Some good news for those people who complain that it takes half a day to file a 90-day report. You will be happy to know that you can now do it online. That is the good news. The bad news is that you have to use the unsupported and ancient Internet Explorer. Modern browsers such as Chrome are not supported. Their servers also seem very slow as it took me forever to open the page (click here). I haven’t used this yet as my next 90-Day report isn’t until the end of March. Hopefully the service will get faster as I think it will be quicker if I walk down to Immigration and file it myself. Though I know this will surely be more convenient for people who live far away from their nearest Immigration office.
UPDATE on 14th February: According to a report in the Phuket Gazette (see here), the online 90-day reporting site is only in the testing stage at the moment. They expect it to be fully operational in April. This follows a flood of complaints from foreigners that said that the site was to slow or kept crashing.
This is what I know so far:
- The online form is for anyone around the country (though in these early days it might be wise to check with your local office first)
- You can submit your application 14-7 days before the due date.
- If you have less than 7 days before the due date or you are overdue then you need to visit the Immigration office in person
- Once you have submitted your application online you need to check again after a few days to see if it was accepted. This will take no longer than 7 working days
- Once your application has been approved you need to print out the receipt and keep it in your passport
- If you fail to file your 90-day report properly, there is a 2,000 Baht fine. If you are arrested and it is found out you didn’t file your 90 day report then the fine is increased to 5,000 Baht and there is a 200 Baht daily fine.
This is the second page of their website where you can choose to fill in the 90 day notification form online, check the status of your application or cancel your application. The form itself is interesting as there are NO fields for you to fill in your address. There is just the usual full name, gender, birthdate and nationality. Then your travel information has to be filled in such as arrival card number, date of arrival, mode of arrival and flight number if by plane. I haven’t gone beyond this page as I don’t need to do my 90 day report yet. If you have already had experience then please post in the comments below.