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Immigration: Aliens must now carry valid ID at all times, report within 24 hours

Hua Hin Immigration is from today enforcing the existing rule that foreigners are required to carry a valid photo ID at all times.

Thai visa immigrationAt a meeting with Hua Hin Immigration and municipality, Thaivisa.com was informed of the news about the immediate enforcement regarding the requirements for foreigners – both tourists and expats – to carry valid photo ID at all times. Thaivisa has learned that Immigration is likely to enforce this nationwide.

Valid ID’s are:

– Thai Drivers Licence

– Passport original

– Copy of passport verified and stamped by Hua Hin Immigration


Failure to carry valid ID as above is 2,000 Baht.

24-hour reporting

Hua Hin Immigration is from today also enforcing the requirements that you and your landlord (condominium owner, house owner etc) must report to Immigration within 24 hours of moving in to a new address. On your arrival card you already reported your place of stay, and if that changes you need to visit Immigration and report your new address. This applies to both tourists and expats.

Here are the two Immigration forms to be used, they can be downloaded from Thaivisa here:

Here is the TM28 form that must be used from now in Hua Hin, and nationwide if/when enforced:http://www.thaivisa….-over-24-hours/

There is also another reporting obligation, and this applies when a foreigner visits another province and stays for more than 48 hours. In that case the reporting of the new address must be provided to the police, or the immigration, within 48 hours.

Here is the form to be used by house master or owner or possessor of the residence where foreigners reside:

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