Whoever explained the law did not understand it.stattointhailand wrote: ↑December 8, 2017, 7:43 amDo not agree stw, it was explained to me that the hotel has to report IF YOU BOOK THE ROOM, if your better half books it, the hotel has no responsibility, as technically they do not know if her guest is Thai/Farang/from Mars, or indeed if she has anyone staying in the room with her (Joiner etc)sometimewoodworker wrote: ↑December 8, 2017, 6:12 amNo it isn't, the law is clear. It is the hotel who is required to report your presence, that they don't bother is thier problem or choice.stattointhailand wrote: ↑December 7, 2017, 9:54 pmOh right, sorry, missunderkerstumbled
Yeah that's pretty much the same as I've been told ........... addition being if you are staying at a hotel with spouse etc, and SHE has booked the room and used her ID card when arriving (you are a guest in the room), and the onus is on you to report to immigration/police and not the hotel.
So it is by law the responsibility of the manager to know the all the guests and report if needed.House owners, heads of household, landlords or managers of hotels who accommodate foreign nationals on a temporary basis who stay in the kingdom legally, must notify the local immigration authorities within 24 hours from the time of arrival of the foreign national.
However we all know that most don't bother, but that doesn't change the law.
Trying to give all the various incorrect interpretations of Thai law would fill many books and the fact that officials may give thier own different rules is one of the "joys" of the land of smiles.