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Trat Immigration office, Koh Chang & Laem NgopKoh Chang and Trat Immigration

Welcome to this website that provides some English language information about the Immigration offices in Laem Ngop, Klong Yai and Koh Chang, Trat province in eastern Thailand.  It is not the official site for Trat immigration, that can be found here: http://tratimmigration.go.th

Offices are open from Monday to Friday. Opening hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are closed for lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Here is some information about the main tasks they can perform for tourists visiting Trat and expats living here.

Extension of a Tourist Visa:

This can be done at the Laem Ngop and Klong Yai Immigration offices.  But not at the office on Koh Chang.  You will require the following to extend your Tourist Visa:

  • Your passport
  • 1,900 Baht
  • 1 completed application form (get this at the immigration office)
  • 1 passport photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • 1 photocopy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 photocopy of the page showing current visa stamp and Departure Card TM6

90 Day Reporting:

For foreigners who have a Non-Immigrant visa and who are required to report their place of residence every 90 days, can do so at the office on Koh Chang.  Located opposite Flora I-talay Resort on Klong Prao beach.

If you have all your documents in order, you should be in and out within 5 minutes.

You need to fill out the TM47 form and also bring photocopies of the following pages in your passport.

In addition, you may be asked to show proof of address. So, please prepare a photocopy of your house registration or rental contract. ( More details here. )

  • Your passport
  • 1 completed TM47 application form (get this at the immigration office)
  • 1 photocopy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 photocopy of the page(s) showing last entry stamp into Thailand, last visa extension and Departure Card TM6
  • 1 photocopy of house / bungalow rental contract or house registration book

TM30 Reporting

The TM30 reporting procedure is a Thai immigration requirement. The form is designed to assist keeping track of foreigners whilst they are in Thailand. It must be completed by the owner or landlord to report the stay of guests within 24 hours of their arrival.  For anyone staying in a hotel, the hotel will take care of this.

It is the landlord’s responsibility to register foreign renters or guests.  This can be done in person at the immigration office or online here: https://extranet.immigration.go.th/fn24online/

There is also a simple smartphone app simply called ‘Section 38’ in both the Apple and Android app stores.   This can be used in place of online TM30 reporting.

Note that foreigners are required to show proof of having been registered for TM30 if you are staying longterm in Thailand and have to do a 90 day report, renew a Non Immigrant visa or obtain a Certificate of Residence.

The requirement for TM30 reporting is not new.  It has been in place since 1979.  More details on TM30 reporting and residence notification 

Immigration office locations:

Laem Ngop:

Laem Ngop Immigration office is in the centre of Laem Ngop village 100 metres walk from the pier.

You can take a songtaew from either Trat bus station or one of the ferry piers to Laem Ngop. In Laem Ngop village take the road adjacent to the police station and you will see the Immigration office.

Klong Yai:

Unless you are staying near the border, you probably won’t need to visit this office as the Laem ngop office will be more convenient for tourists and foreigners living and working on Koh Chang and other islands..

Klong Yai Immigration office is located just outside Klong Yai town, on Soi Tessaban near the hospital and football stadium.

If you are staying on Ko Chang you can take one of the minibus services that go to the border at Hat Lek. The return ticket price is about 800 Baht per person. Buy tickets from a tour agent on Koh Chang.

From Trat bus station you can take any public minibus which is going to Hat Lek. It can drop you off in Klong Yai town.  That is 80 Baht per person.  When you get off the minibus, take a motorbike taxi to the Immigration office

Koh Chang:

Koh Chang Immigration Office is located on the main road opposite Flora Italay Resort, Klong Prao. * Please note that this only provides limited services. *

Contact:

For inquiries related to visas, please call:  039-951-0840 ( Laem Ngop ) or 039-510-242 ( Klong Yai ) .  Monday to Friday during office hours only

Email: < tratimmigration@gmail.com > or < office@tratimmigration.go.th >

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