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Khon Kean Embassy Outreach

Post by LoneTraveler » June 13, 2018, 7:27 am

Hi Can anyone tell me what the fee (exchange rate) is for notary of income letter for the upcoming Khon Kaen Outreach. I checked the US Embassy website but nothing is posted other than the date of June 20. I need the information to get the bank draft? And can anyone confirm the place and time of this event? I know there was a posting here recently, I just want to confirm it is at the Pullman Hotel from 12:00 pm until 2 Pm.

Thank you in advance

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Re: Khon Kean Embassy Outreach

Post by Lone Star » June 13, 2018, 8:36 am

https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... -outreach/

They have not yet provided a link to the info you requested. Very strange since it is only a week away.

It is usually at the Pullman in Khon Kaen. I've gone there twice in the past.

Best advice would be to shoot them an email and ask. I usually get a response in less than 24 hours.

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen June 20, 2018
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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



No appointment necessary, services are provided on a first come – first serve basis.

To expedite your service, please consider arriving with your documents filled-out completely, correctly, and NOT signed. Documents, forms and applications can be accessed by clicking on any of the below listed links.



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


Above fees are based on an exchange rate of 33 THB to 1 USD



PLEASE NOTE: You must bring copies of your passport bio-data page and each supplementary document required with a passport application per the online instructions. Please follow all relevant passport renewal instructions according to above links. Original documents will be returned to the applicant, however, the copies will not.



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 (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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Fees and exchange rates are included in individual outreach announcements and posted on our website.



Delivery Service: Thai Post can mail back passports for applicants. If you require this service, you must purchase and submit a separate 100THB Bank Draft. Do not include the cost of the envelope in your total bank draft for services.



Please note:

Cashiers’ checks, personal checks, cash, credit cards, bank drafts from any bank other than Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, SCB or any other form of payment will not be accepted.
The Bank Draft requirement only applies to Consular Outreach Events and mail-in passport renewal services. U.S. Embassy Bangkok and Consulate Chiang Mai will continue to accept payments made by credit card or cash (THB or USD) for services rendered on-site during normal business hours.


HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY NEW PASSPORT?



There are two ways to receive your new passport:



1.) IN PERSON: Come to our office in Bangkok (or send a representative with a signed letter to pick-up your passport on your behalf) during our appointment hours (M-F from 7:30-11:00 AM, except holidays and the last Wednesday of each month), but no appointment is necessary. Present your old passport for cancellation and collect your new passport. If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your current passport when you apply.
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2.) BY MAIL: Purchase a prepaid Thai Post envelope at the outreach event for 100 THB (SEPARATE BANK DRAFT IS REQUIRED). Do not include the cost of the envelope in your total bank draft for services.

If you select this option, our staff will RETAIN your current passport in Bangkok, cancel it when the new passport arrives, and mail both passports to you at the same time along with a letter for Thai Immigration to transfer your current visa.



NEARBY PARTICIPATING BANKS



Bangkok Bank



Khon Kaen Branch



254 Srichan Rd,



Nai Muang, Muang,



Khon Kaen 40000



043 225142-6







Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)
Com building Branch



250/1 ComKosa building, Srichan Rd,



Nai Muang,



Muang, Khon Kaen 40000



043 226331/



043 226371







Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)



Khon Kaen Branch



(Sri Chan Rd.)



491 Srichan Rd,



Nai Muang,



Muang, Khon Kaen 40000



043 333820-4







Kasikorn Bank



Na Muang Khon Kaen Road Branch
318/1 Namuangkhonkaen Rd,



Nai Muang,



Muang, Khon Kaen 40000



043 225131-3/



043 225771-5





You may use any branch of the three participating banks. The above branches are suggested since they are near the venue.



SPECIAL NOTES:



CONSULAR REPORTS OF BIRTH ABROAD AND AUTHENTICATION OF SIGNATURE SERVICES CANNOT BE PROCESSED AT CONSULAR OUTREACH EVENTS.



We are no longer able to assist with Social Security inquiries, applications and/or claims. As of October 1, 2017 all beneficiaries and applicants living in Thailand must direct all questions regarding Social Security to SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines at FBU.manila@ssa.gov. Please visit http://www.ssa.gov for more Social Security information.



For other outreach dates and locations please see http://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-ser ... -outreach/



For information on U.S. Citizen Services please see http://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/



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Re: Khon Kean Embassy Outreach

Post by LoneTraveler » June 13, 2018, 10:08 am

Thank you all for the information I requested. I sent the embassy an email and they say the reason for not updating the information on the website is for security reasons. Also stated; they will update the website 2 days prior to the visit to Khon Kaen. I booked a room at the Pullman last month for the 19th of June thinking the meeting time was same as Udon 8:00 am. As many times in my life, I was told never to assume, I did it again, cost me 100 US. Had I known of the time change I would have left Udon @ 9:00 am on the 20th and came back same day.

I know I should register with the Embassy, I tried 3 times most recent last week and each time I just cannot bring myself to give them the personal information they are requesting, it is too much. I get have way through and quit because I can't help thinking of all the recent sites that have been breached and information stolen from what seems to be unbreachable sites.

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Re: Khon Kean Embassy Outreach

Post by parrot » June 13, 2018, 10:36 am

LoneTraveler wrote:
June 13, 2018, 10:08 am
Thank you all for the information I requested. I sent the embassy an email and they say the reason for not updating the information on the website is for security reasons. Also stated; they will update the website 2 days prior to the visit to Khon Kaen. I booked a room at the Pullman last month for the 19th of June thinking the meeting time was same as Udon 8:00 am. As many times in my life, I was told never to assume, I did it again, cost me 100 US. Had I known of the time change I would have left Udon @ 9:00 am on the 20th and came back same day.

I know I should register with the Embassy, I tried 3 times most recent last week and each time I just cannot bring myself to give them the personal information they are requesting, it is too much. I get have way through and quit because I can't help thinking of all the recent sites that have been breached and information stolen from what seems to be unbreachable sites.
I'd be more concerned about posting my phone number and subdivision on this website than on the Embassy website.

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Re: Khon Kean Embassy Outreach

Post by Lone Star » June 13, 2018, 10:40 am

LoneTraveler wrote:
June 13, 2018, 10:08 am
Thank you all for the information I requested. I sent the embassy an email and they say the reason for not updating the information on the website is for security reasons. Also stated; they will update the website 2 days prior to the visit to Khon Kaen. I booked a room at the Pullman last month for the 19th of June thinking the meeting time was same as Udon 8:00 am. As many times in my life, I was told never to assume, I did it again, cost me 100 US. Had I known of the time change I would have left Udon @ 9:00 am on the 20th and came back same day.

I know I should register with the Embassy, I tried 3 times most recent last week and each time I just cannot bring myself to give them the personal information they are requesting, it is too much. I get have way through and quit because I can't help thinking of all the recent sites that have been breached and information stolen from what seems to be unbreachable sites.
Thanks for that info on the security concerns. I'll know in the future.

Not sure why they changed their meeting times to afternoon instead of morning up to lunch time, but that's cool. I'm just happy that Americans are fortunate that their embassy helps them out here in Thailand.
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Re: Khon Kean Embassy Outreach

Post by FrazeeDK » June 13, 2018, 8:14 pm

I'd speculate the time change was two fold. One is that lots of expats still come in clueless about having the bank money order to pay for services.. Having later hours means the expat can go to a bank to get it quickly rather than waiting for it to open.. Secondly is that if ACS doesn't have any local business other than the Outreach they can arrive on the morning flight and depart on the later afternoon or evening flight saving per diem costs...
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