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Found this on Twitter

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Now I know all the recent talk has been on TM30's but this poster is referring to the need to complete a TM28.

 

It says 'notify relevant officer every time he/she needs to travel'. So is this inferring you have to make notice twice? Basically telling the Immigration in the area you are leaving and then again in the new province you will be staying.

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3 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

From section 37 of the immigration act.,

"4. If the alien travels to any province and will stay there longer than twenty – four hours , such
alien must notify the police official of the police station for that area within forty – eight hours from the time
of arrival."

And the most important part:

Quote

The provision of (3) and (4) shall not apply to any cases under Section 34 by any conditions as prescribed by the Director General.

So this reporting requirement doesn't apply to 99.999% of people here.

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8 minutes ago, jackdd said:

And the most important part:

So this reporting requirement doesn't apply to 99.999% of people here.

But how would we know what was prescribed by the director general?

 

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15 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

But how would we know what was prescribed by the director general?

 

Whatever some senior policeman says is taken as being prescribed by The Director General. 

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15 minutes ago, jackdd said:

I might decide to visit the immigration office and disturb them (playing on their phones and processing TM30 forms) with my question

YES!!  Go for it at the Chiang Mai Immigration Office!!  Share the experience you had with the hotline numbers with the supervising officer on duty.  And you might even try Region V Immigration HQ in Chiang Mai. Then re-post on CM Local Forum topic!  But go in the afternoon when there is generally some real slack time in the office.  Then check Immigration requirements for Malaysia, maybe. 

 

Naw --- really --- a straightforward presentation of the difficulties well-meaning expats experience with the general lack of information, misinformation or poorly-translated information needs to be expressed.  Constructively.  Especially pointing out it would help Immigration officers on the line tremendously.  Why is most fundamental information still posted, published or broadcast publicly in Thai, otherwise poorly in English?  Certainly correct information in English and Chinese, if not also Japanese, as one added language is needed.  The Immigration Department is beginning to catch on, but glacially.

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2 hours ago, tgeezer said:

Whatever some senior policeman says is taken as being prescribed by The Director General. 

Valium most needed.

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I always chuck a TM28 in the post with my TM30 to CW. Only takes a second to knock one out on the printer. My experience is first time CW signed both TM28 & TM30 receipts, and since then they just ignore the TM28. I still keep sending them tho as it feels good to send so much paper work and the post office is just a 2 minute walk from where I stay.

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On one of my early visits to the kingdom about 12-13 years ago, and long before anyone worried about the TM28/30's even though they were law even then), I hired a car and spent a couple of weeks doing a whistle-stop tour around the South, from BKK down the East coast, then back-up the west coast.

 

I never spent more than one night in any one location, although without checking the map to be sure, I may have spent more than one in the same province.  Most days we were up early, breakfast in a roadside shack (if it wasn't included in the "hotel"), keeping off the major highways as far as possible, and spending the afternoons parked up with a hammock on some remote beach.  Most days not deciding to stop for a hotel until we'd eaten, and often well after dark... We also spent one night in a tent on a deserted beach.

 

This type of "holiday" would not be possible if one had to report to the local Immigration office every day (although since I was never if one place for more than 24 hours this requirement would be moot even now).  Most of the small resorts/hotels/guest houses we used were unlikely to have registered their foreign guests (although it's likely they might be more strict now) and my TGF always used her ID anyway.  Often the provincial centers with the local Immigration Office would have required back-tracking the next day, to report a location after I'd already checked out, or much further/longer if over a weekend. 

 

I realise that the hotels are responsible for registering the TM30's, but IF the TM28 system were to be strictly enforced then it would be impossible to comply in this situation. 

 

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3 minutes ago, steve73 said:

This type of "holiday" would not be possible if one had to report to the local Immigration office every day

The TM28 is to be done at a police station, no need to go to an immigration office.

Every small town has a police station, and i think they are open 24 hours a day.

But most likely most of us don't need to submit a TM28 anyway.

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