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Dear all, I'm on my forth extension of stay based upon an O-A Visa. This is up for extension during November. I attempt to switch from retirement to marriage extension. There was a rumor from someone here (Pattaya/Jomtien) that you still needed insurance hence the original Visa was an O-A. Does anyone on this forum have experienced  such requirement at Jomtien Immigration or somewhere else in Thailand ?

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Definitely no insurer OA marriage extension. Done it in August in Chiang Mai  without a hitch.

I changed from retirement  to marriage.

I was going change to O but the helpful IO suggested just "change extension.

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You should be able to do this at Jomtiem.....

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In August 2020 I wanted to do my sixth extension of my non-immigrant visa O-A in Khorat (retirement). The official said I needed a Thai health insurance. I showed him my foreign health insurance APRIL MyHealth International Essential (stationary coverage about 30,000,000 Baht). No, I need to have a Thai health insurance and show a "Foreign insurance certificate". Now I have additionally only for this certificate a LMG insurance with 200,000 Baht deductible for 11,400 Baht per year (73 years) - of course totally useless, because the outpatient coverage of 40,000 Baht is not available due to the deductible anyway.

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Go get an agent to do it for you. This is the kind of made up inconsistent BS that forces so many of us to use agents.  WE dont use agents to circumvent the rules, we use them to circumvent the many idiot IOs who decide to make up their own rules. 

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I've done mine in August at Jomtien. No insurance required.

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1 hour ago, FraZa said:

In August 2020 I wanted to do my sixth extension of my non-immigrant visa O-A in Khorat (retirement). The official said I needed a Thai health insurance. I showed him my foreign health insurance APRIL MyHealth International Essential (stationary coverage about 30,000,000 Baht). No, I need to have a Thai health insurance and show a "Foreign insurance certificate". Now I have additionally only for this certificate a LMG insurance with 200,000 Baht deductible for 11,400 Baht per year (73 years) - of course totally useless, because the outpatient coverage of 40,000 Baht is not available due to the deductible anyway.

Unfortunately for you, the Imm officer was correct.  When applying for the 1-year extension of stay based on your original Non Imm O-A Visa for reason of RETIREMENT, a Thai IO-approved health-insurance policy issued by a TGIA-associated insurer is required.  A non-approved policy from a foreign or non-TGIA associated insurer is not accepted.  So - with borders closed - you had not choice but to subscribe to the cheapest 'throw-away' Thai IO-approved policy (which is indeed the Plan1 policy by LMG Insurance with 200K deductible to which you subscribed).

Note: you wrote that you had to show the Foreign Insurance Certificate, but that is not correct.  You are probably confusing this with the Thai IO-approved health-insurance certificate that your TGIA-associated insurer (LMG) provided you after having subscribed to their Thai IO-approved Non Imm O-A compliant policy.

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2 hours ago, Toxane said:

I've done mine in August at Jomtien. No insurance required.

Non-Immigrant O-A / Retirement?

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I switched from an OA Retirement extension for the last dozen years to an OA Marriage extension at CW (Bangkok) last month....no medical insurance required.

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 OA Marriage extension 

No such thing.

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2 minutes ago, fishtank said:

No such thing.

Well, let's just say I have an old underlying OA Visa from 2008 which I did around dozen retirement extension of stay on and I have switched to a marriage extension of stay with that same old underlying OA visa.

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4 hours ago, FraZa said:

Non-Immigrant O-A / Retirement?

Non-O / Marriage

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13 hours ago, FraZa said:

Non-Immigrant O-A / Retirement?

 

9 hours ago, Toxane said:

Non-O / Marriage

Only the combination original Non Imm O-A Visa AND for reason of Retirement requires the mandatory Thai IO-required health-insurance when applying for the 1-year extension.

Extending a different type/category Visa (like Non Imm O) OR applying for a different reason (e.g. Marriage, dependent child) does not require that health-insurance requirement.

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On 9/30/2020 at 3:30 PM, spetersen said:

Dear all, I'm on my forth extension of stay based upon an O-A Visa. This is up for extension during November. I attempt to switch from retirement to marriage extension.

OK, can you tell me, what documents I need when I want to change my O-A-extension from retirement to marriage? Or where I can find it.

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