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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by RLTrader » October 29, 2017, 7:03 pm

fdimike wrote:
October 29, 2017, 6:15 pm
Does anyone know whether or not the ACS Outreach team has mailing envelopes available to return a renewed passport?
Yes Mike they sell mailing envelopes, used it a year or 2 ago, If I remember right with the changes with Bank drafts, pretty sure they said that you will need a separate Bank draft for the envelope. So NOT a total!

But anyways, if they update the link, beside giving you the xchange rate, it will also talk about envelopes.

because they have not updated the web site with links, makes me think not coming anymore. Thanks Trump. Somewhere on site read that links would be updated 14 days before date.
With out a update not going. Usually get an email from them a few days before. Got nothing on PATTAYA

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by RLTrader » October 29, 2017, 7:21 pm

Mike from US Bangkok web site (link above)
Delivery Service: Thai Post can mail back passports for applicants. If you require this service, you must purchase and submit a separate 100 THB bank draft. Do not include the cost of the envelope in your total bank draft for services.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by fdimike » October 29, 2017, 7:34 pm

James
A friend of mine just reminded me that I can also obtain a new passport by mail which sounds pretty convenient to me as I don't need it right now. I have 3 pages left in my current passport which doesn't expire until 2021. Our annual extension of stay is due on 1 Mar so it would be good to have them enter the extension into the new passport.
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by RLTrader » October 29, 2017, 7:41 pm

fdimike wrote:
October 29, 2017, 7:34 pm
James
A friend of mine just reminded me that I can also obtain a new passport by mail which sounds pretty convenient to me as I don't need it right now. I have 3 pages left in my current passport which doesn't expire until 2021. Our annual extension of stay is due on 1 Mar so it would be good to have them enter the extension into the new passport.
Hmm, can't get pages added anymore, I think.

Also by their web site coming to Udon in March
UDON THANI: March 2018

2021 well pass my expire date. :-)

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » October 30, 2017, 11:46 am

mak wrote:
March 12, 2017, 11:38 am
Renewal of passport by mail.

You may renew your passport by mail and/or change the name on your passport if all the following are true about you most recent U. S. Passport:
•Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
•Was issued when you were age 16 or older
•Was issued within the last 15 years
•Was issued in your current name or you would like to change your name due to marriage

If all the above statements are true, please follow these instructions:
1.Documents to submit: •Your most recent passport and one photocopy of the passport personal data page
•One passport photograph, 2in x 2in (5cm x 5cm) set against a white background, taken in the last six months. No eyeglasses allowed in passport photos.
For specific photo instructions, please refer to the website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passpor ... mples.html
NOTE: Photos that do not meet these requirements will be rejected.
•Completed and signed Form DS-82. -The form must be completed electronically and printed. A form completed by hand could delay processing times. Make sure to provide a valid e-mail address and local contact number on the application form. https://travel.state.gov/content/passpo ... forms.html

•If your name has changed via marriage, please provide your original marriage certificate.*‡
•Printed checklist (PDF 239KB) including full return address.

2.Method of payment: •The non-refundable application fee for an adult passport book renewal is $110 (+$30 if applying for a passport card as well) which must be made in the form of a BANK DRAFT in THB. **All Bank Drafts must be: •Purchased from Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, or Siam Commercial Bank(SCB). •You do not need an account at the bank to purchase a bank draft.
•Kasikorn Bankcalls a “bank draft” a “Bill of Exchange.”

•Made out to “American Embassy Bangkok”
•In the exact amount of Thai Baht (THB) for your total services (i.e., both passport book and card if you are opening that)
•Must have been issued within the last six months.
•At the official embassy exchange rate posted on our website.
•You can show this to the bank:
ลูกค้าท่านนี้ต้องการซื้อแบงค์ดร๊าฟ(สกุลเงินบาทเท่านั้น)
ตามจำนวนเงินที่ระบุด้านหลังสั่งจ่ายถึง
“American Embassy Bangkok”
รบกวนช่วยอำนวยความสะดวกให้ด้วยค่ะ

•Delivery Service: You must purchase and submit a separate 100 THB bank draft to pay for a return envelope. Do not include the cost of the envelope in your total bank draft for services.

Cashiers’ checks, personal checks, cash, credit or any other form of payment will not be accepted. DO NOT INCLUDE CASH WITH YOUR MAIL-IN APPLICATION.

3.Send your documents to the Embassy. There is no need to book an appointment for this type of application. Address all shipments to:

Passport-by-Mail Service
ACS/Consular Section,
U.S. Embassy,
95 Wireless Road,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
•Sending services: You may send your application to the Embassy through Thai post (EMS or Register Service) or other courier services such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS. We suggest you choose a service that will provide you with a tracking number.
4.We will notify you by email when the new U.S. passport will be returned to you approximately three weeks after your application is received. •Using the separate 100THB Bank Draft to purchase a Pass Back envelope, the American Embassy will write the address you list on your checklist.
•The Embassy will then send you the expired U.S. passport (cancelled by the Embassy), the new U.S. passport, a letter to Thai Immigration to facilitate the transfer of your visa stamps, and if applicable, your original marriage certificate.


Note: Social Security number (SSN) is required for all passport applications. If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a signed and dated “Declaration of No Social Security Number.” (PDF 81KB) This document does not need to be notarized.

*If you have changed your name by any other means you are required to apply for the passport in person. Please book an appointment, please see ACS Appointment System.

**If you have marked for BOTH services (Passport Book and Card) on application, but Bank draft has issued for only one service. The other service will be automatically not issued. Please note the passport card will take one month longer to process. If you would like them returned to you separately please send a 200THB bank draft for the purchase of two return envelopes.

If you have urgent travel in less than two weeks, please visit our website and read about “Emergency Passports.”

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by fdimike » October 30, 2017, 11:49 am

Thanks for the info Mak
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » October 30, 2017, 11:52 am

Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2017, the Consular Exchange rate for U.S. Mission Thailand is Baht 35: USD 1.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by fdimike » October 30, 2017, 12:18 pm

Mak I gather they're keeping the exchange rate the same as its been since July.
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » October 30, 2017, 2:40 pm

So far. Check their website before you buy the bank draft.
https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... 1495702915

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by RLTrader » October 30, 2017, 4:00 pm

mak wrote:
October 30, 2017, 2:40 pm
So far. Check their website before you buy the bank draft.
https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... 1495702915
good luck with that. :-)


Exact fees and exchange rates will be included in individual outreach announcements and posted on our website ten to fourteen days prior to the event.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by RLTrader » October 30, 2017, 4:33 pm

fdimike wrote:
October 30, 2017, 12:18 pm
Mak I gather they're keeping the exchange rate the same as its been since July.
If you plan on mailing in for a new passport Mike, I would call the embassy in BKK 1st, or atleast email them. Pretty sure they can and will answer all questions including what xchange rate to use in sending a bank draft, they just might take a credit card #, they will if you go to BKK.

I will be emailing in a few days to check on their coming to KK on 11/8 still waiting to see if they update website

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by Tango Sierra » October 30, 2017, 7:00 pm

Received this on 27 Oct 2017

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Venue: Pullman Hotel
Address: 9-9 Prachasumran Road, Nai Muang, Muang 40000 KHON KAEN
Hotel phone: Telephone: (+66)43/913333 Fax: (+66)43/913334 Email: pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-1 ... ndex.shtml

SERVICES OFFERED AND OFFICIAL EXCHANGE RATES ON November 8, 2017
•3,850 THB- Renewal of adult passports
•3,675 THB- Renewal of minor (under age 16) passports
•4,725 THB- Renewal of first adult passports
•4,725 THB- Replacement of adult lost/stolen passports
•3,675 THB- Replacement of minor (under age 16) lost/stolen passports
•1,050 THB- Adult passport card
•525 THB- Minor passport card
•1,750 THB (per notary stamp) –Notary- including income affidavits

Above fees are based on an exchange rate of 35 THB to 1 USD

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring copies of your passport bio data page and supplementary documents requested with the application per the online instructions. These copies will not be returned to you.

IMPORTANT: For applications on behalf of minors, the child and both parents must appear in person.

PAYMENT METHOD

Please be advised the U.S. embassy will no longer accept cash (U.S. Dollars and Thai Baht) at Outreach Events for American Citizen Services. This is a worldwide policy, and no exceptions can be considered, please see the No Cash Announcement.

All payments at U.S. Embassy Outreach Events must be made in the form of a BANK DRAFT.

All Bank Drafts must be:
•Purchased from Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, or Siam Commercial Bank(SCB).
◦You do not need an account at the bank to purchase a bank draft.
◦Kasikorn Bank calls a “bank draft” a “Bill of Exchange.”
•Purchased in advance.
•Made out to “American Embassy Bangkok”

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by bumper » October 31, 2017, 7:44 am

If 2018 isn't visited in time for your Visa Chaing Mai is a cake walk

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by RLTrader » October 31, 2017, 2:58 pm

Well they did update on the PATTAYA 11/1 link, and the rate is still 35 / 1 which is a pretty good rate.

So would expect at the current rate of updates KK will be updated around 11/7 :|

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » November 3, 2017, 7:07 am

Just a reminder, next Outreach Wednesday Nov. 8 in Khon Kaen.

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