Thailand Student "ED" Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your flight itinerary. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. If requesting a multiple entry visa your flight itinerary must show multiple entries into Thailand.
The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
Original letter of acceptance from the school, university or institutes in Thailand.

If you would like to apply for a multiple entry visa, the acceptance letter must provide details outlineing the need for a multiple entries.
Original letter from your school, university or institute in the USA stating that you are visiting Thailand for education purposes. 

A copy of the applicant's (or parents in cases of a minor) most recent checking account bank statement. Statement must show at least $700 per person and $1500 per family.
It is advisable to erase account numbers.


To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour, to participate in projects or seminar, to attend a conference or training course, to study as a foreign Buddhist monk: (Category ED Visa)


Foreigners who wish to participate in projects or seminar, to attend a conference or training course in Thailand must provide the following documents:
· Letter from applicants company indicating the applicants position, length of employment, salary and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand
· Letter of invitation or acceptance from the concerned companies/ organizations or institutes with business registration or business license.
For minors under 20 years old a Birth Certificate, copies of mother and father's passports and Marriage Certificate if any, letter of consent from mother and father for the minor to travel abroad in case not accompanying the child. In case of sole custody a copy of court order must be provided.

Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.

 


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Extension of Stay:
Those who wish to stay over 90 days or may wish to change their visa type while in Thailand must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Tel (662) 287 3101 to 10 or at www.immigration.go.th.
The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration Officer.

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.004 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Single $85.00 Up to 90 Days 3 Months 4 Business Days
Multiple $205.00 Up to 90 Days 1 Year 4 Business Days

A money order is required by the Embassy of Thailand. The money order will be obtained by TDS, the consular fee above includes a $5 money order fee.

 

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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