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First let me apologise for another TM30 question.

Does anyone know how Chaeng Watanna interpret the rules?

I'm staying away from home, in a hotel, in another province for one night. Will my wife have to re-register me when I get back?

Some say you only need to re-register after leaving the country. No need if you just stay overnight in another province in Thailand.

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Well dude, just wait a bit, Im going to CW for a 90 dayer tomorrow or Friday and I have like 3 trips away without refiling a TM30.....lets see what they do

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Okay.

It'll be interesting to hear if they pull you up on that.

Good luck

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I was there this morning with a print out of the screenshot of my online TM30 report. This was made when I last came into the country. That seemed to be all they needed. Was never questioned. I have not stayed in a hotel where another TM30 report might have been made since coming back to Thailand to test your specific question. My impression was that they only checked most recent entry into the country against TM30 report.

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Yes you or landlord or in your case seems your wife, has to report a TM30 again upon your return home. Chaengwattana enforcing to the letter of the law. 

 

Last week the JFCCT met with Kobsak but looks like still nothing progressing on TM30 issue. You can search Kang's FB for details. 

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OP, are you sure the hotel filed a TM30 ?

 

i live in BKK but travel to buriram nearly every month (stay in hotel).  when i went to CW to do my extension in may of this year, i was told the most recent TM30 on file for me was from my usual buriram hotel in january of 2019.  but i also stayed there in feb and march.  so this hotel (and i suspect others) don't always file the TM30.  

 

as a result, i'm having my BKK landlord file the TM30 in early may each year and not bothering with filing one every time i come back from buriram (or when i return from overseas, which happens several times a year). 

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2 minutes ago, buick said:

...as a result, i'm having my BKK landlord file the TM30 in early may each year and not bothering with filing one every time i come back from buriram (or when i return from overseas, which happens several times a year). 

Yes, that's the sensible and practical way to do it.

TM30 compliance is ONLY checked when you visit you provincial IO for a service where they need your current address (e.g. extension of stay / residence permit).  And IO is not interested in your history of stays, but will only look whether a TM30 has been filed from the place where you are currently staying.

So asking your landlord to file the TM30 of you staying there in the weeks/days preceding your planned visit to the provincial IO, is a practical way to deal with the whole thing.

In case your landlord refuses to do it, you could of course register yourself as tenant of the place where you are staying and file your TM30s on-line (or only file a current one before visiting your provincial IO).

Registering and filing TM30s on-line on the IO TM30 website is easy (if you know how to do it).  And once you are registered and filed the 1st one, subsequent ones are a piece of cake and take less than a minute.

Feel free to PM me for a step-by-step instruction on how to do it. 

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17 minutes ago, Peter Denis said:

In case your landlord refuses to do it,

thanks for the offer peter.  so far, i've got one of the good landlords. 

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The general trend lately for TM30 reports here seems to be of various Immigration offices backing off on/not enforcing the domestic travel TM30 reporting requirement, but still enforcing it for folks returning from international travel.

 

However, I'm not sure I can recall a specific post on that exact point lately from BKK CW, and by lately, I mean after the big fuss was raised (rightly so) by the chambers of commerce and Richard Barrow, etc etc. So I too would like to know exactly what posture BKK CW is taking these days.

 

And to whatever extent BKK CW may be requiring TM30s still, AFAIK, it only comes into play, as folks mentioned above, when you go there for things like extension of stay applications. So if I had any international travel planned, I'd do one just after returning from my last foreign travel trip PRIOR to heading off to BKK CW for an extension of stay visit.

 

In my case, I know BKK CW definitely was demanding TM30 paperwork when i went there to do my retirement extension in late June. However, that was before the main part of the TM30 public fuss had occurred.

 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

The general trend lately for TM30 reports here seems to be of various Immigration offices backing off on/not enforcing the domestic travel TM30 reporting requirement, but still enforcing it for folks returning from international travel.

 

However, I'm not sure I can recall a specific post on that exact point lately from BKK CW, and by lately, I mean after the big fuss was raised (rightly so) by the chambers of commerce and Richard Barrow, etc etc. So I too would like to know exactly what posture BKK CW is taking these days.

 

And to whatever extent BKK CW may be requiring TM30s still, AFAIK, it only comes into play, as folks mentioned above, when you go there for things like extension of stay applications. So if I had any international travel planned, I'd do one just after returning from my last foreign travel trip PRIOR to heading off to BKK CW for an extension of stay visit.

 

In my case, I know BKK CW definitely was demanding TM30 paperwork when i went there to do my retirement extension in late June. However, that was before the main part of the TM30 public fuss had occurred.

 

 

 

 

I can only relate first hand what happened to me Oct 8 CW. 

I attended imm for annual extension (retirement). I asked my condo to do tm30 upon my last reentry on Oct 5. 

Fist one my condo ever did in 7 years same place. 

Point is I had read many previous reports from members of first up being asked for tm30, then being sent off to other que line.

In my case the first comment io was "bankbook please".....etc.

She crossed off and ticked off all docs. 

My last page was print out of tm30 from my condo office. She did not even pick it up. Just pushed it back and said..."you need keep"

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On 11/20/2019 at 9:38 PM, jaiyenyen said:

Okay.

It'll be interesting to hear if they pull you up on that.

Good luck

Some posters reported from CW a month ago. No need for a TM30 report when travelling in Thailand and coming back to the last reported address. But who knows if it's same today. 

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2 hours ago, rkidlad said:

Went there last month to do my extension. I've never done a TM30, and they didn't mention it at all. Nada. 

 

Do you ever travel outside of Thailand?

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3 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

I can only relate first hand what happened to me Oct 8 CW. 

I attended imm for annual extension (retirement). I asked my condo to do tm30 upon my last reentry on Oct 5. 

Fist one my condo ever did in 7 years same place. 

Point is I had read many previous reports from members of first up being asked for tm30, then being sent off to other que line.

In my case the first comment io was "bankbook please".....etc.

She crossed off and ticked off all docs. 

My last page was print out of tm30 from my condo office. She did not even pick it up. Just pushed it back and said..."you need keep"

 

Hopefully that means BKK CW, and other IOs, have really had a change of heart on TM30s in response to all the public furor...

 

Also hopefully, other folks going to BKK CW for their extensions in the coming weeks and months will continue to report similar experiences as yours!

 

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