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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

 

the thread quite wrongly stated CM was requiring this for extensions of stay of O visas. The video posted in the thread clearly shows IO stating O-A visa only.

The thread stated that 'some' agents are saying that retirement extension in general this will apply to.. I made it clear I didnt agree with that interpretation, but that was what some agents are saying. 

 

The proof posted was about O-A extensions, something multiple mods say will not be needed, yet many immigration sources saying the opposite. That is the news worthy item. 

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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

 

the thread quite wrongly stated CM was requiring this for extensions of stay of O visas. The video posted in the thread clearly shows IO stating O-A visa only.

If you follow the series of quotes back to which you are replying (struggling with the multi quote linking sorry).. The initial enquiry was 
 

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My friend  went to Yasothon Immigration yesterday for a extension of his OA visa which he got in UK he has been here on extensions of this OA visa for 12 years they gave him the extension this year but he was told when he next renews next year he MUST HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE so I think what is being stated a lot on here about not needing it is not true members should check with their local immigration and find out this is true.

He was then told to print and take the police order (some debate about if it would be accepted) and not be fobbed off.. 

 

That is the 'thread' 


 

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2 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Where have you seen a report on Prachinburi???

its in one of the threads / quotes / mess of info.. if I see it again I will highlight it. 

So far it was central helpline, prachinburi, jomtien, chiang mai, yasithorn, by my count.. 

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3 hours ago, alan grice said:


Or the Ferangs can’t understand the garbled reply.!. I still think Imo Forms were designed by the Village Idiot.Still the same format as 30 years ago.!.emoji85.png


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They still haven't cottoned on like  most countries use Computer data so one doesn't need a box full of paper to get something done at Immigration and also anywhere else for that matter. one can have an SSN number for everything so that one does't need a passport and 10 copies . Things could be so easy  but then .Why would they want to do somethings the Easy way when they can do it the Hard way for us Aliens. 👽

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9 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

Officer discretion at reviewing english language technical documents.. 

It states they will check for remarks on or near the OA visa sticker for the first year of insurance.

I think the proof of insurance purchased from Thai insurer will be in Thai and they may even have a card to prove it.

 

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20 minutes ago, domdom said:

Hello

Anybody has a rough idea of the cost of those insurances ?? I pay an insurance in my home country and won t cancel it.. so I imagine I will have to go from here if this second insurance is expensive..

Another thing they don t point out is the fact that those insurances won t cover for a lot of preexisting pathologies.. so, what will they do against that as your major chances are to be in hospital for preexsiting pathologies.. for which the hospital won t get a cent from the insurance..

Have a nice evening..

The price of insurance is given by the companies on this website

 

http://longstay.tgia.org/home/companiesoa?fbclid=IwAR15eLCO9B5jeRvbzdShpI8F_Hw7d0ZI36gB21SZLgchTOefQcUWwQp4guI

 

However, these are probably low quality overpriced policies because the insurance pool is people over 50 years of age.

 

I recommend contacting these companies and finding out what other policies they have that also meet the criteria. I have a Maxima Plus policy from Pacific Cross. This is much better value than the policies on the website.

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2 hours ago, LivinLOS said:

This is what people believed.. This doesnt seem to be what immigration believe in some places. Chiang Mai, Jomtien, Prachinburi, to name a few so far. 

All hot and gas 

May i ask for

 Immgr  Dept Police orders   to supoort  your  above  post or views

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7 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

There was a report about 10 days ago in which an official said that from the end of October the insurance requirement would apply to ALL multi O visas for those over 50. Of course, it might have been that the official was talking out of his a***. Happens often enough.
 

I'll be going to Savannakhet next month for my multi O based on marriage, and will seek info on here before I go as to whether anyone has been asked for insurance there or not. Of course, others may post on their experience anyway before I go there in the second half of the month.

it was a news item from reuters  and was obviously poorly written and inaccurate in substance and the terminology used and was lacking in detail and didn't line up with the official police order, a bit like people on here constantly incorrectly calling a 12 month extension of stay "a retirement visa" 

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2 hours ago, weegee said:

Exactly....and thanks. The Immigration Depts are all falling into Sync at last....I believe everything I was told yesterday by Immigration was correct. They were so helpful and friendly about the great list of questions i had with me...I came away Happy.

Now next thing on the list is ,If,If they decide in the future that every extension  of stay would need an insurance .Then it would be nice if the Thai Government could come up with an insurance for us old Codgers that Can't get an decent insurance for a decent premium  or no insurance at al instead that one wouldn't have to pay the Rip Off premiums that the insurance companies want.  Medical costs are cheaper than western Medical costs But one has to pay more for insurance then in ones home country. That's why the insurance companies should be Regulated by the Government. 

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All hot and gas 
May i ask for
 Immgr  Dept Police orders   to supoort  your  above  post or views
What are talking about? He's taking about announced enforcement policies at some offices. Not police orders. Sure you can try to protest an enforcement decision that you think conflicts with the official orders but there is no assurance of success doing that. That is why going forward we're going to have to hear lots of first hand reports from many offices to get a real feel for how this change is actually being enforced at the various offices.

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8 minutes ago, digger70 said:

Now next thing on the list is ,If,If they decide in the future that every extension  of stay would need an insurance .Then it would be nice if the Thai Government could come up with an insurance for us old Codgers that Can't get an decent insurance for a decent premium  or no insurance at al instead that one wouldn't have to pay the Rip Off premiums that the insurance companies want.  Medical costs are cheaper than western Medical costs But one has to pay more for insurance then in ones home country. That's why the insurance companies should be Regulated by the Government. 

The problem is, as stated by those same insurers, is that they are tasked with designing a policy exclusively for retirees.. When the available pool of customers are all 'old codgers' then theres little room to spread the risk, and the policy will appear poor value. 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Martyp said:

... and report back IO office by IO office.

If lucky. 

 

It can be different from officer to officer in the same office. 

 

Or even same officer, same office, depending the mood of the officer. 

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