TM30

STARTING DATE: 26 Aug 2019

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TOTAL UPDATE: 18 STORIES

Long-term foreign residents are crying foul at the strict implementation of the TM30 reporting rules, saying that it will only penalise law-abiding foreigners and have little effect on ill-intentioned criminals.

TM30
LATEST
6 Sep 2020

Reminder for foreigners

The Immigration Bureau has urged foreigners to renew their visas before the end of an exemption which falls on Sept 26.

6 Sep 2020 133
Reminder for foreigners
14 Jul 2020

Temporary immigration hub opens doors

A temporary immigration service centre is now up and running at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province to alleviate congestion at the Immigration Bureau as foreigners flock to seek short-stay extensions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 Jul 2020 14
Temporary immigration hub opens doors
9 Jul 2020

Immigration office to reopen at Muang Thong Thani

The Immigration Bureau will open an office at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province from Monday, to relieve congestion at its government complex office on Chaeng Wattana Road.

9 Jul 2020 42
Immigration office to reopen at Muang Thong Thani
25 Jun 2020

Rule relaxed

Property and hotel owners — both Thais and foreigners — will be required to report foreign guests less often than before under amendment to Immigration Act.

25 Jun 2020 101
Rule relaxed
18 Sep 2019

TM30 opposition

The European Association for Business and Commerce has proposed an immediate end to the TM30 24-hour reporting and TM28 change-of-permanent-address immigration forms.

18 Sep 2019 179
TM30 opposition
13 Sep 2019

TM30 not fit for purpose

In March, the Immigration Bureau resurrected the draconian regulation known as TM30 with the aim of keeping track of foreigners' whereabouts. It is legitimate to wonder whether any foreign criminals have disclosed their movements to authorities via the TM30 form.

13 Sep 2019 90
TM30 not fit for purpose
11 Sep 2019

TM30 hassles

The enforcement of the TM30 reporting rules for long-term foreign residents for security reasons has met with strong criticism.

11 Sep 2019 8
TM30 hassles
9 Sep 2019

Drastic overhaul urged

The chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand calls for the government to review the TM30 enforcement.

9 Sep 2019 197
Drastic overhaul urged
31 Aug 2019

Foreign chambers push for TM30 review

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) has proposed a significant review of the Immigration Bureau's TM30 reporting requirement for foreign students, retirees and expatriates due to its negative impacts, and has urged deeper regulatory reform over the medium to long term.

31 Aug 2019 123
Foreign chambers push for TM30 review
26 Aug 2019

In the name of security

The private sector and government are at odds over a new push by immigration officials to enforce the TM30 regulation.

26 Aug 2019 209
In the name of security