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Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by travelerjim1 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:53 am

Thailand Immigration Controls: getting tough with guests...

"TM30 is not new, but previously it was one of those obscure laws on the books, that only large hotels worried about. That has now changed.

If you have applied for an extension of stay lately, you are finding out about the TM30.

Here is an article in the Bangkok Post that makes the whole process sound very ominous. I am truly wondering if the Thai Government is trying to kill the goose that layed the golden egg."

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/17 ... ith-guests

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:57 am

I don't see anything new in this and it probably affects zero of us since hotels take care of the requirement. The only thing I can see that might affect some of us is if we have a home and another farang visits and sleeps there overnight. You're supposed to report within 24 hours. Meanwhile, how would they know, or even care, what time the visitor arrived?

And how are you supposed to report within 24 hours if your guest arrives on a Friday, after immigration has closed for the day or arrives on Saturday - or arrives the day before a holiday when immigration offices are closed?

And what if you're staying somewhere out in the boonies, miles and miles from the nearest immigration office or police station, and you don't have your own transportation?

Ridiculous.

People can do as they wish, but I see very little reason to pay even the slightest attention to this.

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by fountainhall » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:22 am

Ditto.

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by gera » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:33 pm

travelerjim1 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:53 am
Here is an article in the Bangkok Post . . .
At least one of the points in the article is inaccurate. It claims that people who own condo in Thailand and stay there do not need to submit this form.
Each time I go to immigration and indicate that I stay in my own condo they tell me that I need to submit the form anyway.

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by Up2u » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:42 pm

I have lived in my own condo for over seven years, do my annual extensions, travel outside this country, and have never been asked for a TM30. Should I become a landlord, I know it is my responsibility to report my tenant to TI.

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:01 pm

By the way, if anyone does not know what the TM30 form looks like, see: http://www.chiangmailocator.com/wiki-th ... o-you-p172

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by travelerjim1 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:51 am

For helpful and extensive information bout the TM30 ...

https://m.facebook.com/groups/139592032 ... 0312411825

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by fountainhall » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:38 am

Like Up2u I have owned and lived in my own apartment for 18 years. I have never once completed at TM30, even when I have had an overseas friend staying. And never once have I been asked about this.

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by 2lz2p » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:30 am

fountainhall wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:38 am
Like Up2u I have owned and lived in my own apartment for 18 years. I have never once completed at TM30, even when I have had an overseas friend staying. And never once have I been asked about this.
Having visitors (foreigners) stay with you under the law requires you to file a TM.30 with Immigration within 24 hours of their arrival (of course, if a weekend, the next business day that Immigration is open). BUT, unless your visitor has a reason to visit Immigration during their stay, there is little or no chance of a problem or fine. However, if your visitor goes to Immigration to say extend their Visa Exempt entry (30 day permitted stay) for another 30 days, then there is a very good chance you will required to file the TM.30 and pay a fine before Immigration will extend their stay - the fine is usually 1,600 baht, but could as I understand it, be more.

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Re: Be sure your TM30 is filed with Thai Immigration

Post by fountainhall » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks for the information. I have never had anyone stay more than a few days and it is always at the start or end of their visit. If at the start, my address goes into the Immigration form on arrival. No idea if this is acceptable but I have never encountered any issues. Thankfully none has required to visit Immigration.

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