The Pattaya, British Consulate office not (British Embassy) is located at:
Unit 3, 489/3 Moo 12
Jomtien Soi 5
The Honorary Consul is Mr Barry Kenyon.
The British Consulate office is not far from the Pattaya Immigration Office
also located in Soi 5 Jomtien.
Soi 5 Jomtien runs perpendicular to the main Jomtien Beach Road.
About three hundred thousand (300,000) British nationals come to Pattaya each year. That's a good reason to have a Consulate in Pattaya.
The Consulate office is small, just 20 square meters in area, in a group of shop houses. The office opens on weekdays from 9.00am until 11.30am
The Consulate staff duties include servicing people with immigration and passport related issues,
visiting arrested British nationals in jails and police stations around Pattaya,
communicating for nationals who have been admitted to hospital
and assisting with investigations into deaths involving British nationals.
Around 50 British nationals die each year in Pattaya. My British friend was one of them and that was when I first met Barry Kenyon. They say if you met Barry then it might be because you are in a spot of bother or a friend has passed away.
My friend died of natural causes. Most British deaths in Pattaya are caused by lifestyle disease in older men. It was Barry's duty to contact the next of kin, gather related documents such as a will, death certificate, bank books, passport,, liaise with officials and deal with grieving relatives.
Contrary to what some misguided people believe, the Consulate does not have the power to get people out of prison or pay their fines. The Consulate can assist in communicating with their banks and executing a transfer of their money to Thailand to pay a fine.
The most common reason for arrest in Pattaya is visa overstay. Some men just don't want to go home to the UK. Usually they are discovered when they have an altercation with local Thais who report them to the police. One of the documents that the police will ask for is a passport.
Remember if you need to visit the British Consulate, the office is open only two and a half hours each day from 9.00am till 11.30am.
Here is a link to a map showing the location of Pattaya Immigration and the Pattaya British Consulate in Jomtien Soi 5.