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The Thailand Elite visa program is designed to attract global high-net-worth individuals who want to live in Thailand. As a Thailand Privilege Card member, you’ll be able to stay in-country as a resident, uninterrupted, for up to 5, 10, or 20 years depending on the program you sign up for. A few benefits you’ll get (depending on the membership you opt into) include:

  • Options to upgrade to higher-level programs
  • Immigration service and assistance with official needs like opening a bank account, obtaining a driver’s license, etc.
  • Expedited immigration and passport control processing
  • Airport lounge access
  • VIP greeting and escort through airports
  • Complimentary short-haul limo transfer 24 times per calendar year from international flights to your hotel or home (available only in certain locations)
  • 10 t0 24 complimentary spa treatments per calendar year
  • 10 to 24 complimentary 18-hole golf rounds per calendar year
  • Complimentary annual hospital checkup

To qualify for the Thailand Elite Visa, you must have a foreign passport, have no overstay record in Thailand, have no record of imprisonment, have never declared bankruptcy, and have never been declared a person of unsound mind.

Thailand Elite Visa Packages and Costs

In this section, we will discuss the different packages the Thailand Elite Visa program offers.

Thailand 5-Year Elite Visa (Elite Easy Access)

In addition to the standard benefits of the Elite visa, this elite visa package gives you five years’ residency and an option to upgrade to the Elite Ultimate Privilege option; there’s no minimum age limit for this visa type. The Elite Easy Access visa costs 600,000 Baht, with no annual fee.

Thailand 5-Year Elite Visa for Families (Elite Family Excursion)

The Thailand Elite Family Excursion Visa is a five-year Elite Visa that allows you to add family members to it. This costs 800,000 Baht for two people total, with no annual fee—additional family members can be added for 300,000 Baht each.

Thailand 10-Year Elite Visa for Families (Elite Family Alternative)

The Thailand 10-year Elite Visa for families offers a five-year visa that is renewable for another five years. This costs the same as the Elite Family Excursion Visa for two people, though additional family members

Thailand Elite Privilege Access Visa

The Thailand Elite Privilege Visa offers you a 10-year residence (five years base with option to extend another five years) with more perks. It costs 1 million Baht with no annual fee, and you can add family members for an additional fee of 900,000 Baht per person.

Thailand Elite Superiority Extension Visa

The Thailand Elite Superiority Extension visa offers you a 20-year residence. It costs 1 million Baht with no annual fee.

Thailand Elite Ultimate Privilege Visa

The Elite Ultimate Privilege visa offers a 20-year residency with more extras, and members must be over 20 years old to apply. This visa costs 2.14 million Baht.

Thailand Elite Family Premium Visa

The Thailand Elite Family Premium Visa is available to family members of Elite Ultimate Privilege Visa holders. Benefits are the same as the Elite Ultimate Privilege Visa, and costs 1 million Baht with an annual fee of 10,000 Baht.

Thailand Elite Visa Application Process and Forms

Once you’ve decided which Thailand Elite Visa package is best for your interests, you’ll need to fill out and send the relevant visa application form along with a copy of your passport and a personal photo.

The process can take one to three months. Once you’ve passed the background check and your application has been approved, you’ll receive detailed bank transfer instructions. The amount you will transfer will depend on which Thailand Elite Visa package you’ve chosen. When the bank transfer is complete, you’ll receive your membership card and your visa details.

To apply for the Thailand Elite Visa program, you’ll need to send copies of the required documents to an authorized agent.

Thailand COVID Travel Requirements

As of October 1, 2022, Thailand has lifted its COVID travel restrictions. You don’t need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter, and you don’t have to stay in the sandbox. Of course we recommend exercising reasonable caution during travel to any destination and being respectful of your fellow humans.

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