Training can be completed with a “visa exempt permission to stay” (arrive without a visa), a tourist visa or a non-immigrant visa. It is possible to arrive in Thailand without a visa and receive a 15-day (enter across a land border) or a 30-day (enter through an airport) “visa exempt permission to stay”. It is also possible to obtain a 60-day tourist visa which can be extended for a further 30 days from any Thai embassy or consulate before arrival. Neither of these options require SEE’s support.
However, our school is able to offer free non-immigrant visa support to participants of its programs. Non-immigrant visas allow foreigners to:
- Obtain work permits
- Live in Thailand indefinitely
- Purchase condominiums, cars and motorbikes
- Open Thai bank accounts
The managing company of SEE TEFL provides administration and sponsor documents to support non-immigrant visa applications for participants of our programs. There is no financial requirement other than the visa fee payable directly to the consulate or embassy. The necessary visa application support documents will be forwarded directly to the participant once a deposit has been received to confirm a training place.
TEFL Certification: 3-month single-entry non-immigrant B (Business) visa. This visa can be extended indefinitely by employers
Volunteer Option: non-immigrant visa extensions for SEE TEFL graduates who volunteer with the DSS Foundation (terms and conditions apply).
Study Thai: non-immigrant ED (Education) visa for students studying Thai at our sister school, Study Thai Chiang Mai.
Visas are issued at the discretion of the consulate or embassy. Requirements to support visa applications often vary between consulates and embassies.
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss individual visa cases.