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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 03:24:58 PM »
US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018


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-1877-pullman-khon-kaen-raja-orchid/index.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:



ลูกค้าท่านนี้ต้องการซื้อแบงค์ดร๊าฟ(สกุลเงินบาทเท่านั้น)
โดยจำนวนเงินอ้างอิงตามอัตราแลกเปลี่ยนของสถานทูต
และระบุสั่งจ่ายถึง “American Embassy Bangkok”
รบกวนช่วยอำนวยความสะดวกให้ด้วยค่ะ



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.

 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

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-services/consular-outreach/

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

Follow us on Twitter by searching our username @ACSBKK.

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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »
I give up!  Rex, need your assistance!
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 03:34:03 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-1877-pullman-khon-kaen-raja-orchid/index.shtml


Sorry about that.  Thought I could just cut and paste but not true!!

Try copy and paste instead of cut and paste.

Please note it's the 20th, not the 22nd.

Terry
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 04:30:53 PM »
Also, please note the times this year are 12:00 to 14:00 not the normal 8:00 to 12:00.
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 08:29:28 AM »
The budget must really be tight at the state department these days.
 They not only cut down on the number of visits for the Outreach Program.
They are even cutting the number of hours in half.


 "Makes Sense"
Cut the number of visits so more people show up at this one. Then fool them and cut the hours in half.


Brilliant!
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 12:09:30 PM »
Any other wardens planning on helping out? I will be there to lend a hand.
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 04:18:03 PM »
mac     any idea why the hours were cut in half?

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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 07:13:37 AM »
No idea. They didn't give us any explanation. The last KK Outreach had 93 customers. They will be hard pressed to fit that into 2 hours. Also they only had two staff members last time. In Udon they usually have three staff members. Anyway we are lucky to have this service. It is a perk for US expats.
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 06:58:55 AM »
Just so everyone is clear on the date.
The Outreach is on June 20th not June 22nd.

Dear American Citizens,
The American Citizen Services sections of Embassy Bangkok and Consulate General Chiang Mai are pleased to inform you of our upcoming Consular Outreach events at the below locations and on the following dates:SCHEDULEKHON KAEN: June 20, 2018
  • PHUKET: July 5, 2018
  • UDON THANI: November 2018
  • PHUKET: November 2018

  • Check your post before posting. It is irresponsible to not check first before posting. Could possibly cause someone to miss this event.
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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 03:44:03 PM »
Reminder: Khon Kaen Outreach tomorrow, 12 pm.

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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 11:59:43 PM »
I got there at 11:30, was #73 in the queue!!!  Waited  90 minutes for my turn. But had made the bank draft for the wrong amount.  I thought I had taken the correct amount off the website.  But either I goofed or there is a mistake on the website. In any event, mad dash to Bangkok Bank to buy a new draft which I fortunately had the cash for.  Tomorrow, to my Kasikorn bank to cancel the first draft.

This bank draft business is really annoying.  I am sure the Embassy staff isn't exactly thrilled with it either.

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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2018, 12:26:34 PM »
Another successful KK Outreach. 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: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2018, 12:33:48 PM »
Please note the service fees are given on the website in dollars. The email notification for the upcoming Outreach will give the service fees in baht. If you did not receive a notification please register for STEP at https://step.state.gov/step/.

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Re: US Embassy Consular Outreach in Khon Kaen - Wednesday, 20 June 2018
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »
You are quite right, Mac.  The fees on the ACS website are in dollars.  I know I got the (incorrect) amount from "somewhere," I didn't just make it it--but referring back to the e-mail notification, the correct fees in THB are difficult to miss.  Don't know how I made that goof, but "my bad."

I think I see a trip to Kasikorn Bank tomorrow the cancel the first draft. Such joy!