The Thai Non-Immigrant Visa ED or “Education Visa” is for any foreign national over the age of 12 who wishes to stay in Thailand for the purpose of studying in Thailand at a recognized educational institution. You have to get a visa before you are allowed to begin your studies.
In order to qualify for a Thai Student Visa, you have to:
Initially, the Education Visa will only be valid for 90 days when you enter Thailand.
After initially entering Thailand with the 90-day Education Visa, it will be extended to 1 year once you have registered for your courses, paid your tuition fees in full, and presented the immigration officer with a letter from the educational institution. After that, you will have to renew your visa on a yearly basis.
Nationals of all countries are qualified to apply for this visa.
Contact Baan Smile to help locate the right school for you and put together your education visa documents.
In order to apply for the Education Visa, you will need to show proof of funds of $700 per person or $1,500 per family.
The visa application fee is around $80 per applicant.
No, you may not convert the Education Visa into other types of visa for the entire duration of your trip.
Yes, the Education Visa is a single-entry visa, and in case you leave the country you will have to apply for the re-entry permit to keep your visa valid.
Yes, but you may have to leave Thailand to do so.
If you’re already in Thailand, you can only convert the 60-day tourist visa into an education visa, if you have a visa on arrival stamp or if you fall under the visa exemption rule to travel to Thailand, then you cannot obtain a Thai student visa in Thailand, you must either apply for it at the Thai embassy/consulate in your home country or travel to neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia in order to apply from there.
Thailand Education Visa is issued to foreign applicants who wish to study in a university, attend seminar, training session, or internship in Thailand. The holder of the ED visa is entitled to stay in Thailand for 90 days and can be extended for a period of one year from the date of first entry in Thailand.