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But I Don't Drink Alcohol Anyway !!

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After my friend has made several phone calls to immigration he has been told it will only apply to O-X visa long stay 10 yr visa,and was told not to read the newspapers.

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3 hours ago, gmac said:

But then there this :- 

 

"UPDATE: Phuket Immigration Chief Col Kathathorn Kumthieng confirmed to The Phuket News today (May 14) that he has been informed of the new requirement but that he has yet to receive an order for his office to start applying it when processing applications for one-year Non-Immigrant O-A permits-to-stay.

Col Kathathorn also confirmed that the new insusrance requirement applies only to Non-Immigrant O-A "retirement" visas."


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/cabinet-approves-mandatory-health-insurance-for-long-stay-visas-71424.php#pLgXBXuJ2VvlgRuJ.99

 

Apologies if some one has already posted this I'm only up to page 38  so far!  

Then let us hope we ALL can let that chief col Kathathorn  do our  ret. ext. application :thumbsup:

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1 minute ago, brianthainess said:

After my friend has made several phone calls to immigration he has been told it will only apply to O-X visa long stay 10 yr visa,and was told not to read the newspapers.

 

Chances are that immigration officer is just speculating as well. Let's wait for further information.

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33 minutes ago, Krataiboy said:

Your posting shows little understanding of or empathy with the situation of many long-term, elderly expats like myself, who have raised families with a Thai national in the expectation of spending the rest of our lives here.

 

"Go home, for god's sake" is advice I, for one, am unwilling to take - any more than I relish being blackmailed into buying outrageously expensive insurance which precludes treatment for existing conditions most likely to kill me off!

 

Like many of my sensible and responsible contemporaries, I have set aside part of my modest savings to take care of my medical needs. The rest I was planning to leave to my wife, who has taken good care of me - and our family of five children - for 17 years and will doubtless continue to do so in my dotage.

 

I have no wish to resettle in my homeland (the UK) for any reason - and certainly not on the off chance of receiving better medical treatment than here. Apart from any other consideration, this would mean saying goodbye to the people I love most and the place I call home. 

 

Hopefully, you now understand why your "go home" advice is, for large numbers of us, as impractical as it is arrogant.

 

 

Well said Krataiboy.  This is exactly what is facing so many of us. In my last post i am asking for someone with the ability to post a petition for Thai immigration.

 

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31 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Don't keep us in suspense, what do you consider it says?

I am afraid i will have to ask you this question as i cannot safely work it out.

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:24 AM, Jeffrey346 said:

I am insured by the Thai Gov.. My co-pay is B280. How can your bill be B77, Makes no sense..

 

How about all those who like to post "My wife is a civil servant, and under the Thai social security system I will get free treatment ", they could well have been chocking on they cornflakes this morning reading this. they now might have to pay for their own health insurance.

 

 

It probably has been said ,what if the hospital  you go to does not take your health insurance ,I had a hip replacement done last year I showed them my UK health insurance card and they would not accept it ,they accepted my AIA card, which paid for some of the costs, but I had to pay upfront then claim it back from the insurance company, and that took 6 months  

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On 5/14/2019 at 12:20 PM, jesimps said:

You'll probably get it anyway. I read recently that the hospitals have given up checking the passports of health tourists. Too much work. I'd imagine a Brit with an NHS number will have no problem bluffing his way in.

Not been back to the UK for years so I don't know anything about any NHS number. Even when I lived there I don't remember ever having a number just a file at the doctors. Obviously when I go back I will have to register and get that number. I wonder what they ask for when you register.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

other than renew the visa what else could it mean ?

There is no visa renewal, ever, a visa expires then you get a new one or apply for an extension of stay (not visa). A visa gives you entry and permission to stay, after the visa expires, and approaching the end of your permission to stay you apply for an extension to the stay.

 

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 I'd imagine a Brit with an NHS number will have no problem bluffing his way in........But You wouldn't have to BLUFF You're Way in....

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3 minutes ago, denby45 said:

Not been back to the UK for years so I don't know anything about any NHS number. Even when I lived there I don't remember ever having a number just a file at the doctors. Obviously when I go back I will have to register and get that number. I wonder what they ask for when you register.

 

 

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Everyone has an NHS Number Mate,If You had a Doctor in The U.K Then YOU Certainly DID Have one !!

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5 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Zero pollution (beyond the normal Asian trash thrown around).

Air was completely clear, there was a bit of field burning between Poipet and Siem Reap, but it didn't seem to hang around.

Very similar to Chiang Mai ten years back in the social 'feel', I really liked it.

That's interesting because when I was deciding where to live in Thailand, CM was my top choice, but I rejected it based on the smoky season, and of course it's gotten much worse since then (so that was a wise decision for me). 

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3 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

There is no visa renewal, ever, a visa expires then you get a new one or apply for an extension of stay (not visa). A visa gives you entry and permission to stay, after the visa expires, and approaching the end of your permission to stay you apply for an extension to the stay.

 

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yeah... righto.

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