Thailand’s Online Services: A Leap Forward for Foreign Residents
by Sebastien H. Brousseau, LL.B., B.Sc., manager at ThaiLawOnline.com
In the last two months, it seems that the government is trying to improve many Thailand’s online services. First, the Thai Immigration Bureau has taken a step, towards improving processes. Enhancing the user experience by investing in the upgrade of its online platform specifically targeting the 90 day reporting system for foreigners. This initiative showcases Thailands commitment to embracing solutions that make immigration procedures efficient and user friendly.
The 90 day report is a requirement for foreigners residing in Thailand necessitating them to inform the Immigration Bureau of their address every 90 days. In the past this involved either mailing documents or visiting an immigration office in person leading to queues and time consuming procedures.
The upgraded online system focuses on accessibility, ease of use and security to ensure that foreigners can complete their 90 day notification of address reports quickly and with inconvenience.
Therefore it appears that reporting online will become more convenient. Here is the website related to 90 day notice, on immigration procedures:
This digital transformation initiative not only reflects Thailand’s dedication to improving the expatriate experience but also aligns with global trends towards digital governance. By reducing the need for in-person visits, the system not only saves time for foreign residents but also alleviates the workload on immigration staff, leading to overall efficiency gains.
Other Thailand’s Online Services: The new Land Department Application
Following the Immigration Bureau’s upgrade to its online platform for the 90-day reporting system, second, the Land Department of Thailand has launched an innovative application designed to streamline the queuing process for its services. This move, coupled with the introduction of an automated checkout system for foreigners at airports in December, underscores Thailand’s commitment to leveraging technology for public service improvement.
The land department also launched a new application recently :
This initiative is part of a broader effort by the Thai government to adopt digital technologies and help Thailand’s online services. The automated checkout system for foreigners at airports, introduced in December, is another testament to this commitment. It allows for a smoother, faster departure process, enhancing the travel experience for international visitors and residents alike.
These technological advancements reflect Thailand’s dedication to improving public services through innovation. By streamlining processes and making services more accessible, the government aims to foster a more efficient and user-friendly environment for both citizens and foreigners. The move towards digitalization not only positions Thailand as a forward-thinking nation but also significantly contributes to its attractiveness as a destination for tourists and expatriates.
This is following the
- auto checkout of foreigners at the airport of Suvarnabhumi that was announced in December 2023.
In conclusion, it seems that Thailand’s commitment to embracing technology to provide better services is starting to show. As Thailand continues to refine its immigration processes, this initiative serves as a benchmark for other countries looking to modernize their services. Do you see what we are also doing here, at ThaiLawOnline? It’s not by coincidence that AI and online services will bloom.