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24 minutes ago, dvg said:

Does somebody know untill what time I can do 90 days report at Chiang Mai Imm?For the first time in 10 years I forget my mail in.Thanks.

You can do your 90 days report online.

https://extranet.immigration.go.th/fn90online/online/tm47/TM47Action.do

 

There are too many people now at immigration. Why add to the queue?

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1 hour ago, dvg said:

Does somebody know untill what time I can do 90 days report at Chiang Mai Imm?For the first time in 10 years I forget my mail in.Thanks.

If you're still able to do it online (within 7 to 15 days before expiration only), give that a try; otherwise, you'll have to do it in person at any time up to 7 days after the expiration date.

 

[I would note that once I intentionally mailed by 90-day report 11 days before expiration and had no problem doing so (I did it to make sure the new reporting date was dated a day or two after I was taking a trip out of the country).   It worked for me but may not for you.]

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11 hours ago, CMBob said:

If you're still able to do it online (within 7 to 15 days before expiration only), give that a try; otherwise, you'll have to do it in person at any time up to 7 days after the expiration date.

 

[I would note that once I intentionally mailed by 90-day report 11 days before expiration and had no problem doing so (I did it to make sure the new reporting date was dated a day or two after I was taking a trip out of the country).   It worked for me but may not for you.]

thanks for that Bob,then I have still 6 days to go to the CM imm office.

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On 2/4/2020 at 9:37 AM, Thailand said:

Went there yesterday to do TM30 for new tenants around 9am- in and out in 5 minutes.

 

On the other hand the queues at the main entrance were absolutely chaotic, queuing to get a ticket to get a ticket perhaps?

Looked very much like the bad old days.

So TM30 is quick but visa renewals or 90day reporting mean long queues?

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On 2/7/2020 at 5:08 AM, roo860 said:

Went yday morning, arrived 6.30am, given ticket 37, (for checking docs). Docs checked at approx 9am, given ticket number 36 for 1yr extension desk. Was called about 11.30am to desk number 5, 2 female officers went through my 6 month bank statements very carefully. Also wanted my updated bank book, had copied all pages. 

Had to wait till 1pm to recieve passport (lunch break for staff). Needed re entry permit as well, left office at 1.15pm. 

During my time there it was chaos, mainly tourists wanting 1yr extensions, at one time it got very heated between them and immigration officers.

Afternoon now seems to be a good time to go, assuming they still have numbers to give out.

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Last year went at 7.45am, ticket number 5 given, was out by 9.15am with re entry permit as well.

Thanks for the report, seems ages ago we met up. Drop me a PM

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On 2/7/2020 at 5:08 AM, roo860 said:

Went yday morning, arrived 6.30am, given ticket 37, (for checking docs). Docs checked at approx 9am, given ticket number 36 for 1yr extension desk. Was called about 11.30am to desk number 5, 2 female officers went through my 6 month bank statements very carefully. Also wanted my updated bank book, had copied all pages. 

Had to wait till 1pm to recieve passport (lunch break for staff). Needed re entry permit as well, left office at 1.15pm. 

During my time there it was chaos, mainly tourists wanting 1yr extensions, at one time it got very heated between them and immigration officers.

Afternoon now seems to be a good time to go, assuming they still have numbers to give out.

Ps,

Last year went at 7.45am, ticket number 5 given, was out by 9.15am with re entry permit as well.

Thanks for the report, seems ages ago we met up. Drop me a PM

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I went to Chiang Mai immigration today. We got there about 9:30 and there was a crowd outside the front doors. The doors were locked. My purpose for going was I have to renew my retirement visa so we stopped at my bank to get a letter stating I have the required funds. Anyway we waited outside until around 10:30 then found a helpful Thai officer that allowed us to enter the side door and sit in one of the seats they had provided. We sat there until noon when all the workers went to eat lunch. Then some woman came out and said if anyone wanted a queue number they would have to get at the end of the line outside. Since there were about 100 people in that line we decided to go home and try again tomorrow. Looks like we are back to having to arrive before 6 AM in order to get a number that will be seen before noon. How depressing since they were doing so well. Last time I went for my 90 day reporting I was in and out in about 10 minutes. But now they are back to their old ways apparently.

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Certainly some folks turned away today who had waited hours in the outside queue.  Confusion and big crowds.  I blame new admin (was better with big Joke), and many chinese unwilling to go home now so they want to extend. 

 

And would be helpful (Immig probably doesn't care) but some sorting outside into various queues, (short term, long term, 90 day, tourist extend) might speed things along since now all Immig needs wait in one line; today down the steps and around the corner.

 

One unhappy sight was very old farang lady, seemed comatose, in a wheelchair pushed by helpers. Seemed criminal to make her wait for a number, but wait they did.  

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I hope you are not talking to me.  And IMO, many of those at the door today were casual folks here on holiday, or such.  Most of those think only of in-person Immigration.

Even many long timers do not use the online or mail-in 90 day reports. They go to the office and get it done.  And usually fast.  

Just now the high season and big crowds.

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With such long queues, you should seriously consider to do your 90-day reports and TM30 filings on-line.

22 minutes ago, chingmai331 said:

I hope you are not talking to me.  And IMO, many of those at the door today were casual folks here on holiday, or such.  Most of those think only of in-person Immigration.

Even many long timers do not use the online or mail-in 90 day reports. They go to the office and get it done.  And usually fast.  

Just now the high season and big crowds.

> Surely not a personal message, just a general remark from my part.

My IO (SiSaKet) is not crowded at all, and actually very pleasant to visit, but it is +70 kms from where I live.

So I do my 90-day reports and TM30 filings on-line, easy-peasy.

And so I only need to visit my IO once a year for my annual extension of stay.

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Rumours abound that from 1st March the 90 day reporting and TM30 reporting are moving back to Promenada; somebody said they heard this from an IO.   Anyone know if this has been or can be confirmed ?

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