Complaints in Thailand
This page explains how you can make a complaint about your visa application or the service you have received in Thailand. Please be aware that we can only accept complaints in English or Welsh.
Complaints about visa decisions
Letters or emails relating to the decision to refuse a UK visa will not be treated as complaints. Visa applicants are expected to raise this using the existing appeal channels.
If you do not agree with the decision made on your visa application (because you have been refused a visa, for example) you can appeal or apply for an administrative review of your application. Depending on the category of your application, you may have only a limited right of appeal.
You can find more information on our If you have been refused a visa page.
Complaints about the handling of visa applications, or the conduct of UK Border Agency staff
If you are in the UK, the Complaints and comments section of the main UK Border Agency website explains how you should make your complaint.
If you are in Thailand, you can email the UK Border Agency in Thailand. The address is: email@example.com
Please include as much information as you can in your complaint email, including:
- what went wrong;
- when and where it happened;
- who you dealt with;
- details of any witnesses;
- your full name and address; and
- any relevant reference numbers or papers.
If you are a visa applicant, you should also provide:
- your date of birth;
- the type of application you made; and
- any application reference number(s).
If you are still dissatisfied with the way your complaint has been handled by the visa section you can ask for the Head of Visa Customer Services, UK Border Agency to conduct an investigation. You can find more information in the making a complaint section of this website.
Complaints about a visa application centre or the VFS Global call centre
If you want to complain about the service you have received at a visa application centre or the VFS Global call centre, or the conduct of their staff, you should contact VFS Global. You can find more information on the VFS Global in Thailand website.
If you want to take your complaint further, you can email the UK Border Agency at:
We aim to respond to your complaint within 20 working days.