Petition to Extend TM30 Form Deadlines
The Goal. To give landlords and foreigners more time to submit the TM30 form.
The Problem. Every Thai national hosting a foreigner in their property must report and submit the TM30 form within 24 hours, with the exception of hotels and other businesses licensed to receive guests. However, recent changes are now requiring non-Thai nationals to report to immigration after visiting another province for more than 24 hours, which seems extreme and unnecessary. While we understand it is done to help keep the country safe and to track any criminal behaviors, 24 hours is just too soon to report to immigration. In addition, many of these tourists have been in Thailand for a number of years and have been living in the country quietly.
The Solution. Expats who have been in Thailand for a certain number of years, for example, at least 10 years, should be exempt from this law, especially if the person has not been involved in any violations or criminal activities. Furthermore, those who are just going for a vacation of a few days to another province should not be required to show to immigration. Only those who are going out of the country must be required to report their place of residence upon going back or if going to another province for more than a week.
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