Yet............kaptainrob;417900 said:Extension of stays do not require this so dont let your visa lapse!
The underlying situation of having health insurance anywhere in the world is sound. If you do some research into what is required and consider the financial implications, you will quickly realise that the new requirement is a financial rip off and benefitting only a selected group of insurance companies as I understand it.MarcTwoSix;417907 said:Trump administration just put this out as a requirement also
I don't see anything wrong with that at all...............
Might work out easier, cheaper in the short term. Wait for more water to pass downstream. ...retdent;418608 said:And I might just swap to tourist visa's, and hope that travel insurance will be OK.
Don't fret Gav, confusion reigns supreme. Wait until a few November extension applicants report back on Thai Visa. Worst case scenario you could tie the knot. Not?Rivo;418727 said:I am still very confused if this new law will affect my situation, as most know im on a O-A Visa issued from Canberra Australia, this is off their website today :
As of 31 October 2019, visa applicant for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (for retirement long stay) must have health insurance which covers the whole period of stay in Thailand.
Details of the requirement for health insurance are as follows:
For In-patient: health insurance policy must have coverage at least 400,000 Thai Baht per policy year.
For Out-patient: health insurance policy must have coverage at least 40,000 Thai Baht per policy year.
In addition to the existing required documents, visa applicant for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (for retirement long stay) must furnish a completed “Insurance Certificate” as attached, as well as an original health insurance policy. A copy of the health insurance policy may only be accepted, provided that the applicant purchases the health insurance from participating Thai insurance companies as listed here Home - Health Insurance for Long Stay Visa in Thailand.
The 1st line says a Visa Applicant, which I am not ?..........................The good news is ive just renewed my annual Thai health insurance at the beginning of this month and it is on the list of Thai Insurance Companies required .................the bad news is reading my coverage I dont think it meets the OP requirements :sad:
kaptainrob;418728 said:Don't fret Gav, confusion reigns supreme. Wait until a few November extension applicants report back on Thai Visa. Worst case scenario you could tie the knot. Not?
I concurr..so far this requirement is only relevant to people making an application in their own country for a new O-A Visa AFTER the 31st October this year ..you already have yours Gav...Norabunga;418735 said:You already have your visa Gav.
I don't think you need to worry until 2 years after your visa was issued.
Leave the country and re-enter as planned just before 1 year is up. You will get another 12 months. Start worrying then.