FAQ-Student Visa.

Smartys English Academy

Students who enroll at MLS in a one year course are eligible to apply for a one year non-immigrant ED visa. With this visa you do not have to leave Thailand every now and then but can stay here continually for one year. On arrival you will be permitted to stay for 90 days and then with a paperwork provided by MLS you will be able to extend your stay straight to one year. Thus with ED visa you can keep on enjoying studying Thai without worrying about making any visa runs. All you have to do is go the immigration office every 90 days and notify them about your current residence, as is the requirement for every other kind of visa.

How much does it cost?

School fee 32,000 Baht only.
Extensions 1,900 Baht every 90 days

How long do I have to wait for the visa?

First we will need to apply for a letter from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Thailand requesting a one year ED visa for you. This takes between 1-2 days. Once we receive this letter, you will need to go outside Thailand with this letter to one of the Thai consulates (most nationalities can go to Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore, some nationalities like Indians, Chinese, Pakistanis and middle eastern countries will need to go back to their country) where you will be issued a 3 months non-immigrant ED visa. With this visa you will need to come back to us and we will get a second letter in your favor from the MoE certifying your enrolment, this letter will get you a 1 year ED-Visa stamp at the local immigration office for the duration of the course. No visa runs required at all.

Due to our good contacts we are able to provide the ED-Visa within a weeks time, provided your documents are complete.

How many years can I study Thai at MLS?

You can study at least 5-6 years, but you will be required to have a new visa for every year. Once this visa runs out and you are still interested in continuing your studies we will repeat the same procedure and you will be able to extend your study period for another year.Our ED-visa is eligible for 5-6 years.

Do you guarantee that I will receive this 1 year non-immigrant ED visa?

Yes,we do guarantee. MLS is registered and licensed by the Ministry of Education Thailand for providing education to international students and promoting Thai language and Thai culture. We can also help with obtaining this visa for people who are not in Thailand at present but who wish to come to Thailand in order to learn Thai; we can send all the documents required to your country to facilitate the issuance of 1 year ED- Visa.If you need any further information,please feel free to contact us through our email or on any of our office numbers.

Can all nationalities apply to study Thai at MLS and receive the ED visa?

Yes, all nationalities qualify for the Thai course. The Ministry of Education (MoE) does not make any discrimination based on color,nationality or creed among the students.. Europeans, Asians and Africans are all treated the same and are welcome to study Thai and learn about the Thai culture.

Which Nationalities have to apply for the ED visa in their country?

India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Middle Eastern countries.

How many lessons?

200 hours each of Beginners,Intermediate and Advanced.
At the end of the course each year, you shall be provided a certificate by MLS, duly stamped by the Ministry of Education.

How often do I have to come to school?

You will need to study at least 4 lessons a week, we have two options:
2 days a week for 2 lessons or 1 day a week for 4 lessons. (Saturdays and Sundays)

How do I apply?

Simply come to MLS and bring your passport, six recent pictures (3 x 4 cm.) along with the fee.

Managing Director, Academic Director,

Sunny Love, M.A. (English), D.B.A., TESOL, PELT, TEFL
sunny@smartysenglish.com | Tel : +66 (0) 87 039 9110

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