Education Visa

 

Open the gateway to Thailand’s vibrant culture and language with the unique Thai Language Education Visa offered exclusively by Visa Support Thailand.

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of Chiang Mai as you embark on a journey to master the Thai language, all from the comfort of a versatile online classroom environment.

With certified courses, seasoned instructors, and streamlined visa assistance, your path to discovering linguistic and cultural brilliance starts right here.

Program Details:

* Course Type: Online Thai Language Speaking Course

* Frequency: Once a week

* Duration: 2 to 3 hours per session

* Medium of Instruction: English and Thai

* Certificate Program : All students will receive a certification upon course completion.

7 Steps to obtaining an Education Visa in Thailand.

Step 1:  Come into our office located in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a free initial consultation and pay 80 % of the necessary fees or payment in full.

After payment, whether you come in person or send by bank transfer, we submit application to the university with payment.

{What documents do we need from you? We need a picture of every page in your passport that has information on it, passport picture, email and phone number}

Step 2: North Chiang Mai University in return gives us a letter to submit to immigration (1 or 2 days process). We then submit that letter to immigration with fees and immigration gives us an appointment to attention the visa in about 3 days. Usually it can take about 7 working days, but it can be faster if you pay extra 5,000 baht for VIP fast-track.

Note: We need to submit your passport to immigration with letter from university, copies of passport and application forms, as soon as you arrive in Chiang Mai bring your passport to our office.

Note : Please catch an early flight or arrive by bus early morning.

Our office opens at 9am you are welcome to join us for coffee on us.

We submit your payment and request to register for classes at North Chiang Mai University

Step 3. North Chiang Mai University registration department provides a letter of acceptance for the Thai language course via the Ministry of Education.

Note :This usually takes 7 business days to process. Please be patient. 

Step 4: Visa Support Thailand will make an appointment with the immigration office located at Central Fesitival Shopping Mall on the 2nd floor . You will need to come to immigration and take a picture on this day. Usually no more than an hour wait. We will have a member of our staff to accompany you. Please take a selfie of yourself, where you are standing so we can easily find you. Immigration can be very busy at times.

If you do not live in Chiang Mai we suggest ask that you spend one night in Chiang Mai to allow immigration to process the paper work and recieve your passport back asap.

NOTE : Depending on how many days you have left on your current visa, we may need to extend your visa for 30 days. Immigration requires at least 30 days left on your current visa to change visa types.

Step 5. Receive passport with ED visa good for 90 days. Congratulations

Step 6: Join the University student LINE app group. Log into classes via LINE QR code or invite link.

NOTE: You will have to register your Thai phone number with the LINE app in order to join the University online student group.

NOTE : If you did not register your LINE account in Thailand with a Thai phone number, please backup all contacts and reinstall the LINE app to get the Thai version with more accessible capabilities.

NOTE : If you downloaded the LINE app and registered your app within another country or other phone number than a Thai phone number the QR code or invite link will show you an error and not let you join the group.

NOTE : Classes are held on Microsoft Teams application.  No worries you will receive instructions from the University.

Step 7:  After 45 days you will need to come back to immigration 2nd floor together with Visa Support Thailand  to apply for the 12 month ED visa  (For a total of 15 months)

Note : If you need to leave the country at any time during the validity of your visa, then you will need a re-entry permit. Please get this before you leave Thailand.

Re-Entry and Single entry stamps/ permits can be obtained  at the airport and can be purchased prior to your flight, or at an immigration office.

We can also assist you in obtaining the multiple entry or re-entry stamp /permit during the process of obtaining your ED Visa for a small price. Please inquire.

Why Choose the total 15-Month Education Visa:

* Extended Experience: Enjoy a prolonged stay to truly absorb the language and culture.

* Seamless Transition: Transition from tourist status to student status with ease.

* Comprehensive Learning: 15 months allows for comprehensive language and cultural exploration.

* Expert Guidance: Visa Support Thailand ensures every step is hassle-free.

*Stop worrying about border runs.

* You do not have to live in Chiang Mai to attend classes.

*The classes are online. * You can attend class anywhere with an internet connection. Now that’s flexibility

*You can extend your stay in the country up to 3 years. Renewing every year for a discounted price.

 

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  1. Where is Visa Support Thailand located? We are located in Chiang Mai Click here for Google Maps location

  2. Do I need to live in Chiang Mai to obtain an ED visa? No, all you need is a mobile phone and an internet connection. You can live anywhere.

  3. How long does the process take?  After you have made payment, it takes about 7 working days to receive a letter of acceptance from the University or can do it in 1 to 3 days for (fast-track extra charge). Then we will make an appointment with you to go with us to immigration and receive the first 90 days. We can make hotel arrangements for you for one night because this is a two day process. We can fast track the process at immigration to take picture for the same day but we charge 5,000 baht extra fast-track fee.

  4. What is the difference between an education visa from a University / Muay Thai school / language school in Thailand? The difference is the immigration process. If education visa from a language school or Muay Thai school you need to go to immigration every 3 months for attention to the visa and with this program, you can only renew 1 year. With the education visa from a university, you can receive 15 months and renew with this program for up to 2 or 3 years and no need to leave the country every 3 months just go to immigration 1 to 2 times a year.

  5. Are there any hidden fees?  No.  The price includes all immigration fees, books, and University fees for the entire 15 months.

  6. How many years can I extend the Ed Visa from a University? You can stay 2 or 3 years

  7. What documents do I need to give you? We need a picture of every page of your passport that has information on it, including 1 passport picture, telephone number, email, and payment for registering with the university.

  8. How do I get started? We need at least 80% of the payment to start the process. You can do this by Thai bank transfer or come into our office and pay cash directly. We do not accept credit cards.

  9. How much is the education visa? Please call us directly for up-to-date price.

  10. Can I apply from another country? Yes, We would need to receive a bank transfer of at least 80% of cost. 

  11. Can I obtain an ED visa if I come here on a visa exemption on arrival? Yes

  12. Will I receive a student card? Yes, this can be obtained from the University once classes start.

  13. Can I extend my current ED Visa from a Muay Thai school or language school? Yes

  14. Do you have LINE? YES, just click here

  15. Can I leave the country with this visa and come back? You will need to purchase a multiple-entry stamp or re-entry stamp at the airport before departure.

  16. Do I need to do a border run? We can arrange this for you, go and come back, please ask us for details.

  17. Note: Immigration requires at least 30 days left on your current visa. 

  18. Note: If you are already on an education visa and would like to extend it we can do it.

  19. Why can’t I just go directly to North Chiang Mai University and apply directly? Visa Support Thailand has an (MOU) memorandum of understanding with North Chiang Mai University to process the ED Visa / Student visa / Education visa for all students. The teachers and registration department takes care of your education. We take care of your visa. 

  20.  Note: To avoid having to leave the Kingdom when applying for an Education Visa, enter Thailand on a 60-day tourist visa rather than the 30-day stamp tourists receive upon arrival.  

  21. Do you have WhatsApp? Yes, just click here.

    Note: If you are planning on obtaining an education visa while outside of Thailand and would like to apply while abroad please pay by bank transfer. Contact us for bank details. 

    If you are already in Thailand in another province and only want to come to Chiang Mai 2 times and spend one night each time we strongly recommend doing a bank transfer of at least 80% of the cost and we will give you a date to come to Chiang Mai and spend one night each time.

    Process:

    Step 1. After payment, whether you come in person or send by bank transfer, we submit application to the university with payment.

    {What documents do we need from you? We need a picture of every page in your passport that has information on it, passport picture, email and phone number}

    Step 2. The university in return gives us a letter to submit to immigration (1 or 2 days process). We then submit that letter to immigration with fees and immigration gives us an appointment to attention the visa in about 3 days. Total 5 to 6 days

    Note: We need to submit your passport to immigration with letter from university, copies of passport and application forms, as soon as you arrive in Chiang Mai bring your passport to our office.

    Note : Please catch an early flight or arrive by bus early morning.

    Our office opens at 9am you are welcome to join us for coffee on us.

    Step 3. Please drop passport at our office before 11 am for best results.

    Step 4. Now go to your hotel / hostel and the rest.

    Step 5. The next day meet with our staff at immigration 2nd floor Central Festival shopping mall at 10AM

    Step 6. You will receive your first 90 day visa stamp.

    Step 7. Come to our office and receive instructions on how to log into classes, book and answer any questions.

    Step 7. Then you can catch your flight and bus back to your province.

    Step 8. Come back to see us in about 45 days and receive a stamp for 1 year.

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