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Guide to Thailand Elite Privilege Visa 2024

Live Your Best Life in Thailand: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Thailand Elite Privilege Visa 2024

Thailand Elite Privilege Visa 2024

What Sets the Thailand Elite Privilege Visa Apart?

The Thailand Elite Privilege Visa 2024, formerly known as the Thailand Elite Privilege Visa 2024, is Thailand’s distinctive residency visa tailored to cater to a diverse audience such as business professionals, digital nomads, retirees, investors, high-income earners, and families with aspirations of relocating to Thailand. Memberships with the Thailand Privilege Visa program unlock an assortment of benefits, particularly visa validity from 5 years up to two decades, VIP treatment at the airport, exclusive access to premium spa and golf facilities, and personalized elite support for addressing your specific lifestyle and requirements while in Thailand.
Initiated in 2003, the Thai government has overseen this extended-stay tourist visa program through the Thailand Privilege Card Co. Ltd.

Exploring Thailand Elite Privilege Visa Membership Fees

The membership cost for the Thailand Elite Privilege Visa varies according to the membership package chosen by each applicant. Each package offers a unique set of benefits, validity periods, and associated prices. In this article, you may find a comprehensive breakdown of the four Thailand Privilege Card membership packages available.

Gold Membership (5-Year Visa)

– Visa Validity: Enjoy a 5-year visa.
– Membership Cost: Priced at THB 900,000 or approximately USD 24,360
– Annual Privilege Points: Receive 20 Privilege Points per year.
– Apply Gold Membership Online, click here or chat with us now.

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

Platinum Membership (10-Year Visa)

– Visa Validity: Benefit from a 10-year visa.
– Membership Cost: Priced at THB 1,500,000 or around USD 40,600
– Supplementary Membership Card: THB 1,000,000
– Annual Privilege Points: Gain 35 Privilege Points annually.
– Enjoy complimentary personal insurance
– Apply Platinum Membership Online, click here or message us in the chat box.

Diamond Membership (15-Year Visa)

– Visa Validity: Enjoy a long stay with a 15-year visa.
– Membership Cost: Priced at THB 2,500,000 or approximately USD 67,670
– Supplementary Membership Card: THB 1,500,000
– Annual Privilege Points: Receive 55 Privilege Points per year.
– Exclusive benefits include free domestic flights
– Enjoy complimentary personal insurance
– Apply for Diamond Membership Online, click here, or chat with us now

Reserve Membership (20-Year Visa)

– Visa Validity: Reserved for invitation only, subject to approval by Thailand Privilege Card Co. Ltd.
– Membership Cost: Priced at THB 5,000,000 or around USD 135,340
– Supplementary Membership Card: THB 2,000,000
– Limited to 100 members per year
– Annual Privilege Points: Gain an impressive 120 Privilege Points each year.
– Exclusive benefits encompass free domestic flights via Bangkok Airways, membership in the Reserve Club, supercar test drives, birthday river cruises, and access to a dedicated hotline.
To inquire about Reserve Membership Online, click here.

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Experience a hassle-free way to explore Thailand Elite Privilege Visa membership. Our online portal simplifies the process, providing you with a complimentary consultation and swift assistance. Apply online in just minutes or engage in a live chat with our Thailand Elite-authorized personnel for instant and free guidance.
A Trusted Partner in Immigration Services
Thaielite-Express is a subsidiary of the renowned multinational immigration firm, Harvey Law Group (HLG). With its headquarters in Hong Kong and an office in Bangkok, HLG has been at the forefront of immigration services for over 30 years, boasting 23 offices across the globe. As an authorized General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) for the Thailand Elite Visa Program since 2013, Thaielite-Express has assisted thousands of families and individuals to relocate to Thailand.

How do I apply for a Thailand Elite Privilege Visa?

Step 1: Application Submission
You can apply for a Thailand Elite Privilege Visa from anywhere in the world. Find the program you need.

Receive swift consultation from our team on which membership package is most suitable for you and your family. We welcome walk-ins in our Bangkok office.
Step 2: Prepare Your Documents
Begin by submitting a copy of your passport and completing the application form through an accredited and authorized Thailand Elite Privilege Visa agent such as Thaielite-express. TE-Express will collaborate with the Thailand Privilege Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Immigration Bureau to initiate a comprehensive background check, a process that typically takes 4 to 6 weeks.

Step 3: Membership Confirmation
Following the successful completion of the background check and the approval of your application, you will receive a letter of approval along with instructions for payment. The membership fee varies, ranging from THB 900,000 to THB 5 million.
Upon successful payment of the membership fee, Thailand Elite will send you a welcome letter, along with your Elite Membership Number (EMN) and detailed instructions on how to obtain your visa.
Step 4: Visa Affixation
You have the option to affix your newly acquired visa at a Thai embassy or consulate in your home country, or you can obtain it upon arrival in Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport or Phuket Airport.
If you are already in Thailand, Thaielite-Express can also arrange for your visa to be issued at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok.

Essential Documents for Thailand Privilege Visa Application

The documentation required to apply for a Thailand Privilege Visa can vary depending on the selected package and the applicant’s specific circumstances. In general, the following documents are typically needed:
Passport: A valid passport with at least six (6) months of remaining validity.
Passport Copy: A photocopy of the personal details section of your passport.
ID Copy: A high-resolution scanned copy of any valid ID.
Application Form: A completed application form (Provided by Thaielite-Express)

Proof of Relationship (for Immediate Family of Core Members): If you are applying as an immediate family member of a Core Member, you may need to provide proof of your relationship.
Personal Data Policy Form: A duly filled out Personal Data Policy Form (Provided by Thaielite-Express)

What advantages do Thailand Elite Privilege Visa Holders enjoy?

  • Time-Saving Advantage: This visa enables uninterrupted stays in Thailand, eliminating the 90-day departure requirement that other visa types impose. Depending on the chosen package, it also includes additional benefits for a membership fee.
  • Multiple-Entry Visa: The Thailand Elite Privilege Visa offers a five-year multiple-entry visa, with the option to extend it for up to two decades.
  • VIP Airport Services: Members receive VIP treatment with Elite Personal Assistants providing a warm welcome and escort during arrivals and departures. This includes exclusive access to airport lounges, avoiding lengthy lines, expedited passport processing, and immigration procedures that take 30 minutes or less, compared to non-members who may spend a full day at immigration.
  • EPL Personal Assistance: Elite Personal Liaisons, distinguished by their gold uniforms, assist Thailand Privilege Visa holders during the 90-day reporting period mandated by Thailand Immigration.
  • Exclusive access to the government concierge
  • Streamlined Investing: Members can easily open a bank account at local banks, requiring only the membership letter, passport, and membership card. Moreover, they can also obtain a driver’s license.
  • Optional Health Insurance: Unlike other visa types, Thailand Privilege Visa members are not required to have health insurance.
  • Convenience and Recreational Access: Members relish privileges such as access to spas, golf courses, short and long-haul excursions, and more. This offers additional perks for your lifestyle: free annual health checks, gym access, exclusive discounts, special shopping privileges, VIP movie tickets, world-class event tickets, and more.
  • Wealth Advisory Services: Thailand Privilege Visa members access wealth and investment advisory services, exclusive networking opportunities, seminars, and special insurance packages.
  • Tailored Travel Arrangements: Depending on their membership type, members can book special travel arrangements like private jets, yachts, or luxury rental cars.
  • Complimentary Domestic Flights: Diamond and Reserve Card members enjoy free domestic flights within Thailand.
  • Free Hotel Stays: Thailand Privilege Visa members can luxuriate in complimentary stays at renowned hotel chains in Thailand.
  • Multilingual 24/7 Customer Service

Eligibility Criteria to Become a Thailand Privilege Card Member

To be eligible for a Thailand Privilege Visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a legal foreign passport.
  2. Have no deportation record in any country.
  3. Do not have an overstay record in Thailand.

If you have concerns about your eligibility, please contact Thaielite-Express for a free consultation.

Become a Thailand Privilege Card Member Today.

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Submitting your Thailand Privilege application has never been easier, and we can assist in your big decision to make Thailand your second home. You can rest assured that Thaielite-Express is duly authorized to facilitate and process your Thailand Elite Privilege Visa application.

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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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