Foreign University Students Visa Extension for 1 year after graduation - 2024

Foreign students with a bachelor's degree or higher will get a 1 year visa extension after graduation. This visa extension allows you to find a job in Thailand or relax after hard studies without the need to hurry out of the country when your visa nearly expires, take effect in late June or early July 2024.

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After hard and intense study, you don't need to worry about hurrying to apply for a job or planning to leave the country. You have one year to relax, find a good job in Thailand, and continue living here, or travel and enjoy your life before your real career begins!

Who is it for?

  • International students pursuing undergraduate and higher degrees in Thailand
  • Students with a Non-Immigrant Visa  ED

What are the benefits? 

  • Extend stay in Thailand for one year after graduation. Activities allowed during the extended stay: job searching, traveling, or other activities
  • Attract skilled and capable individuals to Thailand's labor market

What are the requirements?

  • You will need to get a Certification from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation if you intend to stay for more year after graduation.

What if I am employed in Thailand?

  • Contact the Department of Employment to apply for a work permit.
  • Contact the Immigration Office to change the visa purpose from education (Non-Immigrant ED) to work (Non-Immigrant B) without leaving Thailand.

How can I get an extension?

  • Contact your university to apply for an extension on your behalf.

Re-Entry Permit:

  • Your Re-Entry Permit will be canceled, so you must apply for re-entry every time before leaving Thailand to maintain your permission to stay in Thailand.

Thailand aims to attract new skills and talents to work and live in the country, particularly from the younger generation, which can benefit the nation in many ways. It's great for you to have options when you graduate here, giving you time to decide what to do with your life.

If you have any further questions, contact us here.

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