sometimewoodworker wrote: ↑
June 1, 2020, 6:22 am
samster wrote: ↑
June 1, 2020, 1:17 am
Yes Pipoz, same list.
No, STW, I wasnt aware of the form but, gave them a copy of my insurance policy. The guy disappeared into the back room and came back 10 mins later with a "not ok".
That answer could as easily have been
a (we can’t easily find the information we need so we say no)
as a (we have completely checked the document and it not OK, so we say no)
or a (You don’t have the additional official form for the insurance to be accepted, so we say no)
As it’s a department of health document immigration may well not have copies of it. Immigration officials are not well known for suggesting alternatives, so I am not surprised it was not mentioned even if it is enough to make the answer a yes.
If you want to try again here is the official form that they may accept if your insurance company will complete it.
Here is the printable high quality version
Thanks STW. I wasnt aware of this form.
The issue is a little more complicated as I have insurance under a very comprehensive annual travel policy as part of a bank account. There is a limit of 90 days cover per trip. In the 6 plus years I have been out here, when I know a trip is 90 days plus, I have extended the cover.
The presence of cover could easily be verified when reporting to immigration but, I understand that Thailand must impose a one size fits all criteria so, wasnt going to argue the case if this was the issue (it wasnt!)
The official I spoke to was quite clear and was either unaware of the form or didn't want to help. I've no problem with his attitude and am happy they are trying to impose insurance requirement which are readily identifiable.
Doesnt help my situation but, mai pen rai! I'll speak to my insurers to see if they will complete the form and take it from there when I'm able to come back home.