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Phuket Immigration Warns Expats About Failing to Make 90-Day Reports

Phuket Immigration Chief Col Thanet Sukchai meets with British Ambassador Mark Gooding and Phuket Gov. Narong Woonciew Monday.
Phuket Immigration Chief Col Thanet Sukchai meets with British Ambassador Mark Gooding and Phuket Gov. Narong Woonciew Monday.

Immigration officials in Phuket have warned foreign expats they face fines of up to 4,000 baht if they fail to report their whereabouts every 90 days.

The motivation for the warning issued Monday is unclear, but it came after Phuket Immigration Chief Col Thanet Sukchai met with British Ambassador Mark Gooding and Phuket Gov. Narong Woonciew.

The warning for non-Thais, of course, was posted and publicized in Thai.

The warning reminds foreigners, particularly those with work permits, that reporting late carries as 2,000-baht fine. Foreigners who are caught not having presented themselves for a 90-day check-in face a 4,000-baht fine.