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13 hours ago, Leaver said:

Nothing to do with unpaid medical bills, and everything to do with extracting more money from farang living here.  

How does it extract more money from farangs for Thai companies?

 

The majority of people i know have medical insurance from overseas.

 

Or are you suggest most have Thai insurance?

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7 hours ago, HashBrownHarry said:

How does it extract more money from farangs for Thai companies?

 

Some Thai insurance companies may benefit from thousands of 24 hr policies, nation wide.

 

7 hours ago, HashBrownHarry said:

The majority of people i know have medical insurance from overseas.

 

Does it cover them for life?

 

Many policies expire when the policy holder turns 70, or 75, for example.  

 

Many policies that do cover people later in life have unreasonable premiums, thus, most are cancelled by the policy holders.  

 

7 hours ago, HashBrownHarry said:

Or are you suggest most have Thai insurance?

 

I'm suggesting if / when they make insurance compulsory for annual extensions, there will be a corrupt system in place where those without insurance can buy a temporary insurance policy, through an agent, solely for the purpose of obtaining the extension. 

 

Most likely a Thai company will be involved, possibly even one set up by someone connected very high up.  

 

It will have nothing to do with ensuring older farang can pay hospital bills, and everything to extracting money out of farang living here, same as the 800k agent method that has been in existence for years.      

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Back to the 3-month post visa requirement at Jomtien. I just did my extension and received no instruction to return after 3 months, nor any paper instructing me to do so like I received last year. Does anyone know if this requirement has been dropped or did the official handling my paperwork just forget?

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4 minutes ago, opporna said:

Back to the 3-month post visa requirement. I just did my extension and received no instruction to return after 3 months, nor any paper instructing me to do so like I received last year. Does anyone know if this requirement has been dropped or did the official handling my paperwork just forget?

 

 

Depends on which Immigration office you deal with.

 

Jomtien were enforcing it in August

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UbonRatchathani.

Got a notice stapled to my passport last year and again this year requesting to show up to Imm every three months with my updated bankbook. 

I keep well over the required amount so I didn't bother. 

Just to keep peace of mind I take my bankbook with me when I report the 90-day.

Never been asked to show it.

Anyway you're required to keep the stipulated amount. That's the basic legal requirement.

Showing your bankbook every three months is just a notice. 

 

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Last monday i have done that 90 day money check , at 8 clock at Jomtien immigration 

i was standing with 3 snake lines in front of me , and after 1 hour to front desk who wave me true as always , as normal no need of number when go straight inside .

 

Coming at desk 8 ret .ext.  ....empty desk and waiting chairs , the 2 outboard  officers playing on their smartphones . took my my files and just put them besides , no checking bankbook or passports or copy's ..

So even when i presented them .... answer " i have the file "...(?) 

 

So then i asked straight  :what are the consequences if we do not bring this 90 day checking ?

 

....Astonishing answer from the very friendly outboard officer :... "Nothing ...no consequences ...., then a blablabla answer  " it is to be helpful so we do not follow the rules and face no problem when extending next time ...

 

So for this i was standing in a 3 snake-line crowd for 1 hour in covid times ..

 

So anyone do with it what they wish  , but i know now it is whiteout consequences if not doing it .

I always did it  , straight inside no waiting no ticket an d on desk 8 direct helped  and out again , so now i know it is not enforced with a fine or other ..... measure ,

 

Only do not take out before 3 months to become  under 800K ,.... yes 3 months say's the police order , and immigration mention 90 days check ..... gives a difference of 2 days mostly .....do not be confused ! do not risk it for those 2 days difference , wait  the 3 months limit which is in the police order

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9 hours ago, opporna said:

Back to the 3-month post visa requirement at Jomtien. I just did my extension and received no instruction to return after 3 months, nor any paper instructing me to do so like I received last year. Does anyone know if this requirement has been dropped or did the official handling my paperwork just forget?

check my post it just made about it 

 

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On 11/19/2021 at 3:51 PM, chilly07 said:

From memory there is a notice by the retirement desk stating you have to return to do your 90 day report with your bank book?

But sometimes your 90 day report is not the same date as three months after you have done your Extension.

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9 hours ago, opporna said:

Back to the 3-month post visa requirement at Jomtien. I just did my extension and received no instruction to return after 3 months, nor any paper instructing me to do so like I received last year. Does anyone know if this requirement has been dropped or did the official handling my paperwork just forget?

This happened to me once and I had to remind them.... and they said yes come back after 3 months, but no paper slip given. Should have kept quiet....

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Have things changed?

 

There are three key requirements, as follows:

  • You must be over 50 years old
  • You must have a monthly income of 65,000 Thai Baht or more
  • Or,  ฿800,000 in a Thai bank account for 60 days+ before applying for the extension. And ฿800,000 remaining for 3 months after the extension, and ฿400,000 thereafter. 

The ฿800,000 must be in the bank for at least 2 months before your visa application.

As of 1st March, 2019, the ฿800,000 must also remain in your bank for 3 months after the extension, and, after those 3 months, you must keep ฿400,000 in there indefinitely. 

You also need a letter from your Thai bank to confirm the ฿800,000 is there and has been there for the required time frame. 

Note that you need a letter from your bank verifying the balance and a copy of your bank book.

Note that you can also use foreign currency, but the money must be the equivalent of ฿800,000 Baht.

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On 11/19/2021 at 7:19 AM, Peterw42 said:

If its a requirement, they would have given you a document saying to come back on a certain date etc, no mention or document presume its not a current requirement.

It may be an additional requirement at some Immigration offices. The best thing to do IMO is speak to the IO and ask. If they say no need, then fine, if not then visit the bank with your bank book and get a letter from them as well.

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12 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Not one report of anyone getting in trouble for not doing it, so forget about it

Well perhaps someone in default might not bother.... certainly the 3 month/800k check is not taken seriously and I doubt it would be an issue when you did the next extension.... they can check it then. 

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16 hours ago, billd766 said:

It may be an additional requirement at some Immigration offices. The best thing to do IMO is speak to the IO and ask. If they say no need, then fine, if not then visit the bank with your bank book and get a letter from them as well.

I disagee.

If you don't get a formal order when you get your extension then just shut your pie hole and do not do it.

At Jomtien I have been getting a formal order every year. So I do.it. A bank letter is never required. The compliance details are on the order page. No bank letter.

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1 hour ago, Jingthing said:

I disagee.

If you don't get a formal order when you get your extension then just shut your pie hole and do not do it.

At Jomtien I have been getting a formal order every year. So I do.it. A bank letter is never required. The compliance details are on the order page. No bank letter.

I do my marriage extension on no proof of money in the bank so it is not a problem for me.

 

The problem for all of us going for extensions is that although there are laid down requirements to which all IO's must stick to, there is the catch all phrase that the IO can ask for what extra information (or not) as they see fit.

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