To study in Thailand for a degree program or just a semester will be inexpensive, exciting, and globally recognised.
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Thailand is a very kind and gracious country. Here, all the study programs are certified and globally acknowledged. You will have a noteworthy time in a pleasant and warm Asian state. Besides your educational growth, there are a bunch of benefits of studying in Thailand.
To study in Thailand, you need to apply for a Thailand Student Visa.
How to get a Thailand Student Visa?
The Thailand Student Visa is a non-immigration ED (Education) Visa. It is issued to those nationals who want to travel to Thailand for the study. So, you need to apply for a Thailand Student Visa (ED), if you want to study in Thailand.
It will be valid for up to 90 days when you get it for the first time. After you arrive in Thailand with a student visa, you need to get registered and pay your tuition fee for the concerned semester within these 90-days. Once you have a registration confirmation letter, you can apply for a visa extension to the full period.
Before applying for a student visa, you must have an Acceptance Letter from Thailand educational institution. If you are already in Thailand with a 60-day Thailand Tourist Visa when you receive your Acceptance Letter, you can change your visa without leaving the country within the first 30 days of your visa. It will take the other 30 days for Thailand Student Visa (non-immigrant ED visa) processing.
In that case, your Thailand Tourist Visa must be valid for at least 21 days or more. If it is not, you will have to leave Thailand to apply for a student visa from outside the country.
Note that if you arrive in Thailand without any visa, as you may already know citizens of some countries can enter Thailand without a visa. So, you need to leave the country to apply for a Thailand Student Visa (non-immigrant ED visa) from outside the state.
Requirements for a Thailand Student Visa
You will need to have the following documents to apply for a Thailand Student Visa.
2. Valid passport with a validity of up to 6 months
3. An acceptance letter from your educational institution in Thailand
4. Approval from the Ministry of Education (If private institute)
5. Registration document of the institution (if applicable)
6. Passport-sized pictures
7. Proof that shows enough financial means to cover the duration of your stay
8. Police clearance certificate
9. Payment of a Thailand Student Visa fee
Cost for a Thailand Student Visa
It will cost you about 2,000 Baht or US$ 65.
Processing time for a Thailand Student Visa
The processing time for a Thailand Student Visa depends on the Embassy where you apply for a visa. Usually, it takes about 5 to 10 business days for visa processing.
After getting a Thailand Student Visa
If you have a Thailand Student Visa, you also need to notify the Immigration Bureau every 90-days and tell them your current address in Thailand. If you miss the date to notify the Immigration Bureau, you will be fined 2,000 Baht.
Can you work on a student visa in Thailand?
You are not allowed to work when you are in Thailand on a student visa. If you want to earn money while studying in Thailand on an 'ED' (education) visa, you can make some money by teaching your native language or tutor some kids. But you are not allowed to work legally.