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If you don't want to leave money sitting in the bank in Thailand ( new rules from 1/3/2019 )  800,000 for 6 months then 400,000 for 6 months each year for renewal then the O-A is better. You will have to show sufficient funds in your own country though.

It's each persons choice on that one.

It ( O-A ) also gives 'new retirees' two years to get to know the place and the rules re' finance on visas/extensions/re-entry permits etc if they decide to retire here full time.

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1 hour ago, Harveyboy said:

. Channels to submit application

Applicant may submit their application at the Royal Thai embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the Office of the Immigration Bureau in Thailand located onGovernment Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889... Does this read that you can apply at Thai embassy BKK as many posts read can only be obtained in your own country. Or am I missing something  can u help with this mate.. I typed in applying for OA multi entry this is what I got tks

A OA visa cannot be applied for here at immigration. That is false and misleading info that has been on the site for many years.

You can only apply for it at embassy or consulate in your home country or country of legal residency.

You can only apply for a one year extension of stay based upon retirement at immigration.

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1 hour ago, Harveyboy said:

. Channels to submit application

Applicant may submit their application at the Royal Thai embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the Office of the Immigration Bureau in Thailand located onGovernment Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889... Does this read that you can apply at Thai embassy BKK as many posts read can only be obtained in your own country. Or am I missing something  can u help with this mate.. I typed in applying for OA multi entry this is what I got tks

Ubonjoe answered this correctly.

Yet again, you CANNOT apply for an O-A visa in Thailand.

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There is no requirement to leave the country on an Immigration 'O' extension. Report address every 90 days is the requirement. You have to buy reentry permits as said, either single or multiple if you leave the country during your finite extension. Your 90-day report starts 90 days from reentry date, should you leave and return within the extension of your stay period. Currently, there is no requirement for compulsory insurance for this extension but will be in July for O-A. The 400,000 in-care is inadequate and the 40,000 out-patient is unnecessary for almost all retirees. It may be introduced across the board for residents in the future when I can see a mass exodus from Thailand, mainly because of the cost of inadequate and unnecessary cover.   

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On 5/16/2019 at 4:10 PM, Sumarianson said:

Currently, there is no requirement for compulsory insurance for this extension but will be in July for O-A.

The 400,000 in-care is inadequate and the 40,000 out-patient is unnecessary for almost all retirees.

Then they get an 'O' visa then can't they. ?

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9 minutes ago, Gordon myles said:

Does anyone know why the non O immigrant visa with multiple entries was suddenly cancel for British passport holders under 50,

 

Because they started using the e visa system on June 15th that is based upon the Beijing embassy's policies.

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