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I was wondering if anyone (retired U.S. Military) have had success using there Tricare medical insurance to meet the requirements for insurance, for their visa application?

 

Thanks,

Tom

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It won't work.  I recently received my annual tricare letter of medical coverage.....but nowhere does it state special coverage for Covid or any monetary coverage.

If you're applying for a visa from the US, your insurance policy must state $100,000 coverage for covid related illness.  I've had very good dealings with Luma Health Insurance.......90 day coverage for 8000 baht.

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Thanks for the response Kokesaat, that's very helpful! I kind of figured it might be a stretch to make it work, but had to ask the question, LOL.

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What visa are you applying for. If applying for a OA visa in the states tricare will be accepted if you can get a signature on the "Overseas Insurance Certificate".

If actually applying for a extension of a OA visa entry based upon retirement it will not be accepted by immigration.

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Thanks for the information about the Tricare Facebook group! Ubonjoe, I'm coming over there on an OA visa, unfortunately I can only stay for 3 months maximum. I found some information on the JUSMAGTHAI website that says a lot of effort has been put into trying to get Tricare approved for acceptance by the Thai government for the visa, but unfortunately it just hasn't happened.

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If only coming for 3 months I would just do a TV. Then need only the COVID insurance.

 

Ridiculous to have to get a local insurance policy when you have Tricare.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, tao40 said:

... I'm coming over there on an OA visa, unfortunately I can only stay for 3 months maximum.

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As @Sheryl already wrote, if you can stay only for 3 months maximum, it would be far easier for you to just apply for a 60-day Tourist Visa, and at the end of those 60 days apply for a 30-day extension of stay.  Doing so you won't need the health-insurance policy as required for a Non Imm O-A Visa application. 

But of course like anybody currently entering Thailand you would need to meet the CoE requirements, which includes a 100.000 US $ covid-19 treatment insurance.

Note: If you would only be staying 75 days, you could even consider entering Visa Exempt which will provide you with a 45 day permission to stay, which can also be extended for an additional 30 days.

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Thanks Sheryl, & Peter, that's what I should have done, unfortunately my passport is already at the consulate for the visa, live & learn!!

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5 hours ago, tao40 said:

Thanks Sheryl, & Peter, that's what I should have done, unfortunately my passport is already at the consulate for the visa, live & learn!!

HI, if the Thai Embassy for one reason or another refuses your application (e.g. a missing or not correctly filled-in document) you could 'dump' that initial application, and either go for the 60-day Tourist Visa or the 45-day Visa Exempt entry (if the latter with its possible 30 day extension, would be sufficient for you).

When your Non Imm O-A Visa is approved, there is 'no man overboard', and would actually be a good option when you visit Thailand at least once a year.  So you could make the best of that Visa as it can provide you with almost 2 years of IO hassle-free stay in Thailand, with the additional advantage that the Non Imm O-A Visa does not require you to park/transfer funds to a Thai personal bank-account.

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