Immigration Bureau Announces New Regulations Regarding TM. 30 Residence Notification

The Immigration Bureau has introduced new regulations surrounding the notification of foreigners’ place of residence, otherwise known as the TM. 30 notification. This took effect on 28th March 2019; and according to the announcement, applicants who are unable to provide an official receipt indicating the completion of the TM. 30 notification will not be eligible to apply for visa extensions, complete their 90-day reports, or request for multiple re-entry permits.


The TM. 30 notification is used by the immigration bureau as a way of tracking where foreigners reside in Thailand, and its submission is primarily the responsibility of lessors or hotel operators. The notification must be submitted within 24 hours of the foreigner’s arrival; and failing to comply with this requirement will incur a maximum fine of THB 10,000 on the lessor or hotel operator.


Although lessors or hotel operators are primarily responsible for filing the notification, foreign residents should ensure that this has been duly completed on their behalf, particularly if they plan to file for applications at the immigration bureau. Lease agreements are not usually required when filing the TM. 30 notification, and lessors/hotel operators are permitted to report submit the notification for more than one foreigner at a time, so long as it has been within 24 hours of the foreigner’s arrival. The notification can be submitted either by reporting directly at the Immigration Bureau, sending the application via post mail, or through the Immigration Bureau’s online platform.


On top of providing more information about the TM. 30 notification, Silk Legal can also help make arrangements for the submission of the TM. 30 at the Immigration Bureau on your behalf. We also specialize in other matters related to immigration, visas, and work permits.


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