Who must file the Form TM.47 and how often?
All foreigners are required to report their address to the Immigration Office that serves their geographical location.
The report is required if the foreigner remain in Thailand for 90 consecutive days from:
The TM.47 is required to be filed up to 14 calendar days before the due date and no later than 7 calendar days after the due date unless doing online reporting, then it must be done no later than the due date.
If you leave Thailand before staying 90 consecutive days since the last entry or report, no report is due. The 90 day count starts again from the date of re-entering Thailand.
Is there a penalty for late filing?
There is a 2,000 baht fine for late reporting. Note: if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, filing the next day when the office is open will still result in a fine.
If you are overdue and have not filed, if caught by Thai authorities, the fine is 4,000 baht.
Reporting at Immigration Office
Each Immigration Office will have their own procedures for filing the report. It can be filed in person OR you can have someone else file the report for you.
You should contact the Immigration Office where you plan to file the report as to their requirements. There is no fee for filing the report. Click the button below for the procedures at the Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration Office.
Reporting by Postal Mail
You can also report your address by postal mailing to your Immigration Office. You should contact your Immigration Office for the address to use.
Reporting Online with Computer
The first 90 Day Address Report must be filed at a Thai Immigration Office. Once filed, subsequent reports can be filed online within 14 days of the due date, but not after.
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