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Health Insurance Certificate for Thai Retirement Visas

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the Thai Retirement Visa system and we are yet again discussing Insurance in that context. 

Now since this has come into effect at the end of October 2019, we have had some time to see how this is operating at a practical level and one thing that has now become a component of the application for extension in retiree status is a medical insurance certificate. There are different ways of dealing with this but most notably this video is talking about insurance certificates for insurance that is derived here in Thailand; those listed companies that can provide medical insurance that is considered in compliance with the Thai Retirement Visa scheme if you will; the regulatory structure. 

The thing to take away from this video is there is a new document that is going to be associated with extension of stay in Thailand, at least in what is called OA status. I have always kind of felt that people were creating a distinction within the O category that in my opinion really isn't there; that notably O extension based on retirement versus OA extension. I think as time goes on, these two things are basically going to become the same thing and as a result, it is going to require a medical insurance certificate as part of the documentation associated with requesting an extension of stay here in Thailand.

Now we have done another video on Foreign Medical Certificate. That other video is on our channel, or if it's not it will be up shortly, and those who are dealing with foreign medical insurance, you need to go ahead and check out that video which discusses that in detail. Those who go ahead and obtain the insurance that is clearly in compliance with Thai law that is issued by the Insurance providers here in Thailand, those folks, yes there is an extra document associated with certifying one's coverage and it should be noted that it is my understanding now that Immigration is only providing lawful status up to the expiration of policy coverage. So one can't just have medical coverage for a day and expect to be able to get a year extension out of that.  No, instead you have to go ahead and have the coverage that will cover your entire term of lawful status here in the Kingdom of Thailand.