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  1. You are missing the point, I think. If you are over 50 then you are a 'risk' apparently so what does it matter if you are married or single? You should also be aware that not all married foreigners are on marriage extensions. The retirement extension is less of a hassle - but does need twice the finance, of course.
  2. Well, it certainly was back in 2006 and i don't think that anything has changed. I obtained my original O-A in 2004 and entered Thailand on that visa in October that year. I took a break to the UK in July 2005 and then re-entered Thailand using the same visa, You can do this and you get another year's stay so this took me up to July 2006. I then obtained a one-year extension and have been extending annually ever since.
  3. My O-A visa expired back in 2006 and I've been doing annual extensions based on retirement ever since I don't really see the relevance of initially having an O-A visa, rather than a non-O. Once the visa has expired you just do the same extension thereafter for either type. I also don't see the relevance of differentiating between retirement and marriage extensions - if they do so. Are there no married foreigners here that are over 50 years of age? As usual, clear as mud and I suppose that all we can do is wait until the murk clears - and maybe formulate 'Plan B' in the meantime. I'm 75 in December and have health issues. Previous medical treatment I have paid for myself as I can't get insurance. If this new insurance requirement is enforced for retirement extensions then that will be the end of the road for me and, I suspect, many others. The prospect of repatriating to UK does not exactly fill me with joy but if it has to happen then so be it.
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