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by semperfiguy
May 23, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Udon Thani Immigration new rules
Replies: 80
Views: 7348

Re: Udon Thani Immigration new rules

With all of these check-ins, report-backs, pending status, it seems as if immigration is a parasite trying to corral its hosts, ensuring they are all cashed up, and preventing them from leaving. The entire system is specifically designed to do one thing and one thing only....get us into their offic...
by semperfiguy
May 21, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Best place to buy a decent treadmill?
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Best place to buy a decent treadmill?

Lee, if I were you I wouldn't invest a great deal of money in a treadmill or any other piece of gym equipment for that matter. Once the newness wears off after a few weeks, you will be using it to hang your clothes on; then when you try to sell it to get it out of your way you will be lucky to get 2...
by semperfiguy
May 20, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Marriage Extension New Rule
Replies: 160
Views: 10189

Re: Marriage Extension New Rule

I have 4 Foreign currency accounts with the Kasikorn Bank. US$, Aus$. Singapore $ & GBP. I transferred some Singapore Dollars last week to keep my latest Thai bank account above 800,000 baht. My visa is due in July so I am now thinking to use one of my Foreign currency accounts to satisfy my Visa ex...
by semperfiguy
May 20, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Marriage Extension New Rule
Replies: 160
Views: 10189

Re: Marriage Extension New Rule

Question: Must you have an account that has a bank book. What of the banks that do not have not have a book to update? What can you use? Just a statement? AFIK all accounts that are acceptable to Udon immigration have a bank book. Caveat As with all immigration related information some people may h...
by semperfiguy
May 19, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: ENT specialist
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: ENT specialist

Just Google away for One Time Travel 539/72 Phosri Road, Maakaeng, Muang, Udon Thani They are a sponsor on Udonmap Map is available also Here is the Link https://www.resourceguide.udonmap.com/ontime-travel Hope thuis helps Thanks Doodoo! I Googled On Time Travel but couldn't find a map anywhere. So...
by semperfiguy
May 19, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: ENT specialist
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: ENT specialist

Cross over the road from On Tme Travel heading toward the roundabout. There is an ENT Clinic about 100 metre on the right. The same guy does the hospitals but much cheaper at his clinic. Wee Jimmy...will you kindly be more specific. I doubt if anyone knows where On Time Travel is, so not much of a ...
by semperfiguy
May 16, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: A Night in Nong Khai
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Re: A Night in Nong Khai

These are two of my favorites in Nong Khai and both are great values for money spent. https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/crystal-nongkhai.en-gb.html?aid=1452459;label=rmk_facebook-link-NF-hotel-FB-Asia_curr-USD_ucc-2_lang-ENUS_adsetid-23842696309360515;sid=40bb0476c8b0d4016daca8fea270cb30;all_sr_block...
by semperfiguy
May 14, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
Replies: 35
Views: 2772

Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

all these storms in a glass of water because many people can not read comprehensibly? Col Kathathorn also confirmed that the new insurance requirement applies only to Non-Immigrant O-A "retirement" visas. Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/cabinet-approves-mandatory-health-insurance-for-lon...
by semperfiguy
May 14, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
Replies: 35
Views: 2772

Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

I have a feeling this news article was a paid prompt by some insurance entity(s) that stands to profit from having us foreigners click on these websites and get scared into buying a policy from them out of sheer paranoia. I think the government is light years away from nailing down some firm rules a...
by semperfiguy
May 12, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: learning the thai language
Replies: 390
Views: 51671

Re: learning the thai language

I have been here 9 years now and have totally given up on learning Thai. My wife has taught me basic phrases like how to order hot water, hot coffee, hot cocoa, eggs fried soft (sunny side up), and I have mastered those words according to her, but when I use them in a restaurant I nearly always get ...
by semperfiguy
May 12, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Jobs Offered/Wanted
Topic: Work from Home - Independent Sales Agents- High Commission
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Work from Home - Independent Sales Agents- High Commission

Mark...surely you don't expect anyone to respond to this ad with such a brief general description of the opportunity at hand. Are you looking for foreigners or Thais to respond? Give us more information so that we can make an informed decision to respond or not based on our skill set; otherwise, you...
by semperfiguy
May 4, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous goods for sale/wanted/free
Topic: Wanted: 2nd Hand Electric Weed Whacker
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Wanted: 2nd Hand Electric Weed Whacker

I need a 2nd hand electric weed whacker that is still in good condition. Please post here or send me a PM if you have one for a fair price.
by semperfiguy
May 3, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Visa Extension based on Retirement 28.01.2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1892

Re: Visa Extension based on Retirement 28.01.2019

Thanks for your update.That said,did he mention anything regarding to bring and show money (400.000)in the bank,not to be touched until the first 90 day report is done. [/quote] Dui, there was nothing mentioned about that since I was renewing using an Income Affadavit for an extension based on Reti...
by semperfiguy
May 3, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Visa Extension based on Retirement 28.01.2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1892

Re: Visa Extension based on Retirement 28.01.2019

I'd like to report the results of my retirement extension yesterday morning at Udon Immigration. Back on November 7, 2018, the day when the US Consulate came to Udon, I spoke with one of the senior staff at Immigration to see if they would accept an Income Affidavit that would expire on May 7th, the...
by semperfiguy
April 28, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Credit Card.....when to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Credit Card.....when to use?

If you're using a Visa CC issued in the US, then you can find out the exchange rate on this site on the day of your purchase. It will usually be the following day before your account is debited, so look again the next day to see what rate they will be applying. I think there is a separate such site ...
by semperfiguy
April 28, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???

I was there two days ago, they used the "Sight Bill" rate from this Bank of Thailand website: https://www.bot.or.th/english/_layouts/application/exchangerate/exchangerate.aspx They even gave me a printout (in Thai) of these rates. Currently 31.7558 for US$. This was very different from my XE calcul...
by semperfiguy
April 27, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???

When I last did mine in December the IO had one of the interns get a printout which was stapled with the stack of photo copies they need to generate with my application. It was Bangkok Bank buying rates = AUD to BHT. I ask why are you concerned with a system that no longer works?? (Affidavits - USA...
by semperfiguy
April 27, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???

eagle wrote:
April 27, 2019, 11:25 am
Bangkok Bank and buying rate.

Would that be the buying rate for notes or TT? After all, when we bring our money in from abroad we get the buying TT rate at the bank and ATM machines. I wonder if Immigration even knows the difference. Are you certain about the source?
by semperfiguy
April 27, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Exchange Rate Used at Immigration???

Does anyone know what exchange rate table is used at Udon Immigration when they compute how many Thai Baht are represented by the amount of US Dollars claimed as monthly income on the Affidavit? In other words, what source are they referencing on a daily basis when they come up with their conversion...
by semperfiguy
April 25, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Question about old A/C and electric usage
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Question about old A/C and electric usage

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have contributed their comments here. I think I understand the problems now. Yea, I really screwed up when I let the A/C guy tell me that he couldn't replace the leaking coil in my original unit, and he suggested that I replace the entire out...

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