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90-Day Reporting

90-Day Reporting

90-Day Reporting. For many, Thailand conjures images of pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. But if you plan to stay in the Land of Smiles for longer than a typical vacation, you’ll need to be familiar with a regulation called “90-day reporting.”

What is 90-day reporting?

Simply put, it’s a requirement for foreign residents with a temporary stay permit who will be in Thailand for more than 90 days to notify the Immigration Bureau of their current address every three months. This applies to folks on visas like marriage visas, retirement visas, and work visas, as well as extensions of those visas. Tourists with stays less than 90 days are exempt.

Why is it important?

90-day reporting helps Thai immigration maintain accurate records of foreign residents’ whereabouts. This is important for security reasons and allows them to track visa validity.

What happens if I don’t report?

Missing the reporting window can lead to fines. The initial penalty can be around 2,000 baht, with additional daily fines accruing until you report in person.

How do I report?

There are three ways to complete your 90-day report:

  • In person: Visit your local Immigration Bureau with the required documents (typically your passport, visa, and completed TM.47 form).
  • By mail: Send the completed TM.47 form and copies of your passport and visa to the Immigration Bureau.
  • Online (limited availability): While still under development, there’s an online reporting system for those who have already reported in person at least once for their current visa or extension.

Key things to remember:

  • The 90-day period starts from your arrival date in Thailand, not your visa expiry.
  • If you leave and re-enter Thailand, the 90-day clock restarts upon your return.
  • Report within 15 days before or 7 days after the 90-day mark to avoid fines.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and compliant stay in Thailand. Remember, it’s always wise to check with your local Immigration Bureau for the latest information and procedures.

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