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Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October




Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from 31 October.


The requirements, which were first proposed back in May, have now been confirmed in a police order posted on the Immigration website.


Applicants are required to have 40,000 baht outpatient coverage and 400,000 baht inpatient coverage.


According to the order, health insurance is not required for those applying for an extension of stay based on retirement and only applies to Non O-A visas.


Non O-A visas are obtained from an embassy or consulate outside of Thailand.


Full details of the new requirements can be found here: https://www.immigration.go.th/read?content_id=5d9c3b074d8a8f318362a8aa&fbclid=IwAR39UI_zBxVLedZKgZeAeYnvb0yyyIsr6SHPhnq64ohzACO7VsLUU_LlGn0


As of yet, there is no information on the new insurance requirements on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and at the time of posting O-A visas are still being issued without insurance.


However, Thaivisa understands an official announcement is due to be made at a press conference in Bangkok later on Wednesday (9 October).


This is a developing news story. This post may be updated without warning.


RELATED: Health insurance for Non O-A is available here 



-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-10-09
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Yet. And this was the number 1 reason we left Thailand. 20 days notice.... How can you really live your life and plan a future not knowing what crazy idea then law immigration will in pose next. 

Just another nail to drive the X Pats to another country..Especially those to old to Buy Insurance..

The 40,000 baht outpatient insurance requirement reveals to me that this is an intelligent and well thought out policy.   

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20 minutes ago, madmen said:

I just paid my premium for my new health insurance. Its Pacific Cross "long stay for retirement in Thailand" policy. Seriously no advertisement ....just happy to get that one out of the way. It is 40/400 and at 54 years old cost me $1000 USdollars😉😁(not sure any good ....555)

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So, its good logic .. type O based on retirement ... no need

Type OA retirement ... 60k baht insurance


OA extensions ... who knows!!!

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