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Re: 90-day address report online

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2lz2p wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:04 pm
I tried it this afternoon, my report is due 20 December. I made several attempts at different times, including using a different computer. I also tried with 3 different browsers, Firefox, Edge, & Chrome. Each time after entering all the required data, the CAPTCHA code, and then clicking submit --I continue to get the message to contact Immigration.
I know why it didn't work for you. The online system requires that you submit the report within 15 working days of the due date, but at least 7 working days before the due date. Today is the 16th and you said your report is due on the 20th. That is less than 7 working days, so you were a few days too late.

That part at the beginning, where you have to scroll down and place a check mark in the "accept" box, includes "This processing time begins when the Immigration has received your completed application form within 7 working days."

My guess is most people don't bother reading the whole thing and simply didn't realize about the deadline. Also, it is not worded very well and can easily be confusing enough to make people think the rule is the exact opposite of what it actually is. Again, the rule is - within 15 working days of the due date, but more than 7 working days before the due date.

The part currently on my "I Don't Get It" list is why the deadline is 7 working days before the due date. Considering most of us have been getting our approvals within a few hours of submitting the report, why the 7 day deadline? Nevertheless, that's the rule.

RefaelPaulo wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Basically I’ve decided to go back to Bangkok in Jan where I can get advice on the right paperwork to file and wear office attire when I go to Chaeng Wattana. I’ll be filing super late but it can’t be helped.
Let us know what happens. You'll definitely have to pay a fine. I hope nothing worse than that.

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Re: 90-day address report online

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Gaybutton wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:45 pm
In order to use the app and get an approval, you have to be less than 15 days, but greater then 7 days from the due date of your next 90-day address report.
Hmmmm, seems I misread that part thinking it said 7 days after, which is the time frame for filing the report in person and not getting fined 2,000 baht. :oops:

Gaybutton wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Let us know what happens. You'll definitely have to pay a fine. I hope nothing worse than that.
Being late, without regard to number of days, is a 2,000 baht fine - - in the 18 years I have lived here, I have had to pay it twice. The first time is because I didn't realize that when I did my first extension it didn't also count as reporting my address to Immigration - after all, I had to give them my address. WRONG - This is Thailand! I learned it is two separate things :o - I was about 60 days late, the fine was 2,000 baht. Before anyone says that Immigration does consider the first extension to also be a 90 day address report, that is now correct - but not so in 2003. They probably changed the policy because so many were confused as was I.

The second time was simply my fault - a few years ago I forgot to put a reminder in my calendar on the due date. When I realized it, I was about 2 weeks overdue - the fine was 2,000 baht. If I recall correctly, the Immigration website states it is 4,000 baht if you are "caught" and found to be overdue.

I'll make a calendar reminder this time with a two week alert notice instead of the usual one week I have been using.

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Re: 90-day address report online

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They seem to be working overtime in Chiang Mai Immigration. I made a 90 day report at 9.00 pm last night and got the approval at 8.07 this morning.
I also have confirmation that, after entering or re-entering the country, the first 90 day report cannot be made on line. This pop up appears whn you hit the TM 47 link on the Immigration Department online services page:
The online service do NOT support if:
1. It is the first time of the 90 days notification.
2. There have been a change of new passport.
The foreigner have to make the notification in person or authorizes another person to make the notification at the immigration office located in the locality in which the foreigner have taken residence. After that, the foreigner can make the next 90 days notification by online service.

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