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Hi everybody,

I currently have a ED visa for Thai language (it's my 1st one). My visa is about to end soon and so I already started the process to enroll for a 2nd one (for English language that time and in another school). The school don't really know which embassy is the most likely to issue me a visa.

I hold a French passport. Does anyone have a feedback or recommendation?

Thanking you for any help and advice.

 

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When and where was your non-ed visa issued.

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It was issued early March 2019 at the Embassy of Vientiane. This visa is 'valid' until the end of November.

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Wow you really want to be educated dont you? lol

just curiosity whats your next plan after finishing all of your education? How will you manage to stay and live in thailand? Also with all respect, you know these kind of things are the reason for the immigration to become more strict, right?

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28 minutes ago, fred4272 said:

It was issued early March 2019 at the Embassy of Vientiane. This visa is 'valid' until the end of November.

You will not be able to get another one there. The will only issue one year.

Perhaps the consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam would be worth a try.

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i always thought ED visas were valid for one year Fred - are you sure yours wont expire end of March 2020, a year after you received it?

 

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13 minutes ago, UKJASE said:

i always thought ED visas were valid for one year Fred - are you sure yours wont expire end of March 2020, a year after you received it?

A non-ed visa only allows a 90 day entry. He apparently only had a single entry visa.

It is possible to get extensions that will allow a total stay of one year.

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@UKJASE Yes I'm quite sure. It's a 8 months visa. I went to gather informations at several school to make the 2nd visa and all of them have either 6 or 8 months for study Thai Language. English is up to 1 year, Japanese up to 10 months and Chinese up to 9 months.

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11 hours ago, fred4272 said:

@UKJASE Yes I'm quite sure. It's a 8 months visa. I went to gather informations at several school to make the 2nd visa and all of them have either 6 or 8 months for study Thai Language. English is up to 1 year, Japanese up to 10 months and Chinese up to 9 months.

There is no 8 month non-ed visa. 

You apply for a single  entry non-ed visa that allows one 90 days entry and then near the end of the 90 days you can apply for a 90 day extension with supporting documents from the school you are attending.

It is possible to get a total stay of 1 year by getting the 90 day extension and it includes the 90 day entry from the visa.

How long you can stay on extensions depends upon the number of hours of study you pay for when you enroll in a school.

 

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On 11/11/2019 at 5:41 PM, problemfarang said:

Wow you really want to be educated dont you? lol

just curiosity whats your next plan after finishing all of your education? How will you manage to stay and live in thailand? Also with all respect, you know these kind of things are the reason for the immigration to become more strict, right?

 

I imagine a lot of people are going to switch to education visa now that the retirement visa are getting tougher to meet.

 

They will be learning Thai and even learning Chinese when they will never actually used it or has already learnt it like English.

 

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