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Update on Form TM30 and TM28 in Thailand

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the TM30 and the TM28. 

We have done prior videos specifically on those topics but it recently came to my attention via the Phuket News, that is thephuketnews.com, all one word. The article is titled: Right on Time: Phuket Immigration Explained TM30 and TM28 Requirements for Reporting Foreigners. Quoting directly: "No, we don't hold foreigners responsible for filing the TM30.  Foreigners just need to make sure that they fill in a TM28. The TM30 is the landlord's job, Phuket Immigration Deputy Chief Colonel Nareuwat Putthawiro said plainly on Wednesday August 28." 

I urge those watching this video to check out this article. It is in the Phuket News, the Requirements for Reporting Foreigners.  The TM28 is something we talked about recently and as noted it didn't seem like that was a particular issue with respect to Thai immigration but as I understand the forms, and as I understand the law, the TM28 is really the more appropriate form for the foreigner in question, whereas the TM30 is more appropriate for the landlord. So maybe moving forward we may see a change in policy with respect to TM28 being more prioritized here in Bangkok but for now that doesn't seem to be the case. For now, it seems that the TM30 is the primary form which is being dealt with. But in Phuket it appears that the TM28 is the more important form for thephuketnews.com. Right on Time: Phuket Immigration Explained TM30 and TM28 the foreigner on a personal level. 

So moving forward, exactly how this is going to play out remains to be seen. We will update you as things progress on this matter but for now the interesting thing is Phuket seems to be prioritizing the TM28. Meanwhile, here in Bangkok Immigration Division One, the TM30 is still the main attraction when dealing with this issue.