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US Consular Outreach Visits "upcountry" for 2018
« on: December 13, 2017, 05:42:17 PM »
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 5:41 pm

Dear American Citizens,

The American Citizen Services sections of Embassy Bangkok and Consulate Chiang Mai are pleased to inform you of upcoming Consular Outreach visits to several locations across Thailand on the following dates:

OUTREACH SCHEDULE 2018

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

UDON THANI: 7 March 2018
PHUKET: 14 March 2018
PATTAYA: June 2018
KHON KAEN: July 2018
PHUKET: July 2018
UDON THANI: November 2018
PHUKET: November 2018
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Re: US Consular Outreach Visits "upcountry" for 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 06:03:53 PM »
Oh, poop! If the KKC Outreach is prior to 13 July, it won't comply with my 13 Dec renewal! 

Or is it possible that the it is 6 months before you present your sorry carcass at Imm, or 6 months before the actual expiry date??? If you can renew up to 45 days prior to the renewal date, that might solve the problem.  Damn! Rats!  It's always someting, ain't it?

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Re: US Consular Outreach Visits "upcountry" for 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 10:15:16 PM »
You could always go to Udon in November.

The letter is good for 6 months.  You need to apply during that time frame.

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Re: US Consular Outreach Visits "upcountry" for 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 06:42:54 AM »
The trip to Udon is, of course, not the end of the world.  However, it is a witless, waste of almost an entire day which I prefer to avoid if I can. If I can't, I can't. It was mildly interesting the first half-dozen times I did it, but alas, the thrill has gone!   

However, it would be useful to know--as I was wondering aloud--if the six months prior meant prior to the actual renewal date or six months prior to when you actually visit the Imm office. That would leave a lot more flexibility if, as in this case, the timing off the KKC Embassy outreach was inconvenient. This time, as I arrived exactly on my renewal date, they reminded me that arriving prior to that is advisable as you then have time to deal with any issues before your expiry.