A Quick Guide to NEW TM 30 Registration
One of the most confusing things about studying abroad is often a country’s non-immigrant residence policy. As one of Bangkok’s leading language schools, we are often bombarded with questions regarding this. So, we decided to explain the TM30 process as simply as possible, while clarifying a few things. Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular place to study language. Whether studying Thai, English, or Mandarin, students are flocking to the land of smiles to further their understanding and become proficient. If you’re considering this as the next step in your educational journey, you’ll need to know a little about Thailand’s TM30 registration.
A Brief Explanation of the TM30 Report
So, in short, a TM30 notification is the requirement to report the stay of a non-Thai national temporarily living in Thailand. It is important to note that this report must be processed within 24 hours of arrival and every 90 days throughout the duration of someone’s stay.
The responsibility for the TM30 form in Thailand lies with the landlord or person(s) who have arranged the living situation for the non-Thai national. If you are considering studying in Thailand, ensuring the TM30 process is done correctly is important. Though the penalty is given to the landlord, it may affect the tenant’s residency status and future visa applications if the TM30 is not completed correctly.
How to register a TM30
There are three methods to register a TM30 in Thailand. It can either be done by post, in person, or online. But, before filing a TM30, the landlord must gather the correct paperwork to process it. The documents required are as follows:
Documents provided by the leaseholder
- Passport – The non-Thai national must provide a copy of the information page, visa page, and their current entry stamp.
Documents provided by the landlord
- A completed TM30 application form
- A copy of their ID or Passport
- A copy of their household registration book
- A copy of the rental agreement
- A copy of land sale contract
In-Person TM30 registration
The fastest and most direct TM30 registration is in person. This requires visiting the immigration office to file the paperwork.
TM30 postal registration
This takes between two to four weeks to be processed. As well as sending a copy of the relevant documents, a return envelope must be enclosed to receive notification of the TM30.
Thailand’s TM30 online registration
It is now possible to do this via the Thai immigration website. Here is the new link for registration: https://tm30.immigration.go.th/
A Step-by-Step Guide to New TM 30 online Registration
- Register Account in Notification of Residence for foreigners.
1.1 Enter information and upload the landlord’s ID card and household registration book. After that, click the “Register” button.
1.2 Check your email find an automatic email from immigration and click “Verify Email”button to activate account
1.3 Please check your other inbox to find the message containing your username and password. In that email, you’ll also find a link that you can click on to go directly to the login page. This is typically used for login to the website.
- You can Login using the username and password sent to you via email.
2.1 The system allows you to create a new password. After doing so, you can click the “Set New Password” button to confirm.
2.2 Once you log in, there will be a notification that appears about notification of residence for a house-master, owner or possessor of residence or hotel manager where an alien has stayed. You’ll need to read the terms and conditions, and then click the “Accept” button after agreeing to them.
- Click the “Add” button in the section on the right column about the address that accepts foreigners to stay. (This page will appear after you change your password and log in. It’s where you can provide details about the address that accepts foreigners to stay. If you don’t see it, click on the “Profile” menu at the top right.)
- Fill accommodation detail, including:
- Select the type of operator: either an individual or a legal entity.
- Provide the accommodation name.
- Enter the house identification number (if available).
- Input the address.
- (Noted: if it does not force to fill*, you can leave it out such as Latitude, Longitude)
- Click the “OK” button. The added accommodation information will be displayed in the table. (If you need to add additional accommodation information, repeat steps 3-5 ).
- Click the “Save” button. The system will save all the accommodation information.
- Once you’ve added the accommodation details and saved them, the system will display the page for entering the foreigner’s information. If it doesn’t, please click on this link)
- Click the “Add” button to enter individual information, or if you need to add multiple people to your address, you can choose to “Download Example File.” After filling in the information in the Excel file, you can import it back into the system.
- After clicking “Add,” a pop-up will appear, allowing you to input the foreigner’s information. ( If it doesn’t appear, please click this link.)
- Fill the foreigner’s information, Additionally, remember to check the box for choosing the address on the left, indicating that you want to associate them with that address. Click “Save” Button and Click “Confirm” Message.
- Click the “Cancel” button to return to the informed accommodation search screen.
- Click the address box on the left hand side and click “ search” Button. This will display the information of foreigners associated with that address, and their status should indicate that they have been informed.
- Click on the magnifying glass icon, and it will display information about foreigners associated with that address. The end of the process, Landlords should take a screenshot of this page to provide to tenants, they need to show it to the authorities during visa applications.
This TM30 is relatively new and in a trial version, and there may be future changes. If there are updates, ALA Language School will promptly update you and provide information.
The advantage of this TM30 online system, being new, is that you can follow the steps online as mentioned above, eliminating the need to travel and do it in person.
However, the disadvantage of this new TM30, is that the menu may not be user-friendly, which could lead to some confusions. Sometimes, the system might not transition to the right page. But don’t worry, we will provide you with relevant links and detailed instructions.
In the future, if you plan to stay in Thailand for an extended period with a student visa and need to report your address every 90 days, you must ensure that your landlord registers the TM30 for you. When you go to extend your visa, you’ll need to show a screenshot of the final step with your name on it to the immigration officials. Before making the trip, it is advisable to communicate everything with your landlord and education provider. If you have further questions about studying in Thailand, ALA Language School is happy to help.