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  1. https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailands-defence-ministry-creating-database-to-track-foreigners.html Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=340453506705665&id=176481829769501 Just a link about carrying ID in Thailand Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. No problem. When you are checking in at any good hotel they will take a copy of your Passport and they will report your stay directly online with Immigration. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. sam neuts

    Hotel Raids continue in South Pattaya

    This is a worldwide problem. Not just Thailand. Many countries are taking action against hosts, and platform OTA's that have only controlled the market for the last 10 years. The tax revenue alone makes it worthwhile in many countries to introduce a legal framework of registered businesses. airbnb hosting numbers of over 61,400 listings in Thailand less than a year ago, have dramatically reduced. I guess it depends if Thailand implements controls like France, Japan, France, USA and many other countries. A few well placed authority figures can always make a difference and Thailand certainly has plans for its tourist economy and trying to make it less globalised with projects like GoLocal, Smart Move and the new TAT website integrations. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. sam neuts

    Hotel Raids continue in South Pattaya

    I really do think some things are changing, and from some of the articles and info i read, and our research team finds it is all interesting. As an example: You have no idea how difficult it was to get a list of every hotel with a licence throughout each province in Thailand. But a very interesting project and results for me. Where it is all going depends on so many factors. I like to share what information that is connected to the project i find. Fully understand everyone has their own views and opinions. Not telling anyone what to do. Just info. for everyone to discuss. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. I am sure his ambition does not stop there and in my opinion he is great news for Thailand. He is just as happy to stop corruption in his own offices as he is to get rid of unwanted and illegal foreigners who stay in Thailand. Good luck to him. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. I didnt know about this until i read today: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1063475-thai-law-foreigners-need-business-visas-to-attend-meetings/?utm_source=newsletter-20181019-0608&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. And you think that is the ONLY case throughout Thailand? I dont care if you or anyone else carries their Passport, pay taxes, stay in an illegal hotel, have 800,000 THB put in their bank by an agent to get a retirement visa, work without a visa, wear a helmet or have nominee shareholders. It is just information (not directions) for people to decide themselves if they want to comply with any or all of Thailands many laws, and the current changes in policy of enforcement. If you think Thailand is not going to change that is your choice, but in 20 years i have seen a lot of changes already. And they didnt have the technology they have now. Go to your city hall if you own a property in a company name and they will show you everything from how many years you owe in back payments to annual google map shots of any building changes they have noticed over the years. We didnt get our bill for 10 years. BUT eventually it arrived with a 21 day payment notice. I wasnt avoiding the annual payment. I just didnt know about it. Same as i didnt know you can get 10 years or 100,000 THB fine for an e-cigarette until a friend got caught last year. I prefer to know. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Facts, not fear if you are following the news and Thailand future development plans. Not here trying to worry anyone, and we offer all our "project" details and information free. There is a very recent video of someone in Pattaya being taken back to Immigration for not carrying Passport. Yes, I am sure if you have some other suitable ID you will be OK (most times). Hotel raids are continuing and closures for no licence. TM30's are being enforced. Lawyers offices have been raided for company and nominee shareholders papers. Companies are receiving the City Hall bills for backdated building/land tax. 12.5%. These things ARE happening. Better to be aware of what is going on than pretending its not happening, in my opinion. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. It is a few months since i added this post regarding TM30 and i think people are starting to notice that enforcement is now becoming more strict. You may also have noted that if you are not carrying a passport (it is possible) you may get picked up during current immigration sweeps. There are a lot of changes going on throughout Thailand, and they are being enforced. Don't bury your head in the sand. Hotel Licences, Immigration, TM30 Submissions, Visas, Nominee Company Shareholders, Tax and many more. Stay up to date. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. sam neuts

    Hotel Raids continue in South Pattaya

    It is a few months since i wrote this original post regarding short term rentals in Thailand. As i am sure many of you will have noticed there has been an increase in inspections and closures. The fines will get bigger and the inspections will get more frequent as we approach the 2021 deadline. We are developing a number of web based tools to help Travellers and Hosts. If you are hosting an illegal short term rental property, take care as the fines can be up to 10,000 THB per day (backdated. If you are travelling you need to be aware of last minute cancellations and even being forced to re-locate during your holiday. Make sure your short term rental accommodation is legally operating. (we can give you details on how to check and info on licence applications) If you need to know if your hotel booking has a licence. You are welcome to message me, as i have a FULL list of all hotels throughout Thailand that have a Hotel Licence and able to offer bookings of less than 30 days. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. Maximum 4 rooms and 20 guests. Only applies to Thai owned and managed property. No Company owned or managed property. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. You can get a non-hotel/exemption for certain property offering short term rentals if it is Thai owned and managed (ie. Homestay). You can see lots more information at www.myillegalhotel.com and on the FaceBook Group. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Take a look at www.myillegalhotel.com it will give you lots of information about the Hotel Act in Thailand Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Full agreement with many of your points. Also about tax and registration of all Hosts making money from short term rentals, and ensuring TM30's are in order. Currently little or no control. They are in "negotiations" with companies like airbnb who earned $US 97 million from Thailand tourism in 2017, but pay very little in tax, and have thousands of illegal listings on the website. Multiply that by the number of Global OTA's and you can see how much money the government is losing each year. There are a few changes apparently being made to the Hotel Act, which will be released in the near future. Sent from my SM-G925F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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