Visa for Teacher

 

REQUIREMENT :

Visa regulation of Thailand concerning the visa applicant from English native speaking countries who wishes to apply for an appropriate visa to work as a teacher in Thailand both on employment basis and voluntary basis is as follows :


REQUIRED
DOCUMENTS :

1. On Employment Basis

The applicant must apply for non-immigrant visa, Type “B” at the Royal Thai Embassy. The applicant is required to submit : 

  • Visa application form completely filled out
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and its copy
  • Two (2) recent 2 x 2 inches photographs (taken within the past 6 months)
  • A photo coy of certification of bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • a photo copy of a Criminal record clearance certificate in the United Kingdom or Ireland (issued by the national police department not older than 6 months)
  • a Photo copy of school registration document 
  • a letter of an acceptance as a teacher from the school address to the Royal Thai Embassy

 
If the applicant has appropriate qualification, the Embassy will issue a non-immigrant visa, type “B”, single entry with three months validity to the applicant within two working days. With this kind of visa, the applicant will be permitted to stay in Thailand not more than 90 days.

Once the applicant arrives Thailand, the education institution will apply a teacher license at the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of University Affairs and also apply for work permit at the Ministry of Labour for the applicant. The work permit will be issued within 7 working days.

After granted teacher license and work permit, the applicant is required to submit teacher license, work permit, employment contract and employment certificate to the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok in order to apply for visa extension to cover the term of employment.


2. On Voluntary Basis

The applicant must apply for a non-immigrant visa, type “O”. at the Embassy. The applicant is required to submit an official recommendation letter from the organization in Thailand to the Embassy. Information on the term of voluntary work of the applicant in Thailand have to be provided for the Embassy’s consideration. If the applicant has appropriate qualification, the Embassy will issue a non-immigrant visa, type “O”, single entry with three month validity to the applicant within two working days. With this kind of visa, the applicant will be permitted to stay in Thailand not more than 90 days. In case the applicant wishes to extend the duration of stay in Thailand, the applicant is required to apply with the Immigration Bureau in Thailand by enclosing an official introduction letter of the Organization in Thailand.

Please be informed that a foreigner who is holding a Thai tourist visa is not permitted to work as an English teacher in Thailand, even on a voluntary basis.


VISA FEE
:

Please visit Visa Fees page


VALIDITY OF A VISA
:

Single-entry and Multiple-entry visas are valid for 3 months and Multiple- entry visas for 1 year respectively.


VALIDITY OF A STAY
:

The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.

 

This website is no longer used please visit http://www.thaiembassy.org/london

 

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Following the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 13 October 2016, a Book of Condolences will be open daily for signing at the Royal Thai Embassy from 14 October 2016 onwards from 0930-1630 hours.


 

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