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Latest TM30 and health insurance issues at BKK and Jomtien Soi 5

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Having perused all the available info in advance of departing to the UK on 15 Oct returning 7 Nov with a Non-Imm "O" extended since 2008, I hoped to have all bases covered while expecting the worst on my return to LoS.

 

Breezed through Immigration at Swampy (Fast track for once being priceless), no mention of health insurance as referred to in other threads (I have none - more sense to be self funded as the pre-existing conditions exclusions in my case make the policy worthless).  Thought I'd go by the book and save a possible fine when renewing my retirement extension at Jomtien Soi 5 as far as TM30 goes.  House in wifey's name so I had all the relevant paperwork (her ID, Tabien Baan, my passport, yellow Tabein Baan, Chanote etc.)

 

Five minutes in and out this morning including queuing and no questions.  The helpful lady IMO doing the paperwork told me that if I had a one year stamp (Visa retirement extension) and left Thailand again (UK visit for me 4/2020), I would not require a TM30 on my return if I was still at the same address !?  All news to me, but if right it will save a lot of unnecessary time wasting for expats and the IMO's.           

 

 

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4 hours ago, phetchy said:

Five minutes in and out this morning including queuing and no questions.  The helpful lady IMO doing the paperwork told me that if I had a one year stamp (Visa retirement extension) and left Thailand again (UK visit for me 4/2020), I would not require a TM30 on my return if I was still at the same address !? 

I returned to Thailand on Wednesday 30th October. On Thursday 31st I went to Jomtien soi 5 immigration to present my bank book to show 800,000 baht is still present in my bank account. I told the lady I had just come back from abroad and would I need to file a new TM 30. "Yes" came the reply. And so I did. I have a yearly retirement extension and was returning to my usual address. Round and round in circles we go. i suggest you check again nearer the time.

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9 hours ago, potless said:

On Thursday 31st I went to Jomtien soi 5 immigration.... I told the lady I had just come back from abroad and would I need to file a new TM 30. "Yes" came the reply. And so I did. 

Perhaps only if you go there on Thursdays? But I think she might be right since you got a new entry card number and this needs to be in their system. 

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@phetchy, nothing new here. Its been like that a while. No insurance on Non O visa, never has been a requirement. TM30 at Jomtien, no new requirement to reregister if on extension of stay. Sorry, I bet you thought you were on to something there lol

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8 hours ago, Beggar said:

But I think she might be right since you got a new entry card number and this needs to be in their system. 

Then the same criteria would apply to the O.P. I left Thailand in July. No need for new TM 30. I come back in October. Have to do TM 30. O.P. visits immigration a week or so later. No have to do. Lol.

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21 minutes ago, jimn said:

TM30 at Jomtien, no new requirement to reregister if on extension of stay. Sorry, I bet you thought you were on to something there lol

I am on an extension of stay. I had to do a new T.M.30. Read post number 4.

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The reason you have to do a new TM30 after returning from abroad, is that the new TM6 (the Thailand entry-card) stapled in your passport has a different number than the previous one.  And that TM6-number is part of the data that needs to be provided when filing a TM30.  

Note: Probably they need to have that updated TM6-number to find you in their database.  That should normally also be possible using your passport-number, hence the rumours of scrapping the TM6 altogether.

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4 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

There's no need to do a TM30 report at all at Jomtien Immigration if staying at the last reported address. This includes coming back from abroad. 

That's how I feel about it as condo owner on retirement extensions. Never done one. Never asked to do one. It seems to me to start doing them now is asking to be put in a system I'd rather not be in. If it's ever demanded, then I'll start. Sure you can ask five people in that office whether you should do one for this or for that and maybe get five different answers, but that's the key, why even ask if you've never done one before?

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10 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

That's how I feel about it as condo owner on retirement extensions. Never done one. Never asked to do one. It seems to me to start doing them now is asking to be put in a system I'd rather not be in. If it's ever demanded, then I'll start. Sure you can ask five people in that office whether you should do one for this or for that and maybe get five different answers, but that's the key, why even ask if you've never done one before?

I am talking about Jomtien Immigration only, and what I wrote is a fact. 

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1 hour ago, Peter Denis said:

The reason you have to do a new TM30 after returning from abroad, is that the new TM6 (the Thailand entry-card) stapled in your passport has a different number than the previous one.  And that TM6-number is part of the data that needs to be provided when filing a TM30. 

If that is the case, why has the O.P. been told he will NOT have to file a new TM30 when he returns to Thailand? He will have a new TM6 number.

 

38 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

There's no need to do a TM30 report at all at Jomtien Immigration if staying at the last reported address. This includes coming back from abroad. 

If that is the case, why was I told to do a new TM30?

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