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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    if that is the case then how come the uk has so many repeat illegals with criminal records who cant be traced, located or deported and the nhs suffers huge losses thanks to health tourism.
    Err, it doesn't.

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    Everything is on direct debit so dont have to worry about forgetting to pay any bills. Fat ugly people cant be totally avoided that's a given. Eating out in the UK is quite reasonable these days due to competition in fact looking at the prices people post up for crap they've eaten in Pattaya and Bangkok, restaurants in the UK seem cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    probably split our time between UK and Bangkok.
    Does that mean getting an AO Visa and medical insurance? If so, that defeats the reason why you left doesn't it?

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    Naah, get a MEV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    They don't
    Thanks. As I checked some years ago.

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    Mandatory health insurance for over 50s in Thailand only affects those on Non-Immigrant Visa O-A




    TV has today spoken with Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration in a bid to try and clear up some confusion surrounding the recent announcement regarding mandatory health insurance for Non-Immigrant Visa O-A.

    Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration told TV 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.


    The requirement also does not apply to those staying in Thailand on a marriage extension or an extension of stay based on being a parent to a Thai child.


    Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration said they have had elderly foreigners visiting their office incorrectly believing they are affected by the new requirements.


    Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration stressed it is important for foreign retirees in Thailand to familiarise themselves with exactly what it says in their passport in order to determine if they stay in Thailand on an Non-Immigrant Visa O-A or an extension of stay based on retirement.


    Many people, both foreigners and also immigration officials, use the term ‘retirement visa’ when what they are actually referring to is an ‘extension of stay based on retirement’.


    It is this inaccuracy which has lead to some of the confusion.


    If you stay in Thailand on Non-Immigrant Visa O-A, you will have something like this in your passport:







    An extension of stay based on retirement looks like this:





    A Non-Immigrant Visa O-A is obtained from a Thai Embassy or Consulate in your home country, whereas an ‘extension of stay based on retirement’ is normally obtained from your local immigration office in Thailand.

    For expats living in Hua Hin, anyone who is still unsure about what type of visa or extension they have are urged to contact Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration at their office in Thap Thai, where officers will be happy to answer any questions.

    Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration also stressed to TV that retirees should not panic regarding the new measures, especially if you reside in Thailand on a Non O extension of stay based on retirement as the mandatory health insurance requirement does not affect you.


    While it is yet to be confirmed, The Nation reported earlier that the new mandatory health insurance requirement for Non-Immigrant Visa O-A are likely to come into force from July onwards.
    http://https://forum.thaivisa.com/to...rant-visa-o-a/

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Mandatory health insurance for over 50s in Thailand only affects those on Non-Immigrant Visa O-A
    This sort of headline is exactly why folks are cconfused and probably intentionally penned to confuse.

    The health insurance requirement does NOT apply to folks ON a non immigrant O-A.
    Only applies to folks applying for the visa outside the Kingdom.

    A fact established shortly after the announcement was made.

    Case closed, no need for further discussion unless you have a forum advertising insurance for expats on your home page.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The health insurance requirement does NOT apply to folks[CURRENTLY] ON a [ EXTETENSION, BASED ON A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED] non immigrant O-A.
    Only applies to folks applying for the [NEW] visa outside the Kingdom.
    Thank you.

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    Well, how much is health insurance in Thailand anyway? Buying into an actual reputable program can't be that much:
    https://www.scb.co.th/en/personal-ba...insurance.html

    I can't read the pamphlets though. Do you have to continue to pay every year in order to be a part of it? Or is it just like 50,000 THB per year for a few years and you're covered for many years in advance? I think their life insurance works like that. My ex wife had it.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadAlphaGod View Post
    Well, how much is health insurance in Thailand anyway? Buying into an actual reputable program can't be that much:
    https://www.scb.co.th/en/personal-ba...insurance.html

    I can't read the pamphlets though. Do you have to continue to pay every year in order to be a part of it? Or is it just like 50,000 THB per year for a few years and you're covered for many years in advance? I think their life insurance works like that. My ex wife had it.,
    50,000bht.for a yrs.ins.wouldnt cover a sore dick.

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    Health insurance is NOT life insurance
    Health/you pay every year till you die and get nothing back

    Heres a good list of the providers and costs

    https://longstay.tgia.org/

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    Ah... 50,000 per year, year after year. Yeah, that's excessive unless you're one seriously unhealthy mother fucker. I lived in Thailand for 10 years. My total medical expenses during the entire time must've just been a few thousand baht. 50,000 a year would seriously just be wasting cash. Who the Hell actually buys those shit deals?

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    Panic enough people and some will always leap where you want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadAlphaGod View Post
    Who the Hell actually buys those shit deals?
    uhm... a few O-X Visa holders

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Panic enough people and some will always leap where you want them.
    Indeed. Fear sells. Its a great marketing plan because they know that many people will not spend countless hours reading through pages and pages of "herein", "therefore", "such as", "section 2.2.1, subset 4, paragraph 3" crap so they blindly go buy coverage because its easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadAlphaGod View Post
    I lived in Thailand for 10 years. My total medical expenses during the entire time must've just been a few thousand baht.
    So do you think that will be the same towards the end of the lifetime you've decided to live in Thailand?

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