Visa and Immigration

Processing the Non-Immigrant ED Visa before entering Thailand

After receiving the official Letter of Admission from KU (an acceptance letter (LOA) and a visa facilitation Letter) , you should apply at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country for a Non-Immigrant ED Visa in order to enter Thailand.

Information about the visa process and the location of the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in each country is available here: http://www.thaiembassy.org/main/

 

Validity of a Visa

 

 

  • Single entry: 90 days
  • Multiple entries: one year
 

Period of Stay

All incoming students who receive the Non-Immigrant ED Visa may stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of the first entry.
During this 90 day period, if students wish to leave and re-enter Thailand but have only a single-entry visa, the student must apply for a re-entry permit (single or multiple) at the Immigration Bureau (or at the Immigration Office at the International Airport) before they depart. If a student leaves the country without applying for a re-entry permit, the original permission to stay for 90 days will be terminated immediately.

 

Re-entry Permit Fee

  • Single re-entry permit: 1,000 THB fee
  • Multiple re-entry permit: 3,800 THB fee

 

 
Remark:

The permit fee is subject to change by Immigration Bureau policies.


Obtaining official document for your Visa Extension

Extension of Stay

When the incoming student's visa is nearly expired (4 weeks in advance), the student must apply for an extension.

  • The International Study Center (ISC) will help facilitate/provide documents for extension of your educational stay.
  • Please contact ISC office at least one month before the expiry date; ISC will then arrange for you to get the official document needed, approved by the university executive.

You can find more information about Visa Information at https://sites.google.com/ku.th/isc/health-insurance-visa

Note:

Students holding the Non-Ed Visa are not allowed to work in Thailand.

 

How to obtain the official documents for Visa Extension from ISC

  1. Submit the following documents at ISC
    Photocopy of your valid passport
    • First page with your photo and ID information
    • Visa Entry page, and every page relevant to Thailand – showing all entries and departures
    Photocopy of Departure Card (TM.6) (front and back)
    Photocopy of KU Student ID Card
    Photocopy of Letter of Acceptance (originally issued at the time you were admitted; same letter you used to first get your Thai Visa)
  2. Fill out the Visa Extension Form (TM.7) and attach your passport size photo
  3. Wait for the official letter from ISC (2-3 weeks). ISC will inform you when the document is ready by e-mail.
  4. Pick up the official KU Student Visa Extension document at ISC.
  5. Submit the required documents at the Immigration Bureau and pay the Visa Extension fee 1,900 THB
Note:
  • Please be notice you must have the official KU Student Extension letter and other documents required for Visa Extension before you arrive at the Immigration Bureau. If you do not have the official documents for Visa Extension your submission for extension will be denied.
  • You must plan ahead. Contact ISC one month before the visa expiration date to obtain the official document for Visa Extension.

Submitting the official documents at the Immigration Bureau

When you have all the official document needed (including the official KU Extension Letter, approved by the university executive) you should process your extension request at the Immigration Bureau.

 
Note:

If you fail to submit your official documents before visa expiry date, you will be fined 500 THB/day because of the overstay.

Location of the Immigration Bureau

Chalermprakiat Government Complex
Building B, Floor 2
Chaengwattana Road (Soi 7), Laksi Bangkok 10210

Hours

Monday- Friday: 8:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30
Closed on Holidays

How to get there?

There are various ways to go to the Immigration office in Chaengwattana.

  • Taxi: Tell the Taxi to go to “Immigration Chaengwattana"
  • BTS to Mo Chit Station and from there take a taxi to “Immigration Chaengwattana"
  • MRT to Chatuchak Station and from there take a taxi to “Immigration Chaengwattana"

Filing the 90 Days Report

How to File the 90 Days Report

This is a separate, mandatory process required of all persons who are not Thai nationals. The primary purpose is to register, and confirm, your current address in Thailand.
It is your responsibility to do the 90-day report by yourself. The report can be made 15 days in advance, or within 7 days after the 90-day deadline.

 

How to report

  1. Fill out the 90 Day Report Form (TM.47 Form)
  2. Submit TM.47 at the Immigration Bureau with the following:
    • Passport (copy all pages showing your most recent arrival stamp and visa); also, take your passport with you to the Immigration Bureau)
    • Original Departure Card (TM.6) (copy front and back)
    • Notification slip or Appointment Slip
Note:

There is no fee for the 90 Days Report if you report on time. The late penalty fine is 2,000 THB that rises to a maximum of 5,000 THB if you are arrested.


Obtaining the Re-Entry Permit

How to Obtain the Re-Entry Permit

Students who leave Thailand must obtain a Re-entry Permit/Visa before departing. If you merely depart and return without a valid Re-entry Visa, you will invalidate you ED-Visa (and then you will need to re-apply for an ED-Visa, as you MUST have an ED-Visa to remain a student at Kasetsart University).
You may get either a one-time Re-entry Visa or a Multiple-Entry Visa. If you plan to travel outside Thailand one time, a single re-entry permit is sufficient. If you plan to travel out of Thailand more than once, you should get a multiple re-entry permit.

 

Re-entry Permit Fee

  • Single re-entry permit: 1,000 THB fee
  • Multiple re-entry permit: 3,800 THB fee

 

 

How to obtain the Re-Entry Permit

  1. Fill out the Re-Entry Permit Form (TM.8 Form) and attach your passport size photo.
  2. Submit TM.8 Form at the Immigration Bureau with the following:
    • Photocopy of your valid passport
      • First page with your photo and ID information
      • Visa Entry page, and every page relevant to Thailand – showing all entries and departures
    • Photocopy of departure card (TM.6) (front and back)
    • Passport (take your passport with you to the Immigration Bureau)