Education VISA services
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Education Visa infomation
NES School of Languages offers comprehensive Thai/English courses to foreign speakers, and is a legally, registered private language school under authorization of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Thailand. Studying Thai or English courses at NES will make you eligible to apply for a 12 month education visa (renewable from year to year).
NES courses have clear direction and process on how to build and improve your Thai and English communication skill from basic to advanced level. The lessons are well balanced between studying structures of language and applying your communication skill through activities in class. NES offers group or private lessons suitable for all ages and backgrounds
The approval letter will be issued by MOE, which may take up to 40 - 60 days. Once the approval letter is ready the school license will be provided to the student. The student will then have to apply for an ED visa at a Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate office outside of Thailand, or in your home country where you specify in your visa application document NES School of Languages.
1. Passport with at least 6 months validity remaining
2. 4 passport-sized photographs (size 2"x2" or 4x5 cm.)
3. Pay tuition fees
4. Fill the visa application form
5. NRI certificate (For the Middle East and African passport holder
People of every nationality can apply for Non-Immigrant Education visa. Please note that students from in the East and Middle East including India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal need to return to their home country to obtain a visa.
- Student must be at least 12 years old for Thai Language program
- Student must be at least 7 years for English Language program
- How long can I study English/Thai at NES School of Languages (NES)?
NES can provide an ED VISA (Non-immigrant “ED”) from 3 months up to 12 months. (Renewable from year to year)
- When should I start submitting the required documents?
Students should plan to send all required documents to the school at least 40 - 60 days before planned date of arrival to Thailand.
- Can I travel outside of Thailand when holding ED visa?
A re-entry permit will be needed otherwise a status of stay will be cancelled automatically once leaving the country
1. Fees are non-refundable, and are not transferable to other terms, other students, and other packages.
2. Students will study English/Thai language according to NES curriculum which is approved by the Ministry of Education and school.
3. Students with no intention to complete their class attendance will not be granted ED visa from NES.
Student presents the page of passport with ED-VISA to immigration officer and you will be granted an official stamp; which will allow you to stay for 90 days. Every student needs to extend ED-visa, and also to notify your address when you stay in Thailand longer than 90 days at the immigration office. Student’s passport and document need to be submitted to MOE for the issuance of an acceptance letter (2nd letter) which is a requisite on the next visa extension at the immigration.
Note: Please bring your passport and departure card to the school within 1 week after your arrival in Thailand.
Apply for an extension
Step 1 Bring your passport and residence certificate to NES
Students bring in passport and residence certificate to NES at INES (Nimmanhaemin), Visa support desk, 60 days prior to the expiry date of ED-visa. The student has to sign on all of the photocopied pages of their passport and fill out an official form.
Step 2 Receive memo slip from NES
Student will get a memo slip which states appointed date or the date to collect a complete set of visa package from the school. The appointed date will count 60 days from the submission date.
Step 3 Collect the visa package from NES
Student collects visa package upon the appointment date shown on the memo slip.
*Please bring in passport and memo slip when visiting visa support desk at INES1 for collection of document.
*School suggests students to apply for a visa extension at Chiang Mai Immigration Office promptly after collecting document from school.
Step 4 Apply for a visa extension
Student applies for a visa extension at Immigration office in Promenade Resort Mall. (Map : https://goo.gl/maps/qkBw7DEWqdM2)
Note: The fee is 1,900 Baht for each application.
90 Days Report
All foreigners staying in Thailand longer than 90 days, are required to notify their residential status, and to report to immigration in order to register their residency in Thailand every 90 days.
The notification must be made within 15 days before or 7 days after each staying period of 90 days expires.
The first application for extension of stay by foreigners is equivalent to the notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days.
The required documents:
2. A Photocopy of pages particular in passport:
- Front page showing name/passport number
- Current visa
- Last entry stamp of immigration
- Last extension of visa
- Departure card
3. A record of previous notification of 90 days stay
4. Complete the Notification form TM.47
*Periodic report of stay in the Kingdom over 90 days is not equivalent to a visa extension.
*An overstay without an official notification or lateness in doing so can cause a legal punishment in a fine, and may lead to imprisonment as according to Thai immigration law.
*After a re-entry, the period of stay starts from student’s date of re-entry.
During your ED visa period, when the student travels abroad, students MUST carry a re-entry permit issued at the Immigration Office or Immigration check point before leaving Thailand.
Note: Before making each trip, please inform the school of your travel plan, date of departure and return.
Re-entry with ED visa
For non-immigrant ED visa holders who have an extension of stay and would like to travel outside of Thailand for a
short period of time, a re-entry permit will be needed for returning otherwise a status of stay will be cancelled automatically once leaving the country. Re-entry permits are the right to preserve a status of staying in Thailand. Re-entry permit must be obtained at the Immigration Office.
When applying for a re-entry permit, students will need to submit the following:
2. One 4x6 centimeters photo
3. A completed TM-8 form
4. 1,900 THB one-time re-entry fee