at the Immigration, Cheangwattana Rd. (Division1)

Applicant qualifications 

1. Foreigner who holds the visa type below.

- Tourist visa 60 days (*Recommended)
- Exemption visa (ผ.30, ผผ.30, ผผ.90) 30-45-90 days

2. Visa procedure takes about 50 - 60+ days. 


- Holders of the following visas cannot convert their status to a non-immigrant ED visa and apply for an extension:

  • Special Tourist Visa (STV) 
  • 90-day visa-free entry for Russians
  • Any other non-immigrant visa issued upon arrival for 15 days

- Citizens from some countries, including Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Russia, cannot extend their stay for another 30 days. Please contact the school to initiate the visa application process well in advance.



STEP 1  -  Register at school 
 Required documents
1.  Passport & departure cards (TM 6) *If any. 
2. 12 photos or photo file (.jpeg)  *Size 2” inch, White background
3. Tuition fee 
5. *Police check certificated for the Middle East, African people, Chinese - Click here
SCHOOL : Your applications will be submitted to the Ministry of Education.
  • An approval letter from the Ministry of Education in Thailand typically takes about 3-4 weeks to be issued.
  • Once it’s ready, we can pick up the document at school. 

STEP 2 - Apply for a non-immigrant ED visa at the Immigration office, (Division 1), C1 counter
1. Pick up the visa documents at school with a passport.
- Monday to Friday at 9:00 – 11:00 / 13:00 – 16:00

2. Submit the Requirements at the Immigration Cheangwattana Rd. (Divison 1), C1 Counter.
Your visa must have at least 16 days remaining validity before it expires.

(1) Visa documents from school
(2) Passport
(3) Visa fee = 2,000 B. (Cash)

**Please send a photo of a blue receipt to

3. On your appointment date, have your ED visa stamped at the immigration office (C counter).

Passport & blue receipt (Refer to the appointment date stamp on the blue receipt.)


- Your ED Visa start date begins when you submit the requirements at the immigration office.
- Immigration's visa processing time is about 16 days.
- Please dress appropriately when you go to immigration.

Immigration office hours: Monday - Friday at 8:30 - 16:00
(You should arrive at the immigration office before 11.00 am.)


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 to the school after get visa from the immigration within 3 days. Otherwise, you will be unable to apply for a visa extension.