Non-Immigrant Visa Type ED (Studying)

Non-Immigrant Visa Type ED (Studying)

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Starting from June 29th, 2016 The Royal Thai Embassy, Helsinki will handle visa applications only from holders of Finnish and Estonian passports, and from those who have residence permits in Finland and Estonia. 


Required documents:

1.  A Passport or Travel Document (validity of not less than 6 months on the arrival date in Thailand  and contain at least ONE completely empty visa page)
Important: An original passport must be submitted when applying for a visa. If you send application via post, please enclose your passport. Visa cannot be processed without the passport.

2.  A copy of Passport (The page(s) that shows your photo,name,date and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)

3.  A Completed visa application form.  Form 

4.  1 recent passport-size color photograph, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, front-view, taken within 6 months

5.  A copy of airline ticket or e-ticket. (air ticket paid in full) Flight ticket to Thailand must be from Finland/Esotia or show the whole route from Finland/Estonia to Thailand.
Note: We do not accept airlines staff card , stand by/open flight ticket.
6. An original letter of acceptance from the concerned accredited school, university or institution
Additional documents for Private Educational Institution or under University level;

6.1  A copy of school license (must be ceritfied true copy with signature by School Principal/Manager)

6.2  A copy of license of school manager. (must be ceritfied true copy with signature by School Principal / Manager)

6.3 Letter of approval from government agencies such as the Office of the Private Education Commission, the Office of the Basic Education Commission.

7. A student certificate from your Finnish/Estonian school, university or institution if you are still studying. If not, please provide us the copy of your graduation certificate from the previous studies.

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

Visa Fee: Fee: 60 € for a Single entry. 

Visa Processing Time:

Applying in person:- Applications will be processed and ready  in 4 days. (For example, if you apply a visa on Monday morning , your visa can be collected on Thursday morning.)

Collection date for visa is specified on a payment receipt. Always bring the receipt and ID card when collecting a visa.

 If applied by mailPlease send an application at least 3 weeks in advance and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage for the return of passport. We do not accept cash or a meter stamp as payment for postal fee.

If applied by mail from EstoniaReturn envelope fee is 16.50 euros.(We do not accept  international  coupon as exchange for postage.) If there are more than 5 passports,to be returned, please enclose adequate fees for postal payment.

More information for updated postal fee please check with

Note: Do not apply visa more than 3 months in advance.

Visa Opening/Collecting hour:

Monday-Friday between 9.00-12.00. Please note that the visa application must be submitted from 9.00-11.45 hrs. Applications submitted after that will not be received. 

Collection of processed documents is from 9.00-12.00 hrs. Closed on Thai and Finnish Publish holidays. Please check our holidays list before visiting.

Validity of visa and Period of stay:
Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days begin on the first date of arrival in Thailand.

Extension of stay:
The extension of stay permit must be done at the Immigration office where the traveler will be staying. ( The extension of stay is solely at the discretation of the Immigration officer.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (

For more information please contact the Royal Thai Embassy, Helsinki.

Visa enquiry can be submitted by e-mail at  [email protected]