Obtaining the correct visa before heading to teach English abroad can be very daunting – trust us, we know!

This is why our visa process has been carefully crafted to individually cater for each applicant and their specific nationality, destination and preferences.

We make sure that the visa you initially apply for is the best and easiest option available for you as an individual.
All documents required before applying for your visa is explained and we even help you prepare the documents needed to apply for a work permit once you are in-country and have been placed.

Our support team will hold your hand through the initial visa application, visa runs, applying for a new visa once in-country and obtaining a work permit once you’ve been placed.

We are constantly checking visa guidelines and application processes for each of our destinations, and update our processes accordingly Rest assured we’ve got you covered from head to toe from the start of the process all the way through to the end.

Our mission

Our mission is to share the transformative power of immersive travel which expands world views by creating global citizens who are more prepared, responsible, and compassionate humans.

Our Promise

At TravelBud you’re not embarking on a journey, you’re partnering with a team who’s walked the path before you and believes in the reasons you’ve chosen to leave the safe routine of life back home to expand your horizons through new immersive travel experiences.

What visa do I need?

This depends entirely on your nationality, program, how long you’re planning on staying and what your prior travel arrangements are.

How much does a visa cost?

The visa cost is dependent on the type of visa you are applying for.

How long does it take to get a visa?

This depends on your unique situation but visas can take anywhere between 4 days and 4 weeks.

What documents will I need before applying for a visa?

We will provide you with a complete list of documents to gather before applying for your particular visa.


We’re proud of our service. Our reviews reflect our dedication and passion towards all our applicants.

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Jacqui Herbst, Thailand

“Easy transition into Thai life”

From the outset Travelbud have been very helpful with helping me make the move to come teach in Thailand. From the very first day I sent an inquiry, up to the day I started working (which was today) the staff at Travelbud have been very accommodating and available for questions and queries. Peter has made a huge effort to get to know us on a personal level and has been there to answer questions ranging from the best places to see in Thailand to how to go about your visa renewal.

Coming to a foreign country is scary, but Travelbud has made it so much easier.

David Williams, Thailand

“Thank you TravelBud :)”

A friend of mine recommended TravelBud to me. I contacted TravelBud and they were super friendly and efficient. With their advice, help and some paperwork I am now having the most awesome time here teaching in Thailand.

Thank you TravelBud!

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We’ll answer all your questions and guide you every step of the way!

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