Foreigners who stay in the Kingdom for over 90 days are required to make the notification with the Thai Immigration. The procedures and notification are summarized below:
- The foreigner makes the notification in person, or
- The foreigner authorizes 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.
Requirements for notification by registered mail:
- Photocopy of passport pages with following pages
– front page showing name/surname/Passport no. etc
– current visa
– last entry stamp of immigration
– last extension of visa
- Photocopy of departure card TM.6
- Previous notification of staying over 90 days (if any)
- Completely filled in and signed notification form TM.47 with signature
- Envelope with 10 Baht stamp affixed and return address of foreigner for the officer in charge to send back the lower part of form TM.47 after having received the notification. This part must be kept for reference and for future notifications of staying over 90 days.
- The above mentioned documents must be sent by registered mail and the receipt of the registration kept by the foreigner.
Notice from the Immigration Office:
– Your registered mail must be sent to the Immigration office at least 15 days before the due date of notification.
– Your new form will be stamped as of the expiration date of your old receipt.
– Please keep your receipt of your registered mail in case of lost mail.
– Your document cannot be processed if you have passed the 90 days limit. (You must come to the nearest Immigration office or Immigration Division 1 in person to pay fine of THB 2,000
– Waiting for reply mail over 1 month, please contact Immigration Office with your registered mail receipt.
– The notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days is in no way equivalent to a visa extension.
– If a foreigner staying in the Kingdom over 90 days without notifying the Immigration Bureau or notifying the Immigration Bureau later than the set period, a fine of THB 2,000 will be collected. Hence, if a foreigner who did not make the notification of staying over 90 days is arrested, he will be fined THB 4,000.
– If a foreigner leaves the country and re-enters, the day count starts at 1 in every case.
Need help in making notification of staying in Thailand over 90 days or for your Thai visa and work permit concerns, contact ThaiLawyers for further assistance.