TM30 Rules: Foreign house owner and guest house manager fine for not reporting foreigners within 24 hours


TM30 Rules: Thai immigration slapped homeowners and hotels in Koh Samui and Pattaya with a fine for not reporting foreigners staying at their properties within 24 hours of their arrivals.

Under the command Pol Col Suparik Phankoson, chief of Surat Thani immigration and Pol Col (female) Kritika Khamsarirak and her subordinates, made a visit on Monday to a house in Koh Samui’s Moo 1, Bo Phut, where they fined a foreigner for not reporting the whereabouts of a foreigner staying at the said address within 24 hours of their arrival, Naew Na reported.

The amount of the fine and the name of the foreigner were not reported. But the fine is usually 1,600 baht to 2,000 baht as reported by Thaivisa.

The foreigner was fined under Article 38 of the 1979 Immigration Act which states:

“The householder, the owner or the possessor of a dwelling place or a hotel manager, who takes in, as a resident, an alien with permission to temporarily stay in the Kingdom, shall notify the competent official at the immigration office located in the locality in which the house, dwelling place, or hotel is located within twenty-four hours from the time the alien has taken residence. If there is no immigration office located in that locality, the police officer at a police station of that locality jurisdiction shall be notified.”

Meanwhile in Pattaya according to Thai local news website Naew Na, Chonburi immigration conducted a sweep to a guest house in Banglamluang’s Soi Welcome Town, Moo 12 Nong Prue.

The officials found out from the guest registrar that there was a violation of Section 38 of the 1979 Immigration Act (TM30 Rules). The manager was fined. The name of the manager and the amount of fine were not mentioned.

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Source: Naew Na, Thaivisa
Photo: Naew Na

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