Maintaining your student visa
Student visa in Thailand
Maintaining your student visa in Thailand
extending your visa
You must apply for a visa extension between 15-40 days before your visa expires.
To extend your educational visa, fill out form TM 7 and gather the appropriate supporting documents ahead of time.
- photocopies of passport pages,
- passport photos,
90 day reporting
Every 90 days, submit a TM 47 form at the immigration department
90-day check-in is also available online (7-14 days in advance).
There is no fee for checking in on time,
but there is a minimum $2,000 baht fine for checking in late.
The immigration official will probably staple a document into your passport informing you of the next date when you should check in.
If you want to leave the country and return, you must apply for a re-entry permit with form TM 8, otherwise your education visa will be invalidated.
Within 24 hours of entering Thailand from a foreign country, you must check in at immigration to confirm your place of residence.
This check is done in the same place as the TM 30.
The official will stamp and date the “receipt of notification” of residence.
Leaving Payap University
If you want to leave the University you lose student status.
You must cancel your education visa at the immigration office within a certain amount of days
This is different from getting your visa invalidated by leaving the country without an entry permit.
You must officially cancel your student visa at the end of your studies
Help with your student visa
Students need to submit required documents 4-5 weeks before the visa expires
What is a TM30? Proof of where you live
Do I need a TM30? Yes
How do I get a TM30?
Living at Payap University
- Contact the dormitory manager
- They will complete everything online
- You get the receipt at the Thai Immigration Office
or, not living at Payap University
Contact the owner of your residence
TM 30 advice
- Staple the TM 30 receipt in your passport
- Student require the original TM30 receipt for
- Visa extension
- New visa
- 90-day reporting
- Leaving the country?
- You have 24 hours to update your TM30 at the Thai immigration Office
90 day reporting
What is 90 day reporting? You must report to Thai Immigration to show where you live
Do I get told the date of my next 90-day report? Yes
Do I have to wait until day 90? No
- Online you report between 1 and 2 weeks before
- Go to the Thai Immigration Office before the 90th day
What if I do not report on time? Fines or imprisoned
Chiang Mai Immigration (Main) Office
The main Immigration Office in Chiang Mai is close to Chiang Mai airport (see map below).
Please respect the staff at the immigration office by dressing smartly and being polite, thank you.