Are you looking for a straightforward way to stay in Thailand? The Elite Visa might be the ideal solution! This visa provides a long-term stay option, allowing visitors to remain in the country without administrative constraints.
Our 2024 guide explains everything you need to know about this visa, including its benefits and how to obtain it for an unforgettable travel experience in Thailand.
What is the Elite Visa?
The Elite Visa falls under the tourist visa category ("Privilege Entry Visa" or "PE") in Thailand. Designed for foreigners engaged in business, digital nomads, retirees, investors, and families looking to settle in Thailand, the Elite Visa allows a one-year stay in the country without the need for administrative procedures upon each entry.
The Elite Visa is a renewable multiple-entry visa for 5, 10, or 20 years with an extendable one-year stay for each entry. Visa holders can have uninterrupted stays in Thailand without the hassle of visa runs, visa conditions, paperwork, and dealings with immigration services for 5 to 20 years.
Becoming a Thailand Elite Member
Applicants can submit their applications from anywhere. Membership in Thailand Elite has no age restrictions, income requirements, or private medical insurance conditions. However, applicants must have and maintain the following qualifications:
- No visa validity period (overstay) has been exceeded in Thailand in the last 3 years.
- Authorized to stay in Thailand in accordance with immigration laws or any other relevant Thai laws.
- Hold a foreign passport from an accepted country (citizen of an eligible country, non-sanctioned country*).
- Not declared bankrupt.
- Not declared mentally alienated, incompetent, or quasi-incompetent.
- Not convicted by a judgment of imprisonment in any country (except for negligence-related offenses).
- Not having a history record of Volunteer Visa. Application with history of ED Visa may provide more documents related to their schools and studies.
The Thailand Elite membership process is simple and secure, requiring minimal documents: passport copy, membership form, and passport photo. The entire process can be completed through the online application portal or via email. Once approved, an approval letter and a guide on how to pay the Thailand Elite Visa membership package will be sent. Once the Thailand Privilege Card receives the full payment, they issue an Elite member number, indicating the applicant's visa is ready to be stamped.
Where Will I Receive My Visa?
Your Thailand Elite Visa will be stamped in your passport (a minimum of 3 pages required) at:
- Airports (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Phuket International Airport) upon arrival of the international flight.
- Immigration at Bangkok Chaeng Wattana.
- Royal Thai Consulate in your country of residence.
Refer to the detailed application process on this page: How to become a Thailand Elite Member?
Benefits of the Elite Visa for Living in Thailand
The visa comes with benefits based on the chosen membership:
- No need to experience the visa run, visa conditions, extensions, paperwork, and dealings with immigration services for 5 to 20 years.
- Upon arrival and departure, VIP escort from the EPA
- 24/7 customer service support.
Based on your privilege points, access to even more services on demand:
- Limousine service between the airport and residence/hotel (subject to privilege points).
- Exclusive access to airport lounges, concierge services, and expedited passport and immigration procedures.
- Personalized assistance for the 90-day reporting.
- Streamlined banking operations in Thailand.
- Annual health check-ups in selected international hospitals.
- Exclusive access and discounts to spas, golf courses, hotels, travel agencies, cooking schools, department stores, Muay Thai gyms, and other leisure activities.
- Possibility of obtaining a tax identification number.
- Assistance in obtaining a driver's license.
Explore our FAQs for the latest information on Thailand Elite. For real-time updates, contact us directly or our member services if you're already a member.
The membership fee depends on the chosen membership package. Each Thailand Elite membership package comes with different benefits, validity, and costs:
Validity: 5 years
Membership Fee: 900,000 THB
Privilege Points: 20 points per year
Explore the comprehensive program details by clicking here: GOLD
Validity: 10 years
Membership Fee: 1,500,000 THB
Additional Member Fee: 1,000,000 THB
Privilege Points: 35 points per year
Explore the comprehensive program details by clicking here: PLATINUM
Validity: 15 years
Membership Fee: 2,500,000 THB
Additional Member Fee: 1,500,000 THB
Privilege Points: 55 points per year
Explore the comprehensive program details by clicking here: DIAMOND
Validity: 20 years
Membership Fee: 5,000,000 THB
Additional Member Fee: 2,000,000 THB
Privilege Points: 120 points per year
Explore the comprehensive program details by clicking here: RESERVE
The Elite Visa offers many benefits and privileges, allowing you to stay in the country without constraints. Choose the membership that best suits your needs and enjoy its advantages. If you have any questions or need additional information, please Thailand Elite.