All foreigners living in Thailand need to report their address to local immigration every 90 days that they are in the country. This is usually done by visiting your local immigration office, with most (but not all) provinces also allowing reporting by post. If you’re staying in Bangkok you’re in luck, because there are three locations where you can report your address. You can also report by post. All these are covered below. Click here to find a great hotel in Bangkok.
Update (Oct 2017): Recently it’s been reported that the Big C and Imperial World locations won’t accept 90-day reports, except for citizens of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. No cut-off date has been given, but people have just been told to report to Chaeng Watthana next time. At the moment I have no idea if this will be enforced or not.
Where To Do Your 90-Day Report In Person
The three places in Bangkok where you can report your address in person are as follows:
- Immigration Division 1 Office, Government Complex B, Chaeng Wattana Road Soi 7 (Easiest way to get there is to get to Mo Chit BTS station, then take a taxi. Ask the taxi driver for “Soon Ratchagan, Chaeng Wattana Soi Jed”. That’s Thai for “Government Complex, Chaeng Wattana Soi 7”. All taxi drivers will know it. It’s a massive building. Should cost around 100 baht.)
- Immigration Service Center, Big C, Rat Burana Road (This is on the other side of the river, but most taxi drivers should know it. I paid around 100 baht by taxi from Surasak BTS station. Walk into Big C and walk to the back, where you’ll see the food court. Immigration is in the basement, down the escalators to the left.)
- Immigration Service Center, Imperial World Mall, Ladprao (This is around 5 km from Lat Phrao MRT, so you’ll need to get a taxi from there. Immigration is on the 5th floor.)
If reporting in person, this can be done 15 days in advance or up to 7 days after the due date. All you need to take is your passport and your last 90-day report notification. They will give you the TM47 form to fill in when you get there.
I have used all three of the above offices in the past. At both Big C, Rat Burana Road and Imperial World Mall, I was done in a few minutes. At the Chaeng Wattana office it can take from 5 minutes to a couple of hours.
90-Day Report By Post
If doing your 90-day report by post, this needs to be done at least 15 days in advance of your next reporting date. You will need to do the following:
- Complete and sign from TM47 (This used to be available online, but now it seems to have disappeared. I usually keep a few spare ones that I picked up at the immigration office.)
- Photocopy the following pages from your passport:
- Photo page
- Current visa
- Last extension of stay
- Last entry stamp
- Photocopy your TM6 departure card
- Post all the above, plus your last 90-day report notification and a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a 10 bat stamp to the address below. This needs to be posted by registered post (EMS).
90 DAYS REGISTRATION,
IMMIGRATION DIVISION 1
Chalermprakiat Government Complex
120 MOO 3, CHAENGWATTANA ROAD SOI 7,
LAKSI, BANGKOK 10210
Immigration will send you a receipt once it’s been processed. If it doesn’t arrive, you’ll need to visit one of the above offices and take your EMS receipt with you.
Note that the day you arrive in the country counts as day 1. You need to report your address by day 90. You will be fined 2,000 baht if you report late, although there is a grace period of 7 days. If you report late it needs to be done in person. If you leave the country before the 90 days, the day you arrive back will be day 1 again. So if you always stay in the country less than 90 days, you’ll never need to do the 90-day reporting.
90-Day Report Online
It is also possible to do your 90-day report online, although for me it has been a bit hit and miss. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But it is worth trying, as it’s much easier than doing the report in person.
What you need to know first of all is that the online reporting only works with Internet Explorer. It doesn’t work with Chrome or any other browser. So open Internet Explorer and go to https://extranet.immigration.go.th/fn90online/online/tm47/TM47Action.do.
First you need to accept the terms and conditions, before you’re taken to the next page, which gives you the options of completing your notification, checking the status of your application or cancelling your application.
The form is fairly straightforward, so just complete all the sections and follow the onscreen instructions. Some fields, such as “nationality” have a small magnifying glass next to them. For these fields you need to click the magnifying glass and select from the options. If you just type your nationality, for example, you may get an error message. So make sure you choose it from the dropdown menu. The same applies to some of the address fields.
Once you have completed all the details and submitted the form, you’ll get given a reference number. You can use this to check the status of your application. If you lose this number, it’s also possible to check by entering your passport number, date of birth and nationality.
Within a few days of submitting your application, you should get an email saying that it’s been completed. If you haven’t heard anything after a week or so I would suggest phoning them to check. I don’t think all provinces of Thailand accept online reporting, but Bangkok does. But it may not always work, so you need to check that it has been done. If not, you may need to visit your local office (see above).
The online reporting can only been done between 7 and 15 days prior to your next report date.
I successfully submitted my application in December 2017, and am currently waiting for it to be processed. I’ll update this when I know whether it was completed successfully or not.
Useful Immigration Link
You may also find this Bangkok Immigration link helpful:
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