Helpful Links and Information
Icon Recruit has put together some helpful links for information anyone considering coming to Thailand should review.
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We will provide advice for places near the school for teachers to stay but the way to find the best deals is from word of mouth or simply walking around.
Additionally, there are sites that can help you understand what is out there though they tend to be the more expensive options:
Note: You should plan to bring at least 3 months rent (First, Last, Deposit) as well as budget for short-term accommodation when you first arrive.
There are plenty of transportation options in Thailand, from taxis, motorcycle taxis, and tuk tuks, to the Sky Train or MRT Subway in Bangkok.
If you want to rent a motorcycle, here is some information
Note: The roads in Thailand can be dangerous because they are so different from what we expect. We recommend you consider travel insurance to cover yourself just in case.
We always recommend you consider travel health insurance. We hope you never need to use it but better safe than sorry. While Thailand is inexpensive with regards to health care costs, unforeseen emergencies can create a financial situation. Places you can get estimates:
Visa and Work Permit
Step 1: Obtain an (extended) Single-Entry Tourist Visa from a Thai embassy or consulate prior to arriving. Note that there is a fee for this.
- Tourist Visas on Arrival (stamp at the airport) are only good for 30 days but they are free. In some cases you can extend the tourist visa for 15 to 30 days more in-country for a fee.
Step 2: Obtain a Thai Non-Immigrant B Visa (Application Form)
- Schools process the Non-Immigrant B paperwork after arrival.
- There are local Southeast Asian Embassies and Consulates that handle this.
- In some cases, it can be done in-country at Chaengwattana Immigration location but you must be able to meet their requirements, this is not guaranteed.
Step 3: Obtain a Thai Work Permit (Form WP1)
- This process is more lengthy and is done after obtaining the Non-Immigrant B Visa.
Step 4: Maintain Visa and Work Permit (90 day Reporting, WP5 Renewal Form with Thai Income tax payment receipt)
The non-immigrant B and work permit process in Thailand is complex because it involves 3 different Thailand Ministries of government: Immigration, Labor, and Education. Regardless, we help to keep you informed of how it works and make sure you have everything you need prepared.
You can learn more about the process here.
Here is some more information about maintaining visas and work permits:
Re-Entry Permits (to maintain valid Non-B visa when traveling to outside Thailand)
Thailand Immigration Bureau
There are various immigration offices throughout Thailand but the main office is in Bangkok
Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Obtaining Non-Immigrant B Visa After Arrival:
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