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Details of mandatory health insurance for Non-Imm O-A visas to be announced next week


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5 minutes ago, expat1010 said:

easy solution for the old farts, marry the Thai GF, get an O visa and after 3 years apply for permanent residency. insurance problem solved

They still need >400k in the bank,and even if it's not a real big lump of money, everyone doesn't have it.

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I would have thought with the millions of tourists flooding Thailand that they would be more of a medical problem then a few hundred expats living here !

Yes, but many expats can't get an insurance because of their age.

I still find this extremely hard to believe as the hospital will never let you leave until paid in full. How do you rack up a bill and then walk away?   All we can do is wait and see what

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17 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

There is no pathway to permanent resident without working and paying tax. 

There are several methods to become a permanent resident,not only working. You can for example invest >3 million baht,or support your thai family when married. 

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5 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

There are several methods to become a permanent resident,not only working. You can for example invest >3 million baht,or support your thai family when married. 

On paper there are but in practice you need job, income, pay tax etc. If you apply for support Thai family it doesnt get far. There are a couple of long running threads about it.

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On 8/18/2019 at 8:21 AM, rooster59 said:

a senior executive from one of the insurance companies involved in the scheme told Thaivisa that the Office of Insurance Commission, the Ministry of Public Health, the Foreign Ministry and Immigration Bureau will announce the insurance requirements for  Non-Immigrant O-A visas on 22 August.

Well it looks like that chap was getting the run around...the insurance providers shall probably be as keen to hear the announcement, as much as others are perhaps not (depending on the content. It might be good news 🙄).

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2 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

On paper there are but in practice you need job, income, pay tax etc. If you apply for support Thai family it doesnt get far. There are a couple of long running threads about it.

Use Google instead of reading incorrect threads. Having a job is just one way to get a PR visa, and you need a salary of at least 80k/month. 

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6 hours ago, Kelsall said:

From the OP:  "On Friday, a senior executive from one of the insurance companies involved in the scheme told Thaivisa that the Office of Insurance Commission, the Ministry of Public Health, the Foreign Ministry and Immigration Bureau will announce the insurance requirements for  Non-Immigrant O-A visas on 22 August."

 

So did this happen?

That which someone said that some guy from some company said that some government bodies or other would do something, didn't happen.

 

Hopefully tomorrow.

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12 hours ago, AJS150654 said:

If the Government are concerned about expat debts, why are they only targetting new Visa applicants, if existing expats are the supposed problem.

Yes more holes in their proposal than Swiss cheese. 

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11 hours ago, Max69xl said:

They still need >400k in the bank,and even if it's not a real big lump of money, everyone doesn't have it.

Gawd... If you don't have $20K you shouldn't be trying to live in Thailand long term. Your home country has beer, girls and Thai food - if you are old maybe the girls aren't on your mind anyhow :<(

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2 hours ago, Melbun said:

Gawd... If you don't have $20K you shouldn't be trying to live in Thailand long term. Your home country has beer, girls and Thai food - if you are old maybe the girls aren't on your mind anyhow :<(

More specifically - If you are caught short financially in Thailand your stay will be transformed for Thaidream to Thai-Nightmare very rapidly.

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