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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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OMG!

Guys, READ THE THAI GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT. This is GOOD NEWS!

Dont try to twist this around.

 

NO MORE REPORTING UNLESS YOU CHANGE ADDRESS!

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Anyone remember this kerfuffle from a few months ago? I thought it was ironed out at the time that TM30 is under Section 38, and is about reporting residence, whereas TM28 is under Section 37 and is about reporting address (in practice this meant a permanent change of address, and was hardly ever enforced).

 

TM30 reports haven't gone anywhere, and contrary to the misinformation in the OP, reporting of residence is still required after 24 hours away - though as before, some regional offices are stricter about it than others. 

 

 

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Be careful guys, (Chicken George) Immigration scrap the TM.28 not the TM.30...………….?

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So now I don't have to tell my wife where I've disappeared to for the last day or so?  Can I do a three day weekend?

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I never bothered reporting anything, in and out of the country several times, trips up to CM , Bangkok etc. Immigration never asked me about it.

Nothing bad happened to me and here we are. 

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that has got to be a good thing that they cancelled this.along way to go before things change.lets hope it happens before all the expats have had enough and left to stay in the neighbouring countries.this happens everyday and everyone knows it

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7 minutes ago, SammyA said:

I do rent a house. I did my own TM-30 years ago my landlord didn’t do it I did it but I had all the paperwork from the landlord. I always make sure I get that. But I rent a house and no problem. I’ve been renting the same house for 6 years. 

Since as its no problem for u does that automatically means  it doesn’t cause problems  for others ??

 

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SammyA, 

The management of the place I stay usually, do the TM30 on line. 

When I stay somewhere else I stay in places where they do the same thing. 

I never received any proof of a TM30 done, to put in my passport. 

These seems ok for all the Immigration officers I dealt with. 

That is my experience, nothing more. 

 

 

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On 2/20/2020 at 6:17 PM, Yorkie said:

In the 20 years living here I have never completed nor been asked to complete a TM28 form. My wife has once completed a TM30 form (about 5 years ago).

We rarely had immigration visit our home, but they got a new boss at the imm place and he insisted that they visit every foreigner's home. That happened for 2 years and then neither hide nor hair for 2-years now.

Things change.

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1 hour ago, SammyA said:

In fact I recently did my last extension and it didn’t come up and I’ve traveled all over Thailand throughout 2019 into 2020. And no TM-30 or 28 necessary and extension successful. I never did think it was a big deal just like a lot of things. 

Congratulations, you live in an area that doesn't enforce TM30, for the rest of us it is enforced and its a big deal.

 

Where I live, they dont enforce motorbike helmet laws "BUT" I dont carry on that its not an issue, no big deal etc, I am fully aware that its just where I live and for the other 90% of Thailand helmet laws are enforced.

 

 

 

 

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So it is clear as mud, apart from not having to do a TM 28, i tried reading the whole immigration post but my eyes began to glaze over

Can we now stop the 90 days nonsense please? ridiculous waste of everybody's time.

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21 hours ago, KKr said:

In the exceptions as I read it relatives do not have to be reported under TM30 ( section.    )

seems like an improvement to me.

Looks like other comments here don'[t agree with you.

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