ACS Outreach

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by ladda3904 » September 29, 2023, 3:17 pm

An affidavit (/ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt/ ⓘ AF-ih-DAY-vit; Medieval Latin for "he has declared under oath") is a written statement voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation which is administered by a person who is authorized to do so by law. Such a statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, which means that it is made under oath on penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence for its veracity and is required in court proceedings.



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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by ladda3904 » September 29, 2023, 3:27 pm

The notary is verifying the signature, not the truthfulness of the affidavit. The affidavit is a sworn statement. Lying on an affidavit is perjury. I hate to disagree with the esteemed CG but she is incorrect. Bottom line is they do not want to issue affidavits. As stated by someone they are trying to move as many transactions to the internet as possible. Why did she indicate she would like to see more outreach when the goal is to have no need for outreach.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by FrazeeDK » September 30, 2023, 7:09 pm

because face-to-face feedback is one way to determine if those fancy dan automated processes work for their US citizen customers.. Also mentioned were those lacking the computer savvy to utilize these shiny new automated processes...
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Post by tamada » October 1, 2023, 12:59 am

So the CG reports back to Washington that the push-back in Isaan to increasing the roll-out of online support and downsizing of ACS outreach and wardens is insignificant and can continue in line with the technological advances and fiscal realities of a rapidly changing world.

I am also confident that in the next 5 years or so, in lieu of the human touch anywhere in their bureaucracy, AI will be providing everything that it thinks you need.
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by FrazeeDK » October 1, 2023, 2:48 pm

ah, they'll always have the need to go out among the unwashed masses. Generally at the end of the fiscal year when they literally have money to throw away. A trip to a number of cities then is not beyond the realm of possibility..

She did indicate that the Department of State back in Washington would love to automate anything possible. Why have an American Consular Officer doing that final 5 minute interview right there in Bangkok when they could pay one to be in a booth in Washington DC doing it by a video conference.. State does claim that each American employee overseas costs about a million bucks..
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » October 27, 2023, 2:34 pm

The American Citizen Services Unit will be providing limited consular services in the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel from 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM on November 2, 2023.

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Post by mak » January 20, 2024, 12:17 pm

Dear American Citizens,
The American Citizen Services sections of Embassy Bangkok and Consulate General Chiang Mai are pleased to inform you of our upcoming Consular Outreach events at the below locations and on the following dates
SCHEDULE
Hua Hin: January 25, 2024
the US Embassy’s Citizen Services Unit is bringing its consular outreach programme to the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort on January 25 from 8am to 11am.

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by FrazeeDK » January 22, 2024, 4:06 pm

yet nothing from ACS to either the wife or me. We're enrolled in their STEP program so any info like this should be in a broadcase e-mail..
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » January 22, 2024, 4:30 pm

Same here. Enrolled in STEP but nothing from ACS or State. Saw it on a Social Media website.

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Post by Jello » January 23, 2024, 3:20 pm

mak wrote:
January 22, 2024, 4:30 pm
Saw it on a Social Media website.
What was the site?
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by Jello » January 23, 2024, 3:27 pm

Guess we should keep a eye on this website:
https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... -outreach/
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by FrazeeDK » January 23, 2024, 6:05 pm

and that very Outreach website announces the Hua Hin Outreach on the 25th and right next to it is a reminder to enroll in STEP//
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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » March 14, 2024, 4:18 pm

The American Citizen Services section will be providing consular services in the VIP room, 2nd floor of the Centara Korat Hotel from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM on March 25, 2024.

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Post by mak » March 26, 2024, 1:00 pm

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is coming to Phuket for TWO exciting events:
Town Hall with U.S. Ambassador Godec: Thursday, April 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Provision of Consular Services: Thursday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa, Phuket

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by mak » May 7, 2024, 2:05 pm

The American Citizen Services section will be providing consular services in Hat Yai, Songkhla on May 15, 2024, from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2024
Time: 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Venue: Centara Hotel Hat Yai - 3 Sanehanusorn Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
Telephone: +66 (0)-7-435-2222 Email: [email protected]

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Re: ACS Outreach

Post by glalt » May 7, 2024, 5:02 pm

I recently rewed my US passport by mail. It was indeed a nightmare. Altogether it took about two months. The previous renewal was done in Khon Kaen. It was quick and easy. Unfortunately the embassy had no scheduled outreach and couldn't tell me if or when there would be another. At one time the US Embassy was very efficient and helpful. That time has passed. Now there are a lot of hoops to jump through and strict rules. They are no longer helpful.

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