Student Visa & ED Visa Chiang Mai

There has been a lot written about education visas in Chiang Mai, and a lot of it is out of date. What follows will be an up to date summary of how to get an Education Visa.

Firstly the Education Visa is given to students who wish to study. The courses can vary but the most common is Thai Language. There is no sale of an student visa in Chiang Mai or anywhere else for that matter. That means if you sign up for a 1 year Education visa in Chiang Mai, you will be expected to attend the school. Failure to attend will mean your visa is revoked.

The Visa Process of the 1 Year Education Visa in Chiang Mai.

  • Change to an ED inside Thailand- you must have a tourist or 30 day visa
  • Apply at a nearby consul for the Non Immigrant eg. Laos Vientiane
  • Apply in your home country before you arrive

After completing 1 of these steps you will have a single entry Non Immigrant ED visa valid for 90 days.

Once you have the Non Immigrant ED Visa the process in Chiang Mai is as follows;

  • When the first visa is close to expiring you will extend it 90days
  • Again when that visa is due to end another 90 day extension will be needed
  • Finally the last 90 day extension to complete the 1 year visa.

Each time you extend you will need to attend the Chiang Mai Immigration and pay a fee of 1900 Baht.

How Assist Thai Visa can help you obtain your Ed Visa in Chiang Mai

We work with a range of different schools and offer a comprehensive service. Where we not only prepare all your paperwork, but we also organise all of your extensions. This means you can feel safe and secure and all the hassles are taken away. If you are interested in an Education Visa in Chiang Mai please contact us directly and we can give you your best options.

Assist Thai visa is Chiang Mai’s leading visa service provider

Chiang Mai International Schools

At Assist Thai Visa Services, we recognize education is very important to young families in Chiang Mai. If you have children and wish to come to Chiang Mai there are many great options for schools. Chiang Mai’s international schools have a good reputation within Thailand. We are always happy to advise you on wish schools will be suited to you. This can be based on which program the school runs, there location, and their price. We will take all these factors into account and can provide you with up to date information on the best schools in Chiang mai for you and your family.

Ambassador Bilingual School

ABS is a bilingual school situated on the Chiang Mai to Lamphun superhighway that aims to provide its students with a well-rounded education in both English and Thai and offers education up to the high school levels.

Address: 222 Moo 2 Chiang Mai–Lampang Superhighway, T. Nong-Pheung, A. Sarapee, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50140

Tel: 081-950-6659, 053-142-514, 053-142-524


American Chinese International School

ACIS aims to capture the needs for and American project-based education with the demand for Chinese language learning in Chiang Mai and currently covers students from Pre-k to grade 6 with plans to expand coverage to grade 12.

Address: 227 Moo 2 Chiang Ma –Lampang Superhighway T. Nong-Pheung, A. Sarapee, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50140

Tel: 081-950-6659, 053-142517-19


American Pacific International School

APIS provides educations from the 1st grade to 12th based on international education standard with both boarding and day school options.

Address: 158/1 Moo 3 Hangdong-Samoeng Road, Banpong, Hangdong, Chingmai, Thailand, 50230

Tel: 053-365303/5 Mobile: 094-6318778, 089-5546205 Fax: 053-365304


American Pacific International School (primary)

The primary branch of APIS that provides education for students in Nursery through Kindergarten 3.

Address: 288 Moo 2, T. Mae Hia, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100

Tel: 053-111287-9 Mobile: 081-7217158, 098-2726358 Fax: 053-111218


Chiang Mai International school

The oldest international school in Chiang Mai, CMIS offers and American-sourced education from pre-school until the high school level.

Address: 13 Chetupon Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50000

Tel: 053-306152-4 Fax: 053-242455

Christian Deutsche Schule Chiang Mai

The Christian German School is financially supported by the German Foreign Office and offers education beginning in the Nursery and continuing through secondary all the way to providing the general German university entrance qualification.

Address: 83/1 Ban Buak Krok Nua, T. Tha Wang Tarn, A. Saraphi, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50140

Tel: 053-306152-4 Fax: 053-242455

Grace International School

Grace International provides students with a traditional Christian education within Chiang Mai. They offer a strong education where biblical truths permeates all subjects and programs.

Address: 88 Moo 3, T. Harn Kaew, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50230

Tel: 052-088-777


Lana International School (Secondary School Campus)

Lanna International offers a British-based education beginning at pre-nursey through to secondary.

Address: 300 Grandview Moo 10 Hang Dong Road, T. Mae-Hea, A. Muang, Chiangmai, Thailand, 50100

Tel: 053-806-230-1


Lana International School (Primary School Campus)

Primary campus of Lanna internation.

Address: 166 Moo 10, Baan Waen, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50230

Tel: 052-000-838-9


Nakornpayap International School

NIS provides US Common-Core curriculum standard education beginning at Kindergarten through to Grade 12 based in Chiang Mai.

Address: 240 Moo 6, San Phi Sua, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300

Tel: 053-110-680 Fax: 053-110-687


Panyaden International School

Panyaden offers a holistic approach to education, incorporating a British Curriculum and Buddhist principles.

Address: 218, 218/1 Moo 2, T. Namprae, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50230

Tel: 080-078-5115


Prem Tinsulanonda International School

PTIS is a prestigious IB program boarding school in Chiang Mai offering education from early years to Grade 12.

Address: 234 Moo 3, Huay Sai, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50180

Tel: 05330-1500


Unity Concord International School

Unity Concord is a school in Chiang Mai that offers an American education system for its students and covers students from pre-k to grade 12.

Address: 272 Moo 2 Chiang Mai–Lampang Superhighway T. Nong-Pheung, A. Sarapee, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50140

Tel: 052-135061 Fax: 053142520


Varee Chiang Mai International School

Varee offers a British curriculum education from pre-k through to secondary with a bilingual curriculum for those interested in having a more Thai education.

Address: 59 Moo 6, Mahidol Road, Hong Hoi, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50000

Tel: 05314-0232 Fax: 053140231


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