To all students of Koh Samui Language School
As some of you might have already noticed, the visa extension procedure has become a lot more complicated recently. Over the last few months quite a few changes have been made by both the Immigration Department and the Ministry of Education.
On several occasions, we have only become aware of these changes during the submission of your documents. In all cases, we have done our best to find a solution. Unfortunately this situation appears to be an ongoing one.
What is new?
Now it takes the Ministry of Education at least four weeks to send us the letter which you need in your set of documents both to get and extend your ED visa. We have to get this letter from MOE when you first apply for your visa and before every second extension.
Another change applies to students learning Thai. Starting from this year, everybody who wishes to learn Thai for one year have to pass a test in Surat Thani after 8 months.
We would also like to remind you that regular attendance is obligatory for all students.
What can you do?
To help us avoid any issues with your paperwork, please, follow these tips:
Make sure you have provided us with all the necessary documents from your side (updated passport, bank statement, police check etc.) at least one month before your planned arrival date or your visa expiration date
Provide us with the correct phone number and email address, so that we can notify you about any issues in time
Check our website or facebook page for any updates
Check in about one week before the documents are due
Administrative staff at Koh Samui Language School are doing everything they can to avoid any hold-back in your paperwork.
While we are not responsible for these changes in procedure, we do want to apologise to you for the extra pressure you may feel. Please be assured that we are committed to offering you a professional service and that we are developing a system that will demonstrate this assurance.
We will keep you updated on any changes of Education Visa processing and do our best to avoid possible inconvenience.
Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.