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Expats urged to give revamped online 90-day reporting another try

PHOTO: Thai Immigration Bureau

Come on, just one more try.

Thai immigration officials say the online website for 90-day reporting has been “revamped” and expats should give it a go. In theory, the option to do a 90-day report online has been around for a few years, but the system was unreliable and failed more often than it worked. Although, to be fair, there are plenty of expats who haven’t had the same problems, but they are in the minority.

According to Immigration officials, the reporting website has had a bit of an upgrade, with initial reports sounding promising. Immigration chief Ittipol Ittisaranachai says the new system will make it more convenient for expats and foreign business people to comply with the 90-day reporting requirement, and avoiding overcrowding the immigration offices.

They say the improved system will free up staff to deal with issues that can’t be resolved online. However, Ittipol says some expats may still be required to do their 90-day report in person, if there are issues with proving residency or confirming nationality.

Expats will need a valid email address to register for online 90-day reporting on the Thai Immigration Bureau’s website HERE. In most cases, however, the first report will have to be done in person, after which doing it online should be a straightforward process.

The Phuket Express reports that at a press conference announcing the “new and improved” online reporting tool, Ittiipol was asked about the possibility of getting rid of the requirement entirely. It appears there are no plans to do so, at least not in the near future. However, officials say the number of services available online could be increased to include visa extensions, depending on the type of visa.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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