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More Thais fined for not reporting foreigners at their addresses

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6 hours ago, LongTang said:

And if one can't wait for one month to receive his username & password?

 

 Not necessary 'one month'. It all depends.

 

6 hours ago, LongTang said:

Even if the registration process was easy(which its not), The only thing this process is good for is to remind everyone that they are living under military control and all their movements are being monitored.

Nothing wrong with living under 'military control' unless you have something to worry about. And the 'registration process' is easy. Stop making siht up.

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23 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

I'll tell you how this will be solved for the landlords - stop renting to falang.

 

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No farang left soon

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My wife visited Udonthani Immigration Office on Monday 01 July with a TM30 duly filled out and signed after we returned home late on Friday 28th June from a UK holiday and was informed for the second time (she also asked before we went on holiday) that Udonthani Immigration does not require this and only if we change address permanently.

 

Just in case I will keep the TM30 form; which she has written in Thai on the form what they said after she tried to give it to the office.

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TM 30 is an mess, almost impossible to follow. I would be very happy if this could be cleared out once for all.

Is it possible ThaiVisa can talk to someone top ranking Immigration officer, with no money in mind. It´s not an easy task 😉

Because what I have heard, the TM30 is just for the first (!) address entering the country! And have to be done everytime, even if you are on work permit, retirement or marrried visa. Also have come to my knowledge, if you return to same address and are the legal owner, you do not need to register! This could help us living in buildings, with legal foreign title.

As mentioned, it is a mess and some really high ranking officials should clearly specify the rules, by the law. Not by the likes from individual Immigration officers around Thailand. Because, we all know this is an income for people working within Thai Immigration. 

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32 minutes ago, Small Joke said:

Rubbish!

 

You won't find a facsimile of Thailand, granted.

 

And I have done the legwork, unlike yourself. 

How long have you lived in Thailand?  _______ Me got here first time 68 and lived continuously 15 years.

 

How long have you lived in Vietnam?  _______ Me two years.

 

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I did tm30 only because I needed the certificate of address for the driving license.

I asked the landlord for copy of ID, copy of housebook and a 1month contract, went to Phuket IO and did everything myself.

Got receipt of 90day report too. Got CoA, applied for the DL, all good.

 

Second time did TM30 after going to penang, now registered at my wife's house.

Showed copy id, copy house book, and copy of my yellow house book and marry certificate (just in case).

The wonderful IO registered her in the system as a user, and gave me a 90day report slip.

Later I just used the online form, where i input EXACTLY the same address as shown in the receipt, and it just works. after 5-8 days i get email and can print the receipt myself.

 

Changed many houses, travelled to songkla, never did any other tm30.

IO's at phuket say only need to register(do TM30) when re-entering the country, even if address is same.

For 90day report, if address is same (although not real, nobody cares), just do online or bring only passport.

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My next address in the TM 30 report. It's less than 20 meter from the high water mark so it's on public land. Will they fine me for this?

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9 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

Looks like the band of corrupt crime fighters are trying to increase their business stream even further, whilst actively discourage Thais from allowing foreigners to use their accommodation perhaps.

Yes, of course. Complain when they are going by the law, and complain when they don´t. Also do not never ever miss to complain when they are using different interpretation in different places. Good Job!

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Some troll posts and trolling replies have been removed. 

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They used to force foreigners to pay the fine when the Thai didn't report foreigners who are living in their properties. Time has changed it seems. 

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This law has been around for years. Why do foreigners continue to complain about Thailand yet refuse to leave?

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