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by fdimike
December 25, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Amman Unique Hotel Udonthani
Replies: 19
Views: 2575

Re: Amman Unique Hotel Udonthani

Ostentatious is the first and only word which came to mind after touring the place. The hotel had been under on and off construction for several years and appeared to be abandoned for a long time. They have only 1 restaurant no swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, or spa but are trying to command p...
by fdimike
December 25, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Amman Unique Hotel Udonthani
Replies: 19
Views: 2575

Re: Amman Unique Hotel Udonthani

I wouldn't stay there for free and the rooms are hardly even close to free. They forgot to add no alcohol or pork served in the restaurant. I toured the place which is situated on a small soi and came away with a one word description - ostentatious!
by fdimike
December 24, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Whole house water filter
Replies: 41
Views: 5596

Re: Whole house water filter

The Udon city water system is a low pressure system which will more likely draw in contaminates from the area it's traveling through than a high pressure system which is used in developed countries. Considering the routing of the lines through the grey water system running along the roads and the hi...
by fdimike
December 23, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Whole house water filter
Replies: 41
Views: 5596

Re: Whole house water filter

None of the water filters described here will provide clean bacteria free drinking water other than the one described by Kopkei. All water must be treated with either chlorine, UV light, Ozone or by boiling before drinking to destroy bacteria and other microorganisms. The filters described here will...
by fdimike
November 10, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

My sentiments exactly!! Three embassies have already stated that they cannot certify income. Sounds to me like the only alternative is put the required funds in a Thai bank unless TI changes their requirements. I wouldn't hold my breath.
by fdimike
October 31, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UPS Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: UPS Battery

UPS replacement batteries are available from Amorn Electronics in the lower level of the main Big C. They're also available through the Lazada online shopping site.
by fdimike
October 30, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Opening a new bank account in Udon Thani
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: Opening a new bank account in Udon Thani

A friend of mine on a 30 day visa on arrival just opened an account at Bangkok Bank using only his passport. No problems encountered at all.
by fdimike
October 28, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: U.S. Embassy to stop providing income letters Jan 01, 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3651

Re: U.S. Embassy to stop providing income letters Jan 01, 2019

"British and US Embassy informing citizens a pack of lies"

I would be interested in knowing a little more about the "pack of lies" you're talking about.
by fdimike
October 20, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Non Immigrant O or OA Visa
Replies: 184
Views: 18797

Re: Non Immigrant O or OA Visa

The O-A visa is a non-immigrant visa based on retirement. No need to convert it after you arrive here.
by fdimike
October 20, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Udon Museum
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: Udon Museum

I'll do it this week and report back here. I would be interested in seeing if I get staff support as I did the last time.
by fdimike
October 19, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Udon Museum
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: Udon Museum

I toured the museum with a group of Thai students I was helping with their English before it was renovated. It's all about the history of Udon Thani and Thailand in general. The staff were really very gracious and took us around the museum which was quite interesting. I would suspect it will be esse...
by fdimike
October 17, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Nong Prajak Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7275

Re: Nong Prajak Park

the still vacant lot at the 4way intersection, just down from Beyond Cafe, was where criminals were executed....long ago. That could be why the piece of land remains vacant to this day. I heard the same story but according to 3 Thai friends of mine (one of which was a former Udon Kasikorn banker) w...
by fdimike
October 13, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Udon Museum
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: Udon Museum

I toured the museum prior to its refurbishment and can confirm there was nothing in there regarding the Vietnam War or the US presence in Udon Thani during the period.
by fdimike
October 13, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

Need to wait to see what develops between Thai Imm and the embassies.
by fdimike
October 13, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

RL I just enrolled in the USEMB STEP program. It took about 5 minutes and was easy to do.
by fdimike
October 13, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

RL understand now what you're talking about. However if you read further it says: "Specific times and locations are released 10-14 days prior to each Outreach event through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP is a free service of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs...
by fdimike
October 12, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

The reason I received an email from the embassy was because I sent an email asking them about the issue. they were kind enough to reply.
by fdimike
October 12, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

RL I'm not sure where you're checking but here's the latest Outreach schedule: https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... r-outreach which is posted on their website.
by fdimike
October 11, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

The problem doesn't seem to be with Thai Immigration. The problem seems to be with the British Embassy and maybe others.

I receive this from the USEMB American Citizen Services re: the Income Affidavit.

"...We are currently evaluating options regarding the future provision of this document."
by fdimike
October 10, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Income Letter
Replies: 292
Views: 19938

Re: Income Letter

I sent an em to USEMB ACS this afternoon asking for their position on the matter. I'll post their reply here when I receive it.

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