How to Apply For The Thailand Education Visa?

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How to Apply For The Thailand Education Visa? Photo by Yogesh Verma

There are a lot of reasons why most foreign students opt to study in the tropical country of Thailand. The serene and warm climate offers a sense of comfort and relaxation which is very conducive for studying. Most universities in Thailand offer programs which are globally accredited and internationally recognized. Before you can begin your journey of a student, you need to apply for an Education Visa Thailand

Step 1. Apply at a university of your choice, for the course or program desired.

Each university in Thailand follows internal rules different from the others. In some cases, mere photocopies of the required documents are sufficient while for some, the original certified copies are required. These documents must be submitted with the properly accomplished application form of the university where the foreigner is applying.

Step 2. Letter of Admission

Upon receiving the Letter of Admission from the university where the foreign student applied, he is now considered as accepted for the program. The letter should indicate the date which the student should start attending the scheduled classes for the semester he is applying for, as well as all the subjects which he was allowed to enroll for that particular semester. The minimum number of subjects which a foreign student is allowed to enroll is at least three subjects per semester.

Step 3. Applying for the Thailand student visa (requirements)

•    Letter of Admission
•    Valid passport
•    Recent passport size photograph

Once the potential foreign applicant has secured these three requirements, he may now file his application for a student visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in his country.

Step 4. The ninety (90)-day student visa

Under Thai law, the initial student visa which will be issued to the foreign student shall be valid for only 90 days. During this period, it is your duty to register with the Thai university and pay the corresponding tuition fee for his studies.

Upon confirmation of compliance of the requisites of payment and registration, the student may now avail of the full one-year Education Visa Thailand, without need of leaving the country, as in the case of a visa run.

Step 5. Responsibilities of the foreign student

After the issued Education Visa Thailand, the law mandates such holders to notify the government of their location and status every ninety 90 days. the foreign student must accomplish a simple form and indicate therein their current address, in order for the appropriate Thai immigration office to establish their whereabouts at any given time.

Said form may be accomplished by the student in Immigration Bureau anywhere in Thailand, or even by mail at some locations. Thai law strictly implements this rule thus, foreign students are warned to abide by the procedure or face the danger of losing Thailand education visa Thailand.

Author's Profile

Yogesh Verma is an employee of Cox and Kings Global Services. Along with wanting to ensure that travellers have extensive information on how to get an education visa for Thailand, he also researches about the different kinds of requirements that visa processes need.

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