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So someone please tell me, what is the name of the app to be downloaded ?

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It actually does work. Some limitations for install, supports only Android 6 or higher I believe. Does not install on an older Note 3 with Android 5. Name is "section38", if it does not show on your phone try the web play store. 

 

Login works if you registered on the website earlier.

 

I did not try to submit anything again as I already made the last notification via normal mail.

 

It's a good thing if it really works, for Bangkok apparently it does.

Edited by MadMac

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Wives reporting their husbands to the authorities... how lovely

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9 minutes ago, rexall said:

I have an oblique sense of humor sometimes, and sometimes enjoy mocking some of the idiotic things going on here, but I don't really complain much and don't support "Thai-bashing." HOWEVER, this reporting regulation is more disturbing to me than any other thing I can think of in Thailand (I wonder if I should report that family of Jews hiding in my attic?).  Fortunately (I guess it is fortunate), this regulation has little practical impact. At least I hope it doesn't. I don't know whether making it easier is a good idea or not; it's like the frog getting comfortable in the pot of hot water as the temperature slowly increases. I avoid using these kinds of comparisons, but  at its heart it is the sort of draconian control you would expect to see in fascists states and Soviet style Communism.  It doesn't seem to bother OPs as much as it does me. Maybe I am just being hypersensitive . . . Naw!

"Let me see your papers!"  

If I understand this correctly it's a way of checking where the people who arrived in Thailand live. 99.999% of these TM30 reports will be filed by hotels. Having this information during the last 20 odd years would maybe have helped Imm Dep/Police to find some "Bad Guys".

 

As they are currently implementing Bio data screening and instant INTERPOL checks at immigration points I assume most of these antiquated reporting requirements will be abolished eventually.

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6 hours ago, pattjock said:

I have done this for years using a browser on my PC. This has been for reporting myself living in my own condo.

 

I downloaded the app and logged in using my old login name and password and everything seems to work fine, well done.

But it needs to be done within 24 hours. Last time I didn’t do it until 5 days later ( I forgot) and it wouldn’t let me do it. 

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2 hours ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

Some foreigners certainly are. Remember the Erawan Shrine bombing? As I recall it, one of the reasons it took the police so long to find some of the suspected perpetrators was because they had changed addresses several times and the owners or house masters had not reported then via TM-30.

 

If memory serves, it was also after this bombing that we first started hearing that the authorities were going to start cracking down on people not submitting TM-30's.

How unsporting for terrorists to change their addresses so often!  

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1 hour ago, sambum said:

"Application provider of Immigration Bureau - According to section 38 of the 1979 immigration act, "House owners, heads of household, landlords or managers of hotels who accommodate foreign nationals on a temporary basis who stay in the kingdom legally, must notify the local immigration authorities within 24 hours from the time of arrival of the foreign national via Mobile Application"

 

What about the illegal ones?

Dude!  Can't you read???  Obviously, if you are illegal, not need to report.  Honestly, doI have to think of everything???

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6 hours ago, BobbyL said:

Great idea - if it actually works. 

Great idea for those who haven't reported when they should and in this way can report in Seconds while the immigration stays on Your doorstep banging on the door … :thumbsup:

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Posted (edited)

Attached files:

 

Copy of ID card of person giving authorization and authorized person or certified copy of passport (non thai).

Proof of location such as house registration, copy of land title or sales contract

 

 

Oh look great, no way to report if your landlord doesn't comply....guess i wont then

 

Funny enough immigration issues you a proof of address if u want using ur rental contract, but they won't accept their own proof of address??? Makes sense right??

Edited by ThomasThBKK

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9 minutes ago, Zack61 said:

But it needs to be done within 24 hours. Last time I didn’t do it until 5 days later ( I forgot) and it wouldn’t let me do it. 

Not sure what you are saying here. I have been been caught speeding a few times but did not intend to but as I did I had to pay the fine.

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1 hour ago, thaibook said:

 

but if you stay with your Thai wife you are probably the head of household. 

 

More likely she is, I think, in view of Thailand's anti-foreigner property ownership laws. Certainly my wife is the TM30-completing household head in my case for this very reason.

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35 minutes ago, markhub said:

So someone please tell me, what is the name of the app to be downloaded ?

Section 38

 

 

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6 hours ago, overherebc said:

Will you get a return printable receipt to stick in the back of your passport?

Why would you want to stick anything in the back of your passport ?

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