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Long Term Stay in Thailand: A Comprehensive Guide for Expats

Are you looking for a Long Term Stay in Thailand with exclusive benefits?

Enjoy a long term stay in thailand with Thailand Elite Visa, which is also known as the Thai Elite Card, This Visa is a highly sought-after luxury visa program that provides a wide range of exclusive benefits and advantages to its esteemed members, particularly when it comes to immigration matters such as long-term stays and hassle-free visa processing. If you are seeking a long-term stay in the Land of Smiles and are eager to avail yourself of the incredible perks that come with being a member of the Thai Elite Visa program, then look no further than our services, as we are dedicated to helping you navigate the complex process of obtaining this elite visa and enjoying all the privileges that come with it.

Benefits of Thailand Elite Visa

The Thailand Elite Visa is a long-term stay visa that allows you to stay in Thailand for up to 20 years, without the need for regular visa runs or extensions. This visa program is perfect for those who want to retire or spend an extended period in Thailand. Frequent visiting individuals, couples, as well as families and children, are eligible for the membership.

Thailand Elite Visa Programs

The Thailand Elite Visa Membership programs offer various packages that differ based on the package chose and the package’s visa duration, whether it includes dependent family members or not, the attached privileges, and the costing. Currently, there are seven main packages available.

The most popular packages leading are

  1. Elite Ultimate Privilege (Grand Package): This package offers a 20-year visa for THB 2,140,000 (+ annual fees).
  2. Elite Superiority Extension: This package offers a 20-year visa for THB 1,000,000.
  3. Elite Family Alternative: This package offers a 10-year visa for THB 800,000, with an additional fee of THB 700,000 for each family member.
  4. Elite Family Excursion: This package offers a 5-year visa for THB 800,000 for two persons, with an additional fee of THB 300,000 for each family member.
  5. The Elite Easy Access package offers a 5-year visa for THB 600,000 for one person.

This program is an easy favorite for individuals who are frequent visitors.

Exclusive Thai Elite Benefits

The Thailand Elite Visa program offers a variety of benefits, including access to exclusive lounges at airports, complimentary spa treatments, and golf courses, as well as concierge services for travel and lifestyle. Moreover, the visa program also provides special privileges, such as visa and immigration assistance, and complimentary airport transfers.

Requirements for Thailand Elite Visa

To become a member of the Thailand Elite Visa program, you need to meet specific requirements, including being at least 20 years old, passing a background check, and having a minimum net worth.

Thailand Elite Visa Packages

The visa program offers different packages, ranging from five to twenty years long term stay in Thailand, come with varying costs.

Chinese-speaking customer service staff man the support center, providing a huge perceived advantage. They can act as interpreters or as a concierge service, helping with things like opening Thai bank accounts and foreign currency transfers, drivers licenses and even immigration requirements, as well as business networking & immigration services. The service operates in Mandarin.

Thaielite Express has been an authorized General Sales and Services Agent since 2013.

We hope that with our guide, you can better comprehend Thai Elite Visa costs and benefits and find a suitable option. 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 support English, French, German, Japanese, Turkish, and Chinese languages. We reply within 24 hours.

Walk-in consultancy is welcome at our Bangkok office at 1 Empire Tower, River Wing East, 29th fl., Tower 2, Unit 2904 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand, Tel: +66 2 670 1848.

You can also call us at Tel: +66 2 670 1848 for any inquiries. Walk-ins are welcome.

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

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

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Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for Thai elite visa?
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.
How long can I stay in Thailand with Elite Visa?
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.
Is Thailand Elite a scam?
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.
Can I work with Thailand Elite?
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.
How do I pay for Thailand Elite?
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.
Is the Thailand Elite visa for Digital Nomads?
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.
What is the long term visa available in Thailand?
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.
Thailand elite vs Retirement Visa
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.
What is the long term visa available in Thailand?
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.
Is the Thailand Elite Visa legit?
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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