Foreigners married to Thais must show up and check in at a Thai immigration centre every 90 days to report their current address. Can you think of any reason why this is necessary?

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Foreigners married to Thais must show up and check in at a Thai immigration centre every 90 days to report their current address. Can you think of any reason why this is necessary?


Foreigners married to Thais must show up and check in at a Thai immigration centre every 90 days to report their current address. Can you think of any reason why this is necessary?

  • Start date:Jul 3, 2014
  • End date:Jul 4, 2014
  • Voters: 3,380 times
  • Yes
    5.0%
  • No
    95.0%

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  • Discussion 13 : 03 Jul 2014 at 18.4113

    I could imagine the 4 percent of 'Yes" voters live next door to the Immigration offices so they are not inconvenienced, Or, they are Thai

  • Discussion 12 : 03 Jul 2014 at 16.3012

    It is humorous. You don't really need to go at all. Send them the form by post mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Do this about a week prior to due date and they will send back the slip. Better yet just give the form and your passport to your trusted taxi guy and let him do it for you. If you don't have a trusted taxi guy you don't really live here.

  • Discussion 11 : 03 Jul 2014 at 15.5011

    Another baldrick moment.A well thought out plan.

  • Discussion 10 : 03 Jul 2014 at 15.4310

    Perhaps this is another reform measure for the coup leaders. Tracking foreigners (aliens) can be a valid national security interest; however, doing it in the most cost effective and efficient manner is only logical. The time officials waste on excessive paperwork could be better spent in the field tracking illegal aliens or at border/airport immigration posts processing legal entry/exits. One time registration, often rechecked annually at visa renewal anyway, and a requirement to report change of residence are all that is necessary.

  • Discussion 9 : 03 Jul 2014 at 14.589

    “Can you think of any reason why this is necessary?” Sure, as we all know there are thousands of inactive post. They have to do something…

  • Discussion 8 : 03 Jul 2014 at 14.528

    Most foreigners here are legit and sincere. Accepted that there are very few bad apples. So, make the system of tracking "bad apples" more efficient and less harassing for the legit ones (married, work permit holders, retirees, students etc). I have lived in many countries. Australia, for example, didn't ask me to notify ANYTHING for the entire 4 year duration of my sponsored work visa; except, if there was any, change in employment / visa status.

  • Discussion 7 : 03 Jul 2014 at 09.457

    BP. It's not just foreigners married to Thais. But, it's all foreigners including retirees. I've lived at the same address for 6 years. Unless I move, why should I have to do this more than once a year when I renew my visa?
    With the likely influx of ASEAN workers into the country in the coming years, it will mean immigration offices will be overwhelmed and there will be very long waits.
    It's nothing more than another example of dislike of anyone who isn't Thai.

  • Discussion 6 : 03 Jul 2014 at 09.166

    Not only married, but on a work permit from a legitimate institution (Immigration & Labor could make the determination of legitimacy), retirement, etc. If there is no change in residence or visa status, simply doing the annual renewal should be sufficient. The should be a requirement to notify Immigration within 7 days of changing residence or visa status.

  • Discussion 5 : 03 Jul 2014 at 08.085

    I think they could make it easier for those that own their own homes or have lived in the same place for a number of years. In my location they will not even let do mail-in, so I have to drive over 130km one way to do the reporting that takes less than 15 minutes at the office.

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    Discussion 4 : 03 Jul 2014 at 07.334

    Agree with rastas... All countries like to track foreigners within their borders. However, most non-immigrants, like those married to Thais, retirees, Etc. stay at the same address for years. Once a year check-in at visa renewal should be plenty. Perhaps, with an exception to report an address change at anytime.

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