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BANGKOK 18 December 2018 19:17
sustanon

just arrived on a METV. I have to go immigration to notify my address?

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i am just arrived in thailand on a METV. I have to go immigration to notify my address? Or i can do in 2 months when i will go immigration for the 30 days extension?

 

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That depends upon the whether the place where you are staying does the required TM30 report or not.

It also depends upon the office where you will be doing the extension application. Some would fine you for not doing the TM30 report within 24 hours of arrival at your residence.

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You’re a tourist, you don’t need to report anything.

 

Reporting your arrival/stay is down to someone at the address you’re staying at, and that’s only required/enforced at some  offices.

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21 minutes ago, kelboy said:

I payed 800tb for not going to the  immigration within 24 hours. So up to you. My daughter is coming in 3 weeks for a holiday and I'll take her very next day. 

Take her for what??

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2 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Take her for what??

If you stay at a private house you must let the immigration know. It's the house master responsible to do this. If you stay in a hotel then they have to do it. 

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9 minutes ago, kelboy said:

If you stay at a private house you must let the immigration know. It's the house master responsible to do this. If you stay in a hotel then they have to do it. 

I would do absolutely nothing.

But if you feel you must, get all her documents, passport etc. and do it yourself. She does not have to be there.

You do not need to take her any where let her rest by the pool while in my opinion, you waste your time.

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forget it, it's a tourist visa. you don't have an address.
if they do say something at extension the small fine is probably worth the day you did not waste there. esp in bkk where hte office is way out there, paying taxi's etc.

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Before I got a marriage extension and started doing 90-day reports I wrote the address of where I would be staying on my arrival card, nothing more.

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1 hour ago, Kerryd said:

Or you can skip it and risk getting caught (like when you go to do an extension on your METV) and pay the fine or - if Big Joke catches you - arrested and deported.

(Remember all those news articles about the people being caught in their "Operation X-Ray" sweeps, whose only crime was they hadn't reported their address.)

There is no risk of getting caught, and no one can be arrested or deported for not making a TM.30 report.

 

The people being arrested had overdue 90 day reports (TM.47).

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35 minutes ago, tweedledee2 said:

Before I got a marriage extension and started doing 90-day reports I wrote the address of where I would be staying on my arrival card, nothing more.

But that was then, this is now... 😀

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6 minutes ago, elviajero said:

There is no risk of getting caught, and no one can be arrested or deported for not making a TM.30 report.

 

The people being arrested had overdue 90 day reports (TM.47).

But the 'risk' is wasting a day getting it done after paying a fine, perhaps even being denied an extension.

 

There is good advice, and there is advice on how to 'beat the system'.

 

This forum usually provides good advice...

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My story, which could be helpful for the OP >

I recently found out on the Thai Visa forum that to be in compliance with Thai legislation, the Thai authorities always need to be informed WHERE a foreigner is staying.

If you are visiting Thailand as tourist and stay in Hotels or Guesthouses while visiting the country, it is the duty of the Hotel or Guesthouse owner to report your stay to the local Immigration office (and that’s why Hotels almost always ask for your passport when you check in).

But it seems that this also applies when you are staying at the house of Thai friends or your girlfriend.

So my girlfriend needs to report that I am staying at her house, and the TM30 is the official form to be used for doing that.

Normally that filled-in official form has to be presented within 24 hours of your arrival in a Thai friends home at the local Immigration Office of the province you are staying.

In our case that means the Immigration Office in Si Sa Ket.  But that’s +70 kilometer from my girlfriends home!

And I read on the Thai Visa forum, that in case there is no Immigration Office in the province you are residing or if the Immigration Office is too far away, you can also present the filled-in TM30 at the local Police station.

The local Police Station simply needs to fill-in and stamp the Receipt of Notification part on the bottom of the document.

And you just need to keep the stamped copy of the TM30 in your passport.

In the past I have never had such TM30 filed, but last time when I re-entered Thailand overland at the Chaim Cambodian border the Thai border official told my girlfriend that she needed to report me staying at her house.

We didn’t do this, and we had no trouble later on.  But it seems that if you did not do this and you have to go to an Immigration Office for some reason during your stay, you can be fined.  And since Thailand is getting tougher on reinforcing their immigration laws for tourists and foreign residents, it is better to be in full compliance.

After all, it is little work.  Just filling in the TM30 form and submitting it to your local Immigration Office or police-station to have them stamp the Receipt of Notification part on the bottom

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