Student Visa or ED Visa
How to Apply
The application is very simple both inside and outside of Thailand.
If you are already in Thailand you will need to visit one of our 3 schools.
Bring your passport ( must be still valid for 12 months and have a current visa ) and 12 passport size photos to one of the schools. You will be asked to fill out an information sheet while our staff takes copies of your passport, and current visa. The staff of TLS Language School and CTLS Language School with then fill out all 8 application forms.
Yes 8 !!! we do the applications for all 4 extensions right at the begining of the process this makes the school's life easier when your extensions are due.
Our staff then submit the documents to the Ministry of Education for approval, This process takes 2-3 weeks, If you require the documents quickly then we charge for the express service at a cost of 2,000 baht, this will guarentee that your documents will be back in 7-10 days. If you are in Thailand on a NoN O Visa or a Tourist Visa you must leave Thailand to obtain the temporary 3 month ED Visa.
If you apply from overseas
You fill out the same information sheet and upload your passport and passport photo and proof of payment to our online application form
We then process the documents in the same way as above, but send you the documents by FEDEX and email you the tracking number. This is a 30 page document and the FEDEX postage is an added extra of 2,000 Baht, The process takes 3-4 weeks including the 4 working day postage. We understand that when booking flights you need guarentees that the documents will arrive in time, We give these guarentees. Currently we have over 70 students who have applied for the ED Visa from overseas.
The huge benefit of applying from overseas is you arrive on the temporary 3 month visa so you are not required to leave Thailand which would be an added cost, most tour companies in Pattaya charge 9,000 baht to go to Laos to obtain the ED Visa and it takes 2 days.
What Happens Next?
It does not matter which option you choose to follow, On your arrival in Thailand with the temporary 3 month ED Visa you must visit the school from which you will study, Our staff take copies of your new ED Visa and submit new documents to the Ministry of Education who grant you a 12 month extension ( Thats a total of 12-15 months, yes our schools license is different we can offer 12-15 months in the first year of study, other school can only offer a temporary 3 month visa followed by 3 extensions please feel free to ask them)
When your extension is approved by the Ministry of Education you are required to attend Immigration every 90 days to obtain your new 90 day ED Visa with documentation from the school. The cost of your new Ed Visa is 1,900 baht and at the same time you do your 90 day reporting your current address.
We Teach Thai in both German and English at the school in Pattaya but only in English in our other 2 schools. Our teachers are all graduated in English and German Please Meet our Teachers
Thai Language is a 45 week program of 2 x 2 hour classes per week, 180 hours of learning to communicate, reading and writing. With over 3500 student who have been granted the ED Visa and more than 40% signing up for a second and third years with options to do years four and five.( 5 years you ask? yes all the subjects we can offer the ED Visa in can be studied for 5 years. Other schools can only do 3 years ask them to show the license to you)
This is the reason why we are informed by the Ministry of Education that we are Thailands No1 provider of the Ed Visa or Student Visa.
We have set times for our classes and group classes are run 10.00 am -12.00 am, 1.00pm -3.00 pm and 3.30pm to 5.30 pm, New classes are booked in according to our teacher schedules, usually 1 morning and 1 afternoon per week.
The temporary 3 month visa allows the school to put a new class together and will start everytime there are 6-8 students in a class. Unlike other schools your teacher will remain with you for the duration of your course, unless the Teacher has unexpected time off.
TLS Language School and CTLS Language School have built the reputation of our schools on honesty and integretory. When we first received the licence to offer the ED Visa there were only Universities and 2 other schools who could offer the ED Visa, now there are hundreds.
Many are bogus, many are agents for schools who have the license, some have 50% more students than classroom availability, We would like to take this opportunity to warn people that the Education Department are now checking schools and attendence records of students with ED Visa's. If schools cannot provide evidence of attendence at the registered classes the education department have the authority to cancel the students ED Visa and also have the authority to close the schools that are breaking the law. The student visa is a comfortable way to stay in Thailand, 4 hours per week is not a lot of time to give up for this comfortable visa, regulations state you must have a 70% attendence at the school where you study.
Be Warned the cheapest price is not always the safest if your ED Visa is cancelled you will not get another, even from a different school as the Education Department will blacklist you.
Below is an English copy of approval for our 3 schools from 3 separate Education Departments
Please protect yourselves and ask to see the school Licenses ours are Below in English