I am in Bangkok, Thailand.



Due to COVID-19, a non-immigrant ED visa is unable to apply at some Thai embassies in your countries.
We recommend you to enter Thailand with a TR visa (60 days) or Exemption visa (45  days).
After that you can change / apply for a non-immigrant ED visa at the immigration in Bangkok.

Note: Special tourist visa (STV) cannot change to any kind of visa in Thailand.

JAN 2021


Follow these steps to apply an ED visa (student visa) for Thailand.

Applicant qualifications
(*Apply for a non immigrant ED visa at the immigration, Bangkok.) 

1. Foreigner who holds the visa type below.

 1.1) TR (Tourist visa - 60 days), Exemption visa (ผ.30, ผผ.30, ผผ.90), ผ 45 (45 day) for Covid - 19 situation. 
 1.2) Non-immigrant visa (stayed not longer than 7 months.)

Note: STV visa cannot change to any kind of visa. 

2. The student must register at least 35 days before the expiration of stay permit. 

Please contact the school after arrival Thailand or get a TR visa immediately or get the certificate of Entry (COE).


STEP 1  -  Send / Bring the required documents to the school
 Required document.
 1. Application forms (You can fill out the application forms at school)
 2. Passport & departure cards
 3. 12 photos or photo file (.jpeg) 
*Size 2” inch or 3.5x4.5 cm., White background
 4. Tuition fee 
 5. *Police check certificated for the Middle East and African people. - Click here
SCHOOL : Your document will be submitted to the Ministry of Education for request the Approval letter.
  • Approval letter from Ministry of Education in Thailand takes about 20 days.
  • Once it’s ready, school will contact you to collect the document. 

STEP 2 - Apply for a Non-immigrant ED visa

Apply at Thai embassy / consular (outside Thailand)
Please check the required document to apply for a Non-Immigrant category “ED” at Thai embassy directly.
Ex. Bank statement, Criminal record certificated, Rental agreement and etc.
Normally, the student will receive a single-entry MUST ENTER Thailand within 90 days from the date of issuance.

Apply at The immigration in Bangkok - Cheangwattana Rd. - Division 1 (Counter C1)
*New rules from November 2020.

1. Pick up the document at school & Go to the immigration, counter C1 
At least 15 days before the expiration of stay permit with the following items,

(1) Visa documents (From school) 
(2) Passport and Departure card (TM 6)
(3) Fee is 2,000 B. (Cash)

*You will get the blue receipt with the appointment date stamp.
*Procedure takes about 15 days.

2. Take a photo with the immigration officer at school.
*We will make an appointment within 1-7 days. 

3. Getting a non-immigrant ED visa stamp 
Get a non-immigrant ED visa at the immigration counter C1, please check the appointment date on the blue receipt.
*The student will receive a single-entry with a stay permit for 90 days.


STEP 3  -  Present your passport to school within 3 days. 

  • Please check – the stamp of immigration is Non-ED and you’re allowed to stay for 90 days.
  • Present passport and departure card (TM 6) to the school after get visa from the immigration.

SCHOOL : School must submit the document in order to request the 2nd letter from the Ministry of Education for extension a stay.