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by puan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 106
Views: 11955

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

Gaybutton wrote:I thank 2lz2p for telling us about the existence of Transferwise.

Yes....I would like to "second" GB 's thanks.
by puan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 46
Views: 5178

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

Undaunted wrote:You must be joking, do you really believe the embassy gives a shit. Lol

1. am i joking? ...NO
2. believe the embassy gives a shit? ...NO

As I said..."call me a cynic."
by puan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 46
Views: 5178

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

I received another Email from American Citizens Services today. It said the only information they have regarding proof of income is what they have on their web site, but will post updates if and when further information becomes available. I would hope the staff of the American Citizens Services is ...
by puan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 46
Views: 5178

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

Pat K, the Embassy Liaison (formerly Warden) mentioned to me that the US Embassy probably will not take the matter up again with Thai Immigration until they get several emails from US Citizens Did Pat K have the name of the individual in the Embassy who supervises the ACS section? I think having a ...
by puan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 106
Views: 11955

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

The bank I used to transfer from was M&T Bank which is a northeast regional bank which I have used for years. My pension is directly deposited there.
Transfer was from a checking account.
by puan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 106
Views: 11955

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

Well, my experimental transfer using TransferWise was a success. My account with Transferwise was established on Monday, October 29. I initiated a transfer on Wednesday, October 31 2:45 p.m.. TransferWise advised that transfer would be in my Bangkok Bank on November 2 at $1.00 = 33.12 Baht. Indeed t...
by puan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 106
Views: 11955

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

GB....There are three USA banks that I know of that have offices here in Bangkok: JP Morgan/Chase Citibank Bank of America Also, HSBC has operations in the USA and has offices here. May be they could be of assistance for American non-resident citizens opening an account back in the states. Just a th...
by puan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 106
Views: 11955

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

GB....my situation is exactly the same as yours. Even right down to my pension provider suggesting the check scenario. I cannot imagine sitting here in Thailand waiting for a check from the States to appear. Talk about stress!! Oy vey!!!! Also, it is my understanding that for a U.S. check to clear y...
by puan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 106
Views: 11955

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

GB....thank you for sharing this information. It is extremely helpful.
by puan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Annual Flu shot
Replies: 47
Views: 4587

Re: Annual Flu shot

It should be noted that the flu shot vaccine in Asia is different than the vaccine administered in the United States, UK and Europe. Vaccine is unique for different strains that are anticipated in your area of the world. And although not 100% effective, still recommended especially for those who are...

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