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TM28: Thai immigration scraps requirement for foreigners to report when they stay away from home for 24 hours

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8 minutes ago, LomSak27 said:

 

You took all that time, To NOT answer the question I was asking? Hope it's good for you, have no clue what you're on about.

I wasn’t attempting to answer your question just stating a few facts, tbh I don’t didn’t fully understand it obviously you got out the wrong side of bed this morning ?

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diplomats? embassy high up personnel I talked to recently, said they don't have to do any of this nonsense, well, the sheeple still had to do

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16 hours ago, BestB said:

I recall a large number of doom sayers who said that online petition was a waste of time and possibly could get you into trouble for signing . Those who were brave enough to start it and sign it can now laugh in your faces. 
 

well done Isaan lawyers and all who signed to get the attention and for something to change 

I signed it!! So glad it worked!

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2 minutes ago, crazykopite said:

I assume that as long as you return to the same address there is no need . My wife returns to the U.K. twice a year and when she returns she has never ever filled in a TM30 as we have lived in the same house for years the only difference is that her 90 day reporting is not the same as mine and with the new online reporting I don’t see that as a problem we are also lucky that we have a local IO no need to travel far which is a godsend when your doing your yearly extension of stay 

as long as they don't check you entry stamp from uk. as  they will then know you been out and in. so have to redue tm30 or was tm 28  as the dates don't thai up  or get a fine 

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4 minutes ago, Gee Ku said:

Immigration won't know you have gone away for the night if you don't stay in a hotel under your name.

hotels need passport even for one night so not sure how you get round the name thing 

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24 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Actually your immigration office was correct, a TM28 has to be done at a regular police station (with the latest change hardly anybody has to do a TM28)

A few immigration offices just didn't understand the law and asked people for a TM28. Afaik they didn't fine people for not having done a TM28, even if they wrongfully thought it was their job.

But the TM30 is for the owner or Housemaster to submit which I am neither.

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16 hours ago, Chicken George said:

So.. No more reporting TM30. Which our local IO insisted I do even for one night away from my permanent address? 

Go fill one in, and pop over to Immigration with it for a laugh at the IO.

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So a few scenarios.

1/ long stay visa holders no need to report if returning to permanent residence from domestic travel (tm28 or tm30?)

2/ if a long stay holder stays at my house do I have to report (tm30?)

3/ if a tourist stays overnight at my house do I need to report (tm30?)

4/ 90 day reports unchanged?

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Monkeycity said:

Um, then why was I fined yesterday for not notifying within 24 hours? And told that whenever I go to any province longer than 24 hours I have to notify my address or I will be fined, again.

From your post it seems that you are reporting to an IO that is very strict on TM30 compliance.

Some IOs only require it when returning from a trip abroad, and some don't even care at all.

Easiest way to be in compliance with TM30 regulations and to avoid being fined, is to register on the IO TM30 website and file your TM30s on-line.

>> I PM-ed you a step-by-step instruction on how to do this.  It takes approx 30' to 45' to register and file your first TM30 (if you know how to do it), and subsequent ones take less than 2'.

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17 hours ago, BestB said:

I recall a large number of doom sayers who said that online petition was a waste of time and possibly could get you into trouble for signing . Those who were brave enough to start it and sign it can now laugh in your faces. 
 

well done Isaan lawyers and all who signed to get the attention and for something to change 

Do you really believe that the policy was changed because the authorities were afraid of the opinion of foreigners?

 

In my humble opinion, I think that the authorities have been running this to see how it works with the population of foreigners first and then to apply it to the population as a whole. They changed it because they now want to see how things work if they just apply it in the new way, with lots of exceptions that they can selectively withdraw at any time.

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25 minutes ago, crazykopite said:

I assume that as long as you return to the same address there is no need . My wife returns to the U.K. twice a year and when she returns she has never ever filled in a TM30 as we have lived in the same house for years the only difference is that her 90 day reporting is not the same as mine and with the new online reporting I don’t see that as a problem we are also lucky that we have a local IO no need to travel far which is a godsend when your doing your yearly extension of stay 

Yeah but unfortunately for CM they will require TM30 check in. Unless it directly states it for the TM30 being abolished, I still gather it remains and is mandatory. 

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they say things get lost in translation ? but this is all in English i still confused ?

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