The TM30 from section 38 of the Immigration Act (1979) of the act requires, “House owners, heads of household, landlords or managers of hotels who accommodate foreign nationals on a temporary basis who stay in the kingdom legally, must notify the local immigration authorities within 24 hours from the time of arrival of the foreign national.” .
This regulation is far from new. However, it is now newly strictly enforced.
Indeed, without the TM30 registration, certain actions could not be performed such as:
· The 90-day report
· Visa applications
· Renewal of visa
· re-entry permit.
The owner of the property should legally declare any alien living in its property. Hotels already automatically do it. However, Because of the lack of communication about this obligation, most owner didn’t perform it yet. To register is free, however, a fine, from 800THB up to 2,000 THB, is imposed when submitted passed the 48hours delay.
Furthermore, the regulation provides that even if you stayed in Thailand but spent the weekend in another district for example in the countryside, or on an island, A report must be made at the guesthouse, friends place or hotel but also once more when you are back at your place.
You can download the form following this Link: http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/en/base.php?page=download
For the foreigner:
Copy of passport, visa and departure card
For the Landlord:
Identity card, Copy of the tittle deed of the property, House registration book and copy of the rental contract
After any departure and return in Thailand, as your departure card number changed, you should report yourself again.