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August 20, 2019

Penrurk Phetmani to Speak at AMCHAM Event on Immigration Law

On September 4, 2019, Penrurk Phetmani, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, will speak at an event on the Immigration Bureau’s enforcement of the TM30 regulation—requiring the prompt reporting of foreigners’ movements in the country—and other visa and work permit updates. The Immigration Bureau’s recent renewed strict application of the long-overlooked TM30 regulation has been a hot topic that has stirred much discussion among foreign residents, travelers, and Thai landlords. While the officials contend that the enforcement is an essential tool for thwarting national security risks to Thailand, many foreigners and property owners have argued that the reporting requirement is disproportionate and ineffective at mitigating security risks.

Penrurk will discuss this and other issues as one of two invited speakers at the event, hosted by the legal committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM). Penrurk, who specializes in immigration matters such as work permits, visas, permanent residence issues, and foreign business licensing, will share her analysis of the TM30 law, its current application, and other pertinent immigration issues. This will be followed by an open Q&A session.

The event will be held at the Bourbon Street Bangkok restaurant at 5:30 p.m. and includes a three-course dinner. The cost is 400 baht for AMCHAM members and 600 baht for non-members (registration required). For more information or to register, please see the event page.