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Link Here29th November 2019
Maybe a few useful tips to avoid mosquito bites See article from thethaiger.com

 

 

Extract: Thailand's police state nightmare...

The BBC warns visitors to Thailand about TM30 rules that make all foreigners in Thailand responsible for having every place they stay immediately reported to the immigration police


Link Here29th August 2019
Full story: TM30 Nightmare...Thai police require foreign visitors to report every new location

Thailand has long been an attractive destination for Western expats - where money goes further and can buy a good quality of life. But the revival of an arcane immigration law has angered the expat community and got them questioning their freedoms in Thailand, as George Styllis reports from Bangkok.

I've been made to feel as if I'm not welcome here , says Zareeka Gardner, a 25-year-old English teacher from the US. Since arriving in Thailand in April, she has racked up immigration fines totalling 12,400 baht (330). A large part of that is because her apartment manager failed to promptly file a form saying where she was staying.

Thailand's Immigration Act contains a clause requiring all foreigners to let the authorities know where they're staying at all times.

Previously this job has been done by hotels collecting guests' details, or it was just ignored. But as of March, the government has been applying the law without compromise or exception.

Landlords must notify immigration authorities whenever a foreigner returns home after spending more than 24 hours away from their permanent residence - be it a trip abroad or even leaving the province. The same applies to foreigners married to Thais - their Thai spouse, if they own the house, must file the report.

The form, known as a TM30, must be submitted within 24 hours of the foreigner's arrival or the property owner will be fined. If the fine isn't paid, the foreigner will be unable to renew their visa or other permits until that's rectified.

Read the full article from bbc.co.uk

 

 

Extract: The TM30 Nightmare...

Confusion reigns. Expats none the wiser after FCCT forum, immigration put on defensive


Link Here19th August 2019
Full story: TM30 Nightmare...Thai police require foreign visitors to report every new location

Long-term foreign residents of the kingdom have spent the weekend scratching their heads in bewilderment over the baffling requirements of the now notorious TM30 form after a recent forum at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) with senior Thai immigration officials present on the panel.

On Thursday evening at the FCCT, foreign expats and guest speakers alike expressed concerns about the lack of clarity and consistency in the application of the TM30 regulation, and the officials said they would do their best to forward the complaints and queries to Immigration Bureau

 

...Read the full report from bangkokpost.com


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