The Benefits of an Education Visa : Staying Legally in Thailand

Staying in Thailand On an Education Visa

Between the tranquil beaches, the friendly people, and the incredible food, it’s easy to see why someone might want to extend their time in Thailand. For those who appreciate the culture and want to learn more about the language and customs of the Thai people, a Thai education visa is an excellent way to stay in the country for an extended period.

There are several benefits of an education visa in Thailand. You can spend months in the country at a time, learn a new language and you’ll be able to explore the country entirely. Obtaining a student visa in Thailand is a relatively simple process but does require careful planning. Below, we tackle your commonly asked questions.

How Many Times Can You Get an Education Visa in Thailand?

An education visa lasts 90 days, and you can renew it up to five times. Our Thai language course lasts up to 14 months. You will spend your first eight months studying Thai at beginner and intermediate levels. Then, you must leave the country and return for the final 6-month advanced course.

How Can I Get a Thai Education Visa?

We make the process as seamless as possible for you. Any nationality can apply, and education visas are available to individuals between 15 and 50. To obtain an education visa in Thailand, you will need to meet a few requirements:

  • Suppose you have already held an ED visa with an international English program or Thai program at a university. In that case, you must leave Thailand and return to proceed with an ED visa for a language course. 
  • If you have any other visa type in Thailand, you must leave the country and return to apply for a language course.
  • You will get an ALA letter to take to the Royal Thai Police Station for a Police Clearance Certificate.
  • You will need to show financial proof that you can stay in Thailand during your education course. For individuals, be prepared to show evidence of at least 20,000 baht or 40,000 for families.

ALA language school will help you with all the necessary paperwork and steps.

What Types of Education Visas Are in Thailand?

The Thai ED visa is the primary education visa in Thailand that allows you to stay for up to one year. If you plan to take a course that is less than three months, you can apply for the 60-day tourist visa and extend it for another 30 days. For a longer duration, the ED visa is your best choice. The visa costs about 2,000 baht and lasts for a year. You will still need to extend every 90 days, which costs 1,900 baht for the extension.

If you have already completed your Thai education visa courses, we also offer an English language course and a Chinese language course. With these courses, you can continue to study and live in Thailand.

Living the Thai Life

Thailand is a beautiful country with a lot to offer. Make the most out of your time here with a Thai education visa. Contact us today about your ED visa, and we will help you every step of the way.

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