5 Nov 2020

(ED Visas For Education)

1. Eligible Applicants for ED Visas

- This category of visa is issued to applicants who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance with laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments;

2. ED Visa Conditions

- The ED Visa is valid for a single entry into Thailand.
- The ED Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Travellers must enter Thailand within the said 90-day period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 90 days, counting from the date of entry. During the 90-day period of stay, if they wish to leave and re-enter Thailand, they are required to apply for a re-entry permit (single or multiple) before departure. If they leave Thailand without a re-entry permit, the current stay permit shall be considered void.
- The extension of stay is at the discretion of the immigration officer. Extension application can be made at the Office of Immigration Bureau (visit for more information)
- If the ED Visa holder breaches the entry conditions, the stay permit will be revoked and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

3. ED Visa Application Procedures

Each applicant must submit a complete online form together with the required documents* to the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney. The required documents are as follows:


*Required Documents


Completed Visa Application Form


One (1) passport-sized photograph affixed to the visa application form

- Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm.

- White background and no older than 6 months



- A minimum validity of six months from the date of planned entry into Thailand

- Must have at least two empty pages


Proof of an Australian Electronic Visa (only for non-Australian Nationals)

- Visa grant page or VEVO check status page


Education provider

- A copy of a school’s profile, registration or license in Thailand


Confirmation letter

- Transcript/Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes in Thailand indicating length of stay and your field of study


Proof of COVID-19 health insurance

- A COVID-19 health insurance for medical treatment expenditures of COVID-19, covering at least USD 100,000 during the entire stay in Thailand.  The insurance policy must cover a period of at least 3 months, and must clearly state coverage for expenditures occurring from COVID-19 treatments.

- List of recommended health insurers: AETNA/ Asia Insurance/ AXA / Bangkok Insurance/ LMG/ Navakij/ Pacific Cross Health Insurance / Southeast Insurance/ Tune/ Viriyah 


Additional Supporting Documents

- Driver License or Photo Card


Visa fee

- AUD 120

- Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card (payment in person at the Consulate-General only). For money order, or cheque, paid to “Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney”


4. ED Visa processing times

- Visa processing time is usually 3 days
- Certain applications which require special consideration may take longer to process.

5. Remarks

- The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice.
- The applicants must provide genuine documents and information. If the applicants are found to provide false documents or give false information, their applications will be rejected and be reported for further determination of appropriate action and future prohibition to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
- Visa processing fees are non-refundable regardless outcome.
- Visa processing fee is subject to change without prior notice.





  • The Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice. Please note, the visa processing fees is non-refundable once the processing of the application begins – regardless of its outcome.
  • All visa fees can be paid by the exact amount of cash, money order, or bank cheque address to Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney (personal/company cheque are not acceptable)



Click to download the application form HERE


Update: 19 May 2021