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I (or rather my partner) did my TM30 4 years ago and I have never updated it. I keep a copy of the receipt in my passport. My address has remained the same and I have a yellow tabian baan. Since then, I have been in and out of the country more than a dozen times. Immigration have never even mentioned my TM30 through several extensions, reentry permits, 90 day reports etc., let alone asked me to update it or fined me. So the answer to the OP is that enforcement of this all depends (but depends on what, who knows...)

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6 minutes ago, neilrob said:

I (or rather my partner) did my TM30 4 years ago and I have never updated it. I keep a copy of the receipt in my passport. My address has remained the same and I have a yellow tabian baan. Since then, I have been in and out of the country more than a dozen times. Immigration have never even mentioned my TM30 through several extensions, reentry permits, 90 day reports etc., let alone asked me to update it or fined me. So the answer to the OP is that enforcement of this all depends (but depends on what, who knows...)

That is still a skeleton, and on a bad day, they will count how many times you violated the law....and multiply.  Might even be simpler to not have one than to do one and not report, when you get a new arrival card.  Probably and should be are not good words, when you are lining up for a number.

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6 hours ago, worgeordie said:

 If you go to Prom and report your return to Thailand, That is

your TM30 report ?,just show the officer your passport,with me,

they just tipex out the last date and write new report date,on the

slip of paper,that is torn off the bottom of the original TM 30 form,

why anyone would need an agent to do that for them,is beyond me

regards worgeordie

If there is zero wait time - no line - and you are not far from Promenada why not. But if you work and are not available

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Now even more confusing... Dukes is Not on the 1st floor... and this tread IS NOT about your initial TM30 submission which requires proof of ownership but for a person with a valid TM30 that has left the country for a short period and returned and must have the TM30 updated because the have a new departure card... 

 

What copies or documentation is needed when going to Immigrations one stop desk on the same floor as The Dukes?....

 

Also will Dukes deliver pizza to the one stop waiting area? :whistling:

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Ask your condo, hotel as well.  my condo when I arrive back in Chiang Mai they have a system set up already with immigration via a website, they take a scan of my passport, departure card send it in to immigration which in turn sends them the tm30 registration complete, they even give me a hard copy of that  which I bring with me when i do 90 reports.  perhaps not all places do it for you

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1 hour ago, BuddyDean said:

That is still a skeleton, and on a bad day, they will count how many times you violated the law....and multiply.  Might even be simpler to not have one than to do one and not report, when you get a new arrival card.  Probably and should be are not good words, when you are lining up for a number.

Is this based on anything at all? Can you cite an actual case of Immigration multiplying the penalty in these circumstances? Can you cite a person who can get away in current conditions with doing an extension without ever having done a TM30? I never have heard of such and I have substantial experience here and knowledge of many others dealing with Immigration in all sorts of circumstances. Sounds like advice based on ignorance. My post was based on actual experience over a period of four years, both doing extensions etc. in person and occasionally using an agent. My most recent experience was just a couple of weeks ago...actual experience...

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I just arrived back from Vietnam on Friday. I will not be back to Chiang Mai until after Wednesday and am stating at inlaw's home in Bangkok. They won't check me in. So I technically am not back at my residence. I will show air stub as proof of arrival back to Chiang Mai. 

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8 hours ago, worgeordie said:

 If you go to Prom and report your return to Thailand, That is

your TM30 report ?,just show the officer your passport,with me,

they just tipex out the last date and write new report date,on the

slip of paper,that is torn off the bottom of the original TM 30 form,

why anyone would need an agent to do that for them,is beyond me

regards worgeordie

Not TM 30. That's nothing to do with us. TM 28 if I remember rightly. I went to do one at the old office way back and they didn't even know what it was.

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3 hours ago, neilrob said:

I (or rather my partner) did my TM30 4 years ago and I have never updated it. I keep a copy of the receipt in my passport. My address has remained the same and I have a yellow tabian baan. Since then, I have been in and out of the country more than a dozen times. Immigration have never even mentioned my TM30 through several extensions, reentry permits, 90 day reports etc., let alone asked me to update it or fined me. So the answer to the OP is that enforcement of this all depends (but depends on what, who knows...)

Only need a new TM 30 if your address changes, so I understand, but I definitely needed it when I did my last extension.

The reality is if they want to get one for something they can. Depends on their mood.

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This one always puzzels me. During my 17 yrs. on a retirement ext. here, I have been home on holiday at least every year or two (sometimes two times a year). I have never reported my return within 24 hrs.

  I simply go to Soi 5 Imm. 90 days after I returned and have never had a problem?

   PS. I always get a re-entry permit except one occasion when I went to Malasia and forget to get it. That time I had to apply all over again for my retirement ext.

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1 hour ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Not TM 30. That's nothing to do with us. TM 28 if I remember rightly. I went to do one at the old office way back and they didn't even know what it was.

good luck with that 

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Whatever the Immig officer wants at that moment is all that counts.  Each case may be different in his opinion.  Good advice is to CYA = cover your ars*.

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7 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Not TM 30. That's nothing to do with us. TM 28 if I remember rightly. I went to do one at the old office way back and they didn't even know what it was.

TM28 is only for internal travel in Thailand,say if you go out of the provence and

return, but they dont really bother with that now,bit of overkill, 

regards worgeordie

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This post, and several others, is a good reminder of why I got a retirement visa in the Philippines and now spend 6 months in each place, using tourist visas for Thailand. I have had my Resident Retirement Visa for 7 years, I have NEVER reported/visited Immigration in that time. I don't need an entry/exit permit, I just come and go with a smile and hello from IO on the counters.  This is how retirees should be treated !! 

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2 hours ago, biggles45 said:

This post, and several others, is a good reminder of why I got a retirement visa in the Philippines and now spend 6 months in each place, using tourist visas for Thailand. I have had my Resident Retirement Visa for 7 years, I have NEVER reported/visited Immigration in that time. I don't need an entry/exit permit, I just come and go with a smile and hello from IO on the counters.  This is how retirees should be treated 

 

 

Not bad, if you don't mind Juan, Jose, Pedro, and Maria living in cardboard houses.  Could get that in Mexico or any other Catholic nation. SETVs certainly are t painless, and neither are thirty day extensions, or trips to the border (probably least painful).  One pretty bad day per year for me, 1900 THB....and the TM30 monkey business, that I have taken full charge of. 

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