Thailand Visa Requirements


Thailand Visa Requirements

The entire application process for admissions and visas in Thailand is pretty straightforward and RocApply is here to keep you updated on the necessary steps and procedure towards beginning your studies in the beautiful kingdom of Thailand.

Please note that since the visa processes are subject to certain changes by the Immigration Bureau of Thailand, we recommend that in any case please contact us for your up-to-speed information concerning this subject matter.

We also recommend that you apply for a student visa before you go to Thailand as there are rules and certain restrictions to this regard.

Step 1: Apply for the program of your choice on Rocapply

The application procedure differs from school to school, while some schools require e-copies of your documents, a few others request for original documents with all the necessary certifications and authentications. Also, paying the application fee is very vital to your admission as your application is reviewed and fully submitted after the school receives the application fee.

Step 2: The Acceptance Letter/ Letter of Admission

Once your application is accepted you will receive an acceptance letter also known as a letter of admission. This letter of admission will be printed on the official letterhead of the university and officially signed by the managing official confirming that you have been accepted into a study program and invites you to begin your studies at a certain date. This letter also contains specific program details and the number of courses you would take.

Step 3: Apply for your student visa (non-immigrant ED)

The student visa is a one-year renewable visa that is granted to those to wish to seriously study in Thailand. Visa applications are submitted in the Royal Thai embassy or consulate in your home country, the following documents are required for a student visa application;

  • Letter of admission
  • Copy of international passport (valid for 6 months after entry into the country)
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Medical report
  • Proof of finance

Citizens from some countries can, however, come into the country without a visa, citizens of some other countries also get a 60-day visa into Thailand. If you arrive in the country without any visa, be prepared to leave the country and officially apply for a non-immigrant ED visa from outside the country. If you’re in Thailand on a 60-day tourist visa, you can change the status of your visa without leaving the country within the first 30 days of your arrival.

RocApply Tips:

  • All photocopies must carry the students signature and signed in blue ink to highlight the originality of the document
  • The number of photographs to submit is not clear and depends on the embassy your applying from, however, four photographs should be fine.

Step 4: One-year visa validity

Although a one year visa is issued by the Thai government, it is only valid for 90 days on your first entry and within this period you must be registered fully into a degree program in the country. After this, you can proceed to apply for an extension to the full period of study while still in the country.

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