- No filing fees
- 5 out 10 rating on a good day
- Not an option if less than 7 days before
- Internet Explorer ONLY
- Address on file must match
- 7 days processing time
- Burden on applicant in event of system failure
Rolling the Digital Dice
If you love playing with fire and just happen have great health insurance, Thai Immigration’s state-of-the-art 90-day online reporting tool may be just the thing for you (see technical difficulties discussion).
Internet Explorer Only
First and foremost, at the time of writing this can only be attempted using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, so… if by some freak chance you’re working off a Mac laptop, you’ll need to do this at an internet cafe on a nice old Windows PC with the IE browser installed (see map for known locations and advise of any others). Once there, surf to guroo.asia, get back on this page, hold your breath, then click here (it will open a new window).
One Week Window ALERT
In order to process the address notification online, you must file no more than 15 but no fewer than 7 days before the reporting date. If your due date is less than 7 days away, this option is toast and your remaining options are to do it by mail, in person, or through a 3rd party like us.
Address On File Only
Applicants can only submit using address information currently on file with Immigration. If the address you submit doesn’t match what’s on file, you will be red flagged for a visit to your local immigration office. If you’ve moved and attempt to commit fraud by using your previous address, you risk compromising your stay in Thailand if Immigration performs an address verification spot-check during the approval process.
Application Processing Time
Once submitted, your application will be assigned the “In Progress” status. It will take a full 7 working days to process (Immigration is closed Saturday and Sunday). After 7 days of nail-biting, you’ll then come back to check your online application status (as is typical of this IT epicenter you now live in, don’t count on receiving a simple notification email).
OMG! I’m Approved. What Now?
If successful, your application status will have changed to “Approved”. You are now able to print out the official receipt. Print 2 copies — keep one with your original passport and the other with a photocopy of your passport and visa which you should keep on your person at all times to present to Thai Immigration officials any time upon request. On the receipt will be the next due date for the next 90-day report.
Application DENIED or Not Processed on Time
Go straight to visa hell. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 baht. If the application is rejected or not processed on time, you’ll need to high-tail it to the nearest Immigration office and report with the following documents:
- Original passport
- Departure card (this TM.6 form is stapled inside your passport upon arrival — don’t lose it!)
- Completed TM47 signed by applicant (click here for fillable PDF)
- Receipt from previous 90 day notification (if applicable)
If you’re not already late, you can authorize Guroo Asia to do all this for you and avoid visiting Immigration altogether. If you prefer to go in person and want to speed things along, consider Guroo Asia’s Queue Ticket Service.
Cautions Regarding This Approach
As this reporting tool is still on shaky ground at best, Guroo Asia recommends the following:
- Once you’re application has been submitted, keep checking in on your status
- No matter what happens, it is your responsibility to ensure your application is processed on time
- If for any reason the system does you wrong, the burden is on you (or a 3rd party like Guroo) to visit your local immigration office to complete your 90-Day report on time
Immigration Support Hotline
If you just happen to speak fluent Thai and don’t mind holding for hours, you can take full advantage of the Official Immigration Service Hotline by calling 1178 or 1111 (recently changed from the previous 1-800-Eat-Noodles).