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Thailand Elite Visa

Thailand Elite Residence Program

Stay in Thailand long-term.
With a Privilege Entry Visa that is valid from 5 years up to 20 years.

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What is Thailand Visa elite membership programme?

Thailand Elite is a long-term Thailand residency programme given to the Thailand Privilege Card members. It is categorized under Tourist Visa (Privilege Entry “PE”) allowing residency in Thailand from 5- 20 years, depending on the membership level.

In 2003, Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd, the operator of Thailand Elite Card, gained its state-owned enterprise status within the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as its sole shareholder.

Thailand Elite Visa Privilege Programmes originated with a singular mission: to present esteemed foreigner guests the finest way of life in Thailand. For over 19 years, Thailand Elite has rapidly gained popularity and became the world’s first country membership package with exclusive benefits to immigration, leisure, business, and much more.

For those looking to make Thailand their second home, explore the advantages of the ThaiElite visa membership, allowing you and your whole family up to 5-20 years Privileged Entry Visa and long-term residency in the Kingdom of Thailand. Discover Elite membership benefits such as the Elite Personal Assistance, Fast Track Airport Immigration at Suvarnabhumi airport, Luxury airport pick up-drop off, Premium Healthcare, Golf & Spa, and many more privileges.

Why Apply for Thailand Elite with TE-Express?

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Thaielite-Express Online Application Portal will make your membership enquiry process simple and seamless, allowing you to receive complimentary consultation and fast assistance. Apply online within minutes or chat with us for an instant free consultation with an authorized personnel.

Thaielite-express is a subsidiary of a multi-national immigration firm Harvey Law Group (HLG). Headquartered in Hong Kong and a Bangkok-based office, HLG has been offering immigration services for over 30 years with 23 offices worldwide. Thaielite-Express, a subsidiary of HLG, is an authorized General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) of Thailand Elite Visa Program since 2013. Our global network and expertise in the immigration industry can offer the best support and assist your residency requirements for Thailand.

The Elite Easy Access membership is a popular option for
business people who frequently travel to Thailand.

Membership validity: 5 years Residency
Membership fee: THB 600,000 (VAT included)

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The Elite Membership Programmes

Thailand Elite Visa Thailand Elite Easy Access

Elite Easy Access

The Elite Easy Access membership is a popular option for business people who frequently travel to Thailand.

Validity: 5 years Residency
Membership fee: THB 600,000 (VAT included)

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Elite Superiority Extension

Secure the right to live in Thailand for up to 20 years with the Elite Superiority Extension membership.

Validity: 20 years
Membership fee: THB 1 million (VAT included)

Thailand Elite Visa Elite Ultimate privilege

Elite Ultimate Privilege

The Elite Ultimate Privilege membership offers many complimentary privileges both for business and pleasure.

Validity: 20 years
Membership fee: THB 2 million (Exclusive of VAT)

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Elite Privilege Access

The Elite Privilege Access membership is a popular extendable membership option.

Validity: 10 years
Membership fee: THB 1 million (VAT Included)

Thailand Elite Visa Elite Family Premium

Elite Family Premium

The Elite Family Premium option allows the immediate family of an Elite Ultimate Privilege member to apply for a Privilege Entry Visa.

Validity: Up to 20 Years
Membership fee: THB 1 million (VAT included)

Thailand Elite Visa Elite Family Excursion

Elite Family Excursion

The Elite Family Excursion is Available for a minimum of two people who want to acquire easy access to Thailand for up to five years.

Validity: 5 years Residency
Membership fee: THB 800,000 (VAT Included)

Thailand Elite Visa Elite Family Alternative

Elite Family Alternative

The Elite Family Alternative membership allows you and your family to visit Thailand to enjoy long vacations or just for short visits.

Validity: 10 years
Membership fee: THB 800,000 (VAT Included)

What are the main differences between the programme options ?

The main differences between the programme options are the term of duration of residence (either 5, 10 or 20 years), the nature of the airport transfer services, and other complimentary services included in the package.
All options have common features :

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What are the qualifications
to be a Thai Elite Member?

The applicant/the Member must have and maintain to have the following qualifications:

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Frequently Asked Questions

The applicant/the Member must have and maintain to have the following qualifications:


  1.  Being allowed to stay in Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws or any related law of Thailand.(no overstay record)

  2. Holding foreign passport.

  3. Not having been sentenced by a judgment to imprisonment in any countries except for an offense committed through negligence.

  4. Not having been adjudicated bankrupt.

  5. Not having been declared as a person of unsound mind incompetence, or quasi incompetent.

The Thailand Elite Visa is a legal and legit program under Thai law to stay long-term in Thailand. The “Thailand Elite” is operated by Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd. It has been initiated in 2003 by the Royal Thai Government itself. The company is fully owned subsidiary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sport.

Thailand Elite offer a 5,10 or 20 years membership and ensure the renewal of your visa during the validity of the membership. Each time a member goes through the Thai immigration, he/she will automatically get a one-year visa stamp in his/her passport until expiration of the membership. If the member happens to stay for more than 1-year consecutively in Thailand, then a simple renewal at the immigration office will grant another 1-year visa stamp.

The Thailand Elite Visa is a program initiated and approved by the Royal Thai government in 2003. The Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd, which runs the Elite Visa program is a fully owned subsidiary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sport. ThaiElite-Express empowered by HLG Law Firm is an authorized sale agent.

After becoming an Elite member and obtaining your Thailand Elite Visa, you can apply anytime to a non-immigrant business visa and a work permit allowing you to work in Thailand. You also have the option of applying to the Elite Flexible Plus, invest at least 1 million USD in Thailand either in real estate, a limited or public company, or in stock exchange, and be granted a work permit.

The payment is required only after submission of your application, the immigration background check by the Thai immigration, and receipt of the Approval Letter by email. Applicants could then choose to proceed to their membership fee by local or overseas bank transfer, credit card or depositing money to Thailand Elite bank account directly.

The Thailand Elite Visa is perfectly suitable for Digital Nomads. As business or retirement visas are not necessary a good match for digital nomads, the Elite Visa answers to all nomads with numerous privileges to cater members’ needs. With very little documentation needed, as well as the flexibility of applying from anywhere, regardless abroad, on arrival, or within Thailand.

The process is seamless and fast. Moreover, from a study by The Instant Group, Bangkok has recently been voted as the world’s second-best city to work in as a digital nomad (best city in Asia). This is down to the innumerable benefits in which Bangkok brings, which are but not limited to; Internet broadband speed, culture, scenery, transportation, weather, affordability, cuisine, and more.

Having already welcomed 35 million digital nomads from all over the world, in 2021, it’s forecasted that there would be more arrivals to the Land of Smiles with constant technological and infrastructure improvements.

Applying to a Thailand Elite program is a viable and easy solution to stay and live for a long period of time in Thailand. Only Thailand Elite can offer a 5,10 or 20 years membership and ensure the renewal of the visa during the validity of the applicant membership. As of today, all other non-immigrant visa options are limited to a validity period of 1 or 2 years.

To retire in Thailand, the Elite Visa is a worry-free option compared to the Retirement Visa from the application, during holding period to the renewable. At the application time, for an Elite, the documentation is minimal, and no medical insurance nor proof of funds is required for instance. During the holding period, Elite members enjoy numerous privileges such as an assistance for their 90 days report, a fast track at the airport immigration, the lounge access and airport limousine, assistance in opening a bank account in local or foreign currency, a 24/7 call center and much more. The Elite Visa offers you an easy renewable of the Privilege Entry Visa for the duration of your membership.

The Retirement visa validity length is of 1 year, meaning at your yearly renewal you need to go through the entire application process again.

On the other hand, Thailand Elite has 5, 10 and 20 years options. Additionally, contrary to a retirement visa, for an Elite Visa, there is no age limitation, no need for a medical certificate, medical certificate or proof of funds in an account in Thailand.

The Elite visa has many more advantages that a retirement cannot offer, please contact us to find out more.

Foreigners, as well as Thailand Elite members, can legally buy a residential condo unit. To purchase a condo unit (freehold), the foreign ownership quota of the condo building should not exceed 49%. However, foreigners are not allowed to buy land and house unless investing in a 40-Million-baht government bond with a maturity of 5 years or more, they will be allowed to buy 1 Rai of land for residential purpose only. Otherwise, they must undergo the long-termed lease for a period of 30 years at maximum.

Anytime during the validity of your Elite Easy Access membership, you can upgrade your membership to a 20-year package (Elite Ultimate Privilege or Elite Superiority Extension) by only paying the additional fees (1,498,000 THB for the Elite Ultimate Privilege or 400,000 THB for the Elite Superiority Extension). Otherwise, the Elite membership is renewable upon expiration.

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