One of my upcoming projects is working on a new website for Samut Prakan Immigration. I am excited about this as the immigration officials have agreed to answer any of your questions so that I can put together a FAQ page. So, feel free to post your questions in the comments below. I will then see if I can get them answered for you. However, you would need to note that some laws are up to the interpretation of individual Immigration officers. In addition, while Samut Prakan Immigration might be lenient with some things, it might not be the same elsewhere. So, please double check at your local office if in doubt.
Q 3: I have lost my departure card. What must I do?
ANSWER: The first thing you have to do is file a report at your local police station. This usually costs 20 Baht. Then go to your local Immigration and request a new departure card. There is no fine or fee, so please be polite as you are creating extra work for the officers. If you are flying out, please allow for extra time for them to process your request at airport Immigration.
Q 2: What age should my kids start doing 90 day reporting?
ANSWER: If your children live with you and you already do 90 Day reporting yourself, then there is no need for your children to do so too. However, by the time they reach the age of 15, they should start doing 90 Day Reporting themselves.
Q 1: What do I do if I lost the 90 Day Reporting slip in my passport?
ANSWER: There is no fine involved as long as you are not late. (Most Immigration offices will give you a 7 day grace period. Please double check this with your local office.) If you have lost your form, you will need to go to your local police station first to file a report. This usually costs no more than 50 Baht. Tell them the name of the form (90 Day Reporting). It might be easier for you to get a blank form from the Immigration office first to show them. Then, once you have the police report, just go to Immigration as normal before your 90 days are up. Please don’t pretend you have lost your 90 Day form just to cover up the fact that you are late. They will find out and you will then face criminal charges for filing a false report. This would be in addition to the 2,000 Baht fine for being late.