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Open discussion / Re: US Outreach
« on: March 22, 2019, 09:40:47 AM »


Can be done easily these days online. Totally legal.
https://www.notarize.com/


 I need to get a document notarized for my US bank. I think there was some talk awhile back on this forum about notary public. Is there a notary here in KK? My wife and I must both sign and I think a trip to Bangkok is out of the question.


 Also, how does one go about getting a new passport without the outreach? I know you can always go the the embassy in BKK. Is it possible to get a passport by mail?

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Where to find . . . / Re: Baking soda
« on: March 11, 2019, 09:37:44 AM »
If your looking for the Arm and Hammer box, you won't find it.
This is Thailand so of course it must be in a plastic bag. Look in any big box store or even a Big C market. You will find it usually in the baking section. With the flour.

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Went into the local Amphoe. They are still using Windows 7. Not real worried about Thailand doing anything remotely having to do with the internet.
T[size=78%]hey are still bragging about the Chinese installing 5G. [/size]

  Do they even know that a 5G signal right now is good for about 3000 ft between towers. They would have to install thousands of towers throughout the country.  Also, 5g signal does not travel through walls. Thailand is really not ready for 5G let alone trying to master the controlling of information on the internet.

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Visas, et al / Re: Kalasin Immigration Office...
« on: February 26, 2019, 09:05:46 AM »
Funny they would do that now when there could be a mad exodus of expats in the future. I would think they would be thinking of shutting some offices down.

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Discuss Health & Wellness / Re: Possible New Medical Insurance Requirements
« on: February 21, 2019, 03:28:02 PM »



 Anecdotal evidence suggests that many are in his category with a range of health conditions including diabetes, heart complaints and even cancer.




You do not believe some retirees suffer from these ailments?

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Discuss Health & Wellness / Possible New Medical Insurance Requirements
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:19:40 AM »
I received this from the American Legion, Ubon Ratchathani. This could really mess up some retirees plans for the future.

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Subject: New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many are in his category with a range of health conditions including diabetes, heart complaints and even cancer. While the proposal has yet to be fully clarified and presented to the Thai cabinet, the concerns raised will be immediate . . . [Continue reading =>         http://bit.ly/2V6F0Zj]


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Open discussion / Re: Have you used DeeMoney? Know anyone who has?
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:05:32 PM »
Rex, I do not have personal knowledge of the workings of DeeMoney.
But, I am going to open an account the next time I am in Bangkok just to have another form of money transfer in my back pocket.
Never know when I might have to send some money back across the pond the other way.
According to their website it is a one time deal to sign up.

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Visas, et al / Re: Bangkok Bank
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:17:33 AM »
What is needed is for immigration to realize that there are several ways to transfer money to Thailand and not all of them show as an international transfer. It would help if they were to recognize the receipt one gets after making a transfer. Mine show U.S. dollars being withdrawn from my stateside bank and being changed into baht at the receiving end. What other reason would one have to do that? Too much of a gamble making 11 months worth of transfers and then having 1 show as a domestic transfer.

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News and Announcements / Re: Sending money OUT of Thailand!
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:11:18 AM »

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Visas, et al / Re: TransferWise
« on: January 26, 2019, 05:40:40 PM »
Transferwise only has accounts in Thailand with I believe are 3 banks. Bangkok Bank being the main one.  If you for instance (hypothetically) you send funds to your account at KTB Bank which is not one of Transferwise prefered banks, your funds will probably be routed through Bangkok Bank, Thailand to KTB bank. Which of course because it went to Bangkok Bank first, it became an in country transfer, it will show up as a domestic transfer.
 But, if you had an account with Bangkok Bank, Thailand and sent money directly from overseas to your account at Bangkok Bank, Thailand, then it would show up as an international transfer.


Hope I made it clear enough. Not sure which other banks Transferwise uses. But, I have been told there are 3.

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Visas, et al / Re: TransferWise
« on: January 26, 2019, 10:31:43 AM »
You must be sending to a bank that Transferwise does not use.

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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« on: January 18, 2019, 02:02:34 PM »
It depends. Transferwise works with I think 3 different banks in Thailand. I will use Bangkok Bank as an example, because I know it is one of Transferwise account holders in Thailand. 
 I use two different banks in Thailand. Bangkok Bank and Krung Thai Bank. Krung Thai Bank is not one of the banks that Transferwise uses so any money that I request to go to Krung Thai Bank from my account in the U.S. will go through another bank, ie, Bangkok Bank. Then to Krung Thai Bank. Because it is going from Bangkok Bank in Thailand to Krung Thai Bank in Thailand. It is shown as a domestic transfer.
 If on the other hand, I send funds directly to Bangkok Bank from my U.S. account. There is no middle man "so to speak" and it shows up as a foreign transfer.
 Hope that helps a little bit. I am hoping immigration has some lee way on these foreign transactions or banks like Bangkok Bank will have a monopoly. For me SWIFT transfers are just too costly and too confusing.

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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:42:56 AM »

This might help explain a little bit about Transferwise.

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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:41:09 AM »
With Transferwise, you can send funds from the U.S. to your Thai bank account. But, you cannot transfer funds from Thailand to your U.S. bank account.  To do that you would have to use a company like DeeMoney.

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Open discussion / Re: US Bank (PNC) New Online Security
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:23:43 AM »
But, you can get Lowes.com

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