DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED IN SUPPORT OF THE APPLICATION FOR VISA OR VISA STATUS ALTERATION (NON-B): WORKING AS A TEACHER IN THAILAND
The application must be submit at least 15 days before visa expiration and, in case of overstaying in Thailand, application could not be submitted.
Application for Visa Status Alteration. (TM.86 for Tourist and Transit Visa) or Application for visa. (TM.87 for Without Visa 15 days, 30 days, 90 days)
Copy of passport (Ex. Page of Photo, entries stamp, visa sticker and extension stamp (if any), TM6 card)
4 X 6 cm. Photograph.
Application fee of 2,000 baht.
To be a teacher in a GOVERNMENT school or university.
5.1 A letter from the rector of university , requesting visa or visa status alteration. (Attention to : Immigration Commissioner)
5.2 A letter from the department concerned under the Ministry of Education or in the case of lower academic levels in education, a letter from the governor, requesting for visa or visa status alteration. (Attention to : Immigration Commissioner)
5.3 A letter of employment (Labor Dept.)
5.4 a copy of employment contract.
5.5 Diploma and Resume of the applicant.
To be a teacher in a PRIVATE school or university.
6.1 A letter from the rector of the university, requesting for visa or visa status alteration. (Attention to : Immigration Commissioner)
6.2 A letter from the department concerned under the Ministry of Education or in the case of lower academic levels in Education, a letter from the governor requesting visa or visa status alteration. (Attention to : Immigration Commissioner)
6.3 A letter from the principal or the manager of the International school. (Attention to : Immigration Commissioner)
6.4 A letter of employment (Labor Dept.)
6.5 A copy of employment contract.
6.6 Diploma and resume of applicant.
6.7 A Certifying copy of the registration papers of the educational institution.
6.8 A Certifying copy of the license of the school or university administrator.
The Applicant must sign on every page of the application.
Documents of the University or school, Certifying by the proper authority.
The visa Applicant must arrange the documents in proper order and must prepare the originals as proof.
Call 0 2141 9902-3 for more details.
Immigration Division 1
Wait, so I have a visa that expires on the 9th of October. I was given only a letter of some sort from the private school I will be teaching Kindergarten at that says I'm working there, the pay, and has my signature, etc. My visa is tourist and was only a 14 day visa. It says I need a 15 day visa in order to get non-B visa. How is this possible? Because when I flew in I had a 30 day stamp visa, but have since had to do a Cambodia run and they only gave me a 14 day visa. Even if I were to do another Cambodia run, it still would only give me 14 days. This would effectively make it impossible for me to get a non-B visa. Is there something I am missing?
Or fly in and get 30 days and then go through the process
ORDER OF THE ROYAL THAI POLICE No. 778/2551 Subject: Authority to Grant a Temporary Stay in the Kingdom of Thailand to Aliens Who Are Granted Visa ExemptionAny holder of a passport or a substitute passport whose nationality falls under the category for which the Minister permits a temporary stay for tourism purposes, by consent of the Cabinet, shall, according to Clause 13 (3) of the Ministerial Regulation Stipulating the Criteria, Procedures, and Conditions for Verification, Exemption, and Change of Visas B.E. 2545 (A.D. 2002), dated August 16, 2002, be granted multiple entries. The permitted period of temporary stay for each entry shall not exceed thirty days from the date of entry into the Kingdom. However, an exception is made in the case of travelling into the Kingdom through immigration checkpoints at borders with neighboring countries, whereby the permitted period of temporary stay in the Kingdom for each entry shall not exceed fifteen days from the date of entry into the Kingdom.
Last edited by Stamp; 4th October 2012 at 07:46.
Just to clarify, changing a 60-day tourist visa or visa-extension does NOT require a trip out of country? For example, with 15+ days left I can bring all that stuff down to immigration in *shudder Chiang Mai?
So teachers anywhere in Thailand on a tourist visa need to head to BKK with all the goods? Just want to make sure as I am in CM, getting ready to head to Laos for a T-V since I just maxed out my Mae Sai runs.
If you have all the paperwork for a change of status it would make sense to get a B visa instead of a tourist visa while you are in Laos.