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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by Lone Star » February 22, 2018, 8:19 am

jingjai wrote:
February 21, 2018, 10:22 pm
Lone Star wrote:
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bumper wrote:
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I'll continue to go to the Chiang Mai Consulate and get mine done. Three day holiday and takes all of 30 minutes to do by appointment. No lines of people to wait. No sign-in list that disappears and reappears. I greatly appreciate the effort that the embassy makes to travel to cities to help expats. Great service, but I found an easier and more enjoyable way.
I also, greatly appreciate ACS’s service in coming to Udon.

Correct me if I’m wrong.

I’ve been told: “No appointment necessary.
Pay in cash: THB or $’s.”
At the C.M. Consulate.

Plus great Mexican Food from Miquel’s.
Everything indicated that an appointment is necessary at the Consulate. I didn't see anything that waived that. Same with payment. I saw nothing to waive that either.

I enjoy Loco Elvis for my Mexican food. :)


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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by Lone Star » February 26, 2018, 10:54 am

jingjai wrote:
February 21, 2018, 10:22 pm
Correct me if I’m wrong.

I’ve been told: “No appointment necessary.
Pay in cash: THB or $’s.”
At the C.M. Consulate.

Plus great Mexican Food from Miquel’s.
Verified this morning. The Consulate takes cash or credit cards. Bank drafts only necessary at Outreach events.

Never asked about appointments. I always make one to be sure. :)
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by bumper » February 27, 2018, 11:31 am

Do we still need the letter from the bank ? for Thai immigratiom

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by Lone Star » February 27, 2018, 2:15 pm

bumper wrote:
February 27, 2018, 11:31 am
Do we still need the letter from the bank ? for Thai immigratiom
I've never used a bank letter to show a bank balance for income to Thai immigration, but that doesn't have anything to do with presenting the income form to the embassy for notarization.
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by bumper » February 28, 2018, 8:44 am

Ya I was off topic good info though

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by Lone Star » February 28, 2018, 3:04 pm

bumper wrote:
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Ya I was off topic good info though
Who, if anyone, worries about off-topic in this place?
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The perks of going to the Consulate in ChM far outweigh hoping that the Embassy Outreach visit gets to me in time to have my income letter notarized within 6 months of renewal. Get a nice 3-4 day vaca out of it and no hassles with bank drafts, a sign-in list, etc. I show up at my appointment time. 15 minutes. Done deal.
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by bumper » March 1, 2018, 11:25 am

I've done that once very easy there.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » March 5, 2018, 5:27 pm

Just a reminder the income affidavit can be filled in and printed online. Bring this copy to the Outreach meeting to be signed in the presence of the Vice Consul.
https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... affidavit/
Early sign-in sheets will be there at 11am for those who need to get in early.

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Post by mak » March 7, 2018, 7:25 am

Outreach today 12 noon Centara Hotel.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » March 7, 2018, 6:14 pm

Another successful Outreach. 123 customers served. Thank you ACS for a job well done.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by jingjai » March 7, 2018, 10:48 pm

Yes! Thank-You ACS.
With the money I saved by not having to go to BKK or C.M., I made a quick stop at Villa for a thick steak, and a good bottle Single Malt Whisky
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by bumper » March 9, 2018, 8:34 am

A lot of people didn't know about the time change. They didn't receive an E mail because they didn't register with the Embassy. If you haven't it could be important to do so.
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » April 22, 2018, 1:20 pm

Next Khon Kaen Outreach June 20, 2018.
Next Udon Outreach November 2018.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » June 8, 2018, 3:51 pm

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen.
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM
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

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » June 13, 2018, 10:49 am

SERVICES OFFERED AND OFFICIAL EXCHANGE RATES ON 20 JUNE 2018
• 3,630 THB- Renewal of adult passports
• 3,795 THB- Renewal of minor (under age 16) passports
• 4,785 THB- Renewal of first adult passports
• 4,785 THB- Replacement of adult lost/stolen passports
• 3,795 THB- Replacement of minor (under age 16) lost/stolen passports
• 990 THB- Adult passport card
• 495 THB- Minor passport card
• 1,650 THB (per notary stamp) – Notary – including Income Affidavits

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » June 13, 2018, 10:51 am

All BANK DRAFTS (PDF 345KB) must be:
• Purchased from Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, or Siam Commercial Bank (SCB). (There is no need to have an account at the bank to purchase a bank draft) (Kasikorn Bank calls a “Bank Draft” a “Bill of Exchange”). Made out to “American Embassy Bangkok.” (No variations, errors, or typos are permitted. Do not write on or make any markings on the bank draft.)
• In the exact amount of Thai Baht (THB) for your total service.
• Submitted at the time of service.
• Issued within the last six months. You can show this to the bank:



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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » June 14, 2018, 5:48 pm

Sometimes the US Embassy has other business other than the Outreach at a specific location. This might explain their time schedule.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » June 19, 2018, 2:32 pm

Khon Kaen Outreach tomorrow, 12 pm.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » June 20, 2018, 4:58 pm

Another successful Outreach in KK. 88 customers were served. Service started at 11 am and finished after 2 pm. Thank you ACS for a job well done.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by parrot » June 21, 2018, 2:11 pm

Agree! The ACS visits are a major bennie for those of us who'd prefer not to go to Bangkok.

The embassy is encouraging citizens to renew their passports by mail. A friend of ours recently renewed his......mailed in the old and got the new in about 2.5 weeks. Pretty simple process!
I'd guess half or so of the people in KK yesterday were there to renew their passports. https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... ult-renew/

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