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WHAT’S NEW FOR NEW THAILAND ELITE MEMBERS? – Part 2

Thaielite-Express has prepared additional information for existing Thailand-Elite members.

For those who need to do a 90-day reporting in Bangkok using Thailand-Elite service, please drop off your passport and other documents on Monday from 09.00 – 16.00 hrs. and collect your passport back only on Friday from 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. Members can drop passport for 90-day reporting pick up the passport on the following dates:

  1. 90-Day Reporting through Thailand-Elite Head Office

    Thaielite-Express regrets to inform you that Thailand Elite will not be accepting or returning passports for 90-day reporting on 27 and 31 December 2021. If your due date for 90-day reporting is among 21 December 2021 – 3 January 2022, we strongly recommend you drop your passport on Monday 20 December 2021 to avoid late reporting fees. 90-Day Reporting service at Thailand Elite’s head office is applicable for members who hold Privilege Entry Visa (PE) and live in Bangkok only. For members who live outside Bangkok, please contact the local Immigration Offices in your residence. Please ensure that you drop your passport and other documents only on Monday, and within 15 days before your due date to avoid the late reporting. Thailand Elite is unable to do 90-day reporting for members who are overdue for their 90-day reporting. Please be reminded to prepare the following documents for the 90-day reporting.

    1. Valid passport with valid Thailand Elite visa (PE visa) inside the passport
    2. Departure card (TM. 6 card)
    3. Previous receipt of notification of 90-das reporting (if any)
    4. Completely filled in and signed notification form (TM.47 from – form is downloadable here)
    5. Receipt of TM.30 Please ensure to submit all documents above. Should there be any missing documents, Thailand Elite will be unable to do the reporting on your behalf
    1. Stay Extension and Elite Personal Liaison (EPL) Service for Visa related Issues

    As mentioned in topic #6, we would like to humbly remind you to always check your arrival stamp or your extension stamp to ensure that you are not overstaying. Please be informed that Elite Personal Liaison (EPL) services are available at the Immigration Bureau (Chaeng Wattana Immigration office) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There is no EPL service provided at any other Immigration Offices. Should you need to make a reservation for Thailand Elite EPL service to help assist you with visa affixing, or extending your stay permission, please make a booking by email with no less than 5 working days in advance. Also, members will be required to submit documents upon request when making a reservation. Thailand Elite will be unable to make a reservation for EPL service if members are unable to submit documents as requested. Documents required for extending your stay permit are as follows.

    1. Passport with valid Thailand Elite Visa inside
    2. A copy of the following page in your passport (with your signature on all copies) ✰ Front page of passport showing name / surname / passport number ✰ Current Thailand Elite visa ✰ Latest entry stamp in your passport ✰ All extension stamps in your passport that you have obtained since the latest entry ✰ Departure Card (TM6)
    3. TM30 Receipt
    4. A photo of 4×6 cm. (or 2 inches) (taken not older than 6 months)
    5. Thailand Elite Membership Card
    6. An official Thai letter from Thailand Elite*
    7. Extension fee of 1,900 Baht (in cash only)
    8. Rental Contract (Some immigration officers may ask to see your rental contract. Therefore, we highly recommend you bring the rental contract and one copy of it with you.)

    *For our members who live outside of Bangkok, please note that you are required to present an official Thai letter issued by Thailand Elite to the Immigration Office in order to complete the extension of your stay permit. Please make a booking no less than 5 working days in advance for letter issuance before your preferred date to visit the Immigration Office. To avoid unforeseen circumstances, please do not visit the immigration office without the official letter. Please be informed that Thailand Elite will not be responsible for any rejection of your stay permit extension from the Immigration Office. Please note that Thailand Elite will be unable to accept bookings that are made less than 5 working days in advance and will not be responsible for any penalty fine caused by late reservation.

    1. Regulations on entering Thailand under Thailand Elite Visa

    Thaielite-Express would like to humbly remind you the following regulations: – Member must acknowledge his/her duty to conduct the 90-day reporting, visa/stay extension, and notification of residence for foreigner (TM30) in accordance with the Thai Immigration Law.

    – Member on a Privilege Entry Visa (PE) will be granted a one-year permission to stay in Thailand per each visit (or less if the validity of your passport or your Thailand Elite visa is less than 1 year) and a 90-day permission to stay in Thailand per each visit for member on a Special Entry Visa (SE). –

    – Member must acknowledge and agree that it is his/her duty to check the correctness of the arrival or extension stamp and is required to extend his/her visa/stay permission before the expiry date stated in the arrival or extension stamp, otherwise member will be considered as “Overstay” according to the Thai Immigration Law.

    – Member must acknowledge that member is responsible for any penalties of 90-day reporting, ignorance of notification of his/her place of stay and overstaying such as a fine, ban from entering the country, imprisonment, and deportation according to the Thai Immigration Law.

    – Member must acknowledge and accept that company is unable to provide any assistance in case of late reporting, ignorance of notification of residence for foreigner, overstaying and penalties according to the Thai Immigration Law.

    Please be reminded of the penalties for Overstay and late 90-day Reporting.

    1. Termination of TEM-Q Services

    With the country reopening from 1 November 2021, and the lift of the requirement of Certificate of Entry (COE) for travelers coming to Thailand, Thailand-Elite regrets to inform you that our TEM-Q team will stop its operation from 1 January 2022. Thailand-Elite would like to express our gratitude to all members who have been in contact with the TEMQ team in the past years, and hope that you have had a wonderful time with the services provided by TEM-Q Team. Thailand Elite would like to ensure you that we will enhance our EPA and EPL services. All teams are happy to assist you as usual. For members planning to enter Thailand under Quarantine Exemption Scheme, Sandbox Scheme, or Alternative Quarantine Scheme.

    1. Membership Card and Membership Certification Letter During and after COVID-19 Pandemic, travel-related documents are being checked rigorously.

    For Thailand Elite Members, apart from your Thailand Elite Visa in the passport, the Immigration Officer will also ask you to present Thailand Elite Membership card when entering or leaving Thailand to ensure the status of your membership. With this reason, member must carry your membership card with you all the time to avoid unnecessary checking process. Thailand Elite Members who hold Privilege Entry (PE) visa have been given a 6-month membership extension as a compensation for COVID-19 must always carry Membership Certification Letter that always states the new expiry date of your membership with you. A digital copy of the Membership Certification letter can be kept in your mobile phone or other digital devices. This is an important document for traveling and contacting the Immigration Office.

    1. Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) Service at Suvarnabhumi Airport and Phuket Airport

    Our Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) service has been resumed since 1 October 2021.

    1. EPA service is available for members traveling with international flights to/from Suvarnabhumi Airport and Phuket Airport. Currently, there is no EPA Service available at other airports.
    2. EPA service is not available for walk-in at all cases. Reservation for EPA service must be made through Member Contact Center no less than 24 hours prior to your flight’s arrival time (for arrival flights) or your preferred pick-up time (for departure flights). Please provide your flight information to the Thailand-Elite Member Contact Center or email to reserve the EPA service for your flight. Any reservation of EPA service that is made less than 24 hours in advance will be rejected.
    3. EPA service is reserved exclusively for Thailand-Elite Members only. The EPA Service is not available for member’s friends or accompanying guests (except for members who travel with infants or elderly persons).
    4. Please note that EPA officers can assist members on using fast track immigration formality process, but not including fast track at check-in counters. To check in at First Class rows or Business Class rows, members must hold First Class tickets or Business Class tickets or must possess respected status of eligibility in accordance with the regulations of the airline or its alliances.
    5. EPA service is unavailable for members traveling on domestic flights.
    6. EPA officers are usually in golden uniform. However, they may be required to wear Disposable Suit (CPE). Please look for the Thailand-Elite Signage to identify our EPA officers.
    7. EPA service is strongly recommended for Thailand-Elite Members who are entering the country using Thailand Pass System. The EPA officers will facilitate members with fast-track immigration formality and will help coordinate with the hotel’s representative at the airport. Therefore, please provide your international arrival flight number and the name of hotel upon making a reservation for EPA Service. Kindly be reminded that all information must be provided no less than 24 hours prior to your international flight’s arrival time to complete the reservation.
    8. The EPA officers are very welcome to help you check the correctness of your arrival stamp when you enter Thailand. Please feel free to consult with our EPA officer if you need any assistance on checking details given in your passport.

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

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Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) Meeting Points at Suvarnabhumi Airport for International Arrival

Passengers Members who have successfully reserved EPA service for their international arrival flight can meet the EPA Officer at the star marks in the map. EPA officer will then assist members to fast lane immigration at immigration counter number 2.

In November 2021, Thailand-Elite Personal Assistants (EPA) may dress in CPE. You can identify the EPA with Thailand-Elite Signage.

  1. Special Holidays in December 2021

There are four special holidays in December which are as follows: – 6 December: Substitution for H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s Birthday -10 December: Constitution Day – 28 December: King Taksin Memorial Day for Eight Eastern Provinces only (Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat) – 31 December: New Year’s Eve Please note that the Immigration Office and other governmental premises will follow the above holidays. Please check your due date for 90-day reporting and stay extension to plan your visit in advance if your due date is on, or among, these holidays.

Ready to become a Thailand-Elite member? Chat with us now on www.thaielite-express.com for more information.

Thaielite Express has been an authorized General Sales and Services Agent since 2013. We hope that with our guide, you can comprehend Thai-Elite Visa costs and benefits better and find your 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, and Chinese languages. We reply within 24 hours.

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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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