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Was Refused 1 Year Extension Without Teacher's Licence

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Schools may not have informed teachers but I am fairly sure that schools were notified last year - probably the same time as immigration was informed on the rules and regs of TCT. Schools were supplied with a weighty document from TCT explaing all the guidelines of what will be required for foreign teachers which relates back to the 4 exams that have to be taken if you are not a holder of a B.Ed.

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The only hard proof that I have seen is a photocopy of an A4 certificate from Immigration that allowed a visa renewal. It would appear that this was not actually a license but some kind of permission certificate.

Thanks for the info Toffee.

Would be nice if you could scan that document and post it on this board.

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Actually if he is a qualified teacher from Australia (means he has a teaching qualification), then it should have been no problem getting the TL from the TCT, provided he did the Thai Culture and Ethics course.

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The only hard proof that I have seen is a photocopy of an A4 certificate from Immigration that allowed a visa renewal. It would appear that this was not actually a license but some kind of permission certificate.

Thanks for the info Toffee.

Would be nice if you could scan that document and post it on this board.

Petch01

Sadly I dont own a scanner but if I can find someone who does who can block out all the personal info about the peson whose certifcate it is. I will

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Actually if he is a qualified teacher from Australia (means he has a teaching qualification), then it should have been no problem getting the TL from the TCT, provided he did the Thai Culture and Ethics course.

It didnt say what degree was held but the teacher is actually a Phillipino.

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OK the implication in the post was that his degree was from Australia. I would have thought that if his teaching certificate (BEd??) from the Phillipines would be sufficient also. It could just be that the school wasn't chasing up the new TL from the TCT. There's no excuse for that, esp. if the TCT had sent documents to the school informing them of the changes.

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OK the implication in the post was that his degree was from Australia. I would have thought that if his teaching certificate (BEd??) from the Phillipines would be sufficient also. It could just be that the school wasn't chasing up the new TL from the TCT. There's no excuse for that, esp. if the TCT had sent documents to the school informing them of the changes.

I dont know anything about the teacher who has this certificate . I just know immigration is using the copy as an example of what needs to be presented for visa applications. I dont know if he did do the cutural course or how his school provided him with the information required.

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Yesterday my friend who has been teaching at a goverment school for 2 years was refused a 1 year visa extension until he produces a teachers licence at Pong Nam Ron immigration office. He had all the usual documents needed plus his reciept for application for teachers licence. He told me that that they said that this requirment came into force on the 12th. He paid the 500 baht as everyone did some time ago.

Has anyone else encountered this problem this week, or knows anything about it?

Go to Teachers council of Thailand Nakhon Ratchisima Road Bangkok.

Supply Degree (and transcripts if possible) Work Permit, Passport, letter of recommendation from school stating length of time teaching and good teaching practise, contract, two photos and any receipt you may hold for the 500 baht. You will provided with a two year exemption to allow time to gain required extra documentation. There is a need to have more than one years experience. I spoke to them on the phone today. Regarding not having one years experience - tried to phone back but not available so will ask again.

Regarding cultural course and the need to undertake a years PT PGCE study things appear to be up in the air. It appears schools should be trying to supply cultural course of 20 hours ( I presume this would vary according to teh school and area you are in) somehow and there is talk of more discussions regarding the the more complicated and expensive need for a years study at university. Not every thing is clear yet. Immigration Offices have however been informed that they do need the License or exemption letter for B visa renewal. Also schools can collect all the required information and go to the TCT on teachers behalf but again I suppose that their choice.

If you hold a BEd or a degree and PGCE already it may be different for you but I am not sure if there is still the need to undertake the 20 hours. TCT should be able to confirm this.

Hope this helps!

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Yesterday my friend who has been teaching at a goverment school for 2 years was refused a 1 year visa extension until he produces a teachers licence at Pong Nam Ron immigration office. He had all the usual documents needed plus his reciept for application for teachers licence. He told me that that they said that this requirment came into force on the 12th. He paid the 500 baht as everyone did some time ago.

Has anyone else encountered this problem this week, or knows anything about it?

Go to Teachers council of Thailand Nakhon Ratchisima Road Bangkok.

Supply Degree (and transcripts if possible) Work Permit, Passport, letter of recommendation from school stating length of time teaching and good teaching practise, contract, two photos and any receipt you may hold for the 500 baht. You will provided with a two year exemption to allow time to gain required extra documentation. There is a need to have more than one years experience. I spoke to them on the phone today. Regarding not having one years experience - tried to phone back but not available so will ask again.

Regarding cultural course and the need to undertake a years PT PGCE study things appear to be up in the air. It appears schools should be trying to supply cultural course of 20 hours ( I presume this would vary according to teh school and area you are in) somehow and there is talk of more discussions regarding the the more complicated and expensive need for a years study at university. Not every thing is clear yet. Immigration Offices have however been informed that they do need the License or exemption letter for B visa renewal. Also schools can collect all the required information and go to the TCT on teachers behalf but again I suppose that their choice.

If you hold a BEd or a degree and PGCE already it may be different for you but I am not sure if there is still the need to undertake the 20 hours. TCT should be able to confirm this.

Hope this helps!

Good information toffee. Thanks.

Please let us know what you find out about the 1 year + teaching experience.

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Yesterday my friend who has been teaching at a goverment school for 2 years was refused a 1 year visa extension until he produces a teachers licence at Pong Nam Ron immigration office. He had all the usual documents needed plus his reciept for application for teachers licence. He told me that that they said that this requirment came into force on the 12th. He paid the 500 baht as everyone did some time ago.

Has anyone else encountered this problem this week, or knows anything about it?

Go to Teachers council of Thailand Nakhon Ratchisima Road Bangkok.

Supply Degree (and transcripts if possible) Work Permit, Passport, letter of recommendation from school stating length of time teaching and good teaching practise, contract, two photos and any receipt you may hold for the 500 baht. You will provided with a two year exemption to allow time to gain required extra documentation. There is a need to have more than one years experience. I spoke to them on the phone today. Regarding not having one years experience - tried to phone back but not available so will ask again.

Regarding cultural course and the need to undertake a years PT PGCE study things appear to be up in the air. It appears schools should be trying to supply cultural course of 20 hours ( I presume this would vary according to teh school and area you are in) somehow and there is talk of more discussions regarding the the more complicated and expensive need for a years study at university. Not every thing is clear yet. Immigration Offices have however been informed that they do need the License or exemption letter for B visa renewal. Also schools can collect all the required information and go to the TCT on teachers behalf but again I suppose that their choice.

If you hold a BEd or a degree and PGCE already it may be different for you but I am not sure if there is still the need to undertake the 20 hours. TCT should be able to confirm this.

Hope this helps!

Good information toffee. Thanks.

Please let us know what you find out about the 1 year + teaching experience.

That all seems quite clear, thanks. Is there any information on which type of schools this is required for? My department head has made some enquires and as far as she is concerned, teachers in government schools will not be required to provide teacher's licences until next year.

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Yesterday my friend who has been teaching at a goverment school for 2 years was refused a 1 year visa extension until he produces a teachers licence at Pong Nam Ron immigration office. He had all the usual documents needed plus his reciept for application for teachers licence. He told me that that they said that this requirment came into force on the 12th. He paid the 500 baht as everyone did some time ago.

Has anyone else encountered this problem this week, or knows anything about it?

Thanks, Toffee for your information. My friend returned yesterday with the piece of paper with and the same information you have so kindly provided. My thanks to everyone who has contributed in this discussion. I wonder what will happen next.

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Yesterday my friend who has been teaching at a goverment school for 2 years was refused a 1 year visa extension until he produces a teachers licence at Pong Nam Ron immigration office. He had all the usual documents needed plus his reciept for application for teachers licence. He told me that that they said that this requirment came into force on the 12th. He paid the 500 baht as everyone did some time ago.

Has anyone else encountered this problem this week, or knows anything about it?

Go to Teachers council of Thailand Nakhon Ratchisima Road Bangkok.

Supply Degree (and transcripts if possible) Work Permit, Passport, letter of recommendation from school stating length of time teaching and good teaching practise, contract, two photos and any receipt you may hold for the 500 baht. You will provided with a two year exemption to allow time to gain required extra documentation. There is a need to have more than one years experience. I spoke to them on the phone today. Regarding not having one years experience - tried to phone back but not available so will ask again.

Regarding cultural course and the need to undertake a years PT PGCE study things appear to be up in the air. It appears schools should be trying to supply cultural course of 20 hours ( I presume this would vary according to teh school and area you are in) somehow and there is talk of more discussions regarding the the more complicated and expensive need for a years study at university. Not every thing is clear yet. Immigration Offices have however been informed that they do need the License or exemption letter for B visa renewal. Also schools can collect all the required information and go to the TCT on teachers behalf but again I suppose that their choice.

If you hold a BEd or a degree and PGCE already it may be different for you but I am not sure if there is still the need to undertake the 20 hours. TCT should be able to confirm this.

Hope this helps!

I am pretty sure this is what I did. I was just taken around to immigration and the Teacher's council when my recruiter flew me up to BKK to sort out my visa issue. The woman I was with didnt speak any English so I only got some of what was going on. But we definitely went to the teacher's council and provided them with all my documents, degree etc. They wanted to know how much experience I had (4 years) and they wanted letters of reference from my past schools. Didnt want to update my thread(not sure how to add the link to my last thread) as I am not 100% sure what went down yet, but it sounds a lot like this. Will post more when I went know more.

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The length of experience issue is related to the letter of guarantee from your school so presumably if you have less than one year the school can possibly still guarantee you however I am still trying to get something more concrete on this. Also if transferring to a different school I am not sure who gives the letter of guarantee. The exemption letter will state the name of the school where you work. However once you have the exemption certifcate you will then have to undertake the 20 hour cultural course at accredited providers in Bangkok. Regarding undertaking a years PGCE it is possible to take the 4 exams (1000 baht) but they may not be that easy. They relate to 9 topics. Curriculum, management, psychology,evaluation, research, innovation, technology and teaching.

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