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8 minutes ago, Chiller said:

For anyone with an O-A Visa either worried about or against buying insurance, can they apply for an non-O Visa just before their actual O-A visa expires and then transfer the required amount of monies to then extend the non-O visa, based on either retirement or marriage?

Logically that seems to be the case.. 

 

In practice, I cant see immigration not believing this to be against the spirit of the law. Either apply it to no extensions, or all extensions. Applying it only to some, when they are based on the exact same set of conditions, seems more than usually insane. 

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2 hours ago, erymax said:

Yes, this order to amend the criteria for granting an extension of stay according to (6) requires health insurance if OA visa has been granted and you extending the permission of stay is effective after 31 October 2019

My extension is valid until november 14 th . I can stay in Thailand till this date and go out this day ? ( because, of course, I had the stamp last year ) 

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11 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

Logically that seems to be the case.. 

 

In practice, I cant see immigration not believing this to be against the spirit of the law. Either apply it to no extensions, or all extensions. Applying it only to some, when they are based on the exact same set of conditions, seems more than usually insane. 

Not even close. One requires 800k while the other required zip in a thai bank how is that the same ?

The only maybe are the 65k income earners that seem to be on good wicket and why are they not required to have insurance but in reality they are very few and far between eg oz pension is 35k as of last month 

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I entered Thailand on a NON IMM O-A visa 10 years ago and have been using extensions of stay based on retirement ever since. My next extension is due 21/5/2020. Is it possible to change to an extension of stay based on marriage to a Thai in order to avoid the health insurance requirement. An agent in Chiang Mai told me that CM immigration said it was possible, I am just wondering if anyone else has any information regarding this.

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18 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

And yet actual on the ground evidence of this being applied to OA extensions is ignored. 

 

Precisely why I started the now closed Chiang Mai thread, it was proof of an immigration office doing what you say they can not do. 

Well actually . . . nothing has been applied yet. Not until Oct 13th. And there is a long recorded history of inconsistent information from frontline IOs. I’m waiting for actions not words from the Immigration offices. 

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23 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

Precisely why I started the now closed Chiang Mai thread, it was proof of an immigration office doing what you say they can not do. 

based on what - you are claiming something on hearsay/rumour when you have been told on numerous threads it is nonsense

 

you can believe what you want but by constantly posting it on here you are bordering on spamming trolling and inventing conspiracies for effect

 

Read the official police order and move on and stop with the nonsense rumours

 

 

and BTW I am no supporter of Thai authorities and their actions this last year or so - idiotic 

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On 10/16/2019 at 8:27 AM, MJKT2014 said:

Read the police order 548/2562 on the Imm Web site . Clearly states only Non O-A visa applicants need insurance. Extenders don't need once inside Thailand. 

is that for people applying after October 31st? or entering after 31st? i got my O/A today but havent booked a flight yet, I was planning to fly next Tuesday but have not booked tickets yet

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Even when Joe lays down the facts there are the same handful of posters with countless what if scenarios, loving to spread the fear

You're distorting things.

Interpretations of police orders are one thing.

Enforcement announcements and enforcement details from specific offices are very different things.

Cheers.

 

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2 minutes ago, brianj1964 said:

is that for people applying after October 31st? or entering after 31st? i got my O/A today but havent booked a flight yet, I was planning to fly next Tuesday but have not booked tickets yet

Opinions on this vary and the order gets interpreted differently... but for you it doesn't look like it matters does it? Both the visa and your entry on the visa will be before the oct 31st deadline.

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No denial   . just commonsense  .due to
One thread on this topic (reports)was correctly closed .due to mis information provided from the  Opening Poster
That was one thread. There have been multiple reports already about people being told OA extensions will be subject to insurance requirements in some offices. It's certainly true that we won't know if they actually carry through with that until later.

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4 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

You're distorting things.
Interpretations of police orders is one thing.
Enforcement announcements and enforcement details from specific offices are very different things.
Cheers.

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Right ! sorry, it's not Joe who decides the things, it's immigration office ; event if it's wrong  the officer this morning told me that even with an extension and already an insurance in my country, I must have one in Thailand ; I hope to have very soon an official who says cleary " extension don't need " ; so far , nothing like this 

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6 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

There have been multiple reports already about people being told OA extensions will be subject to insurance requirements in some offices.

seems to be a few friend of friends reporting or from strangers chatting by the pool and one thread just shut down with another friend of a friend misinformation. Not much credibility there

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Can someone please confirm if obtaining an extension of stay within Thailand based on an O-A Visa either requires money in a Thai bank account or not?

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seems to be a few friend of friends reporting or from strangers chatting by the pool and one thread just shut down with another friend of a friend misinformation. Not much credibility there

No. It was more than that.

 

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