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Phuket Immigration Warns Of Drive On Foreign Stay Reports

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Usually the Thai wife will take care of hotel reservations in Thailand.

I suspect that she also uses her own name. Using her husband's

name always results in higher prices.

How would the hotel know they have a foreigner registered?

They see them walk in the door and go to a room with the Thai who took the key.

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Can i still pick up a pretty girl in RCA and stay in her High floor Condo, lets say for 3 days/nights?smile.png
Must she report me then? cheesy.gif

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In order for implementation to occur all the Thai staff would have to become organized, efficient, motivated, coherent and somewhat competent. Nice that someone at immigration has such a dream and vision for their country. Many a prudent person would advise them not to hold their breath waiting.

PS; recently checked into a hotel with a visiting friend. We got 2 rooms. After the desk clerk copied friends passport I offered my passport, the girl quickly said no. There was no queue and not busy.

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So, in theory, if non-Thai, resident of Thailand, stays at your home for a couple of days whilst travelling you have to rush off to immigration, which maybe a hundred kilometres or more, to report their stay?

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And what about the electronic tracking devices?

why not suggest (lobby for) every tourist to wear a ankle device.?

Enter a payed room and biiiiiiieeeep, no beep in 24 hours your asked to leave (the country)

Exception for high end tourisst who sign a MOU of not less the spending a 1000 $Us a day in Thailand,(LOL of course)

It is getting worse then Laos were it is just highly 'appriciated" to welcome the village chief first before saying hello to friends or spouses family.

This all is related to AEC is my opinion, neighboring country folk will be harsly "followed' construction 'registered' labor will be able to pay there way out, but

women and children are most likely to fall victim HT hangs if these rules are not strictly enforced.

Well it is the law.

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Phuket and surrounding areas are contineously in the headlines for the wrong reasons: murders, burglaries, rapes, jet ski scams, tuktuk and taxi maffia, etc

It strikes me that the authorities are only grabbing headlines by enforcing existing laws related to the presence of foreigners, like the one in this topic or the drive against foreign (Russian) travel agencies.

However, local officials and politicians should realise that their actions lack any credibility as long as they are not even able to establish a busconnection from Phuket Airport to the main tourist spots.

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So, in theory, if non-Thai, resident of Thailand, stays at your home for a couple of days whilst travelling you have to rush off to immigration, which maybe a hundred kilometres or more, to report their stay?

No, you go local police

"If there is no Immigration Office located in that area , the local police official for that area must be notified."

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Just another way for the greedy Immigration blokes to make more money. Don't they make enough already screwing the tourists for 300 bht for 2 minutes "consultation". Just watch them while you are waiting for your retirement visa extension to be processed. Watch how many slip notes into their pockets. Makes me sick.

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We hear fairly regularly that immigration intends to enforce the long existing law on foreigner visitor registration in hotels etc.

I think it would be a deterrent for some undesirables - assuming their passport is genuine and backhanders do not get passed around to not register the visitor.

Equally, let's hope that immigration do not also accept a brown envelope to bypass any of the targeted establishments.

However, how many hotels, etc. are there in Phuket, and does the immigration department have enough staff to check every place?

Questions, questions, questions.

Sounds like we have an applicant for the Thai immigration force. clap2.gif

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When you go for your annual 1 yer renewal for retirement you need to have the owner of the property or your spouse with you or a contract. I assume that this is in replacement to reporting. Personally i think it is a good idea this way they can attempt to make sure people that are a hardship are not here screwing things up for the rest of us

Not once in my fifteen experience.

A map showing where I live is all they want.

And what that has to do with "hardship people screwing it up" I do not know.

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So if you rent a house and relatives come to stay with you what is the requirement there?

Why is this topic causing so much confusion. If you rent the house you ARE NOT the owner, so it's not your responsibility to tell immigration of the foreigner staying there.. it's the responsibility of the OWNER.

Even if you rent, lease or have an usufruct you are still not the legal owner.

You still can manage to receive a residency paper by supplying a renting contract, your visa and passport, or get listed within the yellow tabien baan (for that one you need the owner of your residence). Then you are all set.

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We hear fairly regularly that immigration intends to enforce the long existing law on foreigner visitor registration in hotels etc.

I think it would be a deterrent for some undesirables - assuming their passport is genuine and backhanders do not get passed around to not register the visitor.

Equally, let's hope that immigration do not also accept a brown envelope to bypass any of the targeted establishments.

However, how many hotels, etc. are there in Phuket, and does the immigration department have enough staff to check every place?

Questions, questions, questions.

In Pattaya, they can hardly cope with the sea of Walk-in Clients. Here we queue in the car-park and listen for the loudspeaker to call our number.

My last 90 Day took 90 minutes to do as the queue was so long - and it was mid-week!.

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A few years ago whilst staying in a CNX gh , a huge 'skinhead' type Serbian did a runner owing a months rent. He had used a photocopy of his passport.

The landlady reported it. Two days later Immigration and 'others' turned up and checked her records. They said the guy was on thier wanted list and made her promise to submit a detailed guest list everyday. Which she faithfully honoured.

A guy would come round each morning, collect yesterdays form and leave a new form to be filled in.

Months later after returning from Laos, in the same gh, reception where called by the consulate asking to speak to me (family emergency-go home asap). The consulate had found me via the guest reporting system and so I was able to say goodbye to my farther.

This system is priceless for safety and emergencies. It should be strictly enforced.

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So if you rent a house and relatives come to stay with you what is the requirement there?

Why is this topic causing so much confusion. If you rent the house you ARE NOT the owner, so it's not your responsibility to tell immigration of the foreigner staying there.. it's the responsibility of the OWNER.

Even if you rent, lease or have an usufruct you are still not the legal owner.

You still can manage to receive a residency paper by supplying a renting contract, your visa and passport, or get listed within the yellow tabien baan (for that one you need the owner of your residence). Then you are all set. It is useful to have two duty stamps on your contract. I just put them next to the signatures on the scanner.

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