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fceligoj

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Re: Health Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2019, 04:22:39 PM »
I am still concerned on the clarification.  How does one local office of Immigration announce this and not the Head of Immigration?  They are probably right, but it still would be better if it came from the Big Boss.  Check out the URL below.

ThaiVisa.com => http://bit.ly/2wfrOXI
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Re: Health Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2019, 05:35:17 PM »
Thanks Frank! The story on ThaiVisa.com => http://bit.ly/2wfrOXI not only is quite clear, but unambiguously states several different times that the mandatory insurance requirement is for O-A visa, and not O visa.  This is just small excerpt:

"Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration told Thaivisa that the new requirements only affect people seeking Non-Immigrant Visa O-A.

The requirement for mandatory health insurance does not affect those people who stay in Thailand on a Non O extension of stay based on retirement."


Frank makes a good point about the announcement coming from a local office rather than the head of Imm, but that "could" just be the imponderables of Thai bureaucracy. Or not. We'll see. I guess.

There is also the curiosity I raised in an earlier post. If the intention is to protect Thailand health care providers from nasty, smelly foreigners who don't pay their medical bills, limiting the application to O-A visa holders makes no sense. What on earth is this all about anyway?  Probably we will never know.

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Re: Health Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2019, 06:56:27 PM »
Might be a good idea to move to Prachuap Khiri Khan.