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‘Better if you do’: Phuket Immigration chief urges foreigners to re-register addresses, even if staying off-island just one night


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2 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

If you have a home here, but then stay in a hotel/GH somewhere else in Thailand you will be registered at the new address. 

When you get back home, how will they know you are there, unless you go and register again?

 

They could make that assumption but would have no way of knowing for sure if they did.

 

So it's more convenient for them to insist you, as the foreign alien, comply with the law. That way the know for sure and you save a fine.

You say foreign alien like we are not wanted here.  I know Thai foreign aliens living and working illegally in my country that I could have arrested and put in prison, but I would never do that because I don't mind them living in my country.  They are breaking the law, but they don't cause trouble

 

If you have a home here, why would they assume that you would live in a hotel?  It would take me 2-3 hours every time I come back from traveling to register, in addition to a 90 day report at immigration.  We are giving Thai people money when we travel!

 

My wife has a 10 year visa for my home country, and she comes and goes when she wants, up to 6 months stay.  She is never asked to fill out any forms of reports during that time, even though there are many Thai people illegally working there.

 

I have friends that have already moved to Vietnam from Thailand due to the feeling of not being welcome in Thailand.  It is an international world now.  Thailand is losing investment from outside the country to surrounding countries as it is.

 

If Thailand won't change, it will slowly be strangled by its neighbors, and the rest of the world.  The world is changing fast, time to step up to the plate!

 

Myself, and my Thai wife have been traveling to surrounding countries giving the possibility of living and doing business in another country.  Vietnam looks like the best thing going now.

 

 

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in the near future........arive in Th and immigration registers that you are at the "airport",

arive in your house in pattaya and register yourself (24h) at Immigr. so they know that

you are home . 2 hours later you go to Big C.....you register at BC.......

this is all very logic ....how can the know where you are if you are not properly registerd ?

They could stand on your front door and you are not there ? You could be anywhere?

This is a big "pobbem".Also the motosyke-taxi should register every 50 m,since you might be out of sight for a few seconds????????

BS

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When I return from a international trip I hand over the Arrival Card with my address ( re-registering) to the Immigration officer at airport. So, I did do a full report to Phuket Immigration. Why this double-up? What about the thousands of not registered thai workers on Phuket, those who work here for years but remain registered in 'home' villages/towns?
 

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5 minutes ago, nasa123 said:

When I return from a international trip I hand over the Arrival Card with my address ( re-registering) to the Immigration officer at airport. So, I did do a full report to Phuket Immigration. Why this double-up? What about the thousands of not registered thai workers on Phuket, those who work here for years but remain registered in 'home' villages/towns?
 

Sir! you will get nowhere in Thailand or on TV , using commonsense and making sensible sane comments like that:coffee1:

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Did the TM 30 2016 , I had a visit to Malaysia lined up so I went to my Immi. office for a re-entry permit.

I asked them , upon my return do I have to do the TM 30 again. They told me that if you are returning to the address that we did on the 2016 TM30 , then no.

Last November we went to do my yearly extension , filled a new TM 30 in , handed all my paperwork in , and received my extension.

I looked in my passport and the slip from the 2016 TM30 had not been replaced with the new 2017 one.

I went back to the window and was told , if my address is still the same there is no need to do a new one.

So I still have the 2016 slip in my passport. I don't know if that will give me problems later , but what can you do .

You can't stand there and argue the toss with them .

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3 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

If you have a home here, but then stay in a hotel/GH somewhere else in Thailand you will be registered at the new address. 

When you get back home, how will they know you are there, unless you go and register again?

 

They could make that assumption but would have no way of knowing for sure if they did.

 

So it's more convenient for them to insist you, as the foreign alien, comply with the law. That way the know for sure and you save a fine.

A ridiculous "<deleted>" joke, that would actually be funny if not so damn stupid and pathetic. You cannot seriously be OK with or in favor of such gross Big Brother Overkill in Overdrive silliness? :post-4641-1156693976:

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2 hours ago, farcanell said:

How stupid is this?

 

spend a day at Phuket immigration office (I absolutely hate going there) to go away for a day... or two... or three... then come back and spend another day at immigrations to tell them your back, or changing hotels once your back

 

a primary address...no problems

contact information... no problems

the minutiae of day to day movement... sheer stupidity

 

the 2000 baht fine option is definitely the way to go. (???? please post it to my incorrect address 5555)

You are going at the wrong time of day. I usually arrive around 2pm and am in and out in ten minutes or less. My best time for 90 day report was under two minutes. Phuket is one of the easiest places for immigration. Try CHIANG MAI. Nightmare.

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While living in Phuket I would spend lots of time away in various parts of the country staying in resorts and hotels. Never went to immigration on my return, just did my 90 days when required. Never had an issue or any questions at any time.

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3 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

No, why should Immigration be expected to presume you have returned to the property you regard as home?

 

You are legally required to inform them, not them make presumptions and guesses on your behalf. 

 

You could be visiting family, friends, some new gf or whatever and staying in their residence. I don't know any police force that would accept making assumptions and presumptions as part of a procedure like this.

 

And he's being very good to remind people so they don't get fined.

Now I have a questions for you:

I live in Phuket and I decide to stay 1 night in a HOTEL in PHUKET

What do I have to do?

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1 hour ago, a10ams said:

I was in hospital with food poisoning Thursday/Friday. Should I have reported that!

 

If everybody did this, they would be overwhelmed with paperwork, they'd soon backtrack and shut it down.

CW in BKK is already inundated and overwhelmed with stacks upon stacks of STUPID meaningless copies of passport pages and other ignorant nonsense that nobody is EVER going to look at again. Literally meter high stacks and stacks of bound paperwork...nonsense BS...that no one will ever look at. Stupid rules, but fitting coming from a stupid place! :sorry: :bah:

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