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Open discussion / Re: US Outreach
« on: March 22, 2019, 12:22:08 PM »

 Thanks for the replies,

 My daughter talked with her cousin who is a notary in the US. She said we could sign the document during a video chat, then send the form to her and she would affix her notary stamp. I called my bank, explained the situation, and they said they would accept it.

 Sounds like a good deal. The form is from our joint account and needs both our signatures and needs a notary seal for each. The US embassy charges $50 per seal. It's one document, but I'm sure they would charge for 2 seals.

Open discussion / Re: US Outreach
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:38:25 PM »

 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?

Where to find . . . / Re: Baking soda
« on: March 11, 2019, 12:55:04 PM »


 That will save me a lot of running around next time I'm in town.

Where to find . . . / Baking soda
« on: March 10, 2019, 02:31:20 PM »

 Where can I buy baking soda?

Where to find . . . / Re: Looking for a printer service
« on: March 04, 2019, 10:28:35 AM »

 I went into town last week and as charlie59 said, printers are quite cheap.

I was under the impression they were separate machines, but I see they are 3-in-1, printer/scanner/copy, and some have fax also. Prices were from 2,000 bt up!

Open discussion / US Outreach
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:11:37 AM »

 Rumor on Thaivisa is they may be doing away with the outreach visits because most of what they do is the visa income letters. I couldn't find any info about it, but they normally would be around about now.

Where to find . . . / Re: Looking for a printer service
« on: February 09, 2019, 12:58:30 PM »

 Thanks for the replies.

 I dont know about memory sticks or other technical stuff. I'm looking for a place like I used to go, where I can use their computer and they can print out documents that I've received in an email.

Where to find . . . / Looking for a printer service
« on: February 07, 2019, 01:12:57 PM »

 Now and then I need to print out something. The internet shop I used to use has closed. Anyone know a shop in KK with a printer, and possibly a scanner?


 I usually go about a month after my license expires and I'm good for 6 years. I've heard you have 1 year after expiation to renew.


Open discussion / Re: New laptop
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:18:37 AM »

 Thanks for the replies. Good info for when I'm ready for a new machine. For now, the laptop works ok. It's like an old car. Lots of quirks that only the owner knows about and can operate.

Open discussion / New laptop
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:44:34 PM »

 A little over 4 years ago, I bought my first laptop. It didn't come with windows, so they sent me to a shop to buy a Windows 8 disc, and they installed it for me. A couple of years later they did the free upgrade to Windows 10 for me.

 Google says a laptop is good for 3-5 years. Mine is acting up lately, so I may need to buy a new one soon.

 I would like to know if I buy a new laptop, can I use the windows disc I still have, or transfer Windows from the old laptop to the new one?  ( I'm guessing the answer is no.) Also, is it better to buy a Windows disc and install it, or should I buy a laptop with Windows already installed?

Visas, et al / Re: Is Khon Kaen Immigration moving?
« on: November 23, 2018, 01:33:04 PM »

 I did my retirement ext the other day. The guy in front of me did his 90 day and the officer told him next time to go to the new bus station. I did my 90 day also, but he didn't say anything to me about it.

 They just remodeled the immigration office and now they are moving,???

 My retirement ext went smooth as always. That and my 90 day report made quite a stack of forms and copies! They also had me sign 2 or 3 other forms I had never seen before. I didn't read them, just signed where he told me to.

Open discussion / Re: Change to Deposit Procedure to Bangkok Bank New York
« on: November 01, 2018, 01:13:13 PM »

 As I mentioned earlier, I've started using my US bank to send SWIFT transfers. I feel better knowing if anything goes wrong, my bank will back me up. I think if anything goes wrong using a transfer service, you might be on your own.

 I Googled "Transferwise reviews", and there were enough negative reviews that I didn't want to use their service.

 This is just my opinion, I know there are plenty of satisfied Transferwise customers who can't say enough good things about them.

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: October 29, 2018, 09:04:50 AM »

 I've also done 14 extensions and never been asked for a tm 30. I never knew anything about it till all the recent jabber on the forums.  I figure if they ever asked me if I had a tm 30, I would say, "Why would I have one of those?". After all, they are for homeowners.

 I do have one now and will produce it if asked. Last year when I came back from India, I thought, better to be safe than sorry. It's a ways to immigration, so I went to the local police. I thought I'd also save a few baht as I'd heard immigration was charging for them. It's free at the police station.


Where to find . . . / Re: cctv
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:39:15 PM »

 Thanks for the replies. I'm just learning about cctv. I think like most stuff, it seems complicated at first, but doesn't take long to figure it out.

 We live in a small village and never had any problems, but lately there have been some burglaries and vandalism in this area. Better to get the cctv now rather than wait till after we get robbed.

 I have several weapons stashed around the property and have discussed with the wife what to do in case of a home invasion, but although I've always been able to take care of myself, at my age, I'm not really that confident in myself. Twenty two years in the same house and never a problem. I'm not worried in the least, but better to be prepared.

 I think what I want is a system with infrared cameras that are not recording 24 hrs., but turn on by motion detectors. One camera in the front, one in the back.

 Sounds like it's not a DIY project?   Also, how much can I expect to pay for a decent system?

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