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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.

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Re: Health Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2019, 10:40:02 AM »
My wife was concerned about having me pay for a Major Medical Insurance policy from one of the companies identified if it was required for NonImm O's Retirement Extensions.  Seems she went on the government hotline Monday and was told she needed to go to the local IMM office to check. 


I know we have seen the requirement only for NonImm O-A's but she wanted to make sure.  So I had to take her to the Khon Kaen IMM Office so she could go in by herself and ask the question.  Why?  I have a lower valued Medical Insurance Policy from AIA that needs to be renewed on the 11th of this month (about 60% price of the ones advertised.)


The IMM Officer told her that she and I had nothing to worry about, the insurance requirements are not for me.


I'll bet the reason we have heard nothing new about the Medical Insurance requirements, they DO NOT know how to implement.

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Re: Health Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2019, 12:01:09 PM »
BOOOPA--I guess one of the most commonly used by falang--doesn't make it easier by describing benefit payout per day rather than total coverage as was specified in the Imm announcements.