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No non OA visa extensions in Hua Hin because no health Insurance.

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13 hours ago, SEtonal said:

from PHUKET Immigration Volunteers:

 

Medical Insurance:

If the retirement extension is based on a original Non-OA visa (Issued at the Thai Embassy in your home country) then a medical insurance has to be shown and included in the extension based on retirement.
Please use the following link https://longstay.tgia.org  to get more information about the required health insurance and the accepted health insurance companies.

If the retirement extension is based on a (single entry) Non-O visa or from a conversion from Non-B or a extension based on marriage etc then the health insurance is NOT required for the extension based retirement application.

http://piv-phuket.com/long-stay-extensions/retirement/

What if you came in on an OA and want to extend on a marriage extension?

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3 minutes ago, Expattaff1308 said:

What if you came in on an OA and want to extend on a marriage extension?

No insurance required, they only changed the requirements for a retirement extension if on a non-OA visa.

In some thread here was a guy who was told by his IO that insurance would be required (OA visa -> marriage extension), but imho this IO was wrong, because that's not what the police order says.

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55 minutes ago, gk10002000 said:

So, if one believes what several IO offices are asserting, the insurance requirements not only apply to one getting their initial Non Imm OA visa in their home country and having to get insurance before even getting that visa, but to anybody that had an OA visa and is now requesting an extension of stay.

 

Frankly the Elite Visa at 500k baht, and if extendable for a 6th year is becoming more palatable. 500k baht at 6 years and at 30 baht to 1 USD works out to about 2700 USD per year.  Not an unreasonable fee to be able to stay in a country especialy if one already has fine insurance.  Now less immigration issues, less renewal or extension issues, etc.  It kind of throws the idea of a reasonable over 50 retirement visa out the window

Well there is no guarantee that the Elite visa won't require that same insurance later. Just saying. 

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10 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Well there is no guarantee that the Elite visa won't require that same insurance later. Just saying. 

yep.  Just as O extensions of stay or any long term visa or extensions of stay might. 

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So, the discussion is about the fact the io,s wrote visa, not extension??

And all the previous reassurances that absolutely the medical insurance was only for new OA,s, retirement extensions were excluded??

Today it doesn,t effect me, but I feel for whom it does.

I am sure as eggs is eggs that it is only a question of time that it will spread to all over 50,s. 

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16 hours ago, lexilis said:

I am retired now but I worked (with WP) many years here and receive Thai Social Security benefits (which covers every medical expense). Surely that will count as sufficient insurance for visa renewal but I see no allowance for that in the posted regulations. This is ridiculous.

Then I would presume you do not have an Extension originating from an O-A Visa entry and Permit to Stay! So not likely a concern. 

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10 hours ago, Maestro said:

 

There is no such thing as a retirement visa.

Semantics, that is how they refer to Extensions based on retirement at Jomtiem, and have done for years. 

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11 hours ago, Maestro said:

 

There is no such thing as a retirement visa.

Many Thai consulates and embassies, on their websites, refer to an O-A as a retirement visa.

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11 hours ago, Maestro said:

 

There is no such thing as a retirement visa.

I suppose it all boils down to your interpretation of the wording, see (6) below, i.e. only for alien who has been granted Non-Immigrant Visa Class O-A, again the mention of the word "Visa" in (1), and yes we all know it becomes an extension of stay after a year, but technically speaking, I interpret it as a "Visa", which is extendable annually, i.e. if you can meet the criteria each year, you receive an "Extension of Stay for a further 12 months", that said, Visa's around the world can be cancelled by the respective Ministers handling those portfolio's, as can passports be revoked/cancelled, and there we all though citizenships/passports were gold.

 

I mean think about it, without a Non-Immigrant Visa you wouldn't get to 1st base, please correct me if I'm wrong. Who's on 1st, no Who's on 2nd, see where I am going with this ?

 

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9 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Many Thai consulates and embassies, on their websites, refer to an O-A as a retirement visa.

So does this.

 

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13 hours ago, SEtonal said:

from PHUKET Immigration Volunteers:

 

Medical Insurance:

If the retirement extension is based on a original Non-OA visa (Issued at the Thai Embassy in your home country) then a medical insurance has to be shown and included in the extension based on retirement.
Please use the following link https://longstay.tgia.org  to get more information about the required health insurance and the accepted health insurance companies.

If the retirement extension is based on a (single entry) Non-O visa or from a conversion from Non-B or a extension based on marriage etc then the health insurance is NOT required for the extension based retirement application.

http://piv-phuket.com/long-stay-extensions/retirement/

Great even more confusion... so what if you have a Multi-Entry Non-O Visa (based on being over 50) - Is it counted the same as a Single Entry Non-O or a Multi Entry Non-OA 😕

 

[Yes it is a Non-O, got it in Penang & yes it is Multi Entry, came in & out on it approx 20 times]...

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