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4 hours 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. 

and i had to move to another condo because my old one didn´t do it

 

and my new one also doesn´t do it 

 

so <deleted> it 😄 

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47 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

I did my TM28 at Jomtien today, my owner lives in Germany so doesn’t do a TM30 so I do a TM28 too cover the backside.

i had all the documentation, I had done it before so knew what was required. I went too Reception the girl checked the Documentation, she stamped the bottom half, cut it off and give it back too me. The Documentation she put under the desk, I didn’t even have go into Immigration.

And under the desk was probably a cardboard box, ready to be put on a shelf once full. In other words that form will never be seen again nor the data ever entered anywhere. Useless harrassment.

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1 hour ago, DrTuner said:

Cue back to ca. 2012, when I first mentioned immigration act 37 & 38 in TVF .. 'never going to be enforced' 'maibpenrai' 'if you don't like it..' 

 

Told ya bloody so. Now I shall prophesy next up will be modification of police orders. And it ain't going to be for the benefit of aliens.

I can go back 5 years ago and siracha immigration wouldn't do my 90 day until a TM30 was done and the landlord came in and payed a fine (solved by driving 40 ks to Jomtien). Also GF had to do a TM30 6 years ago when I moved in to her house and did an extension (Samut Sahkon). There has been some enforcement over the years. I dont think people realise but immigration used to just fill it in on the fly as you did your extension and it went in your file. (one of those sign here documents)

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I don’t see a real problem with doing TM 30 or 90 Day Reporting providing it is consistent in every Immigration Office and there is an efficient online system. Why wrong with a government who want too determine the whereabouts of aliens in their country ?

 

Obviously contradicting myself people who want too stay under the radar will never do any kind of reporting.

 

Its a pity the U.K. don’t adapt such systems as when people arrive in the U.K. on a Visa they can just ‘disappear’ into thin air not unless some one ‘shops them’

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3 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

For what it's worth, not a single thai i spoke with believes this non sense; they all thing it's bat shit crazy.

Including the  TAT survey woman at the airport who thought it was  very odd  when i told her every time I leave my province, never  mind outta  here in 2 hours, sit back relax into the lie flat bed , back to sanity.

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5 hours ago, hansnl said:

I guess the current "tightening of the screws" is based on what is going on in China, same-same as it were.....

Quite logical, seeing the build up of the powers to be.

There's nothing going on in China. System has been the same for the last five years.

 

We only report in when we leave the country and return. My multi entry resident permit runs for three years, no interim reporting, no cash requirement, no nothing, and its cheap. 3600bht equivalent. Chinese green card is a lot easier than Thai PR from what I've read.

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1 hour ago, Emmess said:

A complete waste of time watching this. No logic, nothing sensible said. Including many of the farangs 😣

you could have gone along though but didnt eh, well done

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