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  1. Not a visa, but a one year EXTENSION of a Non-O visa if that's what you have. Need to be 50 years old or more, and baht in the bank, baht 800,000 for three months, or be able to show an income of at least baht 65,000 per month, or a combination of both, the baht in the bank and monthly income. Mac
  2. Note, "Judge" Jeanie was hit with "excessive" speeding. Makes one wonder what the ticket would have read for just plain ol' vanilla speading. "ALBANY — Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro is heading to court herself after being ticketed for excessive speeding Sunday in upstate New York." Mac
  3. Correct, the Yellow Tambien Ban comes first, then you can ask for the pink colored ID card. Did not have to do a translation of the ID page of my passport when I did this. Mac
  4. Think of it this way. When using his UK passport, he's treated as a UK citizen for purposes of Thai Immigration. He's a farang, and has to meet the foreigner rules for Thailand. If with a Thai passport, he'd of been Thai, but that's not the case here. One solution, report the Thai passport lost and get a new Thai passport. Then both of you take a cheapie round trip to KL, Penang, or Singapore, returning the same day. Do the passport switch then. Exit on UK, and re-enter Thailand on the Thai passport. Mac
  5. Insurance for Drones

    OK, see the update, where's he's a sponsor for Pattaya and Chiang Mai. He posted this in: Forum Home Business in Thailand, Jobs in Thailand, Insurance Insurance in Thailand Insurance for Drones Is this OK? Not unhidden yet. Mac
  6. Happened to me, U.S. passport lost-misplaced, made the police report, got a new passport. Then, on the next couple of trips to Laos, via Nong Khai, the IOs just mentioned my lost passport. Not a problem at all, just a passing comment. Mac
  7. And, if caught out, the fine is baht 2,000. Mac
  8. Big difference, the Thai Post's EMS service is listed on their www page, it's official, and does cost more for expedited service. Mac
  9. Well, I have a compression fracture of L-1 dating from 10 January 1981 that occasionally flares up, perhaps more exercise will help. Mac
  10. Where For A Chest X-Ray?

    Bangkok Christian, on Silom next to Patpong I. St Louis Hospital, on Sathorn. Both short walks from BTS or MRT. Mac
  11. Not all that long ago, circa 1998, it was still possible to obtain a Thai multiple entry tourist visa from aa Thai consulate in another country, and not have to leave Thailand. Just hand your baht over to the agent, he'd send your passport and application to a friendly consulate, such as Honolulu at the time, and in 2-3 weeks you'd get your passport back with the visa. Just needed to be activated by departing, and re-entering on the new visa. Then, always the "then," Immigration really cracked down, starting with the agents, some spent time in the crowbar hotel, fined, business closed down. Many of those expats with the visas in their passports also had a tough time as Immigration started to look at the stamps, as to when they departed Thailand, and returned with the visa, and if the timing of the stamps didn't match up, oops! Mac
  12. Laparoscopy Surgery Recommendations

    Dr Tanes did my gall bladder that way, worked fine. He's got excellent English, plus plays a guitar, if you need such in your surgeon. Vibhavadi Hospital. Mac
  13. Is the Shingles Vaccine now available in Thailand?

    FYI, I asked Vibhavadi Hospital, they replied perhaps in a year. It'll take some time to spread around the U.S., too. Mac https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-approves-better-vaccine-against-painful-shingles-virus/ AP October 23, 2017, 12:27 PM FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. The FDA has approved it to prevent painful shingles in people aged 50 or older. GLAXOSMITHKLINE VIA AP U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second shingles vaccine in the U.S. market. Merck launched the first one in 2006. Studies paid for by Glaxo found it prevents shingles in about 90 percent of people. Merck's is about 50 percent effective. Both versions are for adults 50 and older. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though, recommends vaccination for those 60 or older, partly because it loses effectiveness over time. Anyone who's had chickenpox — nearly everyone over 40 — harbors the varicella-zoster virus that causes the disease. The virus can resurface decades later, triggering painful sores on one side of the body. About 10 to 20 percent of those who get shingles also develop debilitating nerve pain that can last for months, even years. About one-third of people who have had chickenpox get shingles. That's about 1 million Americans a year. But once someone has recovered from shingles, it rarely reoccurs. Chickenpox was a very common childhood illness until a Merck vaccine was introduced two decades ago; it's now part of routine childhood shots. GlaxoSmithKline PLC said the price of its shingles vaccine, called Shingrix, will be $280 for the required two shots. Merck & Co.'s one-shot Zostavax costs $223. Most insurance plans cover it. The two vaccines are made differently. Glaxo's is genetically engineered and includes an ingredient that boosts effectiveness. In addition to preventing shingles, it also reduces the risk of nerve pain by nearly 90 percent. Glaxo studies also show it retains about 90 percent of its effectiveness for four years, and follow-up studies indicate it lasts years longer, according to Dr. Leonard Friedland, Glaxo's vaccines director for North America. Merck's vaccine uses a live but weakened virus, so it can't be used by people with compromised immune systems. It reduces risk of shingles by half and risk of nerve pain by 67 percent, according to the CDC. One study found it doesn't prevent shingles after eight years. More research is being done. Glaxo is testing its vaccine against Merck's. Meanwhile, Merck has been testing a different vaccine on cancer patients and people with compromised immune systems. © 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  14. That's two (2) runs out and in to Thailand via LAND borders. The limitation doesn't apply to flying, so you could look for a cheapie roundtrip to Singapore or KL, which'd work fine. Mac
  15. Curious, why go to Immigration with a 10-day overstay? What do you hope to accomplish there? Why not an airport, pay your baht 5,000 or so fine, and a quickie round trip to Singapore, KL, or such? Mac