My landlady told me she was fined B500 (Jomtien) for reporting me late (TM30). Typically Thai, she appeared good natured about it. Who keeps the B500 "fine" - the IO or the government? I suspect the former, and that this is proving a nice earner for them. How does the "report within 24 hours" rule work? If it's strictly calculated, from say plane touchdown, one would always be caught if arriving late on the eve of a day when their office is closed - except for those competent with electronic reporting, or trusting to do it by mail (and the post office being open).