Some packages are extendable to the family and therefore allow everyone to travel and enroll their children in school. As long as you pay the program entry fee of at least 500,000 THB, this visa requires the least amount of procedures, questions and inconvenience to renew.
The applicant must have and maintain the following characteristics:
|➤ Not have been sentenced to imprisonment in any country, except for a negligence offence|
|➤ Not have been placed in receivership or bankruptcy|
|➤ Not have been or currently be under guardianship or conservatorship|
|➤ Be authorized to remain in Thailand by immigration or other applicable laws||➤ Hold a foreign passport||➤ No age requirement, except for the Elite Ultimate privilege (at least 20 years old)|
Only the following nationalities cannot apply for the “Thailand Elite” visa:
Asia: North Korea, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Middle East: Algeria, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Syria, Yemen.
Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan.
When a foreigner has to apply for a long stay visa in Thailand (more than 30 or 60 days), the formalities of extension and stay in Thailand are complex. Thus, the Elite visa allows to obtain a visa from 5 to 20 years, according to the chosen program and allows its holder to stay in Thailand without having to make steps of extension or renewal of visa.
There are seven different packages to choose from. All packages include visa assistance, airport services, discounts and an elite card. The main differences are the number of years you get and other benefits such as golf, spas, health checks and airport transfers.
Here are the three most popular Visa Elite plans. These are the most attractive in terms of amount paid and number of years of stay:
|Visa Elite Easy Access: This program allows you to stay in Thailand for five years. The fee is 500,000 THB|
|Elite Family Alternative Visa: This program allows you to stay in Thailand for ten years. The fee is 800,000 THB|
|Elite Superiority Extension: This program allows you to stay in Thailand for 20 years. The fee is 1,000,000 THB|
By obtaining the Visa Elite, holders also become members of the elite community and have the Elite Card, which entitles them to the following additional services:
|➤ Free limousine service from the airport to your hotel/residence or from your hotel/residence to the airport|
|➤ Expedited immigration and passport control procedures|
|➤ VIP welcome and assistance on arrival and departure by Thai Elite personal assistants|
|➤ Access to airport lounges on arrival and departure|
|➤ Complimentary access to the spa|
|➤ Complimentary golf access|
|➤ Annual Health Check|
|➤ Government concierge assistance: business networking, immigration service (90-day report), driver's license processing facilitation and assistance|
|➤ Members-only call center: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, operating in multiple languages. English, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese service 24 hours a day from 6am to 9pm (Bangkok Standard Time GMT +7)|
|➤ Duty-free shopping benefits and special discounts at various partners, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls|
The procedure for obtaining this visa is simple. The applicant must pay the minimum fee: from 500,000 THB (including VAT) for five years:
|➤ The applicant must not be a Thai citizen|
|➤ The applicant must not have been subject to bankruptcy proceedings|
|➤ No criminal record|
|➤ No significant extended stay in Thailand on previous trips|
The following process should be followed:
You must send a copy of your passport to the person who will apply for the visa.
After sending your passport, you will receive your contract and invoice to proceed with the payment of your visa fee.
In the third step, you will need to submit all the necessary documents and information for your visa application.
Go to Thai immigration to process your visa application. You can either go to Suvarnabhumi Airport upon arrival or to Chaengwattana to submit your application. When you submit your application, we recommend that you are notified by your elite visa consultant who is in charge of your case.
After submitting your passport and the required documents for your Privilege Entry Visa PE, your consultant will return after five working days to immigration to collect your visa.
Members are required to inform the immigration office that they have been in the country for 90 consecutive days without leaving for more than 90 days. The Thailand Elite Helpdesk can assist members. For members who live in Bangkok, the submission of the file can be done by the team directly at the head office in Sathorn, Bangkok, and the report will be done within two days for free. We also have official agents for members who live in Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket, who can make a 90-day report on behalf of the member, free of charge. A notification of residence (TM 30) from the owner of the house/building where you stayed is also required. Thailand Elite members who have stayed in Thailand for 12 consecutive months must personally report to immigration for an additional 12-month extension of stay. Members will have to pay 1,900 THB to the immigration office when applying for the extension. The extension is not required if the member leaves Thailand at any time during the 365 days.