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  18 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

AFAIK, there was never any question or serious indication that the latest insurance requirement was in any way going to apply to marriage extensions of stay or even to O visas based on marriage.

 

 

What type of insurance is required.  Will the health insurance coverage one has in their home country be accepted by IM ?

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Will the health insurance one has in their home country be accept for the insurance requirement?

Or does it has to be medical insurance purchased in Thailand?

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1 hour ago, Martyp said:

I am living in Thailand and I purchased Pacific Cross insurance last year. The entire transaction occurred on-line using emails and pdfs.

So, at no point do you have to sign in ink - is that correct? I'm asking because I might be dealing with them from overseas.

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7 minutes ago, Ej2562 said:

Will the health insurance one has in their home country be accept for the insurance requirement?

Or does it has to be medical insurance purchased in Thailand?

There is a form on this website to certify foreign insurance coverage. 

 

http://longstay.tgia.org/home/companiesoa?fbclid=IwAR1EF8TfpoHviQ7XW7Jr1pqmJcp-Dv7axopn3_Yogo47IgvrkabLxqj-EYU

 

Who knows if this will work. It asks for the signatures of two directors of the insurance company but I suspect that the signature of your agent and one other senior insurance person would do. 

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18 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

AFAIK, there was never any question or serious indication that the latest insurance requirement was in any way going to apply to marriage extensions of stay or even to O visas based on marriage.

 

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.

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2 minutes ago, Exploring Thailand said:

So, at no point do you have to sign in ink - is that correct? I'm asking because I might be dealing with them from overseas.

They will issue a policy. You will probably have to follow up with an inked copy just like they will send you a printed copy of the policy. I never went to an office or met the agent. Choose a company. Phone or email the agent and go over the details. I don't think you have anything to worry about doing this from overseas. It shouldn't be much different than my doing it from my condo. Maybe an extra 5 days of mail time.

 

Now that the Police order is out regarding the need for insurance you can also ask them how to synchronize your policy with the visa process. My policy is due for renewal January 1st. I emailed my agent. He responded with a phone call an hour later and they were very accommodating about the policy renewal. If I want to sync with my extension of stay dates they have a plan for this.

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18 hours ago, steevjee said:

Ok my heads spinning.... so I got my non imm o a multi entry visa from Oz in January this year. I’m going back to Oz in November and plan to return a few days prior to my visas expiration in January 2020, will I be expected to have Medical insurance or not?

 

If what you got is an O visa and not an O-A visa (double check this) then definitely not.

 

If it is an O-A -- which it  sounds like  if it has a 1 year expiration - then the answer depends on who you ask as interpretations vary. It should be clear how airport Imm Officers understand it after the 31st as people start entering/re-entering on O-As issued prior to that date.  Certainly should know well before your planned re-entry.

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10 minutes ago, Martyp said:

I don't think you have anything to worry about doing this from overseas. It shouldn't be much different than my doing it from my condo. Maybe an extra 5 days of mail time.

That's the part I was worried about. I might well be short on time. Looking at the London Thai Embassy, they refer to a "copy" of insurance documentation, so you would think an ink-signed original won't be required. I just wanted to remove as many possible stumbling blocks as I can.

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7 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Why is it too difficult for them to deny or revoke the visa of anyone who fails to pay their bill, or to detain anyone at the border/airport if they try to leave the country with a bill unpaid? Rather than make demands of the multitude of people who have not left bills unpaid because of a relative few who do.

It's not too difficult which suggests this is either an ill thought out policy targeting those not responsible for the vast majority of the bad debts or a brazen money grab from retirees with next to no options....take your pick.

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4 minutes ago, Exploring Thailand said:

That's the part I was worried about. I might well be short on time. Looking at the London Thai Embassy, they refer to a "copy" of insurance documentation, so you would think an ink-signed original won't be required. I just wanted to remove as many possible stumbling blocks as I can.

Here is how I do this. I get a pdf from the insurance company. I print it out. I sign it. Then, using an app on my phone, I photo/scan the signed document page and it becomes a pdf that I can then send back to the insurance agent. 

 

Really. Just talk to the agent and them them tell you the process.

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38 minutes ago, Ej2562 said:

Will the health insurance one has in their home country be accept for the insurance requirement?

Or does it has to be medical insurance purchased in Thailand?

 

If your home country insurer signs the form listed on the longstay.tgia.org website (click under O-A visa then guidelines) it will definitely be accepted for the initial entry. It is unclear at this point if it will be accepted for a second entry. The website says no but that is not an official government source. Local insurance brokers are seeking clarification from Thai Immigration but have not yet gotten it. 

 

Getting the form signed may not be easy, however. You'll see why when you read it.

 

This applies only if you are entering on an O-A visa.

 

 

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