Know the TM 30 requirements. The Thai Immigration Bureau has just recently announced the implementation of the TM30 regulation. This will require owners of properties in Thailand to report all foreigners present overnight on their premises to the Immigration Bureau within 24 hours.
The enforcement of these rules has caused a widespread of panic and confusion among expats and landlords alike. One of the most particular concerns has been the constant delay and rejection. This of Non-Immigrant Visa (Retirement Visa and Marriage Visa) applications. These are in situations where the foreigners TM30 Form has not been completed.
Properties all around the Kingdom that have non-Thai residents. Should register these expats with the Immigration Bureau through the TM30 Form. Applicants who fail to provide an official receipt for this Notification of Residence of Foreigners will not be able to apply for any type of Non-Immigrant Visa extensions, 90-day reporting and request for multiple entry visas.
The TM30 or Notification of Residence of Foreigners is used by the Thai Immigration Bureau to keep track of foreigners and their addresses in Thailand. This besides the 90-day reporting. This wherein foreigners have to notify their current address in Thailand every 90 days. Under Section 38 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522, the owner or lessor of a property: house, condominium, apartment hotel or other residence is responsible to report the stay of a foreigner in their premises within 24 hours.
Failure to comply would result to a fine with a maximum of THB 2,000, and THB 10,000 maximum for hotels. Although the owner of the residence is responsible for filing the TM30 reporting. Foreigners should also make sure that their Form TM30 has been completed properly on their behalf to prevent delays or rejection for their visa applications.
Those foreigners who have Permanent Residence status in Thailand are exempted from showing their TM30 report compliance. This as they are covered under the rules being applied for their annual endorsement and re-entry stamp process. Thus, every other foreigner residing in Thailand Including those with Non-B, Non-O, Non-ED or Tourist Visa are advised. To see to it that their landlord has reported their TM30 to the Immigration Bureau. This and can also provide a receipt which the foreigner could show as proof to the Immigration Bureau when they need to extend or renew their visas in Thailand.
The focus of the enforcement of the TM30 rules by the Thai Immigration Bureau is centered on visa renewals. Therefore, when foreigners are scheduled to renew their visas then they are advised to make sure that their landlord has complied with the TM30 reporting.
Numerous cases have been confirmed regarding foreigners not being issued their visas. This by the Immigration Bureau due to failure of compliance for the TM30. There have been fines between THB 800 to THB 2,000 in behalf of their property owner or landlord.