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Non-Immigrant ED Visa paperwork is to be complete at the 9th floor of Building 19 in the International Student Affairs Office

 

 

 

 

 Thailand Visa Information 101

  1. Non-Immigrant ED VisaUnder Thai Law, you cannot study with a tourist visa
  2. When you use a student visa to enter Thailand first time, you will receive only 90 days, after 90 days you need to extend your visa at immigration. The paperwork can be filled out on the 9th floor of building 19.
  3. Although your visa is valid for 1 year, it’s only valid if you stay in the country, once you leave the country, your visa will expire. You cannot enter Thailand unless you apply for a new student visa.
  4. You will need to apply for the re-entry visa before you leave Thailand. (Immigration office or Airport)
  5. During your stay in Thailand, you will need to report to immigration and confirm your address every 90 days. (Post the docs to immigration or bring them in person)
  6. Some Asia Exchange students have Multiple entry student visa, after being in the country for 90 days, they can either extend this visa at immigration or leave the country then come back.

Download the Visa Department Brochure

Information for a Visa in Thailand

 

First issuance of Non-Immigrant ED Visa Education

Required Documents – (2 copies of each)

  1. New Students at Siam University (undergraduate programs)
    1. Passport or travel document (all pages) with validity not less than six (6) months
    2. Departure card
    3. Visa application form completely filled out
    4. Recent (4 cm. x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
    5. Recommendation letter addressed to the home origin Consulate
    6. Letter of acceptance from the concerned academic institute/organization
    7. An official letter approving the enrolment of foreign students and a copy of registration certificate of the concerned academic institute is required.
    8. High school degree certificate or transcript
    9. Original receipt of Tuition Fees
  1. New students at Siam University (graduate programs)
    1. Passport or travel document (all pages) with validity not less than six (6) months
    2. Departure card
    3. Visa application form completely filled out
    4. Recent (4 cm. x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
    5. Recommendation letter addressed to the home origin Consulate
    6. Letter of acceptance from the concerned academic institute/organization
    7. An official letter approving the enrolment of foreign students and a copy of registration certificate of the concerned academic institute are required.
    8. Bachelor degree certificate and transcript
    9. Original receipt of Tuition Fees
    10. Letter of recommendation

Visa Extension or Renewal of Non-Immigrant ED Visa Education

  1. Fill the Visa extension form ( at the International Student Service, 9th Floor)
  2. Passport, with remaining validity of not less than 6 months
  3. 2 copies of Passport (all pages)
  4. 2 copies of Departure Card
  5. 2 copies of Student ID
  6. Original Transcript from the registration office (Building 12, 1st floor) and 1 copy of it
  7. 2 copies of Receipt from the finance office ( Building 19, 1st floor)
  8. 1 copy of the Residential Tenancy Agreement
  9. 1 copy of Abbot Certification Letter ( for Monk only)
  10. For new Bachelor students: 2 copies of High School Degree Certificate and Transcript
  11. For new Master students: 2 copies of Bachelor Degree Certificate and Transcript

Remarks:

  • Please bring your original passport and original student id when you submit the required documents at the International Student Service.
  • Bachelor’s student should enroll a minimum of 18 credits or 6 subjects per semester.
  • Master’s student should enroll a minimum of 12 credits or 4 subjects per semester.

90-Day Report

Once the Immigrant Bureau has admitted students into the country, their passports will be stamped with conditions of entry. One such condition is the 90- Day Notification.

90- Day notification form TM. 47 available at the International Student Center or www.immigration.go.th

Note:

  • The notification must be done 15 days before the due date.

*This notification period is subject to changes according to the Immigrant Bureau. Please check their website for latest updates.*

  • If students stay in Thailand over 90 days without notifying the Immigrant Bureau later than the specified period, a fine of 2,000 THB will be charged. If a student who does not submit the 90- day notification is arrested, they will be fined 4,000 THB.
  • If students leave the country and then re-enter, the counting of the next 90-day period starts at 1 in every case.
  • The notification of staying in Thailand over 90 days is in no way equivalent to a Visa Extension.

Re-entry Permit Information

Students who plan to spend their holidays outside of Thailand need to apply for a single or multiple re-entry permit before their departure. Otherwise, their Non-immigrant visa “ED” (education visa) will be invalidated and they will have to go through the whole process of getting the proper student visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate outside Thailand. The re-entry permit can be obtained at the local Immigration Bureau and the airport.

Documents required:

  1. Re-entry Permit form TM.8 available at immigration.go.th
  2. One recent 4 by 6 cm full-face photo
  3. Make 1 copy of each of the following: first page of the passport, visa page, departure card, and latest immigration stamp.

1,000 THB for a single entry or 3,800 THB for a multiple entry permit.

 

Visa Cancellation Procedure

Students holding Non- Immigrant ‘ED’ Visa from Siam University, who will graduate, would like to apply for further study in another institute or to work in Thailand, are required to contact our office to request a cancellation of visa letter. If you do not get this letter, you may be fined 500 THB per day at the Immigrant Bureau from the day you graduate from Siam University to the day you are accepted by another institute or organization. Besides, according to the rule of the Immigrant Bureau, students who cancel their visas have to leave Thailand within 48 hours.

Immigration Office Information

Location:                                                                                                            

The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty

B Building

Floor 2 (South Zone)

Chaengwattana Road (Soi 7)

Laksi , Bangkok  10210

Tel: 0-2141-9889, Fax: 0-2143-8228

Office hour:  Monday-Friday

8:30 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 16:30

Closed on OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS

 

 

 


Thai Visa Websites:

bangkok.immigration.go.th

www.imm.police.go.th

www.thaivisa.com

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