What is the change? The Immigration Bureau at Chaengwattana Bangkok has announced changes regarding the Notification of Residence of Foreigners (TM30) form.

What does the change mean? Applicants must now submit and have an official receipt of the TM30 form prior to submitting visa extension applications with the Immigration Bureau at Chaengwattana Bangkok. Officers will reject applications if the TM30 has not been filed and no receipt has been issued.

  • Effective date: March 28, 2019.
  • Documents affected: Visa extensions; 90-day reports.
  • Who is affected: Individuals submitting visa extension applications and landlords fulfilling reporting requirements in Bangkok.
  • Impact on employers: Employers must ensure that the TM30 form is filed prior to submitting the aforementioned applications. Failure to do so could result in the application being rejected.
  • What to watch:Although the regulation is currently only in effect in Bangkok, it may be expanded throughout the country.

Analysis & Comments: Employers and all expatriates should take into account the change and ensure that all TM30 forms are filed prior to submitting visa extensions applications in Bangkok.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.