Notification of Place of Residence (Form TM30)
Section 38 of the Immigration Act, 2522 B.E., states, "House owners, heads of households, landlords, or managers of hotels who house foreign nationals staying in the kingdom temporarily must notify the local immigration authorities of such within 24 hours of the foreigner’s arrival."
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24 April 2019
The landlord must submit Form TM30 within 24 hours of the foreigner’s arrival. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to THB 2,000 per person being imposed on the landlord.
A landlord may file Form TM30 one of two ways:
- Download Form TM30 at the following site: http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/download/tm30.doc, fill in the form, then submit the form in person at the immigration office or send it by registered mail; or
- Submit the form online at the following site: http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/hotel_report.html
Please note that if foreigners staying in Thailand need to contact the immigration office in regard to giving 90 days’ notice or extend their visa, the immigration authorities must have received notification of their residence through Form TM30. If foreigners change their address, leave Thailand and then re-enter, it is necessary for the immigration authorities to have received updated information through Form TM30. Therefore, foreigners should check if their landlord filed Form TM30 before contacting the immigration office.