Education Visa

Each year, Thailand attracts millions of global visitors drawn by its famed beaches, vibrant cultural tapestry, and renowned cuisine. Among them, a significant number embark on extended stays not only to revel in the country’s delights but also to immerse themselves in the intricacies of the Thai language.

Although citizens from most nations enjoy visa-free entry into Thailand, permitting a 30-day stay initially, the practice of extending one’s stay via “visa extension runs, border runs,  or border hops, ” to neighboring countries poses risks. This method, often used to prolong stays, can result in denial of re-entry if immigration officials suspect involvement in unauthorized employment, or attempting to live in Thailand on a tourist visa, rendering it an unreliable long-term strategy.

For those without a job offer entailing a work permit or eligibility for a retirement visa, securing an education visa / student visa  emerges as the optimal solution. Formally referred to as the Non-immigrant Education Visa (Non-ED or Ed Visa), this visa category caters to individuals intending to pursue studies within Thailand. While typically associated with a university or language school enrollment, the Education Visa extends to those partaking in language courses on line. This visa is designed for such students, the visa grants a stay ranging from 6 to 15 months.

  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? If you do not live in Chiang Mai, maybe u need to stay for an attention visa for 1 night or can do it within the same day / It takes about 5-7 working days after payment is received…… or can do it in 1 or 3 days also … u will have totally for 15 months (if u come from TR). We can make hotel arrangements for you for one night.

  4. What is the difference between an education visa/student visa from a University and an education visa from a language school in Thailand? The difference is the immigration process. If ED Visa/student visa from a language school you need to go to immigration every 3 months for attention to the visa and with this program, you only receive 1 year. With the university, you can get 15 months and can stay with this program for 2 or 3 years and attention to the visa for 1 or 2 times a year.

  5. Are there any hidden fees?  No. Our 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 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 directly. We do not accept credit cards.

  9. How much is the education visa? This depends on the country your passport is from and the time left on your current visa in your passport (55,500 baht )

  10. Can I apply from another country? Yes

  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 please ask us for the price.

  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.  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.