Getting a Non-B visa for teaching with DUI

Hi all,

Hoping someone might be able to advise on my situation. I am a teacher looking to get involved with teaching English in Thailand.

Unfortunately I have a drink driving offence on my criminal record from 2018. This is not something I am proud of and have absolutely learnt my lesson from the experience. This is the only offence on my record.

Does anyone know if such an offence would completely bar me from such a visa, or would it be looked at on a 'case-by-case' basis. I'm from the UK.

Thanks in advance!

lt1994 wrote:

Hi all,

Hoping someone might be able to advise on my situation. I am a teacher looking to get involved with teaching English in Thailand.

Unfortunately I have a drink driving offence on my criminal record from 2018. This is not something I am proud of and have absolutely learnt my lesson from the experience. This is the only offence on my record.

Does anyone know if such an offence would completely bar me from such a visa, or would it be looked at on a 'case-by-case' basis. I'm from the UK.

Thanks in advance!


This is what is says officially when applying for a Non-immigrant Business Visa (Teaching):
"- Police certificate verifying that applicant has no criminal record or equivalents or letter issued by authorised agencies in applicant's country. (The requirement of the submission of such police certificate is optional. The applicant must submit it if consular officer requests he/she to do so. This requirement is effective as from May 2007)."
I don't know how criminal records work in the UK. In many countries the record resets in 5 years or even less if the crime was not punished by a prison sentence. You need to find out.

I advise you process and obtain police clearance in Thailand. You will require it any way when applying for a teaching job in Thailand. visit the following website for more details or contact them directly 

https://pcscenter.sbpolice.go.th/en

I advise you process and obtain police clearance in Thailand. You will require it any way when applying for a teaching job in Thailand. visit the following website for more details or contact them directly 

- @thaivisaexpert


If applying from abroad,then you can't obtain police clearance in Thailand. You need to do it from your home country. If staying in Thailand, then you can do it.