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Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

By The Phuket News

 

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An officer explains immigration requirements to a foreign woman at the Phuket Immigration office in Phuket Town today (Feb 21). Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

PHUKET:-- Phuket Immigration today confirmed that the categories of foreigners who are no longer required to complete 24-hour reporting requirements has been expanded.

 

The news follows a notice posted on the Immigration Bureau official website that is marked as posted online last Friday (Feb 14), but not noticed by the public until today (Feb 21).

 

Lt Col Udom Thongchin, Deputy Chief of the Phuket Immigration Office, told The Phuket News today that most of the order repeals the old law and formalises changes already confirmed in September last year. 

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-immigration-confirms-24-hour-reporting-lifted-for-more-foreigners-90-day-reports-remain-unchanged-74942.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-02-21

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So they are profiling foreigners now?  Deciding who is naughty and who is nice?

 

Constantly moving target...

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Which one is the Immigration Officer? In Khon Kaen Immigration, all officers wear uniform and look extremely smart! 

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1 hour ago, graemeaylward said:

Which one is the Immigration Officer? In Khon Kaen Immigration, all officers wear uniform and look extremely smart! 

Fascinating but this is PHUKET, where the IOs have dress down days and the civilian staff don't wear uniforms.

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Has Phuket immigration yet again misunderstood the difference between the TM28 and the TM30? 

 

 

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AS clear as mud!

The latest order – marked as effective as of January 28, 2020, but signed by Royal Thai Police Commissioner General Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda on January 14, 2020 (see here) – repeals Section 37 of the Immigration Act B.E.2522 (1979).

However, the new order simply repeats the definition previously defined by Section 37 with the exact same provisions?????????

2.3 If travelling to any province and staying there longer than twenty-four hours, such alien shall notify the police officer at the local police station within forty-eight hours from the time of arrival.

The new order also lists which foreigners are still required to complete 24-hour reporting,

 

 

My answer is I wont travel internally in Thailand as this act is just so hard to understand. Meh, saves me money on not buying rubbish I dont want later.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Peter Denis said:

Don't cheer too quick!  Basically NOTHING has changed.

90-day reporting as well as TM 30 compliance, nothing changed and still required.

Some irrelevant fiddling around with TM-28 and TM-27, is what this is all about.

A 'fart in a bottle' as they say in my home-country...

Not sure why you say that? Clearly states that I now no longer have to do the reporting as of having a child and Thai spouse etc. 
The 90 day reporting is unchanged indeed but easy to do Online already, many leave within 90 days on multi re-entries too. 

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I have my own condo, I'm 55 years old but come often now on a tourist visa for 60 days , eventually extended 30 more days...

I year ago, they fined me in Jomtien 1600 TB (!) before to be able to pay 1900 THB more for my 30 days extension...which I needed by the for only 10 more days...(because they started to enforece a old "law" (TM30) even for owners in their own condo !!) and that never happenned in 10 years ...So imagine how unfair I felt it was...really fed up..

Has anything change there or although they already have my adress 2 times (1 time when filling the visa in Belgium and 1 time when filling the TM6 in the plane before to land to pass imigration), am I still required to go to immigration 24 or 48 or 96 hours after my arrival in my own condo ??..which is really a pain in the....and makes me think to sell my condo, It's even so difficult to rent because in this case after all, I am also responsible to declare the foreigners inside and as it is in Nirun condo, if I had to pass through a thai agency, it's not even worth it...I prefer then to keep it free for me to come randomly when I can.

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CW did not seem interested last time I was there, but as we know, it can depend on which IO you get. TiT.

 

I would think they are as sick of it as we are by now. I asked the IO what time she thought she would leave work that evening, due to all the extra paperwork. I think that hit the spot!

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4 minutes ago, neeray said:

Maybe what “hit the spot” with your question was she thought you were going to ask her for a date.

Never NEVER date the IO. When the relationship ends you are declared persona non grata and deported. Also, some of em look like they might be into bdsm femdom. Yikes!

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