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I've lived here for eight years and didn't know about this until I read about the crackdown in Phuket. I live in my ex-wifes condo (rent free - no paper work), I put my address on my immigration card (I go back to the UK occasionally for a holiday) do my yearly extension and 90 day reporting religiously, and this has never been mentioned. I use my 3BB bill to confirm my address.

My ex lives in the UK when she comes over next if she fills in the TM30 and takes it to Pattaya Immigration will she still be fined. Its 17 months since I last arrived and 5 months since my last extension (retirement). If she gets fined will it still be 800 or 1600 Baht..

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My landlord just called me to say she was at the immigration office in Phuket town ( with the TM30 filled in) and now they want copies of the passports, TM cards, and visa of the "aliens" to go with it.:facepalm:She said there's no mention of this anywhere in the office , nothing written in Thai. Anyway, just to let you all know and be better prepared. Oh and one last thing, I've been living in this house for 17 years so they already have 17 years worth of papers on me laugh.png .It's a wonder this island doesn't sink under all this paper!

Thailand getting more like India now a days...lol

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I've lived here for eight years and didn't know about this until I read about the crackdown in Phuket. I live in my ex-wifes condo (rent free - no paper work), I put my address on my immigration card (I go back to the UK occasionally for a holiday) do my yearly extension and 90 day reporting religiously, and this has never been mentioned. I use my 3BB bill to confirm my address.

My ex lives in the UK when she comes over next if she fills in the TM30 and takes it to Pattaya Immigration will she still be fined. Its 17 months since I last arrived and 5 months since my last extension (retirement). If she gets fined will it still be 800 or 1600 Baht..

There is no 'crackdown'. Simply a putsch to top up lost revenue via visa agents who must share their fee, due to the perception the junta gives a crap.

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Went to immigration today for a visa extension, without the documentation now attached to my passport they would not have issued it.The form MUST be completed before they will give all extensions.

There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before.

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My landlord just called me to say she was at the immigration office in Phuket town ( with the TM30 filled in) and now they want copies of the passports, TM cards, and visa of the "aliens" to go with it.:facepalm:She said there's no mention of this anywhere in the office , nothing written in Thai. Anyway, just to let you all know and be better prepared. Oh and one last thing, I've been living in this house for 17 years so they already have 17 years worth of papers on me laugh.png .It's a wonder this island doesn't sink under all this paper!

Thailand getting more like India now a days...lol

"Thailand getting more like India now a days...lol" - I was thinking more like North Korea. biggrin.png

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Went to immigration today for a visa extension, without the documentation now attached to my passport they would not have issued it.The form MUST be completed before they will give all extensions.

There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before.

"There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before." - mmmm, wonder if she will be getting a visit from the taxman, in the future?

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Went to immigration today for a visa extension, without the documentation now attached to my passport they would not have issued it.The form MUST be completed before they will give all extensions.

There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before.

This is quite confusing. One of our guests applied for his month extension on tourist visa down at Patong Immigration. He had all our prepared documention in his pocket. Nothing asked and he watched to see if the officer made any checks on the computer - nothing. Month extension issued.

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Went to immigration today for a visa extension, without the documentation now attached to my passport they would not have issued it.The form MUST be completed before they will give all extensions.

There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before.

This is quite confusing. One of our guests applied for his month extension on tourist visa down at Patong Immigration. He had all our prepared documention in his pocket. Nothing asked and he watched to see if the officer made any checks on the computer - nothing. Month extension issued.

I don't think "month" extensions are what they are talking about, it's longer extensions I think.My mistake, I shouldn't have said "all".

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Went to immigration today for a visa extension, without the documentation now attached to my passport they would not have issued it.The form MUST be completed before they will give all extensions.

There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before.

This is quite confusing. One of our guests applied for his month extension on tourist visa down at Patong Immigration. He had all our prepared documention in his pocket. Nothing asked and he watched to see if the officer made any checks on the computer - nothing. Month extension issued.

I don't think "month" extensions are what they are talking about, it's longer extensions I think.My mistake, I shouldn't have said "all".

The address registration is currently only checked when applying for a long stay extension.

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Went to immigration today for a visa extension, without the documentation now attached to my passport they would not have issued it.The form MUST be completed before they will give all extensions.

There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before.

"There was no fine when my landlady took the TM30 last week even though I'd lived in the house for the past 17 years and never completed it before." - mmmm, wonder if she will be getting a visit from the taxman, in the future?

I guess it's possible. But tax is already paid on the 30 year lease every year so I can't see why she should.Plus the new land tax starts next year, how many times can they tax the same transaction facepalm.gif . Maybe I should just pay all my income to the tax office every month and eat grass laugh.png

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