Introduction to CAP

CAP provides independent advice and representation for people making asylum applications to UNHCR Thailand. Our services are free of charge and open to asylum seekers and refugees in Thailand of all nationalities. Our work focuses on providing advice and representation for those who want to appeal a decision from UNHCR, as well as protection services.

Understanding Our Services

CAP can provide the following services:

  • Advice and representation for asylum seekers at appeal, and sometimes also for those who want to re-open a closed case, dependent on capacity and individual circumstances
  • Protection support to asylum seekers and refugees, including support for those experiencing arrest, domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, and other protection concerns
  • Information to empower and support newly arrived asylum seekers in Bangkok, including advice on living in Thailand and the refugee status determination process

CAP has a small team, and makes a determination for each case on whether assistance can be provided. All advice and services are confidential.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide advice on matters other than asylum applications to UNHCR Thailand and refugee protection. We are not able to provide funding or medical assistance.

Requesting Advice

CAP only meets with clients by appointment, and does not operate a walk-in service. Please contact us to register as a client. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. To register, please:

Telephone:  (+66) 021-160-405, (+66) 021-160-406  or (+66) 086-398-1016


If you need an interpreter to speak to our staff, please state your language at the start of the call. When an interpreter who speaks your language is available, we will call you back.

If you want to appeal a decision from UNHCR, please note that there is 30 day deadline to make a submission. Please contact us as soon as you can after you receive your decision.