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Why oa visa

Post by noosard » October 10, 2019, 8:03 am

Why would you bother jumping thru oa hoops when o will do same job less hoops



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Re: Why oa visa

Post by pal52 » October 10, 2019, 8:19 am

I believe a lot of Embassy's such as the one in London will no longer issue 1 year multiple entry Non O visas.
The will only issue a 3 month single entry.

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by noosard » October 10, 2019, 8:48 am

Use the single entry then get a new 1 year one in a bordering country
Does not seem that difficult

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Post by jackspratt » October 10, 2019, 11:56 am

No need for money in a Thai bank is one reason.

Another is the 2 year effective validity of a multi-OA.

May not be so attractive in future if the new insurance requirement becomes a fact of life.

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Post by kopkei » October 10, 2019, 12:22 pm

No need for money in a Thai bank is one reason.
that is the reason these applicants now need a health insurance ..... ;)

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by noosard » October 10, 2019, 8:55 pm

get a marriage visa and not need money

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Post by jackspratt » October 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

And if you are not married?

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Post by noosard » October 11, 2019, 1:21 pm

just get a o visa retired
and if no money pay an agent
and my quess is if you have to get oa visa homeland that flight not cheap

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by samster » October 11, 2019, 1:55 pm

You can only get a retired Visa if on state pension

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Post by tamada » October 11, 2019, 2:32 pm

samster wrote:
October 11, 2019, 1:55 pm
You can only get a retired Visa if on state pension
Is that the criteria at the Thai Embassy in London? Receiving a UK state pension?

It seems strange that the MFA says eligibility for the 50-and-up but their Embassy says you have to be 60-something-and-up and thus legally retired?

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Post by tamada » October 11, 2019, 2:33 pm

My understanding is the newly announced mandatory insurance needs is for O-A applicants and (so far) hasn't been linked to Non-O's for retirement or marriage.

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by samster » October 12, 2019, 11:13 am

tamada wrote:
October 11, 2019, 2:32 pm
samster wrote:
October 11, 2019, 1:55 pm
You can only get a retired Visa if on state pension
Is that the criteria at the Thai Embassy in London? Receiving a UK state pension?
It was when I applied in June 2018 (see separate thread).

I am presently on the 2nd year of my OA visa and, on its expiry, will need to give thought as to how I apply again next June. My own personal circumstances are that I have full insurance cover under an annual Travel Policy so, any need for Medical Insurance locally would be a waste of money and provide me with inferior cover to that which I presently have.

Not ideal but, it is what it is and totally understand what our hosts are attempting to do. Just feel sad that my life is complicated by all the irresponsible dickheads who populate the world. I worked hard and paid millions in tax to support wasters in the UK and thought I had avoided that by trying to live a quiet and peaceful life out here.

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by Chriss » October 15, 2019, 7:37 am

noosard wrote:
October 10, 2019, 8:55 pm
get a marriage visa and not need money
If you mean extension based on marriage you do need money, either 400k in the bank or 40k pm income. Unless the rules have changed again....

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by sometimewoodworker » October 15, 2019, 7:53 am

Chriss wrote:
October 15, 2019, 7:37 am
noosard wrote:
October 10, 2019, 8:55 pm
get a marriage visa and not need money
If you mean extension based on marriage you do need money, either 400k in the bank or 40k pm income. Unless the rules have changed again....
Possibly referring to the non-o multi entry from Savannakhet based on marriage.
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Re: Why oa visa

Post by noosard » October 15, 2019, 9:00 am

Sorry Chris it is easy to get an O visa for marriage without showing set amount of money
Both Savankehet and HCMC consulates give visa O marriage multiple re-entry without showing finances

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by Chriss » October 17, 2019, 8:34 am

noosard wrote:
October 15, 2019, 9:00 am
Sorry Chris it is easy to get an O visa for marriage without showing set amount of money
Both Savankehet and HCMC consulates give visa O marriage multiple re-entry without showing finances
Ok me jumping in early. Indeed you can get the initial Non O visa without showing finance.

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Re: Why oa visa

Post by sometimewoodworker » October 17, 2019, 8:40 am

Chriss wrote:
October 17, 2019, 8:34 am
noosard wrote:
October 15, 2019, 9:00 am
Sorry Chris it is easy to get an O visa for marriage without showing set amount of money
Both Savankehet and HCMC consulates give visa O marriage multiple re-entry without showing finances
Ok me jumping in early. Indeed you can get the initial Non O visa without showing finance.
Yes but only at those 2 all the others, Vientiane, Penang, Singapore, etc require proof of the same amount as the extension, though only in the bank not seasoned.
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