Before you go, it will be necessary to obtain a single entry non-immigrant B visa for Thailand. This is your entry permit and will be acquired by CIEE before you depart for Thailand. You will have to fill out the proper forms that are available online (CIEE provides links and the service), get a police background clearance check, and send them with your passport to our visa processing agent as indicated in the CIEE pre-departure materials. Your processed passport will be returned to you pre-departure.
After you arrive at your Thai school, your institution will coordinate all legal documentation associated with working in Thailand and assist with obtaining the correct paperwork which will be your work permit.
Staying legal in Thailand is very important! In-country staff will update you on what you need to do to maintain your visa status while in Thailand and what you need to do if you exit and re-enter.
Note: Due to Thai visa processing constraints, it will be necessary for you to submit your U.S. passport and supporting documents for processing approximately six weeks prior to the program start date. You should not have plans to use your passport between this date and your departure for Thailand.