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Nonthaburi Immigration requires Thai medical insurance with O-A Visa

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On 11/20/2019 at 4:24 PM, BertM said:

maxx58,

There are several ways of doing it. In general you could do the following:

1. You may be able to apply for Non-O in-country 15 days prior to your existing extension expires (need to ask Ubonjoe)

2. Leave the country and then come back using 20-day visa exempt entry and apply for Non-O in-country 15 days prior to your 30 days expiring

3. Leave the country and obtain a Non-O outside the country, then come back in

In all 3 cases, if granted the Non-O, you then would do your yearly extension in the last 30 days of the 90-day Non-O and you would need to meet the financial requirements for marriage.

 

1. Not possible.

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3 minutes ago, MeePeeMai said:

That seems to be the case (at least at this point in time). 

I think you need to distinguish between two different groups of folks.

 

1. people on pre Oct 31 O-As entering Thailand at borders post Oct. 31 on the basis of still valid O-As.  After a bit of confusions at the outset, now most reports seems to say those folks are NOT being required to show insurance.

 

2. people with past (now expired) O-As who are now on retirement extensions and going to Immigration in country to do their annual extension applications. From all the posts I'm seeing, it's that group of folks are ARE being told they will require insurance in order to apply for a new extension.

 

PS - there's of course a third group of folks, those now and for the future entering Thailand via borders with POST Oct. 31 O-As. And I'd say, it's pretty well a certainty that those folks are only being issued new O-As at the embassies and consulates because they've shown proof of the required insurance.

 

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28 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

1. Not possible.

Yes, I kind of figured that, that is why I said "may" and to check with Ubonjoe. So the man will have to leave the country, but could come back in on 30-day visa exempt and start over with Non-O.

 

Item 2 is what I did. I came in first time on 30-day visa exempt and got a 90-day Non-O based on retirement and a 1-year extension at Jomtien.

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17 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

I think you need to distinguish between two different groups of folks.

 

1. people on pre Oct 31 O-As entering Thailand at borders post Oct. 31 on the basis of still valid O-As.  After a bit of confusions at the outset, now most reports seems to say those folks are NOT being required to show insurance.

 

2. people with past (now expired) O-As who are now on retirement extensions and going to Immigration in country to do their annual extension applications. From all the posts I'm seeing, it's that group of folks are ARE being told they will require insurance in order to apply for a new extension.

 

PS - there's of course a third group of folks, those now and for the future entering Thailand via borders with POST Oct. 31 O-As. And I'd say, it's pretty well a certainty that those folks are only being issued new O-As at the embassies and consulates because they've shown proof of the required insurance.

 

Right but I believe he was only inquiring about those applying for an extension (based on a prior O-A entry as you mentioned in #2). 

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On 11/20/2019 at 5:15 PM, ubonjoe said:

You get a visa on arrival for a fee of $35 or 1500 baht when you enter the country.

Pay USA money make sure bills are pristine, no tears no writing, and New

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10 hours ago, OJAS said:

@maxx58 might also wish to consider Hoh Chi Minh City, Vietnam for his new non-O visa if he is prepared to travel a little further afield. No appointment needed there.

Sounds good.

I think that I will go to HCMC.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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51 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You will need a short letter from you wife requesting they issue the non-o visa to you.

Marriage certificate and a copy of it. Copies of you wife's house book registry and ID card signed by her.

The fee is $80 for the visa. They only accept USD for the fees.

Vietnam e-Visas will cost you a flat fee of $25 USD for a 30-day, SINGLE-ENTRY visa. 

https://www.travelcodex.com/vietnam-introduces-e-visas-for-u-s-citizens/

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55 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You will need a short letter from you wife requesting they issue the non-o visa to you.

Marriage certificate and a copy of it. Copies of you wife's house book registry and ID card signed by her.

The fee is $80 for the visa. They only accept USD for the fees.

Surprised that no financials are required.

will have wife call to verify.

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1 hour ago, maxx58 said:

Also, do not forget that a visa acceptance letter is needed to enter Vietnam.

Both the letter and e-visa can be done online.

  One does not need a "letter" if one applies for an e-visa directly from the Vietnamese government website:

 

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt

 

  The letter is only required if one wants to get a VOA (visa on arrival) which is not an e-visa.

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The recent health insurance debacle just goes to show who is running this country and its not the government, its the handful of mega rich Thai families and by the way, guess who owns all the Thai health insurance companies.? This has nothing to do with expats owing millions of Barht to Hospitals, it just an excuse to scam money from "farangs". The Thai government and their cronies have certainly gone out of their way this time to let all "Farangs" know that they are not welcome here unless they have big money. There are going to be thousands of people here over the age limit for health insurance or have not got the funds to insure themselves, not to mention they have lived here for 10,15,20 years with house and family and a way of life.. I have not reached the 75 mark yet, however, put yourself in those peoples shoes, do you really think they want to go through all this BS at their age, really, conduct border crossings, apply for this visa, apply for that visa, download this app , download that app, what a crock of sh@#$t. Wake up guys this isn't the LOS anymore, more like LOS (land of stress). Starting to run out of patience with Thai mentality.

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32 minutes ago, TheAppletons said:

  One does not need a "letter" if one applies for an e-visa directly from the Vietnamese government website:

 

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt

 

  The letter is only required if one wants to get a VOA (visa on arrival) which is not an e-visa.

The letter they are talking about is for the personnel at the Thai Embassy/Consulate in Vietnam requesting the Non O visa for her spouse for entry into Thailand...

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3 hours ago, maxx58 said:

Also, do not forget that a visa acceptance letter is needed to enter Vietnam.

Both the letter and e-visa can be done online.

You're not applying for a 30 days eVisa. And no letter needed. 

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