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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 05:27
new2here

Applying for permanent (5yr) license

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My application seemingly wasn't scrutinized as much. It was actually a pleasant experience as Thai bureaucracies go. Inpsid at the window downside. Rec'd a blue reciept. Nine weeks later had my license.

 

From my understanding I doubt they review every ten days outside heavy application months.

 

The account is detailed and resembles 90% of my experience

 

Dress well

 

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Thought I’d close this for anyone interested. My friend got his license in the mail today.

So the total time from date of application (28Jan) to date of mailing by TCT (they used registered mail so you can see the date it was mailed) was 95 days..

The license is a plastic card (standard credit card size/shape) with his photo on it. It arrived in a half-sheet paper sized envelope.

Along with the actual plastic license card was a personalized, hand signed, license certificate which is much like a university degree certificate. Nice for framing I guess.

Lastly, a single piece of paper that spells out when to renew (not less than 180 days before the end of the 5th year)

One thing I noted, the license- while valid for 5 full years - was date started as of the date he actually applied: 28 Jan... and not the date it appears it was actually approved - 29Apr.

While not a big deal, that means the first license really is valid for about 4.75 years, owning to the 95 day gap between date of application and date of approval.



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I am over 70 now and must renew my license soon.    Is there anything different when you are over 70 or is it the same for any age?  My eyesight and reflexes all good, just want to make sure if there are any special rules.  thanks in advance

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3 hours ago, Lost in LOS said:

I am over 70 now and must renew my license soon.    Is there anything different when you are over 70 or is it the same for any age?  My eyesight and reflexes all good, just want to make sure if there are any special rules.  thanks in advance

There's usually no difference when you're over 70 and healthy. You must show enough "educational development," which could be online courses, weekend seminars, etc...

 

   You can start to apply for renewing your license 180 days before expiration. 

 

   Important is that you'll get the green light from the boss of the local labor department, an adorable guy your age was being denied to continue teaching in Ubon because of his generation.

 

     When I've got the time, I do some courses on "Future Learn"-they send you a document that you've completed a course, you'll also find free webinars and other "upgrades" that the TCT accepts as educational development. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/categories/teaching-courses?utm_campaign=fl_may_2019&utm_source=newsletter_segment&utm_content=Te_category_cta&utm_medium=futurelearn_organic_email&utm_term=020519_NL_TARGETED_BM_A

 

   Best of luck with your extension! 

 

Please see attachment. 

Renewing Teacher's license.jpg

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A small correction.

 

Renewal of a teacher license must be done at least 180 days before expiration, not in the last 180 days! If you do it within 180 days you have to give reasons why you are late with applying.

 

 

 

I recently applied and like new2here the waiting time is around 3 months. I understood mine has already been approved, but I have to wait a few weeks before they send it. Maybe they make the actual license once a month or so. 

 

Strange that new2here says you can't pay at the TCT. There is a form to pay at the post office. But I was unable to do so as they now seem to require a barcode. The form says you can also include the money in cash with your application, so i did just that without any problem.

 

 

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20 hours ago, Isaanbiker said:

There's usually no difference when you're over 70 and healthy. You must show enough "educational development," which could be online courses, weekend seminars, etc...

 

   You can start to apply for renewing your license 180 days before expiration. 

 

   Important is that you'll get the green light from the boss of the local labor department, an adorable guy your age was being denied to continue teaching in Ubon because of his generation.

 

     When I've got the time, I do some courses on "Future Learn"-they send you a document that you've completed a course, you'll also find free webinars and other "upgrades" that the TCT accepts as educational development. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/categories/teaching-courses?utm_campaign=fl_may_2019&utm_source=newsletter_segment&utm_content=Te_category_cta&utm_medium=futurelearn_organic_email&utm_term=020519_NL_TARGETED_BM_A

 

   Best of luck with your extension! 

 

Please see attachment. 

Renewing Teacher's license.jpg

thanks for the help.  I am not working, just retired but was afraid they had some special rules over 70, per rumors.   A relief that all is good as long as I am good, and I am.  thanks

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A small correction.
 
Renewal of a teacher license must be done at least 180 days before expiration, not in the last 180 days! If you do it within 180 days you have to give reasons why you are late with applying.
 
 
 
I recently applied and like new2here the waiting time is around 3 months. I understood mine has already been approved, but I have to wait a few weeks before they send it. Maybe they make the actual license once a month or so. 
 
Strange that new2here says you can't pay at the TCT. There is a form to pay at the post office. But I was unable to do so as they now seem to require a barcode. The form says you can also include the money in cash with your application, so i did just that without any problem.
 
 

I *think* perhaps the reason we saw someone turned away when my friend applied in late January was at that time (and maybe still is) the actual place that you normally do applications was closed and totally under renovation.

So all application activities were moved upstairs temporarily and that temporary area really was nothing more than portable/foldable plastic tables lined up in a row.

The downstairs area used to be much more secure “window” service whereby an applicant remains behind the glass and really has no access to anything of the TCTs.

So.. perhaps TCT wasn’t accepting cash at that point in time (late January) was due to the fact that maybe they had no convenient way to safety accept and secure cash... just my guess given how the operation was set up back in late January. Just my guess.

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I found someone who is 78 and has one, he says no problem.  I thank everyone for your answers.   I listened to the rumor mill who said cant get more that 2 years after 70.

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