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Education (ED) Visa

We can assist you in obtaining an ‘ED’ type visa if you enrol and pay for at least a 3-month language course.

What do you need?

The documents required to apply are as follows:

What next?

The required documents depend on whether you are already in Thailand or in your home country, and where you intend to apply. Please read the relevant section below.

You cannot apply for an ED visa in Thailand

If you are in your home country and will apply there OR will apply in Penang, Malaysia

  1. Complete the provided form and send to PLS by email.
  2. PLS will prepare all the necessary documents and email them to you within 1 or 2 days.
  3. You will need to print out and sign all the provided documents, and scan your passport. Send all these by email or post back to PLS. If you are from an African or Middle East country you must also provide a Criminal Record Check (in English).
  4. PLS will then submit all the documents to Phuket Education Office. They will take 4 to 6 weeks to provide a letter.
  5. If you have not yet travelled we will post the letter to you, or you can collect it from PLS before travelling to Penang, Malaysia.
  6. If the visa application is being made in Penang, you will also need a Thai Police Clearance (PLS will apply for this), a bank statement (a recent online statement in English is acceptable), and a copy of your room or house lease/rental agreement.

If you are already in Thailand and will apply in Penang, Malaysia, or return home to apply

  1. Complete the provided form and bring it to PLS along with your passport and 8 passport size photographs (4cm x 5.5cm). A Criminal Record Check in English is also required if you are from Africa or the Middle East.
  2. PLS will prepare all the necessary documents and have them ready for signing within 1 or 2 days.
  3. PLS will submit all documents to Phuket Education Office. They take 4 to 6 weeks to provide a letter.
  4. If the visa application is being made in Penang, you will also need a Thai Police Clearance (PLS will apply for this), a bank statement (a recent online statement in English is acceptable), and a copy of your room or house lease/rental agreement.
  5. If you are applying in your home country we can post the documents to you or you can take them with you.

Patong Language School

5/11-12 Had Patong Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

Tel. +66 76 340373 Fax +66 76 340873

info@phuket-languageschool.com www.phuket-languageschool.com

After receiving your ED visa

  1. You can travel back in to Thailand using your new ED visa.
  2. Within the first week or so bring your passport (with departure card) to PLS.
  3. PLS will prepare further documents for Phuket Education Office.
  4. Your landlord MUST register you as resident at his or her property.

There is no charge for this service if you study with PLS, however students are responsible for payment of all visa fees and travel expenses.

Patong Language School

5/11-12 Had Patong Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

Tel. +66 76 340373 Fax +66 76 340873

info@phuket-languageschool.com www.phuket-languageschool.com