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5 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Not needed since everything else states insurance is only needed for OA visas applied for on/or after the 31st and when entering the country.

it's your interpretation; read message 427

me I understand people who were granted OA  visa, no reference of date of entrance, so everybody, that's why I want more precision

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11 minutes ago, Aforek said:

it's your interpretation; read message 427

me I understand people who were granted OA  visa, no reference of date of entrance, so everybody, that's why I want more precision

From the memo on the last page of the info for it. Note the effective date and that it mention remarks on the visa in number one.

A entry from a visa issued before the 31st would not have the remarks on it.

 

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I’m worried , as I mentioned earlier in a thread, I entered on my OA issued in london in August,I was chopped in for a year as usual, I intend going away for Xmas out if Thailand and returning in early Jan.....will I be asked for insurance, who knows and what happens if they ask me at entry point for insurance ?......I guess they wouid give me a VE worse case scenario ...but what a waste of time getting the OA in August., I might as well have got a Non O and gone traditional route...jeez!


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13 minutes ago, patinchis said:

guess they wouid give me a VE worse case scenario

I don't think people with a valid visa would qualify for a visa exempt entry / permission of stay.

 

Denial of entry is the worst case (and likely) scenario. Unless one purchases insurance on the spot for the intended duration of stay.

 

Not joking.

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14 minutes ago, patinchis said:

I’m worried , as I mentioned earlier in a thread, I entered on my OA issued in london in August,I was chopped in for a year as usual, I intend going away for Xmas out if Thailand and returning in early Jan.....will I be asked for insurance, who knows and what happens if they ask me at entry point for insurance ?......I guess they wouid give me a VE worse case scenario ...but what a waste of time getting the OA in August., I might as well have got a Non O and gone traditional route...jeez!


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So renewed/extended in August ? which is before the introduction of insurance and issued on that basis, unlikely is my opinion as its a past event.

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1 hour ago, JTXR said:

I have nothing to add to the discussion on various interpretations of the recent police order about OA visas and health insurance.  I'll wait and see how TI interprets it in practice.

 

I will say this, though, speaking only for myself:  I had a Non-Imm OA visa, but I don't now.  It expired a while ago.  I now have an extension of permission to stay, renewed yearly.  A future requirement by TI that I purchase overpriced, poor quality health cover either to enter Thailand or to renew my extension of permission to stay will be a deal breaker.  I already show TI that I have the financial resources to live well and meet my financial obligations.  Unnecessary, over-priced and sub-standard mandatory health cover is a bridge too far.

I don't think you have to buy the Thai insurance offered on the website. The companies have much better value products that can also qualify. Maybe these still won't satisfy some people but they should talk to these insurance companies to see what is available.

 

I'm in the same boat as you. An O-A that expired and now I'm on my 2nd extension of stay. However, I purchased Pacific Cross insurance for this current year. If it turns out that I (we) require insurance for our next extension of stay then I believe I am already covered with a policy I'm happy with.

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Hello

 

I do think it is important to get things clarified urgently and to obtain that not only local insurances are admitted but also the foreign ones offering same or better coverage than they are asking for..

In Chiang Mai yesterday afternoon the pannel announcing the health insurance policy has been removed..

A friend coming back from Australia with a re entry permit had a lot of difficulties to register on this flight to BGK because he did not have a proof of insurance.. Again as for the other subjects, every one will handle the matter his own way leading to problems for a lot of us

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22 hours ago, GalaxyMan said:

I was wondering the same. My old passport had a couple of stamps for the visa type, started with Non-O, then went to Non-RE.

What is a non-RE ??

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3 hours ago, domdom said:

In Chiang Mai yesterday afternoon the pannel announcing the health insurance policy has been removed..

A friend coming back from Australia with a re entry permit had a lot of difficulties to register on this flight to BGK because he did not have a proof of insurance..

 

Can you translate what exactly you're talking about above...

 

--what "pannel", where?

 

--who was asking your friend to show proof of insurance, where?

 

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What is a non-RE ??
That's a visa class noted on an entry stamp. I believe it stands for "re-entry". However, some posters here think that it means "retirement".

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Just now, nrasmussen said:
18 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:
What is a non-RE ??

That's a visa class noted on an entry stamp. I believe it stands for "re-entry". However, some posters here think that it means "retirement".

There's no non imm RE class. 

 

There's multiple non imm visas.. there's re entry permits for extensions of stay.. etc etc. 

 

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