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19 hours ago, Searat7 said:

A related question would be can you still get a new re-entry permit at the airport before going back to home country for 5 months ? That will be my situation in February.

No reason to think there will be an issue. Immigration offices are still issuing re-entry permits (we would hear of it if they were not), so the airports will be too. 

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I assume a mult entry O-A, which doesn't require a reentry permit, issued before Oct 31, would also be stamped in for the 12 months, with out a hassle at BKK.

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I am in the same situation. BKK immigration told me they fixed the problem. They will look at the date you were issued. If date of your OA was issued before 31 OCT you will not be challenged for insurance. BKK airport immigration stated in a conversation with my Thai wife that we can wait for the office police letter to address the issue or we can fly out and fly back in. I would fly back into BKK not any other airport just to be safe. 
 

I have not tried this yet but will in a few weeks. If anyone has actually experience flying in after 7 NOV with there OA Visa issued before 31 Oct let us know your experience. I was told that if you fly into BKK Nov 1-7 it was bad luck. Good luck is 8 Nov forward if issued OA before 31 Oct

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On 11/16/2019 at 11:03 AM, BritTim said:

There are so far only a handful of reports, and the situation remains unclear. It may depend on where you enter Thailand.

I entered quite easily through Satun.

 

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On 11/17/2019 at 11:39 PM, fishtank said:

Insurance is required for applying for the O-A Visa.

Not for extensions of stay.

Your still wrong.. it IS for extensions of permission of stay, generated from an OA visa based entry. 

 

 

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On 11/18/2019 at 10:50 AM, Travelerusa40 said:

I am in the same situation. BKK immigration told me they fixed the problem. They will look at the date you were issued. If date of your OA was issued before 31 OCT you will not be challenged for insurance. BKK airport immigration stated in a conversation with my Thai wife that we can wait for the office police letter to address the issue or we can fly out and fly back in. I would fly back into BKK not any other airport just to be safe. 
 

I have not tried this yet but will in a few weeks. If anyone has actually experience flying in after 7 NOV with there OA Visa issued before 31 Oct let us know your experience. I was told that if you fly into BKK Nov 1-7 it was bad luck. Good luck is 8 Nov forward if issued OA before 31 Oct

Yes, around the first week of November was when people were getting stamped in for 30 days. It happened for a few days only, maybe started around 3rd through to the 7th.

 

You don't need to fly out and reenter to get a corrected stamp, airport immigration will amend your stamp and computer entry to one year. This is preferable to getting it done at Chaengwattana who are still using the older computer system, rather than the biometric one at the airport. You can go to the tourist police on 2nd floor who are aware of the problem and they will phone through to get an Arrivals officer to come through and take your passport.

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