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1 minute ago, Bobm57 said:


Domdom is not talking about anything at all it turns out that there never really was any insurance fliers posted at Chiangmai immigration related to health insurance at all and that has been verified I verified that myself on Friday morning. No there was a group of TV members a few days ago that were in the forum under this topic who were deliberately trying to spread false rumors and information by literally posting a falsified immigration flier with CM’s template on it! That happened and they were caught! I think this domdom person was part of that if I remember right. This was just one of the posts that you replied to.

I missed this event, and that's the first clarity I have read as I was guessing from hints as people can't discuss moderation. 

 

However Chiang Mai immigration are on video showing the demand for insurance for non imm OA 'visas'. As this is happening in a Thai immigration office, you have to assume they are discussing permissions of stay generated from those OA visas. 

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2 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

Chiang Mai immigration officers were stating that insurance is required, after Oct 31, for OA class. 

 

Not only that, but an Immigration supervisor at BKK CW told a very reliable member here earlier this week that they will start requiring health insurance documentation for all O-A visa-origin extension of stay applications starting Oct. 31... including for the poster who's been on retirement extensions for the past 10+ years since a prior O-A visa.

 

That policy was questioned and repeated several times in succession in that conversation, so there was no misunderstanding about what Immigration is intending to do. That report, BTW, simply mirrors what any number of other outlying Immigration offices have been telling members here lately.

 

 

 

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We're definitely in the massive confusion zone on this.

The rules are written contrary to some commentators not nearly CLEARLY enough.

They are indeed open to different readings.

We're getting conflicting reports from different offices.

Sure we'll start to get actual experience reports starting next month but I wouldn't expect things to be fully clear for a lot longer than that.

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7 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Not only that, but an Immigration supervisor at BKK CW told a very reliable member here earlier this week that they will start requiring health insurance documentation for all O-A visa-origin extension of stay applications starting Oct. 31... including for the poster who's been on retirement extensions for the past 10+ years since a prior O-A visa.

 

That policy was questioned and repeated several times in succession in that conversation, so there was no misunderstanding about what Immigration is intending to do. That report, BTW, simply mirrors what any number of other outlying Immigration offices have been telling members here lately.

 

 

 

Perhaps the imm bloke telling a reliable member all that stuff, was just guessing as most gov offices here guess on most stuff, nobody seems to follow what they are told to do by those who control them....

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37 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:
There's no non imm RE class. 
 
There's multiple non imm visas.. there's re entry permits for extensions of stay.. etc etc. 
 

Sorry, bad wording by me. What I meant to say was that on an entry stamp there is a field "VISACLASS". It is in this field the "Non-RE" is written

 

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3 minutes ago, transam said:

Perhaps the imm bloke telling a reliable member all that stuff, was just guessing as most gov offices here guess on most stuff, nobody seems to follow what they are told to do by those who control them....

 

Perhaps if you had actually read the post I linked to above, and understood what was said, you would have realized the Immigration supervisor was a woman, not a "bloke."  So obviously, you're not paying very close attention to the details.

 

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36 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

There's no non imm RE class.  //

Maybe, but "Non-RE" is clearly what Immigration wrote as "Visa Class" on a stamp on the first page of many new passports, and my understanding is that it means that we got a Non Immigrant visa in the aim of getting retirement extensions.

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Hello

 

To clarify what I said before I was talking about a sheet of paper some members had put on the forum which they said was in Chiang Mai immigration office.. A friend who went friday afternoon told me this sheet of paper was no more there.. But now, reading one comment I come to know finally this sheet of paper had never been there..  which is conforted by this friend who did not see it friday afternoon..

For the flight from NZ, this other friend was coming back with a one way ticket and when he registered they checked his passport due to the one way ticket only and they asked for the insurance.. He also showed his re entry permit.. and after apparently calling one higher rank person they finally registered him on the flight..

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9 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Perhaps if you had actually read the post I linked to above, and understood what was said, you would have realized the Immigration supervisor was a woman, not a "bloke."  So obviously, you're not paying very close attention to the details.

 

Bloke or bird, no difference...Same stuff...

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I recently got a 1 year extension at CW (before the insurance announcement) and I remember that they give you a printed page with the rules to follow (i.e. financial) until your next extension. I recall seeing posts at other offices, earlier in the year, giving out instructions regarding TM30s and coming back to verify that the 800k was still in the bank account 3 months later. The point being that people should start to see these instructions on the document being handed out at CW when you get your instructions. What those instructions say will be a clue as to the policy going forward. We may have to wait until Oct 31 or maybe will start to see them earlier than that.

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Maybe, but "Non-RE" is clearly what Immigration wrote as "Visa Class" on a stamp on the first page of many new passports, and my understanding is that it means that we got a Non Immigrant visa in the aim of getting retirement extensions.
I wish that someone on an extension of permission to stay not based on retirement, and that entered with a re-entry permit, would tell us what is written in the VISACLASS field of the entry stamp.

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It means non immigrant re-entry for a entry from a non immigrant visa or extension of stay using a re-entry permit to keep the permit to stay of it valid.

Thank you! That has always been my understanding too. We just have some posters here that think it stands for "retirement".

 

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1 hour ago, LivinLOS said:

What is a non-RE ??

No idea. I've often wondered.

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