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Thai Immigration Says TM30 Not Being Used for Hotel Regulation

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing yet again TM30. There was a recent article in Khaosod English, that is khaosodenglish.com.  The article was titled: Immigration Says TM30 Fix Underway: Pleads for Understanding. In the article that they quote Major General Patipat Suban na Ayudhaya as well as his aide Colonel Thatchapong Sarawanangkul and there was one specific line in this article that I thought was noteworthy: "both men also insist information filed by foreigners and their landlords is only stored in Immigration and not forwarded to any other agency be it tax auditors or hotel regulators."  In prior videos I sort of summised that Thai Immigration might have ulterior motives with respect to utilizing the TM30 insofar as they might be looking for information on those who were not disclosing tax revenue in the form of landlords and it also might be used as an enforcement or as an investigative tool for those who are running basically hotels but without proper licensure and clearly from the quote I just brought up from the Head and apparently the aide to the Head of Thai Immigration, that is not the case. They are not looking for folks who might be in violation of the hotel licensing rules; basically running a hotel without proper licensure. They are utilising TM30 specifically for the purpose of figuring out the addresses of foreigners who are staying temporarily in the Kingdom of Thailand. 

We will keep you updated on this channel with respect to the TM30 issue as it evolves so stay tuned.