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Elite Ultimate Privilege vs Elite Superiority Extension

What are the Differences between the 20 Years Residency Thailand Elite Membership Packages?

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.

 

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

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.

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 reply within 24 hours.

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

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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