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Video: TM30: Thailand’s controversial immigration laws and their consequences - FCCT event

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37 minutes ago, Psimbo said:

I seem to remember years ago the police in france used to go around all the hotels at night and collect copies of the registration cards- no one ever seemed to have a problem with that, I don't know if it still happens- one would think it is computerised if they do. Reporting is hardly a drama unless you make one out of it. 

Years ago we owned slaves in the USA.

 

Times change. It’s the digital age and their apps and websites are terrible.  There are better ways. Besides, they already have their forms from our entry and 90 day check in.

 

That said, just pay the damn fine. You all probably spend much more per month in beer, smokes, and other useless garbage.

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

 

Last week I was told that the idea of TM30 originates from Russia. They have or had something very similar which required foreigners to report whenever they stayed somewhere other than their registered address overnight. 

Everything is copied from the commies, the resident registration book (blue book) is similar to the chinese one, you wouldn't be able to get out from your province without that. I remember end of '90 was touring south china and our tour guide got panicked when realized he was not carrying that with him during a police check. I can't remember how that ended up for him though.. 🤔

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1 hour ago, SammyT said:

Pretty much just here to see the ranting of angry expats. My TM30 reporting takes up a few hours each year. It's not ideal, but it is what it is. 

It’s not a great system but I agree. I don’t think the majority of expats move around that much and as much as it’s a nuisance, it’s not a regular nuisance. I’d wildly guess that it severely affects less than 10% of expats.

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Wow! Interesting assemblage. Wasn’t there another controversial thai enactment article introduced declaring; no gatherings of 5 or more people can take place anywhere? Perchance powers that be, could bring it into effect again and swoop in and stop club meetings such as this event?

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47 minutes ago, Psimbo said:

I seem to remember years ago the police in france used to go around all the hotels at night and collect copies of the registration cards- no one ever seemed to have a problem with that, I don't know if it still happens- one would think it is computerised if they do. Reporting is hardly a drama unless you make one out of it. 

 It is not a drama at all, but  personnaly I do not know how to do it!
I downloaded the TM 30, it seems I cannot fills it myself, I am only a tenant, my Thai owner is now far away, I see her once a year when I pay for the coming year.
I will go on Monday to Samui immigration trying to find the explanation I did not find on TV. 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, bipper said:

I wonder just wonder would a terrorist stay anywhere a TM30 was a requirement? Rocket science 🤔

They would have a fake or stolen passport. I don't have a problem with businesses like hotels and guest houses being required to report, as has been the norm for years, but all this new reporting is pointless as if a criminal is staying with friends, they will never be reported anyway.

As well as being fined for going through an amber light, TM30 is why we are about to go to Mauritius instead of Thailand for our summer holidays. Years ago they would have been small inconveniences but now holidays in Thailand are past their sell by date and Googles Alexa keeps my son in touch with his grandparents.

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What does one do when they take a night train or bus somewhere?

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