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by sometimewoodworker
November 12, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Some of my older (>10 years) stamps say "Application of stay is Permitted" the later stamps are saying "Extension of stay Permitted" Been through 2 passports and have not seen a "Permission to Stay" on the stamp I'm sure it means the same thing. This is all just pedantics! I think you mean semantic...
by sometimewoodworker
November 12, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Years ago I received an O Visa based on retirement which was good for One Year. Each year I ask for and received a One Year extension of said O Visa. PERIOD Each year you have completed form TM7 D3F34D32-B88A-48C9-9DD4-F8E89FAD7E63.jpeg I’m not clear where it talks about a visa extension. Nor yet h...
by sometimewoodworker
November 12, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Land of Snowflakes
Replies: 71
Views: 2716

Re: The Land of Snowflakes

Kenr6583 wrote:
November 1, 2019, 10:30 am
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by sometimewoodworker
November 12, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

I just read on several websites that the only two visas that are required to have Thai health insurance are the O-A and the O-X visas. That is correct for the VISA . Be careful to separate the visa and the permission to stay They are not the same and using the word visa when you have no current vis...
by sometimewoodworker
November 12, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Community Events
Topic: Thai Red Cross.
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Thai Red Cross.

While I applaud the Thai Red Cross for their good endeavours in helping to improve the help and assistance to those who needxc it most and in the past I have given to them. I cannot understand their cut-off point for Blood Donations. I amnow considered too old to donate, although my mother donated ...
by sometimewoodworker
November 12, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

I just read on several websites that the only two visas that are required to have Thai health insurance are the O-A and the O-X visas. That is correct for the VISA . Be careful to separate the visa and the permission to stay They are not the same and using the word visa when you have no current vis...
by sometimewoodworker
November 10, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Good day, thanks for sharing. Greatly appreciated. If i understand you correctly you were NOT required to get medical insurance before your next renewal, Aug 2020... I was a bit concerned because i have a foreign trip next week and one more in March 2020, my next renewal is in October 2020. Thanks ...
by sometimewoodworker
November 10, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

My biggest problem was I kept linking the extensions to the visas we used to enter Thailand. That is probably because form TM47 (extension of stay request) requires you to list the visa you used to enter Thailand. So it is linked. FWIW. the leaflet you were given hasn’t been updated since 2008 and ...
by sometimewoodworker
November 9, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Got this yesterday. Message for U.S. Citizen: New Health Insurance Requirement for Long-Stay Visa Applicants (November 8, 2019) Screen Shot 2019-11-09 at 14.54.34.png You'd think the US Embassy could get their information correct if their going to send a notice out to all citizens; otherwise, they ...
by sometimewoodworker
November 9, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

As of today 9/11 there are at least 3 reports of existing OA visa holders not being required to buy insurance on entry and being stamped in for the full year.
by sometimewoodworker
November 9, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: water pump accessories
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: water pump accessories

Tamada.. Got the pressure regulator, 480 baht at the store you posted above. Family operation with the matriarch asking what model of pump I had, then quickly rattling off to a clerk the row and shelf somewhere in the back the replacement sensor was located. The clerk brought it up to a young lady ...
by sometimewoodworker
November 9, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

My wife was with me and participated in the discussion (in Thai as well as English), so a miscommunication was quite likely. Perhaps the IO believed that we had married recently, rather than seven years ago. So far it sounds very likely that the situation is that Udon immigration will be applying t...
by sometimewoodworker
November 8, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Warning to people on a NON OA leaving Thailand for a Holiday. Clients went on a short Holiday. They arrived back in Bangkok and entry was refused by immigration because they could not show a Thai Health Insurance Policy. They did have a good insurance from their home country and, on top of that, ev...
by sometimewoodworker
November 8, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Welcome back, Jack. Today I did my 90 day report (2 days late, but no charge if not more than 1 week overdue!) and then spoke to the young lady in the last booth about medical insurance. She said that I would need it to get a further extension of stay based on my OA visa, but suggested that, if I d...
by sometimewoodworker
November 8, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

I can see the logic for the initial OA as you could gain entry into the country for upto 2 years without depositing any cash here, however those on extensions of stay have to have the sufficient funds, and since the recent rule change (if using cash in the bank) to keep 400k in your account for the...
by sometimewoodworker
November 7, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Stantheman is correct The cases to the best of anyone’s knowledge at the moment are as follows. Enter with an OA Visa 1) You need insurance; with insurance you will get a permission to stay for the period of the insurance or 1 year whichever is shorter. 2) Without insurance you will probably get a 3...
by sometimewoodworker
November 7, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Banned For Being Positive !
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Banned For Being Positive !

There are a couple of the fora under the “Thailand Real Estate Forum” that have a very high signal to noise ratio. I mostly stay with those. The big advantage that the phpBB software has is its kill file, I haven’t found one on TV yet. I have had a post or two removed and a warning about a signature...
by sometimewoodworker
November 6, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 148
Views: 6499

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Sitting at Swampy airport typing this, having come through immigration without incident about an hour ago. IO got a bit of a panicked look when he saw the AO visa, and spoke to the guy in the adjacent booth. That guy saw my re-entry permit, and told him to stamp me in until late July 2020. Insuranc...
by sometimewoodworker
November 5, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: UK drone pilots need a test and a licence to fly
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: UK drone pilots need a test and a licence to fly

Good.

They are a nasty hazard to planes, as are hand held lasers, if powerful enough.
by sometimewoodworker
November 5, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: Rustoleum Gloss (Enamel) Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Rustoleum Gloss (Enamel) Paint

Thanks for that - I'll take a look I can probably find a google streeview of the shop if needed, It's a left out of central then just past the first traffic lights. Thanks for the heads up. Found the shop last week. By the traffic lights junction where Adunyadej and Wattananuwong intersect. Theres ...

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