Before initiating the application process for an education visa, it’s important to be  aware that certain passport holders may need to furnish supplementary documentation  as per the requirements of Thai Immigration.

The List of the designated countries is as follows :

AAngola, Afghanistan, Algeria
BBangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi
CCameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba
EEquatorial Guinea, Egypt, Ethiopia
GGabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea – Bissau
IIran, Iraq, Israel
LLebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya

Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius,

Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique

NNamibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea
PPakistan, Palestine
SSão Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sudan, Syria
TTanzania, Togolese Republic, Tonga, Tunisia
ZZambia, Zimbabwe

Passport holders from the above-mentioned countries will need to provide this additional documentation. The detailed list of required documents can be found on the Immigration’s website as follows.


The List of documents for applicants of the designated countries is as follows :

  1. Criminal Record Extract: A translated version of the Applicant’s Criminal Record from their home country into either Thai or English, duly certified by the Embassy of the Applicant’s home country in Thailand or its Embassy abroad. Additionally, certification by the Legalization Division of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand is required.

  2. Thai Criminal Records Extract: An official extract of the Applicant’s Criminal Record in Thailand issued by the Criminal Records Division of the Royal Thai Police.

    (Address: Office Building 25, Royal Thai Police, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok.

    Tel: 02-205-1315)

  3. Bank Confirmation Letter: A letter in Thai from a local bank in Thailand confirming the Applicant’s account balance, addressed to the Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau.

  4. Bank Account Documentation: Copies of all pages of the Applicant’s Savings Account and/or Fixed Deposit Account, demonstrating a minimum balance of 10,000 Baht.

  5. Money Transfer Proof: Evidence of money transfer by the Applicant from abroad to Thailand, such as a Confirmation Letter from the bank.

  6. ATM Card Copy: Photocopy of the Applicant’s ATM card.

  7. Rental Agreement: A Rental Agreement between the Applicant and the Landlord.

  8. Landlord Identification: Copies of the Landlord’s ID Card and House Registration, signed by the Landlord.

  9. Lodging with an Organization or Institution: If the Applicant is lodging with an organization or institution, they must provide a rental agreement between themselves and the authorized person of the organization or institution. Additionally, a copy of the ID card of the person representing the organization or institution, duly signed by them, is required.

  10. Residence Photographs: Color photographs of the Applicant’s residence, including the building exterior, interior of the room or apartment, room or apartment number, and the building’s signboard.


The documents referenced in points 3, 4, and 5 must exclusively bear the name of the Applicant and be dated the same as the application submitted to the Immigration Division.

Prior to the initiation of your ED visa, the Immigration Bureau and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand might require authorization of these documents. This could extend the ED visa application process by an additional period of 4-6 weeks. It is recommended to allocate sufficient time for processing.

For confirmation of eligibility and to remain informed about any possible modifications, it is prudent to directly consult with ALA Language School before proceeding with the submission of documents.

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