Online notification of staying in Thailand over 90 days
March 15, 2023
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Officially this is called “notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days”.
This 90-Day Report is that approximately once every 3 months you need to fill out and submit form TM.47 to the nearest Immigration Office. The TM.47 form itself is officially called “form for alien to notify of staying longer than 90 days”.
Form TM.47 is quite simple, you need to provide your first and last name, passport number, date of arrival in Thailand and, most importantly, your current address of residence.
Actually, in this way you notify of the current address of your residence in Thailand.
There is no charge for 90 Days Report.
This notification must be made every 90 days by all foreigners in Thailand who are given a long-term visa, that is, a visa with a duration of 1 year. Such cases include a marriage visa, retirement visa, guardian visa, Thai Elite Visa, LTR visa, work visa.
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If your residential address hasn't changed, you still do the 90 Days Report.
Student visa holders are NOT required to do a 90 Days Report for the reason that every 3 months they must renew their visa – this extension is equivalent to a 90 Days Report.
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The first application for a visa extension is equivalent to notification of a stay in the Kingdom of more than 90 days. That is, the first 90 days must be counted from the date after receiving a stamp giving the right to stay in Thailand for a year.
If a foreigner left Thailand and then returned again, then the counting of 90 days starts anew from the moment of entry into Thailand.
Notification must be made within 15 days before or after 7 days of the expiration of the 90-day period. That is, it is not necessary to count the exact date – you have a window of about 3 weeks.
Notification of staying over 90 days is NOT a visa extension and does not replace a visa extension in any way
The notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days is in no way equivalent to a visa extension.
That is, if you need to extend your visa for 1 year, then 90 Days Report does not replace this extension in any way. These are two completely unrelated procedures, and you need to complete the requirements to renew your visa separately.
If a foreigner stays in the kingdom for more than 90 days without notifying the immigration office or notifying the immigration office later than the deadline, a fine of 2,000 baht will be charged. If a foreigner who fails to notify a stay of more than 90 days is arrested, he will be fined 5,000 baht (some sources say 4,000 baht).
There are several ways to file a 90 Days Report, including visiting the Immigration Office in person or via registered mail.
But the best and easiest way to make a 90 Days Report is to apply online through the Immigration Bureau website. Registration (required only once) and filling out the application will take just a few minutes. According to the regulations, the application must be approved within a few working days, but in my case it took about 10 minutes.
Register on the website of the Thai Immigration Bureau (if you have not already done so): https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/register
A confirmation email and password will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.
On the page https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/home select “New application (TM 47)”.
Or go directly to the data entry page: https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/requestfrm/add
If you have previously done a 90 Days Report online, then in the “Personal Information” section you can enter your passport number and your nationality and all data will be loaded from the previous application. This is very convenient, because if your place of residence has not changed, then you do not even need to change and fill out anything – just resubmit the application.
If you are submitting a 90 Days Report online for the first time, then do not enter anything in the “Personal Information”.
Enter your details.
If you are assisted in completing the TM.47 online form, please enter the contact details of the person assisting you. If you are doing this personally, then check the “Use Login Information” box.
Finally, check the box next to “I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the above Terms and Conditions” and click the “Submit” button.
Address No. – this is your address, for example, the room number and the name of the condominium
For example: Room B456, Kieng Talay Condotel condo
Here are the geographic locations that may cause difficulty:
- Soi/Road – The street where your house is located. If you do not know its name, then look at Google.Map
- State/Province – province, such as Chon Buri or Bangkok. Start typing a name and choose from the suggested options
- City/Amphur is a Thai term slightly different from “city”. It's something like “district”, “sub-district”. For example, for Pattaya you need to enter “Bang Lamung”.
- District/Tambon – despite being suggested as “District”, this Thai concept is closest to “town municipality”. For Pattaya, you need to enter “Nong Prue”.
So, for Pattaya, you need to enter the following data:
- State/Province: CHON BURI
- City/Amphur: Bang Lamung
- District/Tambon: Nong Prue
Please note that “Na Kluea” is not only “North Pattaya”, it is the whole of Pattaya, including the nearest islands, you can see for yourself: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Na+Kluea,+Bang+Lamung+District,+Chon+Buri
But with these “District/Tambon” there is really a lot of confusion, for example, even some Thais are sure that Pattaya is “Nong Prue” (and “Na Kluea” is “North Pattaya”). Although you can see on the map that “Nong Prue” is actually a suburb of Pattaya: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nong+Prue,+Pattaya+City,+Bang+Lamung+District,+Chon+Buri
Still, Pattaya belongs to Nong Prue, despite the fact that the maps say otherwise. I checked the address on my apartment rental contract, checked the postal address of the condominium where my wife works, and even went to the post office – everyone says Pattaya is in Nong Prue.
For residents of Bangkok, in the field “State/Province” you need to enter “Bangkok”, and in the field “City/Amphur” you need to select a name from this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_districts_of_Bangkok
If you enter the name of a city or region, and when you switch to the next field, the entered value simply disappears, then this means that you entered the name incorrectly.
Autocompletion works for the following fields:
You need to start entering data and choose from the proposed option.
If you don't see the option you're looking for, or you're not offered anything, it means you're entering the data incorrectly.
Immediately after sending the data, you will receive an email.
This letter will be accompanied by a PDF file with the completed TM.47 form.
Check your details.
Continue to wait for your notification to be approved.
On the https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/home page, select “Check the status of application”.
Or go directly to https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/searchonline/search
To search, enter your passport number.
You will be shown a list of your applications.
Looking at the received PDF file, I found that I made a mistake in the entered data, namely, I incorrectly indicated the month of arrival in Thailand.
When I tried again to send the 90 Days Report with corrected data, I received the following message:
You have sent a request. A new request can be submitted after 3 days.
That is, a second request can be sent after three days.
To get out of this situation, I went to the page https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/searchonline/search and found my application.
If the application has not yet been considered (if it has the status “Pending”), then the “Cancel” column has a cross icon to cancel the application.
Click it to cancel and enter a reason (for example, “typo in submitted information”).
Immediately after that, you can re-fill and submit the 90 Days Report again.
Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email.
It will contain a PDF file with “Receipt of Notification”.
This Receipt of notification will indicate the date of the next 90 days report.
On https://tm47.immigration.go.th/tm47/#/searhonline/search, a link to this document will appear in the “Receipt of Notification” column.
The status of the application will change to “Approved”.
According to official regulations, the time for consideration of a 90 Days Report notification when sent online is up to three business days. In my case, the application was reviewed and approved within 10 minutes.
The online service does NOT support if a passport has been changed. The alien must make the notification in person or authorize another person to make the notification at the immigration office located in the locality in which the alien has settled. After that, the foreigner can make a notification within the next 90 days using the online service.
Fifteen days before the next 90 Days Report, you will receive an email reminder.
Once the 90 Days Report has been approved, you can print out the “Receipt of Notification” and show it to any authorities if needed.
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