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With an 90 days O visa you can use travel insurances to cover your stay.


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On 5/15/2019 at 8:19 AM, Jingthing said:

It really isn't as crystal clear as that especially going forward. 

Eventually it will be extended to everything resembling "Long-Term-Stay". Applying only to O-A' s, disregarding all the rest of other "Long-Term-Stay" options??? No way! Even considering the "volatility" of recent Thai Immigration Legislation.


- It does not need the talents of a Romanian Clairvoyant Gipsy to see what's coming!

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14 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

It was actually announced on the Department of Public Health (in Thai) website last mont after the cabinet approved it. There is a link to the site in on of the news articles about it. 

What then is the "visa renewal" mentioned when "Saowapa Jongkittipong, who leads the Health Service Support Department’s International Health Division" says "“Current holders of this visa will have to produce proof of their health insurance for visa renewal,” ? http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369468

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15 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

"“Current holders of this visa will have to produce proof of their health insurance for visa renewal,”

People who already have a OA Visa, (which was  obtained without health insurance requirement), and apply for a new one, will need to show health insurance. 

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

People who already have a OA Visa, (which was  obtained without health insurance requirement), and apply for a new one, will need to show health insurance. 

Grasping at straws IMHO

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3 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

Grasping at straws IMHO

Well it seems more likely than applying it to Permission to Stay Extensions which aren't even mentioned!

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

Well it seems more likely than applying it to Permission to Stay Extensions which aren't even mentioned!

We evidently have different ideas on probability

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5 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

With an O-A, there is no requirement to hold funds in a Thai bank account, or have income every month above 65K baht. The extensions do.

The O-A visa requires show of equivalent funds, just not in a Thai bank account

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54 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

The O-A visa requires show of equivalent funds, just not in a Thai bank account

I didn't know that. Learn something every day. Having said that, how are the Thai authorities going to get cost recovery from an overseas account?

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I didn't know that. Learn something every day. Having said that, how are the Thai authorities going to get cost recovery from an overseas account?
They can't. Also income can be used instead.

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

It depends on what the authorities are trying to do. With an O-A, there is no requirement to hold funds in a Thai bank account, or have income every month above 65K baht. The extensions do.

Perhaps the Thai government is more sensible than we think. They know elderly retirees won't be able to get health insurance; however, having either assets or income means they have some assurance with cost recovery.

But then, I'm an optimist. But still believe in keeping my powder dry.

 

for O-A visa you need show equivalent of 800,000 in your home country bank account

 

yea, BUT if you drop below 800,000 for 5 months or below 400,000 for the other 7 you cant get another extension.

so really you cant use the money in the thai bank for anything , IF you want stay in Thailand.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

They can't. Also income can be used instead.

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Are you sure of that? I think there are legal pathways to recover child support from US citizens but my memory has lapses now and then. Maybe other countries as well. But this an interesting question that would fall under individual countries (or possibly as EU) agreements concerning taxes trade and the like as I think those agreements is where they bury the details.

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