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Stay in Thailand long-term with a Privilege Entry Visa valid for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years

Experience Thailand Elite with our exclusive offering – the former ‘Thailand Elite’ Residency Card. Stay in Thailand long-term with a Privilege Entry Visa valid for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years

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What is the Thailand Privilege Card Program?

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The ‘Thailand Privilege Card’ program, widely recognized as Thailand Elite, is an exclusive long-term residency initiative extended to its esteemed members. Categorized under the Tourist Visa (Privilege Entry “PE”), this program offers residency in Thailand for durations ranging from 5 to 20 years, based on the membership level.

Launched in 2003, Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd, the operator of the Thailand Elite Card, holds the esteemed status of a state-owned enterprise within the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), its sole shareholder. As a government-sponsored initiative, it provides foreign individuals seeking prolonged stays in Thailand with unique residency privileges and exclusive benefits.

The Thailand Elite Visa, part of the Thailand Privilege Card Programmes, was conceived with a singular mission: to offer esteemed foreign guests the epitome of the Thai way of life. With over 19 years of establishment, Thailand Elite has gained global recognition as the world’s pioneer country membership package, providing exclusive benefits spanning immigration, leisure, business, and more.

For those aspiring to make Thailand Elitetheir second home, discover the unparalleled advantages of the Thailand Privilege Card (ThaiElite visa) membership, extending to you and your entire family for durations of 5 to 20 years

What is the Thailand Privilege Card Program?

The ‘Thailand Privilege Card’ program, widely recognized as Thailand Elite, is an exclusive long-term residency initiative extended to its esteemed members. Categorized under the Tourist Visa (Privilege Entry “PE”), this program offers residency in Thailand for durations ranging from 5 to 20 years, based on the membership level.

Launched in 2003, Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd, the operator of the Thailand Elite Card, holds the esteemed status of a state-owned enterprise within the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), its sole shareholder. As a government-sponsored initiative, it provides foreign individuals seeking prolonged stays in Thailand with unique residency privileges and exclusive benefits.

The Thailand Elite Visa, part of the Thailand Privilege Card Programmes, was conceived with a singular mission: to offer esteemed foreign guests the epitome of the Thai way of life. With over 19 years of establishment, Thailand Elite has gained global recognition as the world’s pioneer country membership package, providing exclusive benefits spanning immigration, leisure, business, and more.

For those aspiring to make Thailand Elitetheir second home, discover the unparalleled advantages of the Thailand Privilege Card (ThaiElite visa) membership, extending to you and your entire family for durations of 5 to 20 years

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Find a Thailand Privilege Card program you need

Contact for a free consultaion.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Prepare required documents

Submit documents & application

Pay only when your application is approved

Why Apply for Thai Elite Privilege Card with TE-Express?

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Thaielite-Express Online Application Portal will make your Thailand Elite Privilege membership inquiry 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 the 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 Elite Privilege."

Thaielite-Express Online Application Portal will make your Thailand Elite Privilege membership inquiry 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 the 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 Elite Privilege."

Thailand Privilege Gold Membership is a popular option for business people who frequently travel to Thailand. Thailand Elite Privilege offers a great value for your 5 years residency in Thailand.

Membership Validity: 5 Years
Price: 900,000 THB
Privilege Points: 20 Points per year

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Thailand Privilege Gold Membership

GOLD MEMBERSHIP

Thailand Privilege Gold Membership is a popular option for business people who frequently travel to Thailand. Thailand Privilege card offers a great value for your 5 years residency in Thailand.

Validity: 5 years
Membership fee: THB 900,000 (VAT included)

Thailand Privilege Platinum Membership

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP

Thailand Privilege Platinum Membership offers an ideal 10-year residency for enhanced experiences with numerous complimentary privileges.

Validity: 10 years
Membership fee: THB 1.5 million (VAT included)
Supplementary Membership Card: 1,000,000 THB

Thailand Privilege Diamond Membership

DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP​

Thailand Privilege Diamond Membership offers 15 years of residency and includes guidance for navigating government interactions, especially with immigration.

Validity: 15 years
Membership fee: THB 2.5 million (Exclusive of VAT)
Supplementary Membership Card: 1,500,000 THB

Thailand Privilege Reserve Membership

RESERVE MEMBERSHIP
(EXCLUSIVELY BY INVITATION)

With Thailand Privilege Card RESERVE Membership, you gain the privilege of an extended 20-year residency in Thailand.

Validity: 20 years
Membership fee: THB 5 million (VAT Included)
Supplementary Membership Card: 2,000,000 THB

Thailand Privilege Platinum Membership

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP

Thailand Privilege Platinum Membership offers an ideal 10-year residency for enhanced experiences with numerous complimentary privileges.

Validity: 10 years
Membership fee: THB 1.5 million (VAT included)
Supplementary Membership Card: 1,000,000 THB

Thailand Privilege Diamond Membership

DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP​

Thailand Privilege Diamond Membership offers 15 years of residency and includes guidance for navigating government interactions, especially with immigration.

Validity: 15 years
Membership fee: THB 2.5 million (Exclusive of VAT)
Supplementary Membership Card: 1,500,000 THB

Thailand Privilege Reserve Membership

RESERVE MEMBERSHIP
(EXCLUSIVELY BY INVITATION)

With Thailand Privilege Card RESERVE Membership, you gain the privilege of an extended 20-year residency in Thailand.

Validity: 20 years
Membership fee: THB 5 million (VAT Included)
Supplementary Membership Card: 2,000,000 THB

What are the main differences between
the Thailand Elite Privilege visa?

The main differences between the former Thailand Elite privilege visa are the term of duration of residence (either 5, 10, 15 or 20 years) and the complimentary services included in the membership package.

All membership packages have common features :

The main differences between the former Thailand Elite programmes are the term of duration of residence (either 5, 10, 15 or 20 years) and the complimentary services included in the membership package.

All membership packages have common features :

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What are the qualifications to be a
Thailand Privilege Card Member?

What are the qualifications to be a Thailand Privilege Card Member?

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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the Thailand Privilege Card?

The Thailand Privilege Card offers 4 membership levels: GOLD Membership – 5 years residency visa – 900,000 THB. PLATINUM Membership – 10-year residency visa – 1,500,00 THB. DIAMOND Membership – 15 years residency visa – 2,500,000 THB. RESERVE Membership – 20 year residency visa – 5,000,000 THB (Exclusively by invitation only).

What is the new Thailand's residency visa?

Thailand’s latest rebranding of residency visa ‘Thailand Elite’ is now called the Thailand Privilege Card. The Thailand Privilege Card has 4 membership tiers; GOLD (5 years), PLATINUM (10 years), DIAMOND (15 years), and RESERVE (20 years). The membership fee starts from 900,000 THB to 5,000,000 THB.

Is the Thailand Elite visa cancelled?

No, the Thailand Elite visa was recently rebranded to the Thailand Privilege Card. The membership serves the same purpose of providing its member’s long-term residency visa to Thailand and many other privileges.

How do you qualify for a Thailand Privilege Card?

The applicant/the Member must have and maintain to have the following qualifications: Being allowed to stay in Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws or any related law of Thailand Holding foreign passport Not having been sentenced by a judgment to imprisonment in any countries except for an offense committed through negligence; Not having been adjudicated bankrupt Not having been declared as a person of unsound mind incompetence, or quasi incompetent.

How much is the Thailand Privilege Card Gold Membership?

The GOLD membership is a popular option for business people who frequently travel to Thailand, starting at 900,000 THB. The GOLD card offers great value for your 5 years residency in Thailand. This membership is non-transferable, and not applicable to family members.

How much is the Thailand Privilege Card Diamond Membership?

The PLATINUM membership is ideal for individuals who want to enhance their experience with an extended stay of 10 years residency in Thailand. The PLATINUM membership offers many complimentary privileges both for business and pleasure This membership is available for upgrade, and family members such as spouse and children can be included as a supplementary member.

Which Thailand Privilege Membership can I add my family?

Under the Thailand Privilege Platinum, Diamond, and Reserve membership packages, supplementary memberships for family members such as spouse and children can be included.

Is there a new 15 years membership for Thailand Privilege Card?

The latest change to the Thailand Privilege Card, formerly known as the Thai Elite Visa, is the additional membership Diamond Package where it offers applicants a 15-year residency visa duration for Thailand.

What are the fast-track benefits of Thailand Elite?

The Thailand Elite Fast Track Privilege consists of services at immigration and Thailand international airport. Successful applicants – Thaielite members- will be welcomed by an Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) at designated Thai airports who will assist with all immigration formalities, every time they need to take a flight. Thai Elite members can reserve an Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) prior to flight departure, or prior to arrival with an estated time of departure and arrival. A car from Thailand Elite will be sent to pick the member up from his or her residence, to drop off at the airport destination. Upon arrival at the airport, an Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) will be welcoming you from the car, and assist you through fast-track lane of all airport immigration formalities. Other services include complimentary access to the Thailand Elite lounge and golf cart pick up at the plane gate in case the gate is too far.

How much does Thailand Elite cost?

Thailand Elite membership fee varies from the membership package. There are 4 options of membership to choose from :

  • Gold Package: 5 Years – THB 900,000
  • Platinum Package: 10 Years – THB 1,500,000 / Supplementary card – THB 1,000,000
  • Diamond: 15 Years – THB 2,500,000 / Supplementary card – THB 1,500,000
  • Reserve Package (by invitation only): 20 years – THB 5,000,000 / Supplementary card – THB 2,000,000

What is Thailand Elite?

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.

What is Thailand Elite Visa?

Thailand Elite offers to its Thailand Elite Privilege Card members a “”Privilege Entry (PE)”” visa that grants them to stay in Thailand for 5, 10 or 20 years visa depending on their membership.

Thailand Elite Visa Program is fully supported by the Thai Government since its launch in 2003 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Thailand Elite membership has multiple advantages as it allows expats to make Thailand their second home. ThaiElite card holders have exclusive benefits to immigration and business and have access to VIP service from the Elite Personal Assistance, fast track airport Immigration at Suvarnabhumi airport, luxury airport pick up and drop off, premium healthcare, golf & spa, and other shopping discounts.

Can you tell me about the Thailand Elite Information Center?

Thailand Elite can assist its members for their 90-day reporting. Upon request, they can also assist members in Thai bank account opening or Thai driving license, for instance. Thailand Elite membership offers services in English, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, available from 6.00 am–9.00 pm (Bangkok standard time ‐ UTC +7)

What is the price of Thailand Elite?

Thailand Elite membership fee varies from the membership package. There are 7 options of membership to choose from :

 

1. Elite Easy Access

2. Elite Superiority Extension

3. Elite Family Premium

4. Elite Family Excursion

5. Elite Family Alternative

6. Elite Privilege Access

7. Elite Ultimate Privilege

 

For individual applicants, there are options for 5-years residence validity : THB 600,000 (inclusive of VAT), for 10-years residence validity : THB 1,000,000 (inclusive of VAT), or 20-years residence validity : THB 2,000,000 (exclusive of VAT). For couples and families, the Elite Family Excursion allows a minimum of two persons to apply for a 5 years residency from THB 800,000, and additional family members can be added for THB 300,000 per person. Other Thailand Elite family options to explore are the Elite Family Premium, Elite Family Alternative, and Elite Privilege Access.

Can you work with the Thailand Elite visa?

The Elite Visa is categorized as long-term tourist visa, thus members cannot work in Thailand with it. However, members can apply to a business visa and work permit while holding their Elite. Their membership will still continue until expiration of it. Members will still be able to use Elite services as usual, except for the 90-day reporting, stay extension and transferring visa or arrival stamp into new passport.

Can Thailand Elite be used for family members?

Thailand Elite Family visa is one of the easiest immigration programs in Thailand that is available for your dependent family members. Most of the different packages can include family members, with or without an additional fee, depending on the package. These family packages such as Thailand Elite Family Premium, Thailand Elite Family Extension, Thailand Elite Family Alternative, Thailand Elite Superiority Extension, and Thailand Elite Privilege Access are eligible to include family members such as legally married/civil union spouses, children (no age limitation) and grandparents.

 

Processing time is excellent, as from first submitting a completed application with all the necessary documents, it is usually only 45 days. The required documents for submitting an application are minimal, normally consisting of the application form, a copy of your passport and a photo. For dependents you need to show a proof of relationship, such as a birth certificate or a marriage license. Thaielite-express can guide and assist you through the application upon your request.

What is Thailand Elite's reputation?

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 is the world’s first country membership program existing until today.

 

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.

Is it possible that Thailand Elite will be abolished?

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.

Where can I buy Thailand Elite?

To purchase Thaialnd Elite, you should only purchase from authorized sales agent. Thaielite-express is a subsidiary of Harvey Law Group, a global immigration firm with a team of experieced immigration lawyers specialising in residency and citizenship-by-investment. Thaielite-express has been an authorized sales agent for Thailand Elite since 2013.

What are the requirements for Thailand Elite?

To become a Thailand Elite member applicant/the Member must have and maintain to have the following qualifications: Being allowed to stay in Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws or any related law of Thailand Holding foreign passport Not having been sentenced by a judgment to imprisonment in any countries except for an offense committed through negligence; Not having been adjudicated bankrupt Not having been declared as a person of unsound mind incompetence, or quasi incompetent. Ability to invest the amount of selected membership

Does Thailand Elite have an examination?

There is no examination required for Thailand Elite membership application.

Can I buy Thailand Elite cheaply?

The cheapest Thailand Elite program that is available on the marketing is the Elite Easy Access – 900,000 THB for a 5 years multiple-entry visa. What makes the Thailand Elite Card unique is that it comes in different configurations with various different benefits and durations on top of the base residency. There are 7 investment programs available with the Thailand Elite membership, all varied in pricing.

Can children use Thailand Elite?

Children under 18 years old are eligible to become Thailand Elite members, upon the applicable of the main Thaielite membership application. Thailand Elite Family visa is one of the easiest immigration programs in Thailand that is available for your dependent family members. Most of the different packages can include family members, with or without an additional fee, depending on the package. These family packages such as Thailand Elite Family Premium, Thailand Elite Family Extension, Thailand Elite Family Alternative, Thailand Elite Superiority Extension, and Thailand Elite Privilege Access are eligible to include family members such as legally married/civil union spouses, children (no age limitation) and grandparents.

Can foreigners buy real estate in Thailand?

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.

Can I extend my Elite Easy Access membership?

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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Important Update: Thailand Elite Visa Programs to Be Discontinued on October 1, 2023 – Submission Deadline by September 15, 2023

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