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A Complete Guide to All Thailand Elite’s Family Packages

The Thailand Elite Visa program offers a total of seven membership packages. Of all its seven packages, four can be classified as individual membership, and three can be classified as a family membership.

The family membership, unlike its individual/single counterpart, allows non-Thais to reside in Thailand with their immediate family and provide their family members with all privileges as Thailand Elite member.

This article will function as a complete guide to such an incredible membership category. We will walk you through each Thailand Elite family package, providing clear benefits and a concise summary for your family’s future journey to Thailand.

1. Elite Family Excursion

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The Elite Family Excursion package is a sort of basic family package with validity of 5 years.

The package is often seen as a couple’s package due to its requirement of at least two persons for a successful application. The applicants must be married, legitimately related, or are immediate family members.

The membership fee is THB 800,000 (VAT included). A lot of people often ask: “Is the fee inclusive of everything?” and the answer is, “YES! The fee is all-in for both applicants.” There is no annual fee, so that would be all.

However, if you would like to add on additional family members such as parents, children, Thailand Elite allows  you to do so with an additional membership fee of THB 300,000 (VAT included) per family member with the membership validity of 5 years as well. This offers a direct discount for the whole family. There is no age restriction, and an Elite Family Excursion member cannot transfer his/her Membership to a third person and upgrade his/her Membership to a more premium one.

Regarding the complimentary privileges, an Elite Family Excursion member can, of course, enjoy a vast array of benefits such as a short-haul and long-haul transfer service, airport service, government concierges, and special discount, etc., as detailed in Table 1.

What an Elite Family Excursion member cannot access, unfortunately, is the three Premium privileges (Adventure, Relaxation, and Healthier) which are reserved only for Elite Family Premium members.

2. Elite Family Alternative

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The second Thailand Elite family program is called the Elite Family Alternative. The package offers you a longer membership validity period of 10 years.

Unlike Elite Family Excursion, the Elite Family Alternative requires one Core member for a successful application.

The term “Core member” refers to the main applicant who can come with his/her “Next” or legitimate family member(s). The membership fee is hence as follows: THB 800,000 (VAT Included) for the Core member and THB 700,000 (VAT Included) for the Next member(s).

Like the Elite Family Excursion program, the Elite Family Alternative has no age restriction and does not allow a membership transfer and an upgrade.

Regarding the complimentary privileges, like an Elite Family Excursion member, an Elite Family Alternative member can enjoy a vast array of benefits as shown in Table 2, with the exclusion of the transfer service and the three Premium privileges (Adventure, Relaxation, and Healthier) which are, as mentioned earlier, reserved only for Elite Family Premium members.

3. Elite Family Premium

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This Thailand Elite family membership option is at a premium for persons who are family members of an Elite Ultimate Privilege cardholder.

The Elite Family Premium, to put it simply, functions as a supportive package to the Elite Ultimate Privilege.

If you select the Elite Ultimate Privilege program for yourself, for example, you can choose the Elite Family Premium for your family members. The status of your family members is, as in other packages, classified as the Next members, and you are the Core member.

Also, because your Next members (your family) apply under your Elite Ultimate Privilege membership, their validity period is, therefore, subject to your Elite Ultimate Privilege validity period.

If your remaining validity is, for example, 19 years at the time of your family’s Elite Family Premium application, their Elite Family Premium validity is then 19 years, just as yours.

The membership fee for the Elite Family Premium is THB 1,000,000 (VAT included) with an annual fee of THB 10,000 (VAT included), as shown in Table 3. When you consider the Elite Family Premium membership fee, do as well include the Elite Ultimate Privilege’s membership fee in your budget since, without the Elite Ultimate Privilege, one cannot apply for the Elite Family Premium.

Like its main Elite Ultimate program, the Elite Family membership is one-time transferable (only to your immediate family, of course) with a transfer fee of 20% prevailing rate.

Regarding the complimentary privileges, all benefits are provided, as detailed in Table 3, with the exclusion of a long-haul transfer service and health services. The Adventure and Relaxation privileges are here with a little difference in terms of quantity from its initial Elite Ultimate program.

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At the beginning of the article, we mentioned that there is a total of three packages that can be classified as family membership, and by far, you learn that such three options include Elite Family Excursion, Elite Family Alternative, and Elite Family Premium.

Now, what is then the Elite Privilege Access, an individual membership, doing in this category?

The Elite Privilege Access is essentially a single or individual membership but grants additional family member(s)Indeed, it is the only single membership that includes family membership within its individual package (The Elite Ultimate Privilege does the same but puts its additional family membership in another separate package, Elite Family Premium.)

The Elite Privilege Access membership fee is THB 1,000,000 (VAT Included) for one Core member and THB 800,000 (VAT Included) per Next person(s) for a membership validity of 5 years.

There is no age restriction, and an Elite Privilege Access member cannot transfer his/her Membership to a third person and upgrade his/her Membership to a more premium one.

Both the Core member and the Next members enjoy the same complimentary privileges such as airport lounge, airport service, short-haul transfer service, and health services (Healthier), special discounts, etc. The long-haul transfer service and the two Premium privileges (Adventure & Relaxation) are, however, not included.

4. Elite Privilege Access

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But, as we always advise our clients, the most suitable package is not the one that gives you the most but rather precisely what you need.  If you and your members are, for example, certain that golf or spa is not quite your thing and health is more your priority, then there is no reason to go for something other than a package that prioritizes such a lifestyle and routine of yours.

Summary

And here are all the Thailand Elite Visa programs in the family membership section. You can visit www.thaielite-express.com anytime to review the Thai Elite Visa cost for each family option and all its significant characteristics. We hope that with our guide, you can comprehend each family package better and find your potential option.

Thaielite-express.com has been an authorized General Sales and Services Agent since 2013. Feel free to visit our website for more details on Thailand Elite Visa and Membership, or send your questions directly to us via email: bastien@thaielite-express.com. We support English, French, German, and Chinese languages. We reply within 24 hours.

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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.(no overstay record) 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.

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.

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.

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.

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