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What is the change? Thai immigration authorities are now requiring a new form called a “Record of Foreign Information” for certain applications. The purpose of the form is for foreigners to provide additional personal details about themselves.
What does the change mean? The form is required for foreigners applying for visa extensions or re-entry permits and when reporting stays of longer than 90 days.
Background: The government has indicated that it is requiring the form for national security reasons and in case of emergency. It must be lodged at the One Stop Service Center or Immigration Bureau.
BAL Analysis: The form must be submitted by each individual passport holder submitting an application and provides authorities with more details about foreign nationals in Thailand.
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