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Moving to Thailand 2024 with Family on the Thailand Privilege Visa

“I’m moving to Thailand 2024 with my wife and children, and I’m considering the Thailand Privilege membership. What do you think is suitable for us?”

Moving to Thailand 2024

The above question is one of the most commonly asked on Thaielite-Express and with our authorized Thailand Privilege Card consultants. If you plan to make Thailand your long-term home, the Thailand Privilege Visa provides a stable and hassle-free way for your family to reside in the country while enjoying various amenities.

In this blog, we’ll show you the membership options and other benefits purchasing a Thailand Privilege Visa, or the formerly known Thailand Elite visa can offer to you and your family.

  1. Lengthy Visa Validity

Thailand Privilege Visas come with extended validity, ranging from 5 to 20 years, depending on the membership package you choose. This means you and your family can enjoy a long-term stay in Thailand without the need for frequent visa renewals, and worrying how you’ll maneuver the immigration formalities while you’re here.

  1. Simplified Entry and Stay

With a Thailand Privilege Visa, you can stay in Thailand without the hassle of having to leave the country every 90 days, which is a requirement for many other visa types. As an expat with a family, this simplifies your family’s life and provides a more stable living arrangement.

  1. VIP Treatment

As a Thailand Privilege Visa holder, you and your family can enjoy VIP services at the airport, such as expedited immigration and customs processing, access to airport lounges, and even a dedicated personal assistant. This ensures a stress-free and comfortable entry and overall experience.

  1. Exclusive Privileges

Membership includes access to exclusive services, such as travel & hospitality, spa treatments, golf courses, and special events. Your family can indulge in a luxurious lifestyle and enjoy various recreational activities.

  1. Convenience

Thailand Privilege Visa holders have the opportunity to open a bank account and secure a driver’s license, making it easier to manage your financial affairs while living in Thailand. Meanwhile, Thailand Privilege members also have access to the Thailand Privilege Government Concierge team to help with expert consultations.

  1. Dedicated Immigration Support

The program provides dedicated support for visa holders and their families. You’ll have assistance with your 90-day reporting requirements.

  1. Legal Compliance

The Thailand Privilege Visa ensures that your family’s stay in Thailand is in full compliance with the country’s immigration regulations, offering peace of mind and reducing the risk of unexpected issues.

  1. Lifestyle Benefits

Depending on the package, you may receive extra perks like free domestic flights, health insurance, discounts at restaurant chains, buy 1-get 1 free movie tickets, access to exclusive events, and more.

Since the re-branding of the Thailand Privilege Card visa in October 2023, there are now two available Thailand Privilege membership packages that will allow you to include your immediate family members.

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP

The PLATINUM Membership offers a 10-year visa, and requires the primary applicant to invest THB 1,500,000 with each additional family member can secure their membership for THB 1,000,000, resulting in substantial savings of THB 500,000 for each additional member. Learn more.

DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP

The DIAMOND Membership offers a 15-year visa duration. The primary member invests THB 2,500,000, and family members can each obtain their membership for THB 1,500,000. This amounts to a significant savings of THB 1,000,000 per family member. Learn more.

All memberships are able to apply online. Thaielite-Express representatives will guide you through the whole process. When submitting your necessary documentation, you must also provide supplementary documents on behalf of your family members. These additional documents should include the application form, PDPA form, a photocopy of your passport, and a passport-sized photograph of yourself. Additionally, you will need to furnish proof of your familial relationship, such as marriage certificates or birth certificates.

In summary, a Thailand Privilege Visa can provide your family with a range of benefits, simplifying the process of living in Thailand while offering a luxurious and convenient lifestyle. It’s an excellent choice for those looking for a long-term and hassle-free living arrangement in this beautiful country.

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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