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THAILAND: Relaxation of Rules for Landlords
June 22, 2020
Effective 30 June 2020, heads of household, property owners, landlords and hotel managers accommodating foreign nationals on a temporary basis are no longer required to submit a TM.30 form (‘Landlord Notification Receipt’) every time a foreign national stays at their premises, as currently.
Instead, they must indicate on the TM.30 form the expected arrival and departure dates of each foreign national. If the foreign national travels and stays somewhere else, then returns to the premises during this notified period, the landlord does not need to submit another TM.30.
The TM.30 must be submitted at the local immigration office where the residence or hotel is located, or to the Immigration Office Headquarters for residences and hotels in Bangkok. It can be submitted in person, by post, online at www.immigration.go.th, or via the Section38 Android or iOS application (subject to the requirements of the immigration office).
All long-stay foreign nationals in Thailand should ensure that they have a valid TM.30 when making 90-day reports or applying to renew a visa.
Employers and assignees who may be affected by these changes are advised to contact their Newland Chase immigration specialist for advice.
For general advice and information on immigration and business travel to Thailand, please contact us.