Students studying abroad in Thailand are required to obtain a student visa (or “Non-­Immigrant Visa”, Category “ED”) for their time abroad. Please read the Student Visa Application information below very carefully.  These instructions are for students completing a summer program in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

To obtain a student visa, you will need the following:

1. One completed visa application form -­ the visa application form (download and print out).

2. Letter of acceptance from The Education Abroad Network (sent to you by email).

3. Two passport-­size photographs (2″x2″). Photocopy or photo taken from Photostat will not be accepted. Photographs must have a light color background with a full-face view of the person without wearing a hat or dark glasses. Photos must be taken within the last 6 months. We recommend using a passport photo service at Walgreens, CVS, or an equivalent store.

4. Money Order for $80 made payable to “The Royal Thai Embassy”.

5. A passport with at least 6 months remaining validity. You must mail your current US Passport to the Thai Consulate.

6. A pre-paid trackable return envelope for the return of your passport with your visa. If you do not include this the consulate will not be able to return your documents. We highly recommend using a service such as FedEx or UPS to ensure tracking of the return of your documents. We do not recommend USPS as materials have been lost in the mail before.

6. Mail the following to the Royal Thai Consulate General in Portland, OR via UPS or FedEx and ensure you track and insure your package:

  • Signed visa application
  • TEAN Acceptance Letter
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • Passport
  • UPS or FedEx prepaid envelope for return delivery

Mailing address:
Royal Thai Consulate General (Honorary) The Maytag Building
1136 NW Hoyt Street Suite 210
Portland, OR 97209

Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary and also reserve the right to reject any application without having to provide reason. 

When completing the Thailand Visa Application form, please note the following:

  1. Top left-hand side
    1. Select the “Non-­Immigrant” box
    2. Check “Ed”
  2. Use your passport to fill out the Passport Information Section.
  3. Provide the following:
    1. Arrival Date: Fill in with the TEAN arrival date for your program. If your arrival date differs ensure you enter your arrival date.
    2. Departure Date: Fill in with the TEAN end of program date.
    3. Length of stay: One session = 3 weeks OR Two sessions = 7 weeks
    4. Number of Entries: Single
    5. Total Amount Enclosed: $80
      1. Fill in your present and permanent addresses and phone number.
      2. Purpose of Visit: Study Abroad
      3. Occupation:  Student
      4. Proposed Address in Thailand:
        UniLoft Student Dormitory
        147 Moo 14, Suthep Road Soi 7
        Tambon Suthep
        Chiang Mai 50200 THAILAND
        DCondo Campus Resort
        Suthep Road
        Chiang Mai 50200 THAILAND
      5. Phone Number: Leave blank
      6. Contact in case of emergency: Put your parent/guardian information

Be sure to Sign and Date your application!  


  • Copy all application documents prior to sending your materials, most importantly your passport and application form.
  • Send all application materials via insured express (overnight) courier. This will offer the most rapid form of delivery, and allow you to track your package at every transfer point.
  • Although you are listing specific arrival/departure dates, the Thai government allows flexibility with this.

Upon return receipt of your passport and approved visa, please contact The Education Abroad Network immediately to confirm all has been successfully obtained.