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Explainer: Here’s what is required by Chonburi immigration for TM30 and retirement extensions

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Explainer: Here’s what is required by Chonburi immigration for TM30 and retirement extensions

 

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Chonburi immigration have clarified exactly what is required with regards to TM30 reports and the financial requirements for those applying or renewing a retirement extension.

 

Speaking to Tommy Dee at Fabulous 103FM, Khun Pichai, who signs all the extensions of stay for foreigners applying at Jomtien immigration answered questions regarding the TM30 form and retirement extensions.

 

Regarding the TM30 form, foreigners staying in Thailand on an extension of stay are not required to submit a TM30 form each time they stay outside of the province. 

 

Completing the TM30 form once is enough for those on an extension of stay, Khun Pichai told Fabulous 103FM. Because foreigners on an extension of stay submit a 90 day report, they do not need to submit a TM30 form each time they return from a trip outside the province.

 

However, you are required to complete a new TM30 if you change address.

 

For people staying on tourist visas, their host must inform immigration that the foreigner is staying at that address. For hotels or guesthouses this is done when you hand over your passport at check in. 

 

But if you have a foreign friend or family member staying with you overnight at your house or condo, you are required to notify immigration that the person is staying at your address and are subject to being fined if you don’t.

 

Regarding retirement extensions, Khun Pichai said that first time applicants must be able to show at least two months of income coming from overseas or traceable to a taxable source in Thailand.

 

For renewal of retirement extensions, the applicant must be able to show 12 months income from abroad or from  a taxable source in Thailand. The applicant must also be able to show the income transferred into a Thai bank around the same time each month. 

 

For those using the lump sum method, 800k baht needs to be in the Thai bank account two months before the application date and still be in the bank 90 days later. After this up to 400k can be withdrawn, but the same account must maintain a balance of 400k baht for the remainder of the year before returning to 800k baht two months before the next application.

 

The report didn’t state what penalties foreigners face in the event the bank balance drops below 400k baht.

 

Khun Pichai also told Fabulous 103FM that a new database used by immigration, the police and tourist police makes it much easier for the authorities to track down foreign criminals staying in Thailand.

 

You can listen to the excellent report by Fabulous 103FM in full below:
 

 

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23 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Khun Pichai also told Fabulous 103FM that a new database used by immigration, the police and tourist police makes it much easier for the authorities to track down foreign criminals staying in Thailand.

Assuming of course they diligently file their TM30's and give 'criminal activity' as their reason for requesting a visa/extension. My guess is some criminals will not go along with this.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Here's a scenario for ya.

 

What happens if I check into a hotel on my break in Phuket or business trip to Songkhla? The hotel will register a change of my address. 

 

Will I then have to then do another report when I get back home?

 

I rarely do 90 day reporting, as I leave the country once or twice a month on business.

 

They don't have a clue what they are doing as usual I suspect.

on the arrival card you need to put your address. i've been questioned when i've put a different address on the arrival card than what was on the computer.

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39 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

For renewal of retirement extensions, the applicant must be able to show 12 months income from abroad or from  a taxable source in Thailand.

I will only have 10 months. I thought they were told to be lenient  this year.

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Selfmade rules again. For an address change a TM30? TM30 is if you arrive from abroad only. For address change a TM28 is required.

 

Move to another province and you are screwed.

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The stipulation that incoming funds must arrive at about (within 4/5 days) the same time each month is new and very problematic for British retirees. The state pension is not paid monthly but every 4 weeks. 13 payments yearly. So 2/3 days earlier every month. Immigration should be made aware of this. Showing it has already been taxed is also new. 

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9 minutes ago, MadMac said:

Selfmade rules again. For an address change a TM30? TM30 is if you arrive from abroad only. For address change a TM28 is required.

 

Move to another province and you are screwed.

Another stupid Thai system make it up as they go along...consequences are on you if you don't figure it out...don't forget to "save face".  Welcome to LOS!  Enjoy your stay, now get out!

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7 minutes ago, Lemonltr said:

The stipulation that incoming funds must arrive at about (within 4/5 days) the same time each month is new and very problematic for British retirees. The state pension is not paid monthly but every 4 weeks. 13 payments yearly. So 2/3 days earlier every month. Immigration should be made aware of this. Showing it has already been taxed is also new. 

Does the tax reference not refer to funds from Thailand having to be from a taxable source?

 

I think he is making the point that funds from a taxable source in Thailand will be viewed as equivalent to funds brought in from overseas.

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There are two Immigration Offices in Chonburi, Jomtien and Si Racha. Will both offices apply all the same rules or will they pick and choose what one they want to use as they have done in the past?

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30 minutes ago, pontious said:

I will only have 10 months. I thought they were told to be lenient  this year.

I will have a similar situation.

You think they will have read the last memo from BJ in January?

Show them a copy and see the result, it's a loss of face so that won't work.

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"Khun Pichai also told Fabulous 103FM that a new database used by immigration, the police and tourist police makes it much easier for the authorities to track down foreign criminals staying in Thailand."

 

Why don't they just get them when they arrive then? 

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The applicant must also be able to show the income transferred into a Thai bank around the same time each month. 

Now they are really <deleted>ing with us. Since January I've been transferring >65K on a day of the month where I don't think I'll get a better xrate. For the most part it has been working but on 3 totally different dates thus far! Was once, but now not even considering the 800K option, IMHO that's bordering on extortion.

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thank you for "Explainer" that. I was hoping to hear Khun Pichai's voice in the interview, that way you could play it on your phone the next time you visit immigration. :clap2:

 

now on to endless comments and pages of misinterpretations and poor listening and reading comprehension.

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55 minutes ago, taichiplanet said:

on the arrival card you need to put your address. i've been questioned when i've put a different address on the arrival card than what was on the computer.

 I agree. And I think that's hotels are not recognized as a long-term place of residence and are unlikely to be confused with your listed place of residence. It may raise a few more questions but it is some sort of an attempt to clarify things for people in that province. Unfortunately it also means that local people are making up their own rules and that is always a problem in Thailand.

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