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Is TM30 still being implemented vigorously at Chaeng Wattana like in earlier this year? Is it still a prerequisite before extending your visa? Any recent experiences are welcome.

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I did my 12 month extension (retirement) on Oct 8. I had been concerned about tm30. Had never done one and fly out/ in  every couple weeks. So reentered Oct 5 and for first time ever asked my condo office to do the tm30 and also give me copy. Finally to the point..

I was all geared up ready for io to send me to the que for tm30.

She did not. Note also she did not scan my pp or flick through docs. Her first words were "bankbook". She worked through all my paperwork the last page was my tm30. She did not even glance at it. Pushed it back to me and said " you keep".

The point of all the detail, I got impression she may not have even asked for it.

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Since when is this law enforced? I never heard of this BS, my last SETV extension was on 14 May 2019 in Rayong. I was never registered, arrived in BKK Suvarnabhumi was picked up by my GF stayed in her room for 2 months, never used a hotel or anything like that or showed my passport anywhere. My extension was done w/o any problems.

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39 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

In the last 3-4 months many immigration offices "now" enforce TM30. A good chance the Rayong office does enforce TM30s nowadays.

6 months ago many offices didnt require a TM30, now they do.

We could all post about not needing one in the past, the point being the enforcement has changed in many offices.

Hmm good luck finding a hotel in Rayong who reports it.. How to get past this rule? If i stay a random day at a hotel that does report? Then extension will be w/o problems right? Or do hotels also register when u check out? Looks like a law from China or some other scary police state. Always bring up terrorists and safety is a cheap trick to take away privacy and control the sheeple i guess.

 

edit: I though last time in rayong they werent even sitting behind a computer. didnt saw any computers there.

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The OP is asking specifically about CW. 

IMHO it was CW that made all the waves. For 7 yr never did one tm30. When new imm head bid Orr (whatever his name) replaced big joke he came up with idea to crack whip on tm30. So few months ago there were daily reports about attending CW for extensions or whatever and being sent away from L area to other que for tm30.

Sometimes fined 800baht.

OP is asking for update.

I gave one post #1.

 

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I got a 1 year extension at CW on October 7th. I included a copy of my most recent TM30. The IO looked at all my documents and did not return the TM30. She asked for my bank book but otherwise didn’t say a word to me.

 

I had returned from the US on September 29th. My landlord went to CW to file a TM30. She sent me a photo of the receipt. I printed that photo and that is what I included with my extension application documents. I had also stayed in 2 hotels in August (Pattaya and Isaan). I did not file a TM30 when I returned to BKK from either of those trips. Those trips were not mentioned either when my landlord filed the TM30 or when I applied for my extension.

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

In the last 3-4 months many immigration offices "now" enforce TM30. A good chance the Rayong office does enforce TM30s nowadays.

6 months ago many offices didnt require a TM30, now they do.

We could all post about not needing one in the past, the point being the enforcement has changed in many offices.

Q's: I recently returned from broad and spent a week in a hotel in Phuket.

 

When we got home from Phuket, my wife went online to do the TM30 reporting, 1st time online, the site was in Thai so fortunately for me she could read it, and as she is my landlord she completed it, however I had to literally remove her from my chair and insert date of arrival 14/10/2019 and date of return 21/10/2019.

 

She did it the other way, date of arrival 21/10/2019 and date of return 21/10/2019 to which I argued it did not make sense as it asked where we also arrived at which was Phuket.

 

The above said, I think I did the entry and return dates correct ?

 

Also no confirmation or receipt provided, is that the norm for online reporting of the TM30 ?

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It is entirely up to the officer processing the application.
I did my extension about 3 weeks ago at CW. The weekend before I had stayed at a hotel out of town, so when I returned to Bangkok I did a TM30 online.
The immigration officer kept flicking through all my papers and passport and eventually she said "TM30?". I showed her the print of my online receipt. She refused to accept it and wanted to see the postal receipt I had from a few months earlier.
Luckily I had copies of all my documents on me and showed her. Nope. She wouldn't accept the copy. A quick search and I found the original receipt, which she accepted.


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16 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

I did my 12 month extension (retirement) on Oct 8. I had been concerned about tm30. Had never done one and fly out/ in  every couple weeks. So reentered Oct 5 and for first time ever asked my condo office to do the tm30 and also give me copy. Finally to the point..

I was all geared up ready for io to send me to the que for tm30.

She did not. Note also she did not scan my pp or flick through docs. Her first words were "bankbook". She worked through all my paperwork the last page was my tm30. She did not even glance at it. Pushed it back to me and said " you keep".

The point of all the detail, I got impression she may not have even asked for it.

 I had a TM 30 report made within 24 hours of my arrival and I don’t expect to hear of it when I renew in January or ever again if I don’t leave The country.  Why would one present that report on extending unless you had been in the country less than 24 hours? 

I was comparing the workload of the IOs mostly ladies, who check our extension applications with others in CW and if what I see In the hours I sit waiting is normal, they work much more than many. I can understand why when we don’t have our ducks in line they might deal with us in a dismissive way.  The IO didn’t want the piece of paper which was proffered was because she had not been told to inspect it. 

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4 minutes ago, tgeezer said:

 I had a TM 30 report made within 24 hours of my arrival and I don’t expect to hear of it when I renew in January or ever again if I don’t leave The country.  Why would one present that report on extending unless you had been in the country less than 24 hours? . 

You would present a TM30 as part of your extension application because, at CW, they sometimes ask for it. I submitted my most recent (my 2nd) TM30 with my 1 year extension application. The IO took it and did not give it back. Whether she needed it or not I don’t know. 
 

There have been plenty of reports of people being asked for a TM30 at CW when applying for an extension. Some have reported that the IO has shown them their entire travel history stored in their computer system. It is up to you whether you want to volunteer a TM30 when submitting your extension application documents. If they ask for it and you don’t have it then you can deal with it appropriately. Some of us like to be prepared ahead of time. Others make it a point of honor to do as little as possible.

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17 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

I did my 12 month extension (retirement) on Oct 8. I had been concerned about tm30. Had never done one and fly out/ in  every couple weeks. So reentered Oct 5 and for first time ever asked my condo office to do the tm30 and also give me copy. Finally to the point..

I was all geared up ready for io to send me to the que for tm30.

She did not. Note also she did not scan my pp or flick through docs. Her first words were "bankbook". She worked through all my paperwork the last page was my tm30. She did not even glance at it. Pushed it back to me and said " you keep".

The point of all the detail, I got impression she may not have even asked for it.

Jack, where did you get the TM30 paperwork that she saw? Did your condo print out somw kind of receipt, or was this paperwork for the current address that you had previously obtained frommimmigration, i.e, the TM30 receipt? Thanks

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My wife must pay the fine 400 BHT ,cos she did not report me in 24 hours after I come back to Thailand from EU.

Samut Prakan Immigration office.

Something else noticed at there.Among about 300 foreigners waiting there,I saw only two (2) white man from Europe(none from USA or Aussie).Only Indian , Arabs,Mianmar,Chinese,Cambodian.Before it was about half Caucasian,half others.

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I did my yearly extension at CW in early September, took my TM30 but never showed it and it was never discussed by IO. The TM30 queue was also empty besides one person occasionally.

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4 minutes ago, uncleeagle said:

Jack, where did you get the TM30 paperwork that she saw? Did your condo print out somw kind of receipt, or was this paperwork for the current address that you had previously obtained frommimmigration, i.e, the TM30 receipt? Thanks

Good question. I got my knickers in a twist when all this tm30 started. I have been same condo 7 yr. I think I'm only farang here. Anyway as I'm in out every other week decided I would leave it to file tm30 via mail just before attending imm. To my surprise I approach office and asked if they can do tm30. Thinking they would just be confused. However no problem she asked if I wanted "receipt". It has all the details check inn my details etc looks like screen shot. 

One poster above did there extension also recent and needed a tm30. As mentioned my io did not even glance at it. I'm thinking in time it won't be required at all.

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