If you are living or planning to live in Thailand, one of your primary responsibilities as a foreigner holding a Thai Visa is to report to the Immigration Bureau every 90 days.
In the past, all foreigners staying in Thailand were required to report to their nearest immigration office in person. This is no longer the case, as completing the 90-day reporting process online is now possible.
This step-by-step guide will provide you with the information you need to complete 90-day reporting in Thailand successfully.
What is 90-Day Reporting?
Foreigners staying in Thailand who hold a long-term non-immigrant visa are required to inform their local immigration office of their current whereabouts. Essentially, 90-day reporting in Thailand involves providing the immigration bureau with your address every 90 days.
What is the Due Date For 90-Day Reporting in Thailand?
Foreign nationals need to report to the immigration office 15 days prior or seven days after the 90-day reporting period's expiration date. Foreigners staying in Thailand can now report in person, via an agent, through the mail, or by means of the online reporting system.
Who Needs to Complete 90-Day Reporting?
Individuals living in Thailand and holding a non-immigrant visa are responsible for completing a 90-day report. Thailand Elite Visa members also need to ensure they file 90-day reports.
How to File 90-Day Reporting Online
Having reported your current visa or extension of your visa in person or via mail at least once before is a prerequisite for completing the 90-day reporting application online.
If it is your first time completing 90-day reporting in Thailand, you will not be able to file your report online. It is crucial to check the expiration date of your permit before completing the 90-day report online to ensure you haven't violated the permitted dates.
Those who possess a non-immigrant visa must submit the online application within 15 days prior to the due date.
What to Do Before You Report
Before you can complete 90-day reporting online, ensure the following requisites are met:
- The browser you will use for 90-day reporting, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, must be compatible with the Thai immigration website.
- The pop-up blocker on your browser must be disabled.
- You must have your arrival card and passport information at hand.
Required Documents for 90-Day Reporting Online
- Photocopies of your passport pages, including the following:
- The front page of your passport that states your full name, passport number, etc.
- The page displaying your current visa
- The page with the last entry stamp of your immigration
- The page with the last visa extension
- A photocopy of your departure card
- Any previous notifications regarding stays longer than 90 days
- Completed and signed notification form TM.47
- An envelope with a return address and a 10 Baht stamp so the officer can return the lower section of form TM.47. You need to keep this part for future notifications of stays longer than 90 days.
- You must send all the above-mentioned documents via registered mail and keep the registration receipt. The documents must be sent to your nearest Immigration Checkpoint within 15 days before the renewal date.
The Process of 90-Day Reporting Online in Thailand
Visit the Thai immigration website and go to the 90-day reporting page. Read through all the terms and conditions carefully before checking the box that indicates you fully comprehend and accept all the above terms and conditions.
You will need to provide your personal and travel information on the first page. Select "Submit" after reviewing your information.
You will now need to provide your present address along with your visa information. If you select the non-immigrant visa, you can either choose the special law of the special case service. See the i icon to review the qualifications necessary to submit such a form. Select "Submit" once complete.
You will need to review all the information you provided on the third page. Edit the sections you wish to change by clicking "back," and tick the box stating that you understand and agree with the above terms and conditions once completed.
Select the printer icon on the bottom of the fourth page to convert and save the page as a PDF file.
Checking The Status of the 90-Day Reporting Application
Visit the 90-day reporting page and select the option that allows you to check the application status.
You can enter either your passport information or the reference number to check the status of your application. Print the approved application out and keep it safely in your passport.
If necessary, you can also cancel the application by selecting the cancellation option after checking the application status.
How to File 90-Day reporting in Person
If you prefer completing the 90-day reporting in person or having a dedicated and authorized person to do it for your, you or they will need to visit one of the following places:
- One Stop Centre Chamchuri Square Centre
- Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok, Immigration Bureau Office
- Any other immigration office in Thailand
You will need to provide the following documents when filing the 90-day report in person:
- Your passport and a copy of your passport, including the identification pages and all other pages related to stamps and visas
- Copies of the front and back of your arrival or departure card TM.6
- The TM.47 form completed
- All previous notifications of stays longer than 90 days
What Happens When You Fail to Submit the 90-Day Report?
If you do not successfully complete the 90-day report before the designated due date, you will receive a fine of 2000 Baht. The fine will be increased to 5000 Baht in the case that you get arrested.
90-Day reporting online is a much simpler and more convenient way of ensuring you fulfill your duties as a foreigner in Thailand. The online reporting system is not intended to replace in-person reporting but rather aims to make it easier for foreigners to adhere to the immigration regulations of the Thai government.