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    Needing to Change Your Address - WTF!!!!!

    I went to my beloved immigration today to say my quarterly hello...

    Today's issues....there were several....

    1. The boss calls me over to the desk and tells me I need to process this paperwork in Chiang Mai as my current address is registered in CM. Needless to say, excuse me? Chiang Mai?

    She goes, "Yes, have you ever been to Chiang Mai" I replied I was there a couple of years ago on holiday for two days...two days. Apparently the hotel properly provided immigration our hotel information to immigration and immigration registered the hotel as our permanent address only two years later.

    She shows me their "computer printout" of my current address. It shows the hotel we stayed at in CM (for two days) with my "90 day address" underneath. I then point out the address on all of the paperwork I've submitted for the last 5 years shows the same address as my 90 address and point out my last visa was granted in Bangkok, so chances are the computer may have a slight error in it.

    She then starts telling me the rules are that I have to change my address and tells me I need to get a queue ticket for counter "B". I point out that since it's 3:35, my chances of getting a queue ticket are exactly zero and reminded her that my visa expires today, I've brought all of the same paperwork I've always brought. To her credit, phone calls were made, I filled out the change of address paperwork, immi made the necessary copies of my passport themselves and I was given a note that the change of address was registered. Paperwork proceeds..

    2. Then it's the additional paperwork from court thing, including calls to the lawyer. I think its just low level harassment so they can let me "slide" on the above knowing it was a issue on their part.


    The point of this tale....

    If you're a long term resident who takes a vacation and registers in a hotel, that hotel could come up as your primary residence (hotels have to report foriegners to immi), which might cause an issue at visa renewal time.
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    ^you are supposed to be able to do it online , but I have never tried too hard to get it to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    you are supposed to be able to do it online , but I have never tried too hard to get it to work
    I couldn't see why I needed to do it at all seeing as my 90 days notices of residence for the last fooking ten years has said the same....

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    For phuket:
    i was able to register online as the renter of my house
    i am supposed to re register whenever i stay in a hotel or leave the country on my return within 24 hours.
    signed up here, https://extranet.immigration.go.th/fn24online/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    The point of this tale....

    If you're a long term resident who takes a vacation and registers in a hotel, that hotel could come up as your primary residence (hotels have to report foriegners to immi), which might cause an issue at visa renewal time.
    I vaguely recall reading something about if you leave the province that you're registered in for xx days, you're supposed to tell Immi once you reach the destination or before you leave. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I vaguely recall reading something about if you leave the province that you're registered in for xx days, you're supposed to tell Immi once you reach the destination or before you leave. ?
    Do you anyone that seriously plays that game?
    Fuck off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Do you anyone that seriously plays that game?
    Fuck off.
    Welcome back oddball. The forum made a bit more sense during your absence.

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    Good reason for making the wife do the book in when you go away from your registered abode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I vaguely recall reading something about if you leave the province that you're registered in for xx days, you're supposed to tell Immi once you reach the destination or before you leave. ?
    I never do and have never had a problem.

    Here's a reporter who talked to an immigration guy in Chonburi about it. But as ever, YMMV. It all depends on how your local immigration office determines it should be done.



    "foreigners staying in Thailand on an extension of stay are not required to submit a TM30 form each time they stay outside of the province. Completing the TM30 form once is enough for those on an extension of stay, Khun Pichai told Fabulous 103FM. Because foreigners on an extension of stay submit a 90 day report, they do not need to submit a TM30 form each time they return from a trip outside the province. However, you are required to complete a new TM30 if you change address."
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    When doing a 90 day report at your local office they do not ask you to confirm your registered address. As far as they are concerned you still live there and that won't be confirmed until you do your next 12 month extension.

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    Phuket;
    ur required to re register every time you leave home and stay in a hotel one night or leave the country,

    Not a big deal as you can use the drive thru,

    http://piv-phuket.com/address-registration-information/

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