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WHAT’S NEW FOR NEW THAILAND ELITE MEMBERS? – PART 1

Please find the latest service updates as of December 2021

The past years have been difficult for all of us as COVID-19 took over and significantly changed our ways of life. The pandemic has disabled many services that we provide to members, and its aftermath still effects on certain services.

Nevertheless, as the situation is improving, Thaielite-Express is very pleased to inform you that Thailand Privilege Card will resume its visa services at Suvarnabhumi Airport. This will apply to members who have never affixed Thailand Elite Visa before, and those whose current Thailand Elite Visa has remaining validity of less than 6 months.

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

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Visa Affixture at Suvarnabhumi Airport for Thailand Elite Members
Thaielite-Express is pleased to inform that Thailand Elite Members will be able to affix Thailand Elite Visa at Suvarnabhumi Airport upon international arrival flight from 1 December 2021 onwards. Members who wish to have Thailand Elite Visa affixed at Suvarnabhumi Airport must make a reservation for visa affixture and Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) service no less than 5 working days in advance prior to your arrival date.

Please note that this service is for members who have never affixed Thailand Elite Visa before, and those whose current Thailand Elite Visa has remaining validity of less than 6 months. Please be advised that you are not permitted to change your flight or arrival date after the visa affixture appointment confirmation has been made; otherwise, the Immigration Officer will be unable to issue you the Thailand Elite visa. In such a circumstance, you will be required to affix Thailand Elite Visa at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok (Chaeng Wattana Immigration office).

For members who have already scheduled an appointment with Royal Thai Embassy (RTE) or the Royal Thai Consulate-General (RTCG), in other countries, please contact Member Contact Canter to cancel your current appointment for visa affixture booking at the RTE or the RTCG before making a new appointment for visa affixture at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Required documents must be presented to the Immigration Officer upon arrival are as follows 1. Passport that is registered with Thailand Privilege Card Co. Ltd. 2. Thailand Elite Membership Card 3. Membership Certification Letter 4. Thailand Pass QR Code Suvarnabhumi Airport is the only airport that allows Thailand Elite Members to affix Thailand Elite Visa upon international arrival flights.

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.

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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