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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 22:44
Mr Anderson

New Visa Application hampered by broken ankle - HELP

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i was planing to renew my Ed Visa for a another year next month, by a trip upto Laos. However I have broken my ankle. I have a medical certificate which says I have a fracture and I am in a cast. But it does not state how long I will be unable to walk for. (Doctor thinks 8 weeks).

What is the procedure ? Is there a form at Immigration which would allow me an extension in the Kingdom until I can walk again ? Or would I have to do a visa run with a wheelchair ? Does any visa company provide such a service ? (I'm based in Pattaya)

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

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You cannot renew a visa. Are you going to apply for a new visa at the Vientiane Embassy or the Savannakhet Consulate or are you doing a border run to activate another 90 days?

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You can obtain a 90 day extension in the case of receiving medical treatment and unable to travel.

Section 2.25, Police Order 327/2557.

A. In the case of receiving medical treatment, attending rehabilitation, or taking
care of a patient:
(1) Must have been confirmed and requested by a physician of the
hospital or state medical institution providing said treatment with full explanation about the
illness, period of treatment, and the physician's opinion that the illness is an impediment to
travel.

 

You'll need a letter from the hospital stating firmly you are unable to travel.

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3 minutes ago, BritTim said:

Most otherwise healthy people are capable of using crutches with their foot in a cast. Unless other factors are involved, I would be surprised if you can get a medical extension for a broken ankle.

Flying or long travel in confined spaces is not allowed with a cast on due to blood problem circulation. Also known as trombosis.

 

leg needs to be elevated which would be impossible in a van or airplane.

 

seen many people fly with broken legs? 

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1 minute ago, colinneil said:

I doubt very much if he would qualify for an extension just because of a broken ankle.

The medical extensions are for people unable to travel, not just for people being inconvenienced.

He is unable to travel, most airlines would not board him unless he had clear certificate from doctors permitting air travel.

 

i was medically unfit to fly because of shoulder surgery   Broken leg by far more serious when it comes to air travel due to trombosis .

 

what if his leg swells up in mid air?

 

business or first class maybe an option as leg can be elevated but economy no chance 

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13 minutes ago, BritTim said:

Most otherwise healthy people are capable of using crutches with their foot in a cast. Unless other factors are involved, I would be surprised if you can get a medical extension for a broken ankle.

It depends if the doctor will supply the necessary letter.

Immigration will not question a physicians recommendation.

 

Have you every tried to obtain a set of crutches in Thailand.

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3 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

It depends if the doctor will supply the necessary letter.

Immigration will not question a physicians recommendation.

 

Have you every tried to obtain a set of crutches in Thailand.

If he is been treated in a private hospital like Bangkok Pattaya , hospital actually can do the extension for him on basis unable to travel and seeking medical treatment . Not too sure if any cost involved in hospital doing it but service is available 

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3 minutes ago, faraday said:

Yes, I got some easily when I had hip surgery.

 

I doubt the viracity of the op.

You were fortunate.

When I required crutches for a couple of weeks following surgery, the hospital couldn't supply any because nobody brought them back.

We found a supplier, but they were out of stock!

I was house confined for a few weeks.

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3 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Crutches in Thailand, the pharmacy in our local big C has them for sale.

Good for you. The pharmacy in our Big C doesn't sell them and I couldn't travel to your Big C at the time I needed them, because I needed crutches to get out of the house.

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