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LamKyong

I think you are being a little thin skinned to be upset about being referred to as a 'Yank'.Your own song writers, have made songs about your country and its people and the song 'The yanks are coming' is typical.Why, back in the UK we use a long automatic screw driver called a 'yankee'.I guess, i had better inform the makers of the tool, that is so widely used, that you are offended by it.

I visited the States for some twenty years, and lived and worked in both Georgia, and South Dakota, and, i was often referred to as 'the Limey' but i always took it in good stead.

We had many Americans use one of our two bars inPatts, and never once did i hear any angry voices, complaining about the term.Most of them took it as a term of endearment.

Now, i can understand the term 'Septic' not being liked, but that's rhyming slang, my offended friend, and you had better get used to it.So stop being such a wuss, and go and read 'A Connecticut Yankee, in the court of King Arthur', by Samuel Clements, or Mark Twain to you. And for your information, Yankee was the term used for the British, by the Huron, and Mohawk Indians, because they were unable to say the word 'English' we were called 'The Yengees'

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Nice post, well written, clearly explained 

BUT totally off topic.

Meanwhile, back to the topic please.

 

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3 hours ago, Khon Kaen Dave said:

LamKyong

I think you are being a little thin skinned to be upset about being referred to as a 'Yank'.Your own song writers, have made songs about your country and its people and the song 'The yanks are coming' is typical.Why, back in the UK we use a long automatic screw driver called a 'yankee'.I guess, i had better inform the makers of the tool, that is so widely used, that you are offended by it.

I visited the States for some twenty years, and lived and worked in both Georgia, and South Dakota, and, i was often referred to as 'the Limey' but i always took it in good stead.

We had many Americans use one of our two bars inPatts, and never once did i hear any angry voices, complaining about the term.Most of them took it as a term of endearment.

Now, i can understand the term 'Septic' not being liked, but that's rhyming slang, my offended friend, and you had better get used to it.So stop being such a wuss, and go and read 'A Connecticut Yankee, in the court of King Arthur', by Samuel Clements, or Mark Twain to you. And for your information, Yankee was the term used for the British, by the Huron, and Mohawk Indians, because they were unable to say the word 'English' we were called 'The Yengees'

Don't tell me I am English

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The question should be:   on what days will which branches of what banks allow me to open an account with which type of visa?  TIT, it's a moving target, and people here on TV will give you anecdotal answers based on personal rejections they've experienced.  But if you persist a little, and just keep trying different bank branches until one says Yes, you'll succeed.  Don't let any of the staff at any of them tell you "not allowed" or "against law", etc. - just smile and move on, and don't let anyone here tell you they don't do it anymore unless you have a work permit, and don't let the moaners here lecture you on U.S. reporting reqts, etc. (yes, the reqts do certainly exist and yes, the banks may have some extra paperpwork, and yes, they're probably a PIA, but they still open accounts for Americans).

 

If you're American and do open an account and have $10K or more on deposit in it at any time, then you need to bone up on FBAR.  If more than $50K then FATCA as well.  (Nasty penalties for failure to comply.)

 

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All of them. If you rock up with 50,000 baht to deposit, they will fall over themselves to get you signed up.

Go in there with 500 baht and it could be a different story.

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On 3/18/2017 at 10:50 PM, soistalker said:

Which banks will let a foreigner on a tourist visa open up a bank account? What is required to open a new account?

Thanks.

 

you should let people know what area of thailand you will be looking to open an account.  that will help get you the best quality answers.  bangkok ?  pattaya ? phuket ? chiang mai ? etc...  in bangkok, i went to two banks and opened accts without a problem (both banks) on a tourist visa.  this was feb 2016.  if you need info on bangkok, let me know.

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LamKyong.

 Then act like it, and stop trying to push the 'derogatory name <deleted>'

No one really cares.

 

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1 hour ago, Khon Kaen Dave said:

LamKyong.

 Then act like it, and stop trying to push the 'derogatory name <deleted>'

No one really cares.

 

:smile:  :stoner:

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Yes, what used to happen and happens now are different. 8 years ago i opened a bank account at first attempt on a visa exemption just by having a girlfriend with an ID card - no problem. I wanted a new account last October, at a different bank - result - took 5 attempts, even though i now had 12 month visa extension, marriage certificate, wife's blue book and my Thai driving licence. And even then it took 10 minutes of chatting up the bank teller and telling her WHY i didn't have a yellow book as proof of address. She decided to accept my driving licence (after i had pointed out it did have my address on it).

 

So all i can say is best of luck .....  You may find Immigration will help if it is to deposit funds for your extension.

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On 3/20/2017 at 9:33 PM, Lamkyong said:

whilst a agree with the reasoning in your post   your terminology ie yanks   is on a par with

 ferrang derogatory  slang

 

And.........??

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18 minutes ago, Lamkyong said:

and what ???

 

 on a par with ferrang derogatory slang ??

 

What are you carrying on about  ??

 

 ferrang derogatory slang, if you said anything like that to me you'd be given short rift 

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11 minutes ago, kangaloowest said:

 

 on a par with ferrang derogatory slang ??

 

What are you carrying on about  ??

 

 ferrang derogatory slang, if you said anything like that to me you'd be given short rift 

short like yourself maybe

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Ever find yourself getting in strife when you go to a bar ??.
Talking like I couldn't imagine you wouldn't -  ferrang derogatory slang eh ??

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1 hour ago, kangaloowest said:

Ever find yourself getting in strife when you go to a bar ??.
Talking like I couldn't imagine you wouldn't -  ferrang derogatory slang eh ??

never go to bars    certainly not the strife bars you seem to know and even enjoy

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