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Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting no longer needed for long-stay expats

Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting no longer needed for long-stay expats

PHUKET: Phuket Immigration has confirmed they have received an order making it no longer necessary for landlords of properties with foreign tenants to report within 24 hours every time the foreigner arrives or leaves the property – if the foreigner is staying on a multiple-entry visa or has an extension of stay and enters using a re-entry permit.

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By The Phuket News

Wednesday 24 June 2020, 04:55PM


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.

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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.

Lt Col Nareuwat today also urged any foreigners intending on visiting the Phuket Immigration Office in person to first book an appointment through the QueQ app (on App Store here and Google Play).

“We just don’t want a lot of people to gather in the office as the ‘new normal’ working measures,” he said.

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Fascinated | 25 June 2020 - 20:40:21

For gods sake Mr Ed can't you curb some of the more lunatic comments- how does address reporting that takes about a minute at the drive thru equate to sex offenders and restrictions they face? Methinks the lady doth protest too much again.

Kurt | 25 June 2020 - 13:46:43

Pleasant news. Now next step, make the 90 day report a 180 day report. Doesn't look to me as being a problem to relax more, since thousands of Thai live not registered at all on Phuket.

Christy Sweet | 25 June 2020 - 13:41:04

This was rescinded some months ago, rightfully so as it was on par with restrictions of  a sex offender. The first time I endured it, the officer poured over my rather complicated lease for  20 minutes. Maybe Immig will appreciate  expats a bit more these days as economic contributors?  I spent my US check in Thailand on a new fridge and labor upkeep  around the ranch, and animal vaccinations.

Nasa12 | 25 June 2020 - 10:02:38

Good news, then we can start to take some weekend trips to another part of 

Galong | 25 June 2020 - 09:48:35

Great news, thanks! It's nice to have good news from time to time.   I also love the 90-day reporting drive-thru.  It's so quick and easy.  

JohnC | 25 June 2020 - 08:22:56

Nice one immigration! Slowly catching up with the 21st century. Next step is to stop wasting everyone's time with the 90 day reporting. It should only be required if foreigners change address, NOT just to report your same address year after year.....

maverick | 24 June 2020 - 21:30:01

Excellent news all round 

 

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