5 Asian Visa-Friendly Destinations For TEFLers

 12th December 2022

When we think about visa application methods, instantly the thing that comes to our mind is – it’s time consuming, right? Certainly, there are some tedious visa application processes but there are plenty of destinations where you can travel easily by getting an E-visa or visa on arrival. For TEFLers, the visa application process is very important and the interesting fact is you can actually explore Asia visa for free!

eVisas are extremely popular now. These fit today’s fast-paced 21st-century perfectly. Moreover, these are easy to apply for and you receive them immediately in your email nearly. But these visas don’t apply to every kind of travel. Here is a list of countries that offer a hassle-free visa application process.

Five Popular Countries Offering Easy Visas

Following are the popular countries that offer a quick visa to fulfil your dream of teaching English abroad successfully –


Thailand is one of the most popular TEFL destinations among the aspiring TEFLers. Though it’s touristy gets very crowded, but it’s got some of the world’s most breath-taking beaches along with the most stunningly sculpted statues of Buddha. The exhilarating Thai spa experiences make it even more attractive. To teach English in Thailand, you will need a TEFL/TESOL certificate with a bachelor's degree. Native English proficiency is expected to find TEFL jobs in Thailand.

The Thailand visa waiver is the Thailand visa exemption scheme that lets ordinary passport holders of certain countries, like the UK, the UAE, the USA and more enter Thailand, visa-free, for no more than a period of 45 days. The country also offers Visa on arrival on the condition that your only purpose of the visit is tourism, and you are not staying for more than 2 weeks.


To teach English in Laos, you will need a TEFL/TESOL certificate. Usually, a 4-year college degree is not essential but is strongly preferred. Native English proficiency is also expected to find a TEFL job. As a TEFL certified teacher, you can either opt for part time TEFL jobs or volunteer to teach English as a foreign language in almost all cities of Laos. As one of Southeast Asia’s untouched countries, Laos is catching up with the travel scene quickly.

Visas on arrival may take just a few minutes to process and are available to passengers flying into Luang Prabang Airport, Pakse Airport and Wattay Airport in Vientiane. Please note, the online eVisa for Laos can be issued for a single-entry visit to the country.

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You will need a TEFL certification and a bachelor's degree to teach English in Vietnam. Native English speakers are preferred with a criminal background check. The country offers good salaries if you're an experienced teacher and have a TEFL certification. The country has a significant history and is rich in cultural multiplicity. Vietnam Visa on Arrival is an online and alternative way to obtain a visa to visit Vietnam.

The Vietnam e-Visa has 30 days in total limit from the proposed date of entry designated on the application. You can also choose e-visa or visa at the embassy for cost effective if your travel date is more than one week ahead.


If you want to teach English in Indonesia, you will need a TEFL certification. Though you do not need any professional teaching experience but earning some of it will deliver you the training that you do need to get hired.

The visit visa is valid for a period of 90 days. Foreigners that travel frequently to Indonesia for Family, Business, and Governmental visit purposes may select this type of visa. It is valid for one year and is given up-to 60 days stay each visit and can’t be stretched. The Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights has also developed an electronic visa (e-Visa) application system to deliver ease of access for foreign travelers who are planning to visit Indonesia. The Indonesian government lately introduced an electronic visa on arrival (e-VOA) for some foreign nationals as well.


To teach English in Malaysia, you will need a TEFL certification and at least a bachelor's degree. You can find the most job opportunities for full-time and part-time ESL teaching jobs in Kuala Lumpur. eVISA is an online facility for applying visa to Malaysia. You do not need a visa if you are coming for business or tourism purposes for 90 days or less. eVISA is a hassle-free online platform that simplifies the visa application procedure.

To End With

With a bachelor’s degree and an International Diploma in TEFL, you can teach English in a foreign country in more than 50+ countries. The above-mentioned countries are very visa-friendly and make it possible to earn as an English teacher while traveling the world. You'll be able to find an ESL/EFL job in any country in the world as this job is extensive.

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Written By : Park Jin Ae


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