According to The Immigration Act,B.E.2522, the foreigner who has received a temporary stay permit and stayed in the Kingdom of Thailand over 90 days must notify his residence to immigration officer every 90 days. The previous procedures are:
- The foreigner makes the notification in person, or
- The foreigner authorises another person to make the notification, or
- The foreigner makes the notification by registered mail.
- The notification must be made within 15 days before or after 7 days the period of 90 days expires.
- The first application for extension of stay by the foreigner is equivalent to the notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days.
However, Effective April 1, 2015, the Thailand Immigration Bureau has implemented an online option for the 90-day apply for notification of residence. The existing procedure is still applicable, and can be filed fifteen (15) days before and up to seven (7) days after the date the foreigner has continuously stayed in Thailand for ninety (90) days.
Failure to file 90-day report can result in a fine of 2,000 THB, and can be increased up to 5,000 THB once foreigner get arrested with an additional fine not exceeding 200 Baht for each day which passes until the law is complied with.
Before Application Submission
Please check expiry date of visa in foreigner passport. Foreigner must not overstay. • This is not an extension of stay. • Overdue notification is not accepted via internet. Applicant must contact the nearest Immigration Office in person. • Applicants can submit this online application within 15 days and not less than 7 days before the due date of notification. • However, if foreigner leave Thailand anytime during the 90-day period, then the day count will restart from upon your re-entry into Thailand. • This application online is offered based on the information foreigner provided. If incorrect information was provided, and application online tag may not be issued to foreigner.
Foreigner should check Application Status Online within 7 days after application is submitted. When an application has been approved, the applicant should print out his/her receipt of notification. This receipt will also show the next due date of notification and the applicant must keep it in the passport in case of being checked by the officer.
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By: Ekkapon Yuangnark