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Right on time: Phuket Immigration explain TM30 and TM28 requirements for reporting foreigners

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4 minutes ago, lensta said:

I rent a house so how is the landlord supposed to know if I have been away or not.

exactly - they don't 

 

you will have to tell them and if they are unavailable you and/or your landlord will get hit with a big fine (depending of course on what office you use)

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Why aren't the HQ guy's intelligent enough to make such a clear and simple statement.   Now Phuket farang know where they stand.   

 

But what about the other 95% of us ?   Will our IOs observe the same procedures.

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I flew home after working away for 2 months, after the filling in the arrival form I wrote on my home address stating I was returning home. Thats it! I have never reported to immigration nor have I ever been asked about it. True I am listed as joint owner of my house as was required at the local government office has it was purchased after we were married. plus we stayed 3 days in Pattaya before returning home. I have just departed again to work overseas. and nothing is said. So I assume this is for Expats who don't have their names on deeds, which is a simple government offer is purchased or built after you are married. Sure we are registered at any hotel we stay at. but, then that is done in any country. As for reporting if we are staying with friends for a few days, never. 

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37 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

In local Imm Office yesterday...wife asked about this issue....IO simply said Mai Pen Rai....so now we won't bother..not that we ever have.

Same for me. They did not want me to file a tm28. I guess until they need the fine! 

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5 minutes ago, smedly said:

exactly - they don't 

 

you will have to tell them and if they are unavailable you and/or your landlord will get hit with a big fine (depending of course on what office you use)

If I go to visit family outside CM, I'm not going to tell IMM at all on my return. A hotel, well that's different.

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I beginning to think most people on this site, are just digging big holes for themselves, without working out how to get out! How do they get into these situations I just don't understand?

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1 minute ago, stephenterry said:

A hotel, well that's different.

No need the hotel inform them you stayed 'X' number of nights, so, unless the computer flags another holel afterwards they should assume you have returned home. but, running down and telling them you are home, makes their job easier. If they wanna see ya, they can phone or visit. But, you do it for them.

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19 minutes ago, billsmart said:

You need to limit your friends to those who live within your own province... 😉

..or get her number and ask her to come to your place (assuming you're 'single')

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26 minutes ago, smedly said:

yes that about sums it up, it is the most ridiculous cluster F I have ever experienced - you want to enjoy a weekend away from your permanent residence you will spend most of that time filling in forms, so you go to Bangkok for one night, you spend all day in traffic trying to find immigration stand in a queue for hours and file a TM28 - then do it all again if you go somewhere else, next you'll need a (deleted)ing work permit for the time you spent completing all of this

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more than just a game of Put&Take...

your job is to keep the fire going, and Top up the Urn for the next victim...

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