) 1482 581668
Fax +44 (0) 1482 628877

Non-Immigrant Category "ED" Visa for the purpose of participating in an Observation Tour

The non-immigrant category ED visa is available for persons who are travelling to Thailand for the purpose of participating in an observation tour.


Please check your nationality here for eligibility to apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Consul in Hull as some nationalities may only apply direct to the Royal Thai Embassy, London.
Please call us on +44 (0)1482 581668 if in doubt

The information below is provided on the basis that the applicant will be applying for their visa in person at the Royal Thai Consulate Hull. Persons intending to apply elsewhere for their visa need to check with the relevant authority.
The issuing of all Non-Immigrant Visas must be authorised by the Royal Thai Embassy, London prior to being issued and this process can take up to one week. When we receive authority to issue we will invite you to visit us and the visa will be issued usually within one hour.

The information on this page is available as a PDF document Download

This visa is available with single entry only which is valid for three months from date of issue and allows a single stay in Thailand of up to 90 days. If wishing to stay longer it will be necessary to visit a Thai Immigration Office near to where you will be staying and enquire about the procedure for extending your stay.

So that we can obtain authorisation from the London Embassy to issue this visa it is necessary for the applicant to submit to us all documents relative to this visa therefore we request you to email scanned copies of the following to

  1. Copy of the page of your passport with photo and details (passport must have minimum 6 months remaining validity at time of applying for the visa).
  2. Completed Visa Application Form with two recent passport size photographs attached.
  3. Copy of supporting letter from Thai School/College/University/Other at which the applicant will be studying. (A suggested draft of this letter can be found in the PDF Download of this page)
  4. Copy of Registration Documents of the observation tour organisers.
  5. Supporting letter from UK organisation where applicant works or is employed.

Please note that only a single entry visa can be granted.

As soon as we receive authority from the London Embassy we will invite you to visit us so that we can issue the visa.

When you visit the Royal Thai Consulate at Hull to apply for this visa you will need to bring with you the following:-

  1. Your passport (minimum 6 months remaining validity and with at least two blank pages for the visa and for entry/exit stamps).
  2. Two recent passport size photographs as available from a photo booth.
  3. Original completed Visa Application Form.
  4. Visa fee of £50 (single entry) plus £10 processing charge = £60 in cash only.

To find the Royal Thai Consulate, Hull:

Royal Thai Consulate
Priory Court
Saxon Way
Priory Park West
Kingston upon Hull
East Yorkshire
HU13 9PB

01482 581668

We are at the western outskirts of Hull, not far from the Humber Bridge.