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I hope is not a silly question, but I really don't understand this:

1) Non O is the retirement visa issued in the Kingdom.

2) Non O-A and Non O-X are retirement visas issued in a Thai Embassy abroad.

Why Non O cannot enter the Kingdom, but the others two type of visa holders yes?  I cannot figure out the reason or the point about this. Thank you.

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Maby they think insurance is must thing for new coming retirees in these virus times,,

If retiree NON-O visa/re-entry extension would be allowed to enter that would mean such person could apply new retirement extension without insurance. When you come with NON- O-A / 0-X extensions also need insurances same as visas itself,,

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All Visas are issued outside on the country at Embassies or Consulates..... the 2 exceptions are an Elite, which can be attached in Thailand, and what I prefer to call a conversion from a Visa Exempt or Tourist Visa entry (permit to Stay) into that of a Non-Imm-O permit of Stay.  A Non-Imm-O sticker is placed in the passport, but is immediately stamped as used. This is a necessary step to allow someone who entered on a Visa Exempt or Tourist Visa to obtain a long term Permit of Stay, like a Retirement Extension.

A full (non-used) Non-O can be obtained outside Thailand too.

Actually prior to recently, people were required to obtain a Non-Imm-O and a COE to come to Thailand.... more recently other Visa categories are being allowed, but the COE is still also needed.

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10 hours ago, Fat George said:

All Non-O visas are issued outside Thailand unless converting from a different type of visa which is sometimes possible. 

 

Non-O is for 90 days, single or multiple. Each entry can be extended inside the Kingdom. Typically used for foreigners working here, married to a Thai, having a Thai child, self employed or retired. 

 

Non-OA is for 12 months and designed for retired people. 

 

Non-OX is for 5 years.

 

Hope this helps. 

O-X is a 10 year Visa. 

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2 hours ago, thaitero said:

No it is not. 

You get 5 year visa from embassy..Extension has to applied to get another 5 years..

10 year visa was only marketing/fake news..

You know what the X stands for in O-X? It's the roman numeral for 10. 5+5 is 10 and that's what you're paying for.

A short description:

"Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-X” (long stay)

Purpose of Visit

This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 10 year without the intention of working. Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years). Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited."

Is this clear enough for you? 

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1 hour ago, Max69xl said:

You know what the X stands for in O-X? It's the roman numeral for 10. 5+5 is 10 and that's what you're paying for.

A short description:

"Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-X” (long stay)

Purpose of Visit

This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 10 year without the intention of working. Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years). Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited."

Is this clear enough for you? 

Yes, you know the roman numbers and i know the real deal so i quess we both know something,,

One thing is for sure that when you apply extension you will be screened for requirements again and PAY again as same like anyone who apply extensions based on their initial visa,, 

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On 9/30/2020 at 2:33 PM, thaitero said:

Maby they think insurance is must thing for new coming retirees in these virus times,,

If retiree NON-O visa/re-entry extension would be allowed to enter that would mean such person could apply new retirement extension without insurance. When you come with NON- O-A / 0-X extensions also need insurances same as visas itself,,

Yes a valid Non O Retirement you do need to show medical insurance covering covid for the COE

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46 minutes ago, CANSIAM said:

Yes a valid Non O Retirement you do need to show medical insurance covering covid for the COE

Having a valid Non O and re-entry permit I have my insurance in place. However it seems we are not of any value to Thailand and still can not return to what I used to think was my home.

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2 hours ago, mlkik said:

Having a valid Non O and re-entry permit I have my insurance in place. However it seems we are not of any value to Thailand and still can not return to what I used to think was my home.

My call to Embassy here ( BC Canada ), I'm good to go with the valid Non O Retirement / re entry permit same as yourself, insurance etc. but a travel Covid test here is tricky and a departure Nov or Dec obviously Embassy doesn't have dates yet, she also stated by that time its very possible some commercial flights available as well. Frustrations for ALL dealing with this organizational nightmare....  Yes the Non O does seem like a 'weak visa' due to this CV19 disaster.

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1 hour ago, CANSIAM said:

My call to Embassy here ( BC Canada ), I'm good to go with the valid Non O Retirement / re entry permit same as yourself, insurance etc. but a travel Covid test here is tricky and a departure Nov or Dec obviously Embassy doesn't have dates yet, she also stated by that time its very possible some commercial flights available as well. Frustrations for ALL dealing with this organizational nightmare....  Yes the Non O does seem like a 'weak visa' due to this CV19 disaster.

The London embassy has stopped organising repatriation flights now and have said that Thai people who want to go back to Thailand and Farang who qualify cqn book their flights direct with the airlines.

There are six airlines now who have permission to fly London to Bangkok and you book your flight and then along with your ASQ booking and insurance apply for the COE.

It is a struggle to keep positive but must do so as if not I would reach for a rope to end this torture!

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On 10/1/2020 at 5:23 AM, Max69xl said:

You know what the X stands for in O-X? It's the roman numeral for 10. 5+5 is 10 and that's what you're paying for.

A short description:

"Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-X” (long stay)

Purpose of Visit

This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 10 year without the intention of working. Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years). Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited."

Is this clear enough for you? 

What kind of Thai bank balance do you need for the O-X visa (5+5 = 10 years ) ?

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