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noticed on the currency converter 800,000 baht is about 21,000 euro

Big deductible, does not cover preexisting conditions and the other 27 restrictions listed on their website. And max coverage is 660,000.  Looks like a stop gap insurance so someone can qualify for a

Im irish(from belfast)and 67 and only left bkk last thursday(sept 24th )for greece were i now am and have been visiting for 23 years(since 1997) Next time i come to thailand i might try coming on

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2 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

16,000 baht may buy you a visa agent to do all your visa paperwork.   

 

You need a "seasoned" 800,000 baht in a Thai bank to get your foot in the door of paradise!

It sounds like he is after a Visa rather than a retirement extension.

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If you meet the requirements you can apply for a Non Imm O-A Visa at a Thai Embassy/Consulate in your home-country.

Requirements for such application are not difficult, basically

- over 50 years of age

- equivalent of 800K (or 25.000 Euro) on your bank-account (foreign or thai) for 3 months at the moment of application or proof of income of +65.000 THB monthly

- IO-approved health-insurance (easy, if you know how)

- some admin additional requirements

So basically NOT different than applying for the extension of that Visa in Thailand.

But the BIG DIFFERENCE being that the Non Imm O-A Visa will provide you with almost 2 years of IO-hassle free stay in Thailand.  With NO need to park/transfer funds to a thai bank-account and NO need to EVER having to visit an Imm office during those 2 years.

If you return occasionally to your home-country, it's just a matter of applying for a NEW Non Imm O-A Visa while over there.

 

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2 hours ago, Peter Denis said:

If you meet the requirements you can apply for a Non Imm O-A Visa at a Thai Embassy/Consulate in your home-country.

Requirements for such application are not difficult, basically

- over 50 years of age

- equivalent of 800K (or 25.000 Euro) on your bank-account (foreign or thai) for 3 months at the moment of application or proof of income of +65.000 THB monthly

- IO-approved health-insurance (easy, if you know how)

- some admin additional requirements

So basically NOT different than applying for the extension of that Visa in Thailand.

But the BIG DIFFERENCE being that the Non Imm O-A Visa will provide you with almost 2 years of IO-hassle free stay in Thailand.  With NO need to park/transfer funds to a thai bank-account and NO need to EVER having to visit an Imm office during those 2 years.

If you return occasionally to your home-country, it's just a matter of applying for a NEW Non Imm O-A Visa while over there.

 

But after that 2th year the problem get bigger as insurrance needed.....!

 

The non "o" from Embassy if still availble extended inside Thailand does not require that ( up to now still ...) but problem now as borders closed....( Same as for the non o-a as second year only to squize out by border hop.....)

 

The non O-A was best for those not having or not wishing to park 800 000 on Thai bank for 5 months a year ....also could so "work with borrowed  money " in home country from example family ....😉

 

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Hard to get a new retirement visa without Thai health insurance and if you are 67 there is probably no Thai health insurance company that will issue a policy at that age.

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5 minutes ago, david555 said:

But after that 2th year the problem get bigger as insurance needed.....!

 

The non "o" from Embassy if still availble extended inside Thailand does not require that ( up to now still ...) but problem now as borders closed....( Same as for the non o-a as second year only to squize out by border hop.....)

 

The non O-A was best for those not having or not wishing to park 800 000 on Thai bank for 5 months a year ....also could so "work with borrowed  money " in home country from example family ....😉

As I mentioned > If you return occasionally to your home-country, it's just a matter of applying for a NEW Non Imm O-A Visa while over there.

If you go visit friends/family in your home-country every 2 years and make use of that opportunity to apply for a NEW Non Imm O-A Visa, you will NEVER EVER have to visit a Thai Imm Office or park/transfer money to a thai bank-account.  

And the insurance requirement for the Non Imm O-A Visa application is annoying but in fact quite easy (and not costly) to deal with.

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5 minutes ago, Rdrokit said:

Hard to get a new retirement visa without Thai health insurance and if you are 67 there is probably no Thai health insurance company that will issue a policy at that age.

Cheap and easy (no medical required) Thai IO-approved Non Imm O-A compliant health-insurance available till 75 years of age.

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2 minutes ago, Peter Denis said:

Cheap and easy (no medical required) Thai IO-approved Non Imm O-A compliant health-insurance available till 75 years of age.

Also:

If you open a policy before 75 years of age the insurance will be available until 100 .

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15 minutes ago, Peter Denis said:

As I mentioned > If you return occasionally to your home-country, it's just a matter of applying for a NEW Non Imm O-A Visa while over there.

If you go visit friends/family in your home-country every 2 years and make use of that opportunity to apply for a NEW Non Imm O-A Visa, you will NEVER EVER have to visit a Thai Imm Office or park/transfer money to a thai bank-account.  

And the insurance requirement for the Non Imm O-A Visa application is annoying but in fact quite easy (and not costly) to deal with.

Correct ....,different system different

option .

..ideal for those without 800 000 option on Thai bank ...but also a lot more PAPER hassle on home country EMBASSY 

 

Different 2 systems....pick your choice ..😁

 

But as long C19 is flying around all this is on a stop or with big hassle to take 

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7 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Also:

If you open a policy before 75 years of age the insurance will be available until 100 .

Dont count on that 100 figure for several reasons 😁....as ...also exclusions can appear a sudden  ......company changes etc.

But that counts for all company's 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Peter Denis said:

Cheap and easy (no medical required) Thai IO-approved Non Imm O-A compliant health-insurance available till 75 years of age.

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