Jump to content
BANGKOK

Recommended Posts

I got my original OA Visa in Hollywood Sept, 2019. Left Thailand and came back Dec 2019 so my Visa is good till Dec 2020. No border runs in the near future what are my options with an O Visa. Can I convert at Immigration from OA to an O if I have money in Thai Bank?? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No...cannot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

If you´re married you could use your O-A and get an extension of stay based on marriage??

If not, you could get an extension of stay based on retirement, and top it up with a cruel health-insurance..

 

glegolo

Edited by glegolo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not via the official immigration channels but maybe via an agent. Depending on your age, the insurance could be cheaper than an agents fee.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, glegolo said:

If you´re married you could use your O-A and get an extension of stay based on marriage??

If not you could get an extnsion of stay ased on retirement and top it up with a cruel health-insurance..

 

glegolo

Not married on paper but have 8 yr old daughter together.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, glegolo said:

If you´re married you could use your O-A and get an extension of stay based on marriage??

If not you could get an extnsion of stay ased on retirement and top it up with a cruel health-insurance..

 

glegolo

Some immigration offices will still want insurance if the original visa is an OA, I know Jomtien wants insurance for marriage extension from an OA.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Not via the official immigration channels but maybe via an agent. Depending on your age, the insurance could be cheaper than an agents fee.

 

I'm 62 and really don't want to transfer money to Thai bank now, 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Some immigration offices will still want insurance if the original visa is an OA, I know Jomtien wants insurance for marriage extension from an OA.

So health Ins required plus the seasoned 800,000 in a Thai bank, correct??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, EVENKEEL said:

So health Ins required plus the seasoned 800,000 in a Thai bank, correct??

400 for marriage extension. Seasoning is only 60 days and can spend the money after that.

Again, that is something an agent can maybe help with.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

I'm 62 and really don't want to transfer money to Thai bank now, 

Agent can do for around 20k 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

400 for marriage extension. Seasoning is only 60 days and can spend the money after that.

Again, that is something an agent can maybe help with.

 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Olmate said:

Agent can do for around 20k 

I've been asking the local fellas about their agents, seems a pretty popular way to go.

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

So health Ins required plus the seasoned 800,000 in a Thai bank, correct??

You can always keep the money in a home currency account in Thailand, no need to worry about exchange rates

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Peterw42 said:

You can always keep the money in a home currency account in Thailand, no need to worry about exchange rates

I've read about that, will have to investigate further.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Some immigration offices will still want insurance if the original visa is an OA, I know Jomtien wants insurance for marriage extension from an OA.

I have seen no recent reports about that happening.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

I've read about that, will have to investigate further.

Its a pretty easy option, most banks offer the account, you usually need to visit the main branch for the area.

 

Even the insurance isnt that much (age dependant). I am 60 and I the cheapest policy I could do was 6,000 baht (200k deductible).

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...