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Where to find . . . / Re: Computer Printer Repair
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:50:51 PM »
I think the name is KR Printer Service.  The words are the English words, but written in the Thai script.

User Guide / Re: How to add images to your posts
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:29:28 PM »
I think "updat4"  is a little bit cryptic for most of us.

Visas, et al / Re: Is Khon Kaen Immigration moving?
« on: November 28, 2018, 03:38:51 PM »
Don't give them any ideas!  Pray to the god of your choice that we all do not have to go back to Nong Khai.

Visas, et al / Re: Is Khon Kaen Immigration moving?
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:30:50 PM »
And of course our future tram system will go there.

Visas, et al / Re: Is Khon Kaen Immigration moving?
« on: November 25, 2018, 05:30:23 PM »
I read it as Bus station 3, building 2, floor 2.  I'll pop up and have a look this coming week as it's very close to me.

Open discussion / Re: Change of ATM card
« on: November 20, 2018, 06:16:36 PM »
Sorry, forgot to mention.  You'll need your passport of course.

Open discussion / Christmas Dinner?
« on: November 20, 2018, 06:13:44 PM »
A tad early, but has anybody heard of  a hotel/restaurant doing a Christmas dinner this year?  (except the Pullman, I'm a poor farang this year)

Open discussion / Change of ATM card
« on: November 20, 2018, 06:11:32 PM »
When I used my Kasikorn Thai ATM card  a couple of days ago I  received a message on the ATM screen that said all cards with 4 digit PIN numbers must be changed for the new chip 'n' pin 6 digit PIN  by 31st December.  So today  my good lady wife and I went to Tesco/Lotus on Mittrapharp to go to my bank.  First surprise, Lotus have introduced a parking scheme.  You get a card on entry which you give back when you leave.  First 3 hours parking is free.  They were so slow handing out the cards that on a quiet morning well before lunch there was a queue back out onto Mittrapharp.  That'll be fun the next weekend when everybody's been paid.  There was also a bemused queue jockeying for position to hand back your card when you left. 

Kasikorn bank was busy.  It must be all those small businesses on site. When we got to the customer service desk it took about 15 minutes per card to get the new one. At a cost.  I did have to have a cheaper ATM card because at my age they will not insure me.  And we have three accounts.  6 or 7 sheets of A4 per card, with multiple signatures.  Both sets of signatures for a joint account.  Then the girls serving us has to get a counter-signature from the  girl next to her.  Paperless office?  I should cocoa. The only good news was that they could do your new card even if the account was held at another branch, which one of ours was.  A member of staff followed us outside and showed us how to change the PIN from that provided on the security paper provided with the new card to the PIN we wanted.  My wife and I had sorted the three new PINs out beforehand.
My passbooks were also updated but just gave a total of all debits and credits, no individual items. 

So if you only use your card infrequently you must change it before the end of the year.

New Member Introductions / Re: Hi
« on: November 09, 2018, 06:40:28 PM »
Well, it's hard to argue with that!

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: Nookies delights,frozen foods & dry goods
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:27:21 PM »
Paul, will that be your last delivery before Christmas?

And banks then wonder why companies like Transferwise have such inroads into their lucrative international transfers business.

Visas, et al / Re: Extension renewal
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:27:03 PM »
Wrong form number Rex.  TM30 is the form confirming your address which up to very recently has not been enforced in Khon Kaen.  The 90 day form is TM47.

Visas, et al / Re: Extension renewal
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:11:33 PM »
I did my retirement extension today, Thursday 30th August.  We arrived at 10.15am and the place was empty bar us and we were seen to immediately, I didn't even need to take a number. The extension went without a hitch, but I was surprised she used a conversion rate of baht to the pound of just 41.  After that she spent ages filling in what looked like a complete database entry about me, obviously name, passport number, landing card number, date I last entered the Kingdom, address, phone number, my wife's phone number and  virtually everything that's in my passport plus a photo.  There was also a new form to sign, all in Thai. Then to my surprise she also asked for a copy of my wife's ID card and  then printed out a TM30 form and stapled that into my passport along with the  new 90 day slip and the landing card.
So it looks like the TM30 regulations are being enforced here now.  How strictly I don't know, ie do you re-report when you've been out of the country or even out of the changwat?
A good experience today so 'er indoors is stuck with me for another year.

Open discussion / Re: Registered Mail to U.S. seems improved
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:07:44 PM »
The Thai expression for registered is "Long tabien".

Then you don't need the medicine.

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