Welcome to the world of Thailand Elite. Thailand is now no more merely a Land of Smiles but a Land of Easy Entry.
Easy living as a Thailand Elite Visa member has its exclusive privileges. As a friend of Thailand, Thailand Elite is dedicated to providing you with all the conveniences and simplicities ever needed to reside in the Kingdom. Are you still confused on the specificities of the Thailand Elite Visas? Many new prospects tend to become confused on the specificities of the Thailand Elite visa programs, and the benefits that they prevail.
In this article, we will guide you through all the distinct features between Elite Ultimate Privilege and Elite Superiority Extension–two of the seven Thailand Elite Visa membership packages- that on the surface appears identical to each other. Aside the long-term residency benefits in Thailand, on a closer inspection, the membership packages are significantly distinctive.
No need to grab any pen or jot down anything; just simply keep on reading. By the end of the article, we hope you will achieve more clarity and be on your way to deciding the most suitable Thailand Elite Visa Membership Program that works for you.
Ready? Here we go!
Step 1: Learn The Similarities
Both Elite Ultimate Privilege and Elite Superiority Extension share multiple similarities that can appear ‘twinning’. The memberships offer renewable, five-year, multiple-entry visa with extendable one-year length of stay per each entry. Both memberships secure you the right to live in Thailand up to 20 years.
Regards to exclusive privileges upon your airport arrival and departure, both offer an Elite Personal Assistant VIP greeting, fast-tracking immigration, passport control processing, as well as exclusive access to Thailand Elite airport lounge. In addition, whether you are an Elite Ultimate Privilege member or Elite Superiority Extension member, you are offered government concierges & facilitation including immigration service, 90-day reporting, assistance in the processing of a Thai driver’s license, assistance in opening a bank account, to business networking. A multilanguage member contact center is readily available to assist in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. Exclusive and shopping discounts remain at King Power Duty-Free, leading hotels & resorts, dining establishments, and leading department stores.
Step 2: Understand the Differences
Differences exist for a reason, and that’s for the best. The significant differences between the Elite Ultimate Privilege and Elite Superiority Extension membership packages lie in its membership fee. The Elite Ultimate Privilege Membership requires a one-time payment of THB 2,000,000 (+ Thai VAT of 7%), in addition to THB 20,000 annual fee. The Elite Superiority Extension Membership requires a lower amount at THB 1,000,000 and with no annual fee and no VAT.
Considering the price difference, the Elite Ultimate Privilege Members will receive
complimentary unlimited limousine transfer to-and-from the airport to the individual’s residence on international flights (within Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui). The Elite Ultimate Privilege Members will also receive benefits in Golf (up to 24 complimentary green fees), Spa (up to 24 spa treatments), and a complimentary health check up in Thailand’s leading hospitals annually. These privileges are not accessible for the Elite Superiority Extension.
Another important difference to note is that as an Elite Ultimate Member, you may transfer your privilege entry visa on its remaining validity, to another person with a transfer fee of 20% of the prevailing rate. The Elite Superiority Extension membership is non-transferable, as well as non-refundable.
Step 3: Recognize Which Thailand Elite Membership Suits You
The right membership is not the one that give you most, but the one that give you exactly what you need. If your purposes match with the Elite Ultimate Membership and you regard it as affordable, there is no reason to settle for something but the ultimate. At some point, if you intend to fly over your immediate family members, the Elite Family Premium membership allows the applicant’s spouse and dependents to settle and reside in Thailand.
If you prefer an individual membership, the Elite Superiority Extension is certainly useful for your frequent business trips or travels to Thailand. As an authorized Thailand Elite agent and 28+ years within the immigration industry, we can guide you throughout the whole membership application process with ease, and provide consultation for the Thailand Elite Visa programs that suits your utmost requirements.