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Since you're using the LA Consulate (from your link) I assume you're in the western half of the US.

 

I'll follow this thread because I'm concerned about timing - when and how to actually START. I want to book the ASQ we want to spend 2 weeks in, but worry about starting my type-O visa too early and using up too much of the 90 days.

 

I have no problem getting it 15 days before leaving, but want to have everything lined up ahead of time before pulling the plug on our life here in the US.

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When you complete the COE application online and enter your state the embassy will forward it to the LA consulate if you are living within their area of jurisdiction.

You should do the COE application and then prepare the required documents, fee, passport and mail them to the consulate.

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5 hours ago, ding said:

I'll follow this thread because I'm concerned about timing - when and how to actually START. I want to book the ASQ we want to spend 2 weeks in, but worry about starting my type-O visa too early and using up too much of the 90 days.

The non-o visa will be valid for entry for 3 months from the date of issue. The 90 days will not start until the day your enter Thailand.

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 sudsy, are you in the USA and want a STV?

Assuming sudsy is in America, and since his post tile says, Tourist Visa Application Online, I wonder if the current US infection rate has caused Thailand to not accept Americans in on the STV:

 

"Due to a high number of infection rate, the APEC card holders and the applicants who are currently in the USA and wish to obtain Special Tourist Visa (STV) do not fall under the categories that could enter Thailand at the moment, please check back regularly for any updates."

 

 

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29 minutes ago, ding said:

sudsy, are you in the USA and want a STV?

Only embassies and official consulates located in low risk countries can issue the STV. Only those that can issue them are showing them on their websites.

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I will fill out the COE on-line to get the ball rolling. I'm in Northern California, so I will mail my passport with all my documents to the So Cal office?  Hate to mail my passport.

 

Thinking about getting a return ticket for only a month stay but staying the full three months with this Visa. This means I only have to get the covid insurance for a month correct? I have full health Insurance in the USA that covers me when traveling.  I'm considering getting a Retirement Visa once there.

 

The other thought is to book my return in September but that means I need covid insurance for nine months?  Sounds like it's about 3,000 baht a month.

 

Maybe I can get a letter from Kaiser (medical plan) saying I’m covered for covid?  Which I am but not sure they will  do that in writing.


 


 

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7 hours ago, sudsy said:

I'm in Northern California, so I will mail my passport with all my documents to the So Cal office?  Hate to mail my passport.

Yes and you have not choice but do it by mail now.

If you apply for a tourist visa you only need 60 days of insurance starting on the day you enter the country. You can get it online here. https://covid19.tgia.org/ I think I would buy 90 days to give some flexibility for the date you enter the country.

7 hours ago, sudsy said:

Maybe I can get a letter from Kaiser (medical plan) saying I’m covered for covid?  Which I am but not sure they will  do that in writing.

If you could get proof that it covers covid 19 with coverage of at least $100,000 it would be accepted.

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You may want to double check into the Kaiser Insurance coverage. I had kaiser up till a few years ago. I believe they reimburse you for payment for treatment while you travel internationally. They also only covered emergency and urgent care. I don't know if receiving a positive covid test and in turn billable hosp quarantine is covered under either of those areas. If that's still there coverage I don't know if it would be accepted for your COE. 

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Thanks.  Yes, that's exactly how Kaiser works still.  Because they reimburse, it may be difficult to get anything from them in writing that they are covering me. 

 

On the Visa application it says:

Countries for which travel document is valid.

and

Local Guarantor.

What do I put on my application for these?

visa thailand means.jpg

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7 hours ago, sudsy said:

On the Visa application it says:

Countries for which travel document is valid.

and

Local Guarantor.

All countries.

Not needed or put the name of somebody you know here and in your home country.

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When filling out the COE on-line, does it turn into a Visa application?  You cannot go back a fill things out later.  If you stop you have to start again.

 

My question is, when I start the COE on-line will I have to have my covid insurance and airline ticket too?   Or do I fill out the COE on-line get approved then finish the paperwork to get the 60 day visa.  

 

Do they accept the rapid Covid test? 

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On 11/30/2020 at 9:51 AM, sudsy said:

Thanks.  Yes, that's exactly how Kaiser works still.  Because they reimburse, it may be difficult to get anything from them in writing that they are covering me. 

 

On the Visa application it says:

Countries for which travel document is valid.

and

Local Guarantor.

What do I put on my application for these?

visa thailand means.jpg

If you go through the DC Embassy website, you can get their form which is slightly different.  Instead of "guarantor" it asks for "reference" people in US and Thailand.  When the single TR visa first added as an option, I think only the DC website had the procedures spelled out so that's the form I used.  

 

» VISAS (thaiembdc.org)

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2 hours ago, sudsy said:

When filling out the COE on-line, does it turn into a Visa application?  You cannot go back a fill things out later.  If you stop you have to start again.

 

My question is, when I start the COE on-line will I have to have my covid insurance and airline ticket too?   Or do I fill out the COE on-line get approved then finish the paperwork to get the 60 day visa.  

 

Do they accept the rapid Covid test? 

It is a little unclear on the website, but the online application is for the Certificate of Entry (COE), not the visa.  If you already had a valid visa, you still have to do the online COE application.  The link should be labeled "Online COE Application".

 

You still have to send the visa application, passport, and paperwork to the Consulate.

 

The COE application asks for the insurance.  But on the first page it asks if you have tickets and an ASQ confirmation.  If one is missing, you click no, and it skips a page or two of that information.  That is about the only info you can skip to start the COE.

 

Some other info can be skipped, but if most info or uploads aren't added, it won't let you progress further.  All the red asterisks. As an example, the passport photo upload on the second page is required or you can't get to the next page.  So you could try with the information you have, and then just have to stop if you're missing some required info.

 

The Covid test has to be an RT-PCR test.  Some places offer results in about a day for those.  Although there is now a flood of people trying to get tested in California right now. No telling how that will play out over the next month or so.

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