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On 8/16/2019 at 11:05 AM, spambot said:

For nationality the options are not that clear - Since I'm from UK - The choices could be Britain, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom - Can not seem to find any of these after translation - Anyone got the answer?

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None of them.

Bermudas

Bolivia

Brasil

Barbados

Brunei

Buthan

Mugobowet

Botswana

Caroline

Kuratshauan

Africa ylang (middle Africa)

Canadian

Coconut islands

Switzerland

Chile

 

 

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 12:49 PM, Peterw42 said:

Thats a TM28 for a new arrival and permanent address, thats about the only time an immigration office requires a TM28. I have never heard of it being enforced for short stays like TM30 is.

Maybe its a Hua Hin local rule.

There is no HuaHin local rule about the immigration act and any subsequent law. The immigration law is the same all over thailand. 

The officers know that!!!

Only two choices.

1.) IO is braindeath.

2.) IO tries to open a new money source.

I apologise to all immigration offices to write this very clear. If we have some IOs here around, May be as members please clarify.

 

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 1:24 PM, jackdd said:

You do a TM28 at a police station, not at immigration police, that's written on the form itself and in the law.

The person who you talked to just told you what is written in the law (but most foreigners are exempt from this anyway, for example people on tourist or business visas and some others), the person didn't tell you that this law is currently not enforced, so currently nothing to worry about.

This is partialy correct.

 

The truth is, as long as no one can show that the 40 years old police rule, defining all these forms, is no longer to use or has  partially changed this 40 years old rule is part of the actual law.

 

This rule defines a set of forms, but without any TM## numbering.

 

1.) The form that is actually tm30. According article 38 immigration act.

 

2.) The form for the 90 day report. Actually tm47. According article 37(5) immigration act.

 

2.) Two different forms to use by the foreigner to report:

A) if he not live at the place he reporter at the time when he entered Thailand by using the tm6 (departure/arival card). This form is addressed to the Immigration officer. This is according article 37(2) immigration act.

 

B) another second form to report to the local police office in the case he moved his place of residence. This is according article 37(3)(4) immigration act.

 

Actually, the tm28 is used for both cases and is addressed to the Immigration officer and is not defined by the police rule.

 

I never found anything written that there was a legitimate transfer of those both forms to be the actual tm28. Additionally I never found a legitimate transfer of the duty from the local police ( case B) to the Immigration organisation.

 

Furthermore the duty to report in the (case B) article 37(3)(4) has some exceptions e.g. tourism, business and a few more.

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8 minutes ago, schlemmi said:

Actually, the tm28 is used for both cases and is addressed to the Immigration officer and is not defined by the police rule.

This is not correct (but actually i thought the same until just a few weeks ago, when i discovered form TM27)

Section 37 (3) and (4) use TM28, addressed to the local police station

Section 37 (2) uses TM27, addressed to the immigration office, here an example: https://www.immigration.go.th/download/1542264289117.pdf

 

In this document from 40 years ago we can see forms TM27, TM28 and TM47, but it looks like back then they didn't have these "TM" numbers yet: http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2522/A/096/1.PDF

 

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 2:39 PM, jackdd said:

What i wrote is still true, even if your friends did it there.

Immigration police might accept it, but actually it's supposed to be done at your local police station, just look at the law:

For the TM28 it says:

 

 

For the TM30 which has to be done with immigration police:

 

 

Hi jacked,

what you wrote is ok, but I feel to remember I had seen the words " to the Immigration officer" on the actual tm28 forms, or isn't it?

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17 minutes ago, schlemmi said:

Hi jacked,

what you wrote is ok, but I feel to remember I had seen the words " to the Immigration officer" on the actual tm28 forms, or isn't it?

Yes, it is, as other people mentioned before, but this is not in accordance with the law, so imho this is just wrong.

 

I guess, some years ago, it went about like this:

Somebody decided that after copying the documents from 1979 a million times it just looked crap, so somebody got the order to make a new version of all these documents (TM27, TM28, TM30, TM47).

Three of these documents are addressed "To immigration office", only TM28 is addressed "To local police station". The person who created these new version of the documents just made a mistake and wrongfully used "To immigration office" on the TM28 as well, because that's what he also used for the three other documents.

The law is not enforced, nobody cares about it, so maybe nobody ever noticed this mistake, or if they did notice it, they just didn't care to correct it. So this wrong version of the TM28 was just shared across the immigration offices.

 

That it happened like this is way more likely than that there was an update to the immigration act itself plus a new ministerial order (this would be the only way to change this in accordance with the law), which everybody including the Council of State missed.

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39 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Yes, it is, as other people mentioned before, but this is not in accordance with the law, so imho this is just wrong.

 

I guess, some years ago, it went about like this:

Somebody decided that after copying the documents from 1979 a million times it just looked crap, so somebody got the order to make a new version of all these documents (TM27, TM28, TM30, TM47).

Three of these documents are addressed "To immigration office", only TM28 is addressed "To local police station". The person who created these new version of the documents just made a mistake and wrongfully used "To immigration office" on the TM28 as well, because that's what he also used for the three other documents.

The law is not enforced, nobody cares about it, so maybe nobody ever noticed this mistake, or if they did notice it, they just didn't care to correct it. So this wrong version of the TM28 was just shared across the immigration offices.

 

That it happened like this is way more likely than that there was an update to the immigration act itself plus a new ministerial order (this would be the only way to change this in accordance with the law), which everybody including the Council of State missed.

Thanks to find the tm27. Indeed that is the missing form and is in accordance with the law.

 

You wrote the wrong text in the tm28 is just a failure by produce the new templates. It could be, but also on some posters of the immigration and other material published, I have seen the original text in Thai without any failures but the officer is shown as a cosmic picture is sitting at an immigration desk and not at the local police. I Not want to insist the immigration to bend the law, but if some experience with the Thai authorities that leads me to a more pessimistic point of view.

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 3:14 PM, MikeN said:

And if you look at the actual form, (http://www.immigrationbangkok.com/files/visa_forms/tm28.pdf) it says no such thing....  the TM28 starts "To the Immigration officer" and ends as being signed at "xxxxx" Immigration office.

The original template developed 40 years ago says "to the local police" or something equal. They changed it. Maybe accidentally while making new (computer developed) templates (as jackdd suggest already) or with the goal to get all the power to the Immigration, or for other reasons. However this tm28 with the wrong wording is not according the law, as far as we know.

 

A second important point is, if you want to report to the local police by using this form, they would most likely not accept it because it is addressed to the Immigration. That means they hinder you to act according the written law. 

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7 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Those were the first forms done as an example I would guess. I think you might find later orders that allows immigration to change the forms without a new order being needed.

What you will find on the immigration websites are the latest versions and are certainly official and legal forms.

 

That is completely wrong.

 

The police rule from 40 years ago are not written as an idea as it could look like.

 

This rule was written as reaction of the content of article 37, 38 of the immigration act. 

 

The immigration act orders the "director General of the police" to develop the how to the reports have to be done. This includes the forms as well.

 

If there are new rules they have to be published. As far and deep I take a look to the government gazette I found nothing. As far as I discussed with an immigration officer in the position of the vice boss of a not small immigration near Bangkok in the ranck of a police lieutenant colonel I know there is nothing else than this 40 years old police rule. 

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6 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

As I wrote before I am certain if you were able to find it that there are newer ministerial orders that allows immigration to modify the forms as needed. 

Dredging up old orders in the royal gazette online can be misleading since there are probably many that that have not been scanned and posted online yet.

I am sure there are also orders that refined the authority and responsibilities of immigration and the police.

You have to remember that the immigration act is very old and things have changed greatly since it was written. 

 

To make up new forms with changed content, to change police rules, to change ministerial laws etc.. it needs a sufficient legal power to do it. Who and how this power can be used is written in the law. And the Thai law uses a quite straight forward process to make the law. The only what you need to do is to read it from Top to Down beginning at the concerning act (signed by HM. The King of thailand) than the Ministerial law developed by the Ministry assigned to take care about the content of the act and so far until you reached the bottom.  All this stuff is published in the government gazette. 

 

That means, to change actual law to become new law, there has a to be a document starts with the wording:

Due to the power given in article ## of the xXxX act .... or something comparable. Otherwise there is no legitimation for it.

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8 minutes ago, schlemmi said:

To make up new forms with changed content, to change police rules, to change ministerial laws etc.. it needs a sufficient legal power to do it. Who and how this power can be used is written in the law. And the Thai law uses a quite straight forward process to make the law. The only what you need to do is to read it from Top to Down beginning at the concerning act (signed by HM. The King of thailand) than the Ministerial law developed by the Ministry assigned to take care about the content of the act and so far until you reached the bottom. 

If you read my post you quoted where I wrote there may be newer ministerial orders that may changed that allows the police/immigration to change the forms. Those orders may not show up when searching for particular forms on the royal gazette site.

I also wrote that there may be many ministerial order that not been scanned and posted on online in the royal gazette.

It appears the TM28 form was revised to add the content of the TM27 to the TM28 form.

When immigration made changes to several forms in January of 2017 it was authorized by a cabinet resolution.

See: https://www.immigration.go.th/read?content_id=58a54349ce597737a867ff49

All this discussion about the TM28 forms is really not all that relevant to the current discussion about TM30 forms.

 

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1 hour ago, schlemmi said:

As I wrote before I am certain if you were able to find it that there are newer ministerial orders that allows immigration to modify the forms as needed. 

1.) I read all the the concerning orders. I  found none.

2.) There is no texnode in the immigration act that permits the Ministry to release such a order. ( concerning article 37 and 38)

 

1 hour ago, schlemmi said:

Dredging up old orders in the royal gazette online can be misleading since there are probably many that that have not been scanned and posted online yet.

I strongly beleave the online gazette is quite complete. I have contact to officials too. They have no better informations too.

1 hour ago, schlemmi said:

I am sure there are also orders that refined the authority and responsibilities of immigration and the police.

If like this then it has to be based on the immigration law or higher lows. Like Royal decree, or art 44 of the constitution. This would be in the Gazette for sure. 

1 hour ago, schlemmi said:

You have to remember that the immigration act is very old and things have changed greatly since it was written. 

But not the law system of thailand. There is not a best before date glued to this part of the law.

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1 hour ago, ubonjoe said:

When immigration made changes to several forms in January of 2017 it was authorized by a cabinet resolution.

See: https://www.immigration.go.th/read?content_id=58a54349ce597737a867ff49

All this discussion about the TM28 forms is really not all that relevant to the current discussion about TM30 forms.

 

The data behind this tells:

1.) The date where the forms 1-14 have to be used according to the Ministerial law "xxxxxxx" and the cabinet meeting on 17-01-2017.

 

Nothing more. The forms are developed due to ministerial law. You can find it in the online gazette and there is a straight pathway from the immigration act to the Ministry of interior as caretaker of the immigration act with the duty to develop a set of law and forms. 

 

A similar straight pathway is for the article 37 and 38 too. This path is:

 

Immigration act art. 37, 38 ==> police rule by director General. #End of path.

 

There is no ministry of interior involved. But could be overruled by royal decree, prime minister using 44 of the constitution.

 

If there would be some newer overruling stuff, then why the immigration does not publish it in the same way like the changes concerning tm1-tm14?

 

 

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 10:56 AM, jackdd said:

...I didn't find any ministerial order ever updating this form, so the version found in this PDF is the legally correct version...

 

The fact that I cannot find a ministerial order replacing or modifying an earlier ministerial order does not necessarily mean that such newer ministerial order does not exist.

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