Provincial offices begin enforcing additional TM30 requirements
10 Oct 19
MPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Provincial immigration offices are now enforcing additional requirements for the TM30 receipt (the Notification Form for House-Master, Owner or the Possessor of the Residence Where Alien Has Stayed), which is attached to visa extension applications and 90-day reports.
What does the change mean? Applicants must now submit an official receipt for the TM30 form prior to submitting visa extensions and 90-day reports to the Immigration Bureau at Chaengwattana in Bangkok and provincial immigration offices. Officers will reject applications if the TM30 has not been filed and no receipt is attached. Fines may also be imposed.
- Effective date: Immediate and ongoing
- Documents affected: Visa extensions, 90-day reports.
- Who is affected: Landlords fulfilling reporting requirements in Bangkok and every province in Thailand.
- Impact on employees: Employees must ensure that the TM30 form is filed prior to submitting visa extensions and 90-day reports. Failure to do so could result in rejection of the application.
- What to watch: Currently, only the Immigration Bureau at Chaengwattana in Bangkok and provincial immigration offices are enforcing the requirement. Whereas the One Stop Service Center immigration office is not enforcing the requirement at this time, and therefore, the change does not affect eligible companies using OSSC rapid services.
Background: Previously, the change was only enforced by the Immigration Bureau at Chaengwattana in Bangkok and some provincial immigration offices.
Analysis & Comments: Employers and all expatriate employees should take into account the change and ensure that the expatriates’ landlord or house-master has completed all TM30 forms prior to submitting visa extension and 90-day report applications to the Immigration Bureau at Chaengwattana in Bangkok or provincial immigration offices.
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