Thai Medical Insurance for Immigration

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Thai Medical Insurance for Immigration

Post by Bread Man » January 2, 2019, 3:06 pm

Does anyone know if the Immigration Office in Udon Thani will require compulsory Medical Insurance when renewing their yearly visa? I am a Diabetic and cannot find cover here in Thailand. I have lived here for 16 years and have regular check ups at the hospital. My home country offers Insurance at sky high prices but I would have to live there to qualify for this. Talk about a Bummer!
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Re: Thai Medical Insurance for Immigration

Post by parrot » January 2, 2019, 3:20 pm

There's talk about immigration requiring insurance.....but there's been talk for many years. (With my rose-colored glasses) I take such 'proposals' with a grain of salt. Maybe it will happen and maybe it won't.

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Re: Thai Medical Insurance for Immigration

Post by Drunk Monkey » January 2, 2019, 3:31 pm

This subject has been mooted on various internet blogs recently but nothing confirmed yeah or nay as yet .. bearing in mind you have to supply a doctors health cert (not medical insurance) when applying for both a work permit and a drivers license i suppose that adequate medical insurance is a possible requirement immo could impose in the future.

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Re: Thai Medical Insurance for Immigration

Post by sometimewoodworker » January 2, 2019, 6:12 pm

Bread Man wrote:
January 2, 2019, 3:06 pm
Does anyone know if the Immigration Office in Udon Thani will require compulsory Medical Insurance when renewing their yearly visa? I am a Diabetic and cannot find cover here in Thailand. I have lived here for 16 years and have regular check ups at the hospital. My home country offers Insurance at sky high prices but I would have to live there to qualify for this. Talk about a Bummer!
Thanks in advance....
The only talk has been as an added requirement for the Non-OA Visa so nothing at all about immigration offices, only consulates and embassies and they are a completely different branch of government. On top of that it's only talk at the moment.
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Re: Thai Medical Insurance for Immigration

Post by Bread Man » January 3, 2019, 12:55 pm

Thank you everyone, feeling a bit easier....

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