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MaeJoMTB    6,783

Went to the building opposite Promonada to get my Certificate of Residence.

Told they don't do them any more ...... now over the road at Promonada.

Went to Immigration at Promonada, about 50 people queuing for the info desk .........

Walked into the G4 office, 20 second wait, can you get my CofR for me?, certainly sir 500bht, come back tomorrow afternoon.

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MadMac    814

500B is half a ticket to BKK. If they wont do it with my BKK tabien baan in CNX, which I don't know yet, I'm happy to fly down instead of throwing it into the mouth of some greedy clowns.

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NancyL    6,764

500B is half a ticket to BKK. If they wont do it with my BKK tabien baan in CNX, which I don't know yet, I'm happy to fly down instead of throwing it into the mouth of some greedy clowns.

U.S. citizens can get a Cert. of Res. from their consulate -- that's what I'm doing today for my DL renewal. I'd rather give Uncle Sam $50 than have to go out to Imm. Prom. twice and pay G4T 500 baht.

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CMKiwi    1,158

Paying G4T the 500 baht is the least hassle in my book. So I had to go to Promenada twice.... nice outing and I do like the Rimping there.

Whats US$50 equate to in baht? 1770 approx. Hmmm Ill stick with G4T for future CoRs.

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MaeJoMTB    6,783

Collected my CofR from G4T at 1pm, went to d/l centre ....

Lights test straight away, then made me do the 1 hour video (on PC with headphones).

Another hour for sitting and waiting for my number.

1040bht for renewing M/c and car license.

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NancyL    6,764

Paying G4T the 500 baht is the least hassle in my book. So I had to go to Promenada twice.... nice outing and I do like the Rimping there.

Whats US$50 equate to in baht? 1770 approx. Hmmm Ill stick with G4T for future CoRs.

Oh I like Promenada well enough, but I don't like the idea of supporting G4T. It was nice to see the good people at the U.S. Consulate today and to be in-and-out with the Cert of Res in 15 minutes.

One thing I really like about them is that when Congress has their periodic stupid attacks and shuts down the U.S. gov't due to failure to pass a budget, the U.S. Consulate Chiang Mai still keeps their U.S. Citizens Services doors open. How do they fund it? By not send those $50 notary fees to Washington and using the money to pay their bills here in Chiang Mai. They keep on working while the rest of the U.S. gov't in the U.S. stops. That deserves support.

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CMKiwi    1,158

That maybe ok and aĺl well and good for you Nancy and other fellow Americans but for the rest of the known world.... we probably dont have a lot of time for the US consulate no matter how much of a good job they do.

Many posts have mentioned how the Certificate is suppose to be free (And it is if you want to wait) But I and many others a willing to pay the 500 baht to get it the next day.

If you're happy to pay the extra 1200 odd baht to support staff at your consulate then thats your perogative.

By the same token Im happy to support the immigration staff of Chiang Mai via G4T (Which most believe is whats happening). Perhaps if govt workers had a decent wage then this wouldnt occur....or to a lesser degree.

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padlin    2

my driver's license expires 6 April.

How long before this date can I get it renewed? I don't want to wait until last days in case something turns up and I am not here. I am 72. Is there an age limit?

Thank you in advance for replies.

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Tywais    12,087

my driver's license expires 6 April.

How long before this date can I get it renewed? I don't want to wait until last days in case something turns up and I am not here. I am 72. Is there an age limit?

Thank you in advance for replies.

The last I saw was up to 45 days in advance. No age limit.

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roo860    2,339

Went for drivers license renewal from 1 year to 5 year today. Brought copies of passport pages, yellow book (proof of residence), medical certificate.... did the color test (mini stop light), paid the fee and received my new 5 year license all in about an hour. No movie to watch and no other "tests".

Went this morning, arrived at 10am, supplied the same as you, traffic light test at the desk, was given ticket number 104, done and dusted in about 1hr. Edited by roo860

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Tywais    12,087

Nice report Nancy and pretty much mirrors my experience as I posted in the OP. I do explain the 10 Baht in there I believe.

//edit - believe I remember now. Did you get a little plastic protective pouch to put the DL in, that is the 10 Baht.

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