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Well here I am again, hasn't life become complicated?

 

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful OA visa dated 18th February, 40,000B / 4,000B policy noted in visa as starting 14th March.

              How long can I leave this before entering Thailand?

              How long once I arrive do I get before it expires? 

 

I have some serious medical conditions requiring specialist insurance way beyond the scope of the worthless policy necessary for the visa. Given the UK's supposed travel ban my brokers won't cover me. Is there an insurance broker or company in Thailand with a proven track record of covering of 60+ yo men with neurological or other serious problems? I had a major claim a little over a year ago to add to the fun.

 

I have my first Covid jab on Thursday with the second lined up for mid-May. We may still have an overseas travel ban so it looks like I'm snookered until June or July at the earliest.

 

Words of wisdom, advice or other useful info welcome.

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You can use it upto the expiry date but that means entering Thailand not in transit to Thailand. The visa itself is I believe 90 days in country

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Thanks. So if I enter the country for example one month before expiry do I still get a year to stay? (I think the 90 days was a condition of the old Non-Imm O visa).

 

As soon as I get the chance I will go directly from HRW btw. 

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7 hours ago, Seagull Sam said:

Well here I am again, hasn't life become complicated?

 

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful OA visa dated 18th February, 40,000B / 4,000B policy noted in visa as starting 14th March.

              How long can I leave this before entering Thailand?

              How long once I arrive do I get before it expires? 

 

I have some serious medical conditions requiring specialist insurance way beyond the scope of the worthless policy necessary for the visa. Given the UK's supposed travel ban my brokers won't cover me. Is there an insurance broker or company in Thailand with a proven track record of covering of 60+ yo men with neurological or other serious problems? I had a major claim a little over a year ago to add to the fun.

 

I have my first Covid jab on Thursday with the second lined up for mid-May. We may still have an overseas travel ban so it looks like I'm snookered until June or July at the earliest.

 

Words of wisdom, advice or other useful info welcome.

On my OA visa it showed Health Insurance End date not the start date. 

It seems strange that they have issued a visa with the insurance not valid until 14th March.

When I arrived in Thailand I was stamped in until Health Insurance End date not one year.

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As you're specifically asking about travel to Thailand, rather than travel from Thailand, I'll move your post to the correct forum, where you're more likely to get a full answer to your question. 

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10 hours ago, upu2 said:

You can use it upto the expiry date but that means entering Thailand not in transit to Thailand. The visa itself is I believe 90 days in country

A OA visa is valid for one year from the date of issues and allows unlimited one year entries up to the day it expires.

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20 hours ago, Seagull Sam said:

Thanks. So if I enter the country for example one month before expiry do I still get a year to stay? (I think the 90 days was a condition of the old Non-Imm O visa).

 

As soon as I get the chance I will go directly from HRW btw. 

You will get whatever the visa allows for

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1 hour ago, upu2 said:

You will get whatever the visa allows for

What sort of reply is that?

The OP, clearly stated that he has a non O-A.

He will be given 12 permission of stay upon entry prior to it's expiry.

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23 hours ago, upu2 said:

You can use it upto the expiry date but that means entering Thailand not in transit to Thailand. The visa itself is I believe 90 days in country

He has a non O-A. He will be stamped in with permission of stay for 12 months prior to the non O-A expiry.

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25 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

What sort of reply is that?

The OP, clearly stated that he has a non O-A.

He will be given 12 permission of stay upon entry prior to it's expiry.

So why the question? Contry to common belief I am not a visa issuing officer. There many types of visa and each has its own limitations. So why you think I would automatically know what an O-A visa allows is beyond me

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On 2/24/2021 at 12:34 AM, Seagull Sam said:

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful OA visa dated 18th February, 40,000B / 4,000B policy noted in visa as starting 14th March.

              How long can I leave this before entering Thailand?

              How long once I arrive do I get before it expires? 

 

UJ gave you the correct advise.

Your Visa is valid to enter Thailand up until 17th Feb 2022.

On entry you'd usually be given permission of stay for 12 months, but that is restricted to the expiry date of the compulsory Health Insurance requirement, so if you entered in June you'll only receive permission of stay until March 13th 2022, that being the expiry date of your Insurance.

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27 minutes ago, sqwakvfr said:

I came in on a new Non Imm OA two weeks ago.  I got stamped in until the last day of my health insurance  policy.  

That is normal. With a non O-A and subsequent extensions it's important to time your insurance policy to maximize your permission of stay. 

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3 hours ago, sqwakvfr said:

I came in on a new Non Imm OA two weeks ago.  I got stamped in until the last day of my health insurance  policy.  

Thanks for the input. I feared this might be the case. Unenforced travel ban notwithstanding I essentially lose the time between the date the insurance policy starts and when I enter. 

I can't travel without specialist medical insurance so does anyone know a broker or company who deals with that please? 

It sounds unlikely I can change the policy start date now. It's quite a game and does nothing to encourage us in to spend our hard earned cash despite TAT's handwringing.

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