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clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Mr-Zedd » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:31 pm

Hello,

I have returned back to Hua Hin earlier this month, and plan to stay for 2 months. I have the typical 30 day entry stamp (Canada passport). I am staying at a Thai friends house, and I recently read on this forum (Nov 11th, Nov 11, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33443) that in order to get a 30 day extension at the Hua Hin immigration office I need to get a letter or copies of ID / yellow book(?) from the house owner?

Since I arrived in BKK, I put a BKK Guest House there as my place to stay, but of course I have since moved on to Hua Hin.

I have not asked my house friend to register me when I arrived here 2 weeks ago as I simply didnt know that rule existed. As long as you dont need an extension I guess it doesnt really matter.

So can someone clarify what is the process? Do I need to bring a special form with me before I can get the extension? Or do I need the owner to provide me with a letter saying I am staying at their house (and get copies of house book ID, etc). Or, does the owner need to go with me to immigration?

Reading the other Topic listed it sounds like you have to report your arrival to a friends house within 24hrs, but I obviously didnt do that.

Any suggestions would be welcome. (I have until Jan 31st to get extended).

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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Big Boy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:08 pm

Firstly, they won't know when you arrived, so just say that you've just arrived.

The form is the TM30, which can be downloaded here http://www.imm.police.go.th/nov2004/en/ ... e=download .

You will see that it is the home owner's responsibility.
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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:22 pm

"I have not asked my house friend to register me when I arrived here 2 weeks ago as I simply didnt know that rule existed. As long as you dont need an extension I guess it doesnt really matter."

Actually it does matter, Immigration are now checking against where you have identified as your residence and if you are not staying there they give a fine, how they give a fine if they don't see you I don't know.
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Post by Big Boy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:36 pm

But surely, the fine is given to the owner, not the person visiting I would think. Basically, the average visitor to Thailand wouldn't have a clue about the Big Brother rules that apply.
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Post by StevePIraq » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:52 pm

So you would guess but what if the guest gave a false address then it is not the owners fault
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Post by artyoz » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:52 pm

I went and got my 60 day tourist visa extended by 30 days on Fri. I filled in the TM7 form which included my address where I stay in HH. Take your passport, a passport size photo with the form and 1900b. I was not asked to clarify any of the details on the form. Just make sure you see the lady at the end of the outside Veranda for photo copying and brief check before you go inside.

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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by prcscct » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:56 pm

Some months back I arrived back here from a trip and didn't go and report for three weeks. They calculated something and I had to pay a 300 Baht penalty, perhaps 100 Baht per week? I would think meant for the wife as home owner but she wasn't there. No motivation to try to get the late scale out of them. This was in Rayong. Pete :cheers:
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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Mr-Zedd » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:21 pm

Thanks everyone for your ideas, and badboy for the TM30 form link. Appreciate it.

So in summary:
1) I will get my friend to fill out the TM30 form and bring it to immigration in the next day or so saying I just arrived in Hua Hin 24hrs ago.

2) when I go to get extended (Jan 31st) I will fill out the TM7 form and apply for the "extension of temporary stay" using my friends house as my location

Is this correct?

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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:45 pm

Mr-Zedd wrote:Thanks everyone for your ideas, and badboy for the TM30 form link. Appreciate it.

So in summary:
1) I will get my friend to fill out the TM30 form and bring it to immigration in the next day or so saying I just arrived in Hua Hin 24hrs ago.

2) when I go to get extended (Jan 31st) I will fill out the TM7 form and apply for the "extension of temporary stay" using my friends house as my location

Is this correct?

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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Big Boy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:58 pm

:laugh: Freudian slip methinks :thumb:

Sounds about right. Friend will need Blue Book.
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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by BOZ » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:33 am

We were able to Register my friend and do his 30day extension at the same time... 1 trip to immigration and done.... They were easy to deal with on this....
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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Mr-Zedd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:18 am

"Freudian slip methinks"
- a combo of not paying attention to details, bad typing (via one finger hen pecking), and probably watching YouTube at the same time...
- thats my excuse anyway

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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Mr-Zedd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:19 am

Thanks for everyone's help on this, my friend is coming over today to fill the forms and bring them to immigration

cheers!

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:24 am

Go to the Investigations Portakabin, and you'll be dealt with immediately.
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Re: clarity on getting 30 day extension, while staying at friends house

Post by Mr-Zedd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:28 pm

Yes everything went well. My friend was able to submit the TM30 form. I have a copy of the "Notification of Receipt" with my name on it. I will go for my extension next week. Hopefully that will go as smoothly as well.

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