Student Visa and Embassy Information
All students are required to have a passport. The demand for passports tends to be heaviest between January and August. However, backups and delays can occur at any time of the year due to various reasons and even for expedited service, so be sure to apply as early as possible- several months in advance. To obtain a Thai student visa, your passport MUST be valid for 6 months after your program end date.
Students are required to apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa "ED" through the Royal Thai Consulate before they begin their studies in Thailand. You should apply for your visa at least 30 days before the start of your program but no more than 90 days prior to departure. You are ultimately responsible for securing your visa. ISA will send you the necessary paperwork to apply for your visa after your acceptance to the program. Students do NOT need to apply in person. Once your visa is granted, you will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a 90 day period per entry and can apply for an extension at the Office of Immigration Bureau onsite.
*You will not be permitted to work under a student visa in Thailand.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to check with your local embassy or consulate to verify entry requirements for Thailand. As these requirements vary based on citizenship, non-U.S. citizens may be required to submit additional documents. Also, visa fees for non-U.S. citizens may differ so please be sure to check your specific consulate's website for the most up to date information.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
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Embassy of the United States of America
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is located at 120 - 122 Wireless Road and 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm. You may contact the Embassy 24-hours a day, seven days a week at +66-2-205-4000.