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Non-immigrant ED Visa
For Students enrolling at Private Schools in Thailand

 

Number of entries Term of validity Duration of stay Visa Fee
Single (1 time of entry)  90 days from issue date 90 days from entry date 10,000yen (Cash only)

 

Purpose of stay

● For students to enrol at formal educational institutions (elementary schools, junior schools, high schools) approved by Thai Authorities, such as Ministry of Education of Thailand
● For students to enrol at international schools or international programmes in private universities
● For applicants to entrol at non-formal schools in accordance with laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments (such as language schools, diving schools, boxing schools, and etc.) (Effective : From 1 July 2022 onwards)

Notice
● Applicant must enter Thailand on the date specified in the airline ticket or ticket reservation confirmation
● Upon arrival to Thailand, the period of stay is granted by an immigration officer in accordance with the type of visa; travelers who wish to stay longer than the granted period must file an application for permission of extension of stay at offices of the Immigration Bureau of Thailand; the extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer in Thailand
● In case that visa application is rejected, the visa fee will not be refunded and the submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant
● The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Fukuoka reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary and reserves the right to reject an application without providing any reasons
● Fraud or misrepresentation can result in permanent visa ineligibility
● The following required documents are subject to change without prior notice

 

<Required Documents>

 

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1. Passport
● Passport with validity not less than 6 months
● At least 2 blank pages left

2. Visa Application Form and one colour photograph taken within 3 months (size 3.5×4.5cm)
• Completely filled out and signed as the same as the applicant's passport signature

• Japanese nationals and foreign nationals except listed countries on table 1 are required 1 set of application form and photo

3. Personal History
• Completely filled out and signed as the same as the applicant's passport signature

4. Original admission confirmation letter / Invitation letter which is written in English or Thai and issued by prospective institution in Thailand
● Must have the institution/inviter's letter head 
● Must address to "Royal Thai Consulate-General, Fukuoka"
● Must contain the applicant's name, purpose of visit, date of entry, length of stay and type of visa,and signed by the authorized person(s)
● Must be signed by the authorized person(s) (electronic signature is not acceptable) whose name(s) listed in the institution's registration and include official seal. In case that a signature of authorized person(s) in the letter of invitation is absent, a letter of power of attorney authorizing other person(s) to act on his/her behalf must be submitted upon submitting the visa application

5. Original letter of recommendation which is written in English from the educational institution in Japan 
● Must have the institution's letter head 
● Must address to "Royal Thai Consulate-General, Fukuoka"
● Must contain the applicant's name, purpose of visit, date of entry, length of stay and type of visa,and signed by the authorized person(s)
● Must be signed by the authorized person(s) (electronic signature is not acceptable) whose name(s) listed in the institution's registration and include official seal. In case that a signature of authorized person(s) in the letter of invitation is absent, a letter of power of attorney authorizing other person(s) to act on his/her behalf must be submitted upon submitting the visa application

**In case letter of recommendation letter from educational institution, school, or university in Japan cannot be presented, an original guarantee letter must be presented together with a copy of guarantor's passport or driving license duly signed by the guarantor

6. Original approval letter issued by the Office of Private Education Commission of Thailand (OPEC)
● Must contain the applicant’s name and type of visa

**For students enrolling in international schools/universities or graduate students in which those schools/universities have already registered with the Office of Private Education Commission of Thailand, it is not necessary to present an approval letter

7. Applicants under 20 years old are required following documents
(1) Original guarantee letter from parents or guardians, attached by a copy of guarantor's passport or driving license or ID card duly signed by the guarantor.

(2) Official documents proving family relationship with appliants
(2.1) For Japanese applicants, an original Household Registration (KOSEKITOHON) issued within 3 months
(2.2) For Non-Japanese applicants, a copy of birth certificate of your country with English translation

   Guarantee Letter
   ● A guarantor must be twenty (20) years of age or older, must be able to confirm the applicant's personal attributes. A guarantor must be available to be contacted by the Consulate-General and must not be a person who will accompany the applicant to Thailand
   ● A guarantor who are not Japanese national must provide a copy of passport and residence card (legally residing in Japan)
   ● A guarantor must sign as the same as the guarantor's identification document signature
   ● Japanese guarantor who prefers to use driver license, please sign as the same as signature in the guarantor letter on the copy of driver license 

 

8. Airline ticket or flight booking confirmation
● Must be issued by airline or travel company and must contain the applicant's name, flight number and date arrival

 

<Additional Required Documents for Non-Japanese Applicants>

 

9. One copy of residence card (Please present the original document of identification on application date)
● Valid for at least 3 months
● For those who are currently applying for renewal of residence card, please submit a copy of acceptance of renewal issued by the Immigration Bureau of Japan

10. Additional Photograph(s) (Only for the applicant from the listed countries on Table 1)
● Applicant with nationality of No. 1-28, please provide 3 photographs
● Applicant with nationality of No. 29-30, please provide 4 photographs

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Remark 
*Visa processing time for the listed countries on table 1 above is approximately 3-60 days
*For Nigeria nationals, please submit all required documents, including a Certificate of Clearance, with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). In addition, this Certificate should be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and then by the Royal Thai Embassy in Abuja

 

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Status : 1-OCT-2022