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BANGKOK 16 June 2019 10:31
linno2

friends and family compulsory visit registration

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Relatives have stayed with us and we never reported anything. They gave a hotel as their first night address ( which was true ) then I picked them up from the hotel and they came to our house for 4 nights before going on their travels.

 When they left the country no questions were asked.

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39 minutes ago, james.d said:

Thank you.

 

Wow, 3 trips to Chaengwattana for their 16 or 17 days holiday.

 

Sounds harsh, yes. It might be worth giving them a call to explain the situation, maybe they can suggest something, perhaps they'll let you send the last two by post?

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8 hours ago, linno2 said:

She was told that she was running the risk of being put in gaol for not registering.  I asked about our son coming to stay with us next month.  He does not have a Thai passport.  We were advised we would have to bring him to the Immigration office within 24 hours of his arrival or he would also run the risk of being gaoled according to Thai rules.

Thank you for the report.

I want to make sure i understand this correctly as it is the first time the consequences for not doing the TM30 involve jail time for the visitor !

Did they specifically warned you about visitors being Jailed for not reporting??? If true, then it puts everything on a completely different level, the damage will be enormous !

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7 minutes ago, LongTang said:

I want to make sure i understand this correctly as it is the first time the consequences for not doing the TM30 involve jail time for the visitor !

Did they specifically warned you about visitors being Jailed for not reporting??? If true, then it puts everything on a completely different level, the damage will be enormous !

The officer was talking nonsense. There is no jail time for not doing a TM30 report. Only a max fine of 2000 baht for a individual.

From the immigration act of 1979.

"Section 77 : Whoever fails to comply with the provision of Section 38, shall be punished with a fine not
exceeding 2,000 Baht. If said person is a hotel manager, he shall be punished with a fine from 2,000 Baht
to 10,000 Baht."

 

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7 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

The officer was talking nonsense.

I indeed hope he was talking nonsense and there are no new crazy regulations cooking in the background... I'm so tired of this 😞

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I have family coming to stay and have no intention of taking them to immigration.

 

Why on Earth did you tell immigration about her?

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8 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

A TM30 report cannot be done at a police station unless there is no immigration office in the province where the report needs to be done.

Some police stations have done them but the problem is that immigration would not know it was done and would not even have to accept the receipt for one.

There are immigration offices in almost every province now and some have more than one.

Change Wattana is not the only office that can accept them.

So far Sisaket immigration has been accepting the receipt from our local police station

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11 hours ago, bigginhill said:

http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/en/base.php?page=faq

Number 2.

 I thought the fine for the TM30 was 800 baht?

Is it possibile that the fine for your friend was confused with a late  90day reporting (2000baht)?

It's a maximum of 2,000 baht for private house owners and 10,000 baht for hoteliers.

The standard fine is set by the office and usually less than the maximum fine they could impose.

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11 hours ago, Neeranam said:

I have family coming to stay and have no intention of taking them to immigration.

 

Why on Earth did you tell immigration about her?

The OP's friend wanted a 30 day extension.

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It would be nice to know which Immigration Office gave the OP such misleading information.

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