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THAILAND to CAMBODIA MOVE

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phuketrichard
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ONLY O-A long term visa holders NEED buy the insuance

NOT those on Non O EXTENSIONS

https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/mandatory-health-insurance-for-retirement-visa-holders-starts-july?fbclid=IwAR13sy2VLPP_6h_RCK43qWHKQcQwXPZxTq9L2l0y4MxcsZV1vS9NNZ-Fuz4

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The new regulation requires expats on the long-stay non-immigrant O-A visa to have health insurance that offers 40,000 baht coverage for hospital outpatient treatment and 400,000 baht for inpatient.

 

Regardless; laws & regulations seem to be changing more and more now and expect an exodus of expats to Cambodia,

I think many will hate it after living in Thailand.  Cambodia is NOT like Thailand was 30 years ago. 

For me, set to move to Kep in July 2020 and build another house

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andy
5 hours ago, phuketrichard said:

Regardless; laws & regulations seem to be changing more and more now and expect an exodus of expats to Cambodia,

 

The move caused by new visa rules, and the expat not being able to afford or is opposed to the rules.

 

We have seen visa changes here! How long before it will be a country copy cat of it's neighbour.

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Handyman
20 hours ago, phuketrichard said:

I think that is just a play on words Richard.  I know what's been announced and a lot of people are clutching on straws about this only affecting people on the O-A visa.  This group of people is very small compared to the retirement extension group.  I believe that everybody over 50 on a long stay visa will be required to get the insurance. as was announced at the very beginning.  I'm expecting the worse when it comes into affect in July.

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 a NON O visa( valid max 90 days)  is not the same as a NON O-A visa, ( valid 1 year)

This explains a Non O-A visa

http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15385-Non-Immigrant-Visa-"O-A"-(Long-Stay).html

This is the BIG dif to get a Non O-A which is NOT required to get a NON O

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- A letter of verification issued from the country of his or her nationality or residence stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarised by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic or consular mission).

- A medical certificate issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) (certificate shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarised by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic or consular mission).

 

 

Of course it all depends on how immigration interprets the words....

 

anyway, wait and see  :-)

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Handyman

I think we will have about six weeks to second guess everything.  Latest news is this is coming into affect via immigration in July.

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Insurance is always on the mind (that possibly a thought) like the thread we have now. Has you get older insurance may possibly be more needy or important, but of course it's more expensive.

I also must agree with the country's problems regarding the foreigners lack of funds.

I have had two missapps overseas up too now, many year's ago in Germany I had a motorbike accident. First class medical treatment. No insurance and only was charged to pay for the ambulance services afterwards on my return to the UK. The last incident was here in Cambodia (most will know of this) I had a enlarged prostate problem and had the urine problem sorted, pissing via a tube into a bag. It was then arranged for me to see a specialist in Phnom Penh. I arrived and the so called surgeon refused to see me under any circumstances,

(no insurance)?

I had $10k+ in cash plus my visa card with $10k available. by this stage I was worn out and $300+ down in my pocket. When I think about it now I am content I didn't have the surgery here. But if it was life or death at the time?

 

That's the point, if the unexpected comes along. That's exactly what happens, illness or accident. 

Think seriously about the implications. The people in this country don't care about their own, it's only the money! If someone asked me would they let you die if you had no funds for treatment. I would answer "yes".

One more important thing that I overlooked at the time! Look at all the possibilities, such as my visa card had on travel insurance, it had me covered for this, and I forgot about it.

 

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