Visa for Studying (Non-Immigrant ED)
Student must provide the following supporting documents for non-immigration ED application:
All documents must be originals with one set photocopies. Please contact the nearest Thai embassy or consulate and request to apply for a non-immigrant visa code "ED" (Education visa). The CMKL acceptance letter should be shown for the purpose of coming to Thailand. Please note that student must enter Thailand with an ED visa; DO NOT apply for a tourist visa.
If you are currently in Thailand with another type of visa (such as visa on arrival or tourist visa), you must apply for a visa status alteration (Application fee of 2,000 THB) to change for an ED visa with the following supporting documents.
In order to process a status alteration, the current visa should have at least 15-day validity. Then, apply the visa status alteration form TM.86 along with an acceptance letter (English letter) and the CMKL letter of visa application (Thai letter issued by CMKL University). Otherwise the student must leave Thailand to process the ED visa application in any Thai embassy or consulate. The procedure will take about a few business days up to one week. Once ED visa is issued, the student can return to Thailand to begin his/her study.
Once you have entered Thailand with an ED visa, the visa will allow you to stay in Thailand for 90 days. Student who would like to stay over 90 days must do visa extension before its expiration.
To process the visa extension, international staff/student has to contact your faculty’s officer to issue the Thai official letter for visa extension signed by the president at least 3 weeks before the visa expiration date.
Notation: Student must apply in person at the Immigration Bureau (Chaeng Wattana) before the visa expiration date and it is the responsibility of individual student to follow visa expiration date and make appropriate extension on time.
After getting the extension, international student will be allowed to stay further in Thailand for the duration of study but not more than a year. The 90-days report to Immigration Bureau is required to inform your current address every 90 days. (You may report in advance for 15 days before the due date). However, The 90-days report is not equal to a visa extension. If you leave Thailand any time during the 90-day period, then the day counting will restart from 1 upon your re-entry into Thailand. Filing the 90-days report is easy. You can report to Thai Immigration Bureau either in person or by registered mail. More information : http://bangkok.immigration.go.th > Notification of staying over 90 days
International student who would like to travel outside of Thailand during the valid period of Non-immigrant ED visa should obtain a re-entry stamp before leaving. (Application fee is 1,000 Baht for single re-entry and 3,800 Baht for multiple re-entries)
IMPORTANT: You cannot leave Thailand without Re-entry permit otherwise you will lose Non-immigrant ED visa status and you will have to redo the whole procedure to get visa status.