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

Update: Starting July 15th, foreign nationals who entered Thailand with a visa exemption and have been granted a maximum stay of 60 days can apply for a student visa.


2. Visa procedure takes about 55 - 60 days. 

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

  • Any other non-immigrant visa 
  • 14 - 15 days (Visa on arrival) 

*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 
1.  Passport & departure cards (TM 6) *If any. 
2. 12 photos or photo file (.jpeg)  *Size 2” inch or 3.5 x 4.5 cm. *White background
3. Tuition fee 
4. Address in Thailand (Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Samutprakran, Pratumthani) 
5. TM 30 (If any) 
6. Thai phone number
Additional document : *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 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) Copy of TM 30
(4) Thai phone number
(5) Visa fee = cash 2,000 THB. 

Please send a photo of your blue receipt to the school at or the school's official Line account (@aaathaischool).

3. Student Visa Photo Appointments at school by the immigration officials. (New rules)
Please note: Immigration officials may inform us with short notice, possibly one day in advance. Therefore, we recommend you remain in Bangkok during this time.

4. 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.)

5. Once you receive your ED visa stamp, present your passport to the school within three days.
We need it submit your document to the MOE for your visa extension.


- 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 10.00 am.)