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TM30 at Ubon Immigration - required after returning home ?

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On 7/31/2019 at 8:02 AM, SantiSuk said:

Firstly I arrived back from Japan 2.5 months ago and there will be a note on my record form Swampy which in theory generates a need for a TM30 (but certainly informs them I had left my normal place of residence).

 

Secondly I stayed in an Ubon hotel that took my passport details 2 months ago. Again informs them and might trigger need for TM30

 

Thirdly I spent 4 nights in Ubonrak Hospital last month followed by 10 nights in Bunmrungrad. That latter hospital is supremely professional/efficient and has whole systems for dealing with foreigners. I suspect they will also have filed my presence away from home base.

 

Fourthly - I'm just like that. Prefer to deal with authorities openly.

 

Fifthly I'm kind of working on the basis they are less likely to fine me as a confessor than you as a rules dodger! May prove to be naive.

 

Happy?

I think what he was asking was if you stay with friends or relatives overnight or a few nights

how would immigration know you had left your residence.

 

The examples you gave were where immigration are aware of your movements, either by

passport stamps or hotel / hospital reporting.

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As it turned out, the resort was not interested in taking my details, even though the reception staff saw me. Guess they have not heard Immigration's warnings to hotels about registering foreigners ! So no need for me to test out the situation with Ubon Immigration office .....this time.

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3 hours ago, shy coconut said:

I think what he was asking was if you stay with friends or relatives overnight or a few nights

how would immigration know you had left your residence.

 

The examples you gave were where immigration are aware of your movements, either by

passport stamps or hotel / hospital reporting.

Yes - maybe he was talking about a friends and relatives visit in the abstract and not relating to my post at all. The juxtaposition of his and my posts made me think he was responding to my post.

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Did my TM30 yesterday after an international trip. My wife is landlord. Went in by myself with TM30 filled out. The lady checking documents wanted my passport main page copy, visa extension page copy, entry card copy and wife’s household registration copy. Once at the desk it took maybe 2 minutes to complete and he gave me back my copies.


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On Wednesday we returned from a two day trip to Korat staying at a hotel.

I asked the hotel if they would be reporting me to Immigration; a definite "Yes", therefore:

My good wife presented my passport to Ubon Immigration on return. Whole process about three minutes. She just volunteered the information that we'd been in Korat for two days, no mention of any hotel names and no questions asked by the Officer ..... none.

A Receipt of Notification clipped into the Passport and an updated 90 Day Report date (ie from 15th) clipped into the Passport.

I arrived at the hotel about 2 hours before my wife. Had we arrived together then I would have tried to have her check in with me out of sight quaffing Leos by the pool therefore negating the whole of the above.

 

PS I used my Thai (pink) ID card for checking-in at the hotel. No problems.

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