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.
Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration requires the following depending on whether it is an initial filing or a subsequent filing:
Reporting by Postal Mail
Report by registered mail – Report must be mailed so that it is received from 14 days up to the due date. Contact your Immigration Office for address and to confirm the below list of documents is all they require.
Do not mail your original passport. Send your notice by EMS Registered mail retain the receipt as evidence of mailing. Have the return envelope affixed with a EMS mail stamp then you can track the whereabouts of the application throughout the process.
You will need to send the following documents (Be sure to affix an original signature to all photocopies):
For Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration Office, mail to:
75/265 หมู่ที่ 12 ถนน ชายหาดจอมเทียน อำเภอบางละมุง ชลบุรี20150
[Translation: 75/265 Village No. 12, Jomtien Beach Road Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150]
Reporting Online with Computer
Immigration has an online reporting system, but we have had mixed reports on being successful in using it.
Click here for Thai Immigration’s online access page (it may require use of Internet Explorer to work properly - also we have reports that it will work with the Chrome browser).
Reporting Online with Phone App
Available for your phone from the App Store for IOS or Google Play Store for Android (use IMM eService or use search feature for "immigration eservice").
When you download the App, you will need to register with your name, nationality, email address, and a password. You will receive an email message with a link to click to confirm the registration. A YouTube video is available from one of our members explaining how to register & use the App – Click here to view.
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