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Arrived at Chaeng Wattana Immigration Div 1 at 0745 and was told to stand in front. My age is 74 so "Elderly" I guess. We were allowed in before the early arrival line! More shocking my Extension Q # was L1 1. First time in 16 years. 

My monthly income statement was accepted.

 

I learned last week that my health insurance was not approved so I bought an approved policy from Bangkok Insurance via email, no check up required. More expensive than other approved plans but it was approved the same day and they sent me .pdf documents via email. 

 

This caused a a major delay. The officer needed to confirm that the policy had been issued and the system did not work. 3 hours later the paperwork was approved.

 

My application was submitted with:

Bangkok Bank report of monthly credits. December and January showed the new transaction code "bahtnet" for the international transfers. My explanation was accepted. 

The usual signed copies from my passport: Front page, first Visa, Last extension, most recent entry stamp, reentry permit. and arrival card.

 

New documents included:

Hand drawn map of my condo location

Photos, printed on a single page , showing the front of my building with the name visible, a photo of my door, and a photo inside my unit.

Health insurance from an approved plan with the Health Care Insurance Schedule, Document with Details of coverage, and

 

"Insurance Certificate

for Alien to apply for Non-Immigrant Visa Type O-A (Period not exceeding 1 year)

in accordance with the Cabinet Resolution, dated 2 April B.E. 2562 (2019)

HEALTH CARE INSURANCE FOR LONG STAY VISA"

 

There is A WEB SITE WITH THE NAMES OF PARTICIPATING INSURERS. "http://longstay.tgia.org/"

 

THESE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ORIGINALS and caused the delay I mentioned. 

One more note purchase a policy that is valid until your usual expiration date.

 

By the time my reentry permit was done it was 15:30. 

 

 

 

 

Edited by ubonjoe
edited title to make it OA
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fyi, the headline of your thread says Non-O....

 

But since you're talking about a health insurance requirement in the body of your post, presumably you're getting a retirement extension from a Non-OA visa.

 

PS - Why did your transfers to BKKB for Dec. and Jan. suddenly change to "bahtnet" classification?

 

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18 minutes ago, hereforgood said:

sooner than later and you can take that to the bank

Or take it to the Thai insurance company

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10 hours ago, asiaexpat said:

To all the alarmist, last week I renewed my extension of stay for the purpose of Retirement (Non-O visa issue many years ago) at CW and I had no insurance documents and was not asked for any. 

Thats because NOW it is not needed with a Non-O

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I'd still like to hear back from the OP. He should at least know what kind of visa he is on. That should be a visa requirement: knowing what kind of visa you are applying for. 😄

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17 hours ago, Roy Baht said:

And who knows? Maybe someday Non-O extenders WILL be asked to buy insurance.

And, playing devil's advocate, why stop there? Why not make ALL non-immigrants aged 50+ subject to the insurance requirement, regardless of their original visa type and extension of stay reason?

 

Would take a major rewrite (and lengthening) of the relevant Police Orders to implement, though. Anyone's guess when/if this would ever happen IMHO.

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14 minutes ago, OJAS said:

Would take a major rewrite (and lengthening) of the relevant Police Orders to implement, though. Anyone's guess when/if this would ever happen IMHO.

Why do you assume they would bother with a full rewrite, if the past is any indicator, some flunky will just amend a police order and all will be fine with officialdom 

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in my visits to CW for extension (non O), i have not been asked for photos of my building, my front door, and the inside of my unit.  is this something new ?  i'm a renter, not an owner if that makes a difference.

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1 hour ago, Roy Baht said:

I'd still like to hear back from the OP. He should at least know what kind of visa he is on. That should be a visa requirement: knowing what kind of visa you are applying for. 😄

You must be new to Thai Visa.

 

BTW, he's applying for an extension of stay, not a visa. 

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20 hours ago, Roy Baht said:

You were required to buy health insurance for a Non-O visa extension? (Not Non-OA?)

That's the first time I've heard of that.

 

He doesn't have a Non-O. The headline says: 

"American Non-OA Retirement Ext report"

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