Questions on retirement visa. in Thai visas, residency and work permits Posted July 16 On 7/14/2020 at 5:48 AM, Peter Denis said: When re-entering Thailand during the first year when your 1-year Non Imm O-A Visa has not expired yet, you will be stamped in for a new permission to stay for whatever period is shorter: - the full year that the Non Imm O-A Visa entitles you to OR - till the expiry date of your health-insurance policy as mentioned on a note next to the Visa sticker in your passport (hence my recommendation to request your foreign insurer to mention a 2-year period on the FIC). In case the health-insurance policy you subscribed to when applying for the Non Imm O-A Visa is limited to one year, you can after having been in Thailand for a couple of months subscribe to a new cheap throw-away thai IO-approved health-insurance policy and the policy expiry date will then become your permission to stay date after having exited and returning during the Visa validity period. Please note that when exiting Thailand and planning to return AFTER your 1-year Visa validity has expired, that you would need to buy a Re-Entry Permit before exiting in order to keep the granted permission to stay 'alive' on your return. Thanks again for the advice - I was thinking that if I could not get the 2 year FIC form from my insurer (BCBS), I would buy a policy like the one linked in your attachment before leaving, commencing one year out, and lasting the full year two. Is that possible?