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About exppenang

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  1. I'd say Bangkok Bank is a good start - they have a branch in New York. You could probably negotiate a special exchange rate for that sum. http://www.bangkokbank.com/BangkokBank/InternationalNetwork/InternationalBranches/USA/pages/index.aspx
  2. The real story is the lifeguard forced from the beach HAS NOT returned to work. Just one lifeguard at Laem Singh now, and no tent so anyone needing the guard can't find him. From what I am reading, the Phuket Lifeguard Chief lied to Phuket News about the second guard returning to the beach? Very dangerous for the lifeguard and the public to be stationed at a secluded beach alone. Not to mention what the vendors will do to the ONE lifeguard left. How long will it be before there are NO lifeguards at Laem Singh at all? Military needs to take action now before someone drowns, or the lifeguard himself is injured or killed by beach vendors! http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Phuket-lifeguard-quits-protest-vendor-takeover/66221#ad-image-0
  3. Hey Edwin, Just a FYI here. The lifeguard you see with a hand on the victims "crotch" is actually feeling for a femoral pulse. This is standard precedure during CPR performed by professional rescuers. A second lifeguard who is hidden in the photo is performing chest compressions. Lame dig on the lifeguards who are just trying to do their job. When was the last time you did CPR on a person?
  4. I am told this translates to "form STM 2".
  5. In my experience the transfer stamp negates the need to provide copies of prior extensions. I still keep my old passport and bring it with me when doing extensions, just in case.
  6. The form says this in the top right corner ...แบบ สตม.2
  7. For anyone doing their extension of stay, here is the latest from Phuket Immigration as of 1 February 2017: Retirement extensions of stay are no longer processed upstairs. Proceed to room 103 on the ground level. You will see a sign on the window indicating Retirement extensions. I arrived early with (what I thought) was everything I needed. There were about 15 or so seats under shade, and a large table with samples of completed forms, along with some blank forms. Sat right next to the door. About 8:15, a very friendly officer came out, took a quick look at my paperwork, and gave me a queue number. He also informed me that I needed an additional form (TM2 - See below). At 8:30 the first few in the queue were taken inside. Your passport must contain the "Receipt of Notification" (of address in Thailand.) As long as you have not changed addresses since the last extension, the old Receipt of Notification is still good. You should also have your current TM 6 in the passport. Forms Needed: TM 7 Application for Extension of Temporary Stay in the Kingdom (one passport photo needed) TM 2 Acknowledgement of the conditions for permitted continuation of stay in Thailand Copies Needed: (all copies of passport pages should be signed) 1) Information page of passport 2) Latest entry stamp in passport 3) TM 6 Departure Card 4) Original VISA in passport (on which the extension is based) 5) EVERY extension of stay in passport since original VISA was issued 6) Proof of funds/income (bank deposit or monthly income) 7) Copy of bankbook (info page) or ATM card along with the original for verification 8) Photo of applicant in front of residence of record showing house number All of the above were kept by the officer Documents looked at (but not kept by officer - not sure if these are still needed) Copy of rent/lease agreement Copy of Tabien Baan signed by owner Copy of owner's ID card signed by owner Supplemental proof of income (pay stubs) I was short a couple of copies from above, officer advised which ones I needed very politely. Came back 5 minutes later to the same officer (did not need to re-queue), gave him the additional copies and paid the fee. Sat back down inside the room, and about ten minutes later they took a digital photo. They kept my passport, gave me a receipt, and was advised to return the next business day at 1 PM to pick it up. Entire process took less than one hour. On this visit, gone were the old days of pushing, queue jumping, and general chaos. The entire process was handled very well and very efficiently. My best visit to Phuket Immigration by far. My compliments to all the staff - things have VASTLY IMPROVED over the last few years.
  8. My Latest Rant - Department of Land Transport

    Ran into just this thing. Certificate of residence and valid VISA did the trick. Car is in my name which is how I wanted it.