What is the change? Requirements for local residence notification of foreign nationals with the Immigration Bureau or Provincial Immigration Offices have been updated.

What does the change mean? Landlords, property owners and hotel managers will only have to submit local residence notification for a foreign national once, if they are staying at the same residence address and under the same contract.

  • Implementation time frame: June 30.
  • Visas/permits affected: TM.30 local residence notification.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals holding a visa in Thailand, and landlords, property owners and hotel managers.
  • Next steps: Landlords, property owners and hotel managers need only notify the Immigration Bureau or Provincial Immigration Offices of a foreign national’s residence once if he or she is staying at the same residence address and staying under the same contract.

Background: Previously, notification was required within 24 hours of the foreign national having taken up residence. This was required even when the foreign national returned to the same address where he or she previously resided, regardless of whether the temporary departure was for domestic or international travel. The new regulation requires that it be submitted only once, within 24 hours of the foreign national’s taking up residence to begin a new term of stay (such as a new rent contract, or a new check-in at the hotel) at the same address, or at a new address.

Additional information: Deloitte will alert clients to additional changes or restrictions as information becomes available.

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