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Entering Thailand with Thai Elite Visa

Over the last few months there have been a number of rumors online and announcements made by Thai agencies that Thai Elite was either delaying current applications or not accepting applications at all.  Despite the rumors Thai Elite Express, powered by Harvey Law Group, a licensed sales agent of the program since 2013, clarifies the rules and timeframes necessary for both existing and new members to enter Thailand with a Thai Elite visa.


Applying for Thai Elite visa

Thai Elite has not suspended the application process despite what others may have said, in fact, old, new and future prospects can apply for the program regardless of whether they are already in Thailand or currently living outside of Thailand. With the surge of applications since July 2020, (approaching 5 times higher than seen in the past), this has resulted in the average processing time slightly increasing to 6 to 8 weeks instead of the usual 4 weeks’ lead time.

Obtaining your Thai Elite Visa after approval

Upon the issuing of the approval letter, payment being made and the issuance of a membership member, those already in Thailand must request Thai Elite Member Contact Center to make an appointment with Bangkok Central Immigration Department at Chaengwattana Government Complex Building (a prior notice of 5 to 7 days is usually required). The appointment normally takes 15 minutes and given the booking is pre-registered at a certain day and time, members will not have to wait or queue to get their Visa.

For those who are in Thailand under a non-expired valid visa, you should cancel this visa first before booking your appointment at the Immigration Department, so it is recommended you check with your agent or Thai Elite of the process involved.

Given the surge of numbers for the Thai Elite visa in particular those from overseas, the procedure for new Thai Elite members is a little longer. From our experience the processing time is approximately 6 to 8 weeks

Step by Step Process

  1. Check with your local Royal Thai Consulate that they agree in principle to issue the Thai Elite visa (most Consulates like London, Paris or Singapore now accept). Please check with us for other locations.
  2. Request Thai Elite Member Contact Center to (i) make an appointment at the selected Royal Thai Consulate overseas (2-4 weeks) and (ii) obtain authorization from Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apply for Certificate of Entry (“COE”).
  3. Once authorization is granted, make an appointment with local Royal Thai Consulate to get your Thai Elite visa sticker and submit your application for COE (2-4 weeks).
  4. Get your COE, fly to Thailand and undergo the 14 days’ quarantine in Thailand at Thai Government Quarantine locations or Alternative State Quarantine locations (ASQ).

Any existing and new Thai Elite members who have already entered Thailand have completed the 14-day quarantine and are now enjoying the pleasures of Thailand. Other members are still under quarantine but are due to have completed the quarantine soon.

As you may already be aware, there are a few other categories of visa holders who are allowed to enter Thailand other than the Thai Elite Visa. However, this is where the Government allocates COEs to enter Thailand but it is subject to consideration of a number of different factors such as number of applicants, flights available and vacant quarantine rooms.

Given the ranging factors including limited number of flights and quarantine space, Thai Elite is aware that existing or new Thai Elite members may have to wait before flying to Thailand.

As a direct result, Thai Elite decided to grant an additional 6 months’ validity period for all visas paid before September 30 and furthermore, they have decided to grant an additional 3 months’ validity period for all visas paid before December 31, 2020. In addition, all new members will be entitled to specify the starting date of their visas (at the same time of when payment is made), in the event they do not wish to enter Thailand immediately.


With a Privilege Entry Visa
that is valid from
5 years up to 20 years.


Whilst the process to enter Thailand may include a number of steps, these additional steps have been both positive and encouraging to our clients as it is clear the process is being streamlined to ensure a smooth arrival in Thailand.

Thai Elite Express has been an authorized General Sales and Services Agent since 2013. We hope that with our guide, you can get a clear picture of the Thai Elite Visa costs and benefits to help find the most suitable option for you.

Should you have any questions, however, please do not hesitate 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 are able to support English, French, German, Japanese and Chinese languages. We aim to reply within 24 hours.

***Please note the above information is subjected to change.

With a Privilege Entry Visa
that is valid from
5 years up to 20 years.

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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.

タイエリートは5、10または20年のメンバーシップを提供し、メンバーシップの有効期間中にビザの更新を保証します。 メンバーがタイの入国審査を通過するたびに、メンバーシップの有効期限が切れるまで、パスポートに1年間のビザスタンプが自動的に付与されます。 メンバーがタイに1年以上連続して滞在した場合、入国管理局での簡単な更新により、さらに1年間のビザスタンプが付与されます。

タイ エリート ビザは、2003 年にタイ王国政府によって開始され、承認されたプログラムです。エリート ビザ プログラムを運営する Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd は、観光省の下にあるタイ政府観光局の完全子会社です。 そしてスポーツ。 HLG 法律事務所の権限を持つ ThaiElite-Express は、正規の販売代理店です。

エリート会員になってタイエリートビザを取得した後は、いつでも非移民ビジネスビザとタイで働くことを許可する就労許可証を申請することができます。 また、エリートフレキシブルプラスに申請し、タイで不動産、有限会社、公開会社、または証券取引所に少なくとも100万米ドルを投資し、労働許可を与えるオプションもあります。

支払いは、申請書の提出、タイの移民による移民の身元調査、および電子メールによる承認書の受領後にのみ必要です。 その後、申請者は、国内または海外の銀行振込、クレジットカード、またはタイエリート銀行口座への直接入金によって会費に進むことを選択できます。

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.

タイエリートプログラムに申し込むことは、タイに長期間滞在して生活するための実行可能で簡単な解決策です。 タイエリートのみが5年、10年、または20年のメンバーシップを提供し、申請者のメンバーシップの有効期間中にビザの更新を保証することができます。 今日の時点で、他のすべての非移民ビザオプションは1年または2年の有効期間に制限されています。

タイで引退するためのエリートビザは、再生可能エネルギーの保有期間中、申請からの引退ビザと比較して心配のないオプションです。 申請時、エリートの場合、書類は最小限であり、保持期間中の医療保険や証明はありません。エリートメンバーは、90日間のレポートの支援、空港入国審査のファストトラック、ラウンジなど、さまざまな特典を利用できます。 アクセスと空港リムジン、現地通貨または外貨での銀行口座開設の支援、24時間年中無休のコールセンターなど。 エリートビザは、メンバーシップ期間中、特権エントリービザを簡単に更新できるようにします。

タイエリートプログラムに申し込むことは、タイに長期間滞在して生活するための実行可能で簡単な解決策です。 タイエリートのみが5年、10年、または20年のメンバーシップを提供し、申請者のメンバーシップの有効期間中にビザの更新を保証することができます。 今日の時点で、他のすべての非移民ビザオプションは1年または2年の有効期間に制限されています。

タイエリートビザは、タイに長期滞在するためのタイ法に基づく完全に合法かつ合法的なプログラムです。「タイエリート」は、タイプリビレッジカード株式会社が運営しています。2003年にタイ王国政府が発足しました。 同社は、観光スポーツ省傘下のタイ国政府観光庁の完全子会社です。

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