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90 Day Report in Thailand

Who needs to do 90 Days Reporting?

Foreigners with non-immigrant visa and living in Thailand for more than 90 days need to do the 90 days reporting. They need to send their current address every 90 days to the Thai Immigration Department. They can send a friend, colleague or visit in person to do the reporting. It’s also possible to submit the report online or through registered mail.

Despite the person who does the reporting or the medium used, it should be done either a week before the 90 days expire or after. If a foreigner leaves the country and returns, the 90 days begin after re-entry into the country, but not the initial date of entry. The reporting process is direct and can take a few minutes only. However, people making reports are advised to turn up early to avoid long queues.

The 90 day reporting is done at any Thai immigration office located in any part of the country. To avoid confusion, foreigners are advised to use the closest immigration office to their current home address.

People working for BOI registered companies can submit their 90 day report at the local BOI office near them. The reporting is done at the Visa Extensions Unit located at the Ratchada Centre in Bangkok for those living in this city.

What Documents Do You Need?

Foreigners making the report for the first time should know the right documents for 90 day reporting. They need to submit the following documents:

  • A duly-filled and signed 90 day report form (TM 47)
  • A passport copy attached to the TM 47 form for future reference and notifications about 90 day reporting.
  • Copies of all the passport pages, including empty ones
  • An envelope addressed to self with a THB5 stamp on the lower part of the TM. It’s used to return the 47 form after an authorised officer signs and stamps it.
  • Detailed information about any overstays in the past
  • The front and back copy of the foreigner’s TM 6 departure/arrival card

It’s the responsibility of the foreigner to ascertain that all the documents sent to the Thai Immigration Department are received on time within the 7 days before or after the expiry of the 90-day period. Receipt of registration can be retained for verification each time the report is made through registered mail.

If the foreigner loses or misplaces the TM 47 card, they must visit the Immigration Department immediately to report the loss. A replacement is issued. However, depending on the officer in charge, the foreigner might be charged an additional ‘admin’ fee or penalty.

What are the Consequences for not Reporting?

The Thai Immigration Department does not check the 90 day reporting at the airport. They only check visa requirements. It’s the local immigration department that is responsible for receiving and assessing 90 day report, but not those at the airport. Before leaving the country, the foreigner must obtain a re-entry permit to prevent the cancellation of their visa.

A form is completed if the foreigner is unable to do the 90 day reporting. The person being sent to do the reporting on behalf of the foreigner must take a photo of the applicant with their phone to help when more information is requested. The person doing the submission must bring with them a copy of their Thai passport or ID card.

Whereas some foreigners live in houses or condominiums, others live in guesthouses and hotels. Even such persons must do their 90 day reporting. The accommodation provider must also send a report to the immigration Department regarding the foreigner’s arrival in the country within 24 hours.

The submission is done electronically. However, it’s not a substitute for the 90 day report. It is the responsibility of the foreigner to do the 90 day reporting, not the accommodation provider. Therefore, foreigners must never rely on them to do the reporting on their behalf.

Whereas some foreigners live in houses or condominiums, others live in guesthouses and hotels. Even such persons must do their 90 day reporting. The accommodation provider must also send a report to the immigration Department regarding the foreigner’s arrival in the country within 24 hours.

The submission is done electronically. However, it’s not a substitute for the 90 day report. It is the responsibility of the foreigner to do the 90 day reporting, not the accommodation provider. Therefore, foreigners must never rely on them to do the reporting on their behalf.

Do you need help making 90 day reporting to immigration or meeting your visa requirements? Contact us today for more information about our visa-related services in Thailand for you.

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