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VISA APPLICATION 

VISA APPLICATION 

Once a student’s application to IBSC (under MCU) has been approved, a letter of acceptance, along with a letter for a visa application, will be issued. International students require a Non-Immigrant Education Visa (category ED) to study in Thailand. Applications should be made at any Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate well before departing for Thailand. 

Required documents:

  • Visa application form

  • Passport, with a remaining validity of not less than 6 months

  • Two recent 4 by 6 cm full-face photos

  • A letter of acceptance/admission from IBSC, MCU

  • Evidence of adequate finances as determined by the Royal Thai Embassy

VISA EXTENSION

Students can extend their student visa before its expiry

date by submitting the following documentation:

  • Visa extension form TM.7

  • Letter of certification from IBSC, MCU (in Thai)

  • A photocopy of the passport

  • One recent 4 by 6 cm full-face photo

  • Tuition fee receipt

  • Grade report

Students who plan to study at IBSC for just one trimester will be granted a single entry visa. Students who plan to study at IBSC for more than one trimester can apply for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. Each entry allows a 90 day period of stay in Thailand. This can be extended to cover the full period of studies. 

The visa extension fee is 1,900 THB.
If the visa is about to expire while in Thailand, students should notify the International Relations Office (IRO) at least two weeks before the expiry date to allow enough time to prepare the required documents and procure the authorized signatures. The visa extension must be submitted in person at the Immigration Bureau. Ultimately, students are responsible for ensuring that they renew their visa before the expiration date. Overstaying a visa is a serious issue that will result in daily fines and possible deportation. This lapse will be stamped in the students’ passport and become part of their record at the Immigration Bureau. If the overstay exceeds 40 days, the student must leave the country. 

Required documents to extend a visa in the “overstay” status:

  • Visa extension form TM.7

  • Letter of certification from IBSC, MCU (in Thai)

  • A photocopy of the passport

  • One recent 4 by 6 cm full-face photo

  • Tuition fee receipt

  • Grade report

Required Documents

  • 90-Day notification form TM.47 available at the IRO

  • Original passport

Please note: There is a 2,000 THB fine for a late 90-Day notification. 

RE-ENTRY PERMIT 

Students holding a one-year extension visa who plan to spend their holidays outside of Thailand need to apply for a single or multiple re-entry permit before their departure. Otherwise their visa will be invalidated and they will have to go through the whole process of getting the proper student visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate outside Thailand. The re-entry permit can be obtained at the local Immigration Bureau. 

The visa extension fee is 1,900 THB. 
In addition, the overstay fine is 500 baht per day, up to a maximum of 20,000 baht. Students may check the Immigration Bureau’s website for more details and inquire about any new steps and/or changes in the process. Current visa information is also available from the staff at IRO. http://www.immigration.go.th/ 90-Day Notification 

Once the Immigration Bureau has admitted students into the country, their passport will be stamped with the conditions of entry. One such condition is the 90-Day Notification. 

Students may check the Immigration Bureau’s website for more details and inquire about any new steps and/or changes in the process. Current 90-Day Notification information is also available from the staff at IRO. http://www.immigration.go.th

Required documents:

  • Re-entry Permit form TM.8 available at the IRO

  • One recent 4 by 6 cm full-face photo

  • A copy of the page containing the most recent entry visa

  • A copy of the page containing the stamp and “Kingdom of Thailand “ label

  • A copy of the photo and information page of the passport

  • 1,000 THB for a single entry or 3,800 THB for a multiple entry permit

Note: When filling out any of the aforementioned application forms, students must use the full name as it appears on their passport. 

INSURANCE & BANKING

The use of ATM machines is common in the country; cash can be withdrawn at post offices as well. It is necessary to pay attention which ATM you use, because ATMs not affiliated with your bank can charge higher commissions. Furthermore, you can change money in banks or private money exchange offices. Exchange rates may vary so you are advised to check them in advance. They are always available on websites of banks as well. Smaller shops also accept bank cards. Banks are usually open from 9.00 am to 17.00 pm, and 10.00 – 19.00 for banks inside the mall. On national holidays banks are closed.

To open a bank account, international students are required to present a copy of the first page of their passport and their visa. 

On-campus ATM stations are available on the ground floor of the canteen (Eating building) 
ATM withdrawals: a limit of 20,000 Baht/day.
There are many ATM station of various bank nearby the university and available in the immediate vicinity. 

© International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC)

International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC) 
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University 
IBSC Office, 2nd Floor, IBSC Building, MCU,
79 Moo1, Lamsai, Wang-noi Phra Nakorn Si Ayutthaya

13170 , Thailand 
Tel: (6635)248-000 ext.7210 
Email: ibsc@mcu.ac.th