Col Nareuwat Putthawiro of Phuket Immigration confirmed the rule change to The Phuket News today (June 24).
“This change will save much time for landlords and property owners,” he said.
Under the previous TM30 requirements, property owners and managers were to report each time a foreigner arrived at the premises within 24 hours, even if the foreigner had stayed elsewhere for only a short period.
The rule change makes this no longer necessary for foreigners staying on a multiple-entry visa or an extension of stay and re-enters Thailand using a re-entry permit.
The order is to marked as to come into effect on June 30.
The new rule apparently does not apply to those on visa exempt entries and single-entry visas of any category unless they left and re-entered using a re-entry permit during the original entry from it, ThaiVisa noted in their report of the rule change.
“We just don’t want a lot of people to gather in the office as the ‘new normal’ working measures,” he said.