Education (ED) Visa Koh Samui

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FILL IN THE FORM

Fill out the visa application forms either online or in school

We will need:

12 passport sized photos
A copy and scan of your passport
An up to date copy of a bank statement
A completed student form

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IF YOU’RE NOT IN THAILAND

Speak to your nearest Thai embassy about what documents they need

Some embassies require the approval letter from the Ministry of Education and some don’t

We’re always here to help

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PAY THE 50% DEPOSIT

We will send the letters to you once we’ve received them

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GO TO THE EMBASSY

Go to the Thai Embassy or consulate to collect your visa

Collect either on the same day or within 24 hours

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COME TO SAMUI

You have 2 months to enter Thailand with your new visa

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COME TO SCHOOL

Now you’re on Samui come and start learning

Thai Education (ED) Visas With Koh Samui Language School

Learn Thai or English language with a Thai Education visa officially Known as a Non-Immigrant ED Visa, is for foreign nationals aged 12 or more who intend to stay in Thailand and study Thai language or other language courses at approved schools by the Thailand Ministry of Education.

Special Offer – Sign Up in June & Receive 10% off any course

Process Of Applying For Thai ED VISA

Study Thai or English with an ED Visa

  • Fill in the form

    Fill out the visa application forms either online or in school. When filling these forms in please fill in all requested information, if the ministry of education didn’t need to know it, they wouldn’t ask it. We will need 12 passport sized photos, a copy and scan of your passport, a jpg. of your passport and a up to date copy of a bank statement.

  • If you’re not in Thailand

    If you’re not yet in Thailand, please speak to your nearest Thai embassy about what documents they need, as some embassies require the approval letter from the Ministry of Education and some don’t. It’s always wiser to find out first rather than having to be told later. And remember, we’re always here to help.

  • Pay the 50% deposit

    Pay course deposit. This deposit will be 50% of the course, once deposit is received we will release the letters to you once we’ve received them.

  • Go to the embassy

    On return of your application (between 2-4 weeks) take it, along with yourself, your passport and depending on region 60 USD or equivalent, to the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your area. You should be granted the visa either on the same day or within 24 hours.

  • Come to Samui

    Now with your freshly approved Thai Education Visa you have 2 months to enter Thailand on your visa, and make your way to beautiful Koh Samui.

  • Come to school

    Now you’re on Samui and have your course starting date, take the weight off your feet, unwind, and welcome to Paradise.

Thai Education Visa Required Documents

What documents you’ll need

From You to Us

All documents we will need from you

  • Scan of Passport

    Scan of your passport with all pages (except blank ones)

  • Passport Photo

    As a jpeg or png image 3х4cm

  • Payment deposit (invoice)

    Proof of payment, invoice or receipt from the transfer of the deposit to the school

  • Your bank statement

    In your name, showing at least 50,000 baht in any currency

  • Translation of Your Diploma

    A non-notarised translation of your highest education certificate to date

  • Police background check

    You can get it from the police station at your address, if you are on the island, we can help you get this certificate.

We Will Send You

Take these to the embassy

  • School Invoice

    Showing you have enrolled in our school

  • School guarantee

    Our guarantee for the students sincerity

  • Personal history check

    Any relevant official history

  • Purpose of attending

    Short letter on why you want to study

  • Bank statement 50,000 TBH

    Translated into Thai

  • School Registration Documents

    Syllabus, timetable and registration license stamped by MOE

  • Letter to Consul

    Inviting you to study at our school

You are able to extend your ED visa at your nearest immigration office, unlike the tourist visa which requires lengthy and expensive border runs. Also, unlike a business visa, you won’t have to have a minimum of 50,000 TBH in the bank nor be entitled to pay any taxes. These visas are also popular due to their flexibility, as you can extend your visa up to 1 year after having lived in the country. After which you can apply for a new yearly ED Visa and keep on doing so for a maximum of 5 years.

Due to new rules recently imposed, in order to meet ED visa criteria you need to attend your school/course for a minimum of 8 hours a week. Most applicants enroll in a 100-hour course, and once completed simply enroll in the next level up. Our courses vary in length and difficulty and are all structured half conversational work and half textbook work, meaning 4 hours a week on each. It may not seem like much in the beginning but it really does add up, with most students being able to notice massive improvements in their speech compared to the beginning of the course.

Re-entry Permit 

According to immigration, students can leave and re-enter Thailand whilst on Non-Immigrant ED Visa. A re-entry permit can be obtained from a Thai Immigration Office or International Airport. The fee is 1,000 Baht for a single re-entry.

Courses including ED visas

B

y enrolling in one of our courses which entail more than 8 hours per week of study, you automatically qualify for an Education Visa, officially known as an Non-immigrant ED Visa. While you can attend one of our courses on a Tourist Visa, the Tourist Visa process in Thailand can be a hassle, the paper work alone is a nightmare, let alone once you’ve got your visa having to do lengthy, time consuming boarder runs just to get a 30 day extension. With an ED Visa, your time on Samui will be spend enjoying the months, not counting them.

By applying for an Education Visa you let us do the hard stuff for you, we send it off to the Ministry of Education to get your ED visa approved, then all your need to do is leave country, have your passport stamped, and return, it really is that simple. We sort all official aspects out for you, so your job is only to fill out the a couple simple forms and go get your ED visa.

Prices

Study Thai or English with an ED Visa

English for Adults (ED Visa)

Thai for Adults (ED Visa)

Special Offer – Sign Up in June & Receive 10% off any course

An Ed Visa, Educational Visa, is by far the easiest and overall cheapest way to stay long term in Thailand, especially when compared to a Tourist or Business visa.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in asking them, either visit our Visa FAQ page or contact us.

ED visa to study Thai language is first valid for 9 months (Beginner and Intermediate levels) and then students can apply for another 6-months (Advanced course).

To study English ED visa is valid for 12 months and for 10 months for Chinese language course.

According to the immigration department, 60-day tourist visa (TR60) and 30-day arrival stamp can be converted to ED visa. However, 15-day arrival stamp and Special Tourist Visa (STV visa) CANNOT be converted to ED visa.

Only Vaccination certificate and Thai pass are required by Thai authorities at the airport (Fully vaccinated people are required to apply and get Thai pass (http://tp.consular.go.th/)). Also proof of insurance at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand. However, PCR Test and quarantine are no longer required.

Unvaccinated people have two options to enter Thailand. First, without quarantine; they must present negative PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travelling and Thai pass. Also proof of insurance at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand. Second, with quarantine, travelers who cannot undergo an PCR test must register on Thailand pass, book alternative quarantine (AQ) hotel for 5 days (List of AQ hotels http://hsscovid.com/)

Also proof of insurance at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand.

Currently, Thai embassies in Cambodia (Phnom Pen) is issuing ED visa.

Required Documents

1. Passport or travel document with validity no less than 6 months
2. Visa application form completely filled out and signed
3. Recent 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm photograph of the applicant
4. Letter of Acceptance from the school in Thailand.

5. For those who wish to study at vocational institutions in Thailand are required to submit a letter of certificate from related educational authorizes of the Ministry of Education.

Visa Processing Fee

80 USD, single entry

Validity of Visa

3 months. Students can apply for 3 month extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau in Thailand and can be granted such extension for one year from the date of their first entry into Thailand.

Additional Requirements

All Passport holders can apply for a visa with Thai embassy in Cambodia. However, Passport holders of certain countries will have additional requirements, please see here: https://phnompenh.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/additional-documents-required-for-citizens-from-certain-countries