Once a student’s application to PSU has been approved, a letter of acceptance, along with a letter for a visa application, will be issued. International students require a Non-Immigrant Education Visa (category ED) to study in Thailand. Applications should be made at any Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate well before departing for Thailand. Students can apply for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. Each entry allows a 90-day period of stay in Thailand. This can be extended to cover the full period of studies.
Students can apply for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. Each entry allows a 90-day period of stay in Thailand. This can be extended to cover the full period of studies.
1. Visa application form
2. Passport, with a remaining validity of not less than 6 months
3. Two recent 4 x 6 cm full-face photos
4. A letter of acceptance/admission from PSU
5. Evidence of adequate finances as determined by the Royal Thai Embassy
Students can extend their student visa before its expiry date by submitting the required documents.
If the visa is about to expire while in Thailand, students should notify the International Affairs Office at least two weeks before the expiry date to allow enough time to prepare the required documents and procure the authorized signatures. The visa extension must be submitted in person at the Immigration Bureau. Ultimately, students are responsible for ensuring that they renew their visa before the expiration date. Overstaying a visa is a serious issue that will result in daily fines and possible deportation. This lapse will be stamped on the students’ passport and become part of their record at the Immigration Bureau. If the overstay exceeds 40 days, the student must leave the country. In addition, the overstay fine is 500 Baht per day, up to a maximum of 20,000 Baht.
1. Application Form (TM.7)
2. Foreign National Information Form
3. Acknowledgement Form
4. Consent to Disclosure of Information
5. Acknowledgement of Penalties for Visa Overstay
6. Passport (valid for no less than 6 months)
7. Passport Photocopies (signed by the applicant): all non-blank pages
8. Official Letter from the university/faculty
9. Study result page, printed from the SIS university system
10. Registration result page printed from the SIS university system
11. Course curriculum (issued by the faculty)
12. Class schedule
13. Receipt of Notification certifying the housing notification
14. Copy of Scholarship Agreement (If any)
15. A color photo showing the student with dean or advisor
16. A color photo showing the student studying in class & joining activities at the faculty
17. One recent passport-sized photograph (2 inches / 4 x 6 cm)
18. Image showing the location of study, including latitude and longitude data (can be obtained via Google Maps)
19. Application Fee: 1,900 Baht
Once the Immigration Bureau has admitted students into the country, their passport will be stamped with the conditions of entry. One such condition is the 90-Day Notification.
There is no fee for this report. Student can submit the documents even 15 days in advance or seven days after the expiry date. After these seven days, an expired 90-day report carries a 2,000-Baht fine.
In case of traveling abroad, the day-count for the due date of the 90-day Report will restart upon your re-entry into Thailand. (Count 90 days from the entry date stamped in the passport.)
1. Application Form (TM.47)
2. Passport (valid for no less than 6 months)
3. Passport Photocopies (signed by the applicant) of:
• The main page with your photo on it
• Current/valid (one-year) visa
• Departure/Arrival Card
• First Non-Immigrant visa used to enter Thailand
4. Departure/Arrival Card itself
5. Previous 90-day record
Students holding a one-year extension visa who plan to spend their holidays outside of Thailand need to apply for a single or multiple re-entry permit before their departure. Otherwise their visa will be invalidated and they will have to go through the whole process of getting the proper student visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate outside Thailand. The re-entry permit can be obtained at the local Immigration Bureau.
1. Re-entry Permit form TM.8
2. One recent 4 x 6 cm full-face photo
3. A copy of the page containing the most recent entry visa
4. A copy of the page containing the stamp and “Kingdom of Thailand “ label
5. A copy of the photo and information page of the passport
6. 1,000 Baht for a single entry or 3,800 Baht for a multiple entry permit