Thailand Elite Visa

Thailand Elite Visa

Are you looking for a place to stay (long-term) or to retire that only requires minimal effort for you to acquire? Well if you are, you should consider Thailand. Did you know? Thailand is ranked 20th place for a comfortable retirement? And ranked 28th as the best country? 

Thailand and its Thai Elite Visa 

Thailand is known for its culture, food, festivals, people, and many more. There are many reasons why it is one of the best places to stay, and one of the best ways to do it is to acquire a Thai Elite Visa.

What is Thai Elite Visa? Thai Elite Visa is a long-term privilege visa given only to those who acquired the benefits of such, or given to the Thailand Privilege Card Members. It allows you residency for a period of 5 years, 10 years, or even 20 years depending on the package that you chose.

Thai Elite Packages and Fees

There are 7 totally different packages with different privileges you can have. These packages are:

  1. Elite Ultimate Privilege
    • Membership validity of 20 years
    • It costs ฿ 2.14 million ($65,066) with an annual fee of ฿ 21,400 ($651)
    • The Elite Visa validity of 5 years and renewable for another 5 years (4 sets of 5-year multi-entry visas)
    • Members must be over 20 years old
  2. Elite Family Premium
    • Applicable only to family members of Elite Ultimate Privilege members
    • Membership fee of ฿ 1,000,000 ($30,405) with annual fee of ฿ 10,000 ($305)
    • Membership and Thai Elite Visa validity will be based on the membership and visa validity of the Elite Ultimate Privilege family member
    • Visa is renewable after 5 years (4 sets of 5-year multi-entry visas)
  3. Elite Family Excursion (Popular, minimum of 2)
    • Thai Elite Visa validity of 5 years
    • It costs ฿ 800,000 ($24,341) with no annual fee (2 persons)
    • For additional family members, there is a fee of ฿ 300,000 ($9,126) 
  4. Elite Family Alternative
    • Membership validity of 10 years
    • The Elite Visa validity of 5 years and renewable for another 5 years
    • It costs ฿ 800,000 ($24,341) with no annual fee
    • For additional family members, there is a fee of 700,000 ($21,290) 
  5. Elite Easy Access (Popular)
    • Thai Elite Visa validity of 5 years
    • It costs ฿ 600,000 ($18,252) with no annual fee
    • You have an option to upgrade to Elite Ultimate Privilege
    • No age restriction; members can be any age
  6. Elite Privilege Access
    • Membership validity of 10 years
    • The Elite Visa validity of 5 years and renewable for another 5 years
    • It costs ฿ 1,000,000 ($30,405) with no annual fee
    • For additional family members, there is a fee of ฿ 800,000 Thai baht ($24,341)
    • No age restriction; members can be of any age
  7. Elite Superiority Extension (Popular)
    • Membership validity of 20 years
    • It costs ฿ 1,000,000 ($30,405) with no annual fee
    • The Elite Visa validity of 5 years and renewable for another 5 years (4 sets of 5-year multi-entry visas)

Though with differences when it comes to validities, fees, etc., there are similarities from all of the packages, those are:

  1. Extraordinary VIP Services
    1. Airport Lounge
    2. Elite Personal Assistant
    3. Elite Personal Liaison
    4. Member Contact Centre (90-day report)
  2. Extraordinary Privileges
    1. Government Concierges
    2. Banking Service
  3. Extraordinary Benefits
    1. Special Discount
    2. Shopping Centre
  4. Extraordinary Luxury
    1. Special Discount for Private Jet
    2. Special Discount for Yacht Charter

The Thai Elite Visa does not only let you get the Visa in your Passport but also gets you a card that gives access to many benefits. Take note that all of these benefits help you in your long-term stay in Thailand.

Pros of having Thai Elite Visa

As it was mentioned earlier, the good thing about having the Thai Elite Visa is the fact that it is a long-stay visa, it is good for those who are planning to stay in Thailand for 5 to 20 years. This really gives you the ease of applying to have one because there is no age requirement, no health insurance requirement, no financial requirement. What you really need to worry about is your criminal background.

Plus, when you do apply for a Thai Elite Visa, unlike other Visas where the application process is limited. Thai Elite Visa is so flexible that it can be obtained anywhere, either inside the country or outside the country. 

Cons of having Thai Elite Visa

You cannot physically work in a company in Thailand when you are on a Thai Elite Visa. But you can, however, have an online work or own a business. You can own a company or be a shareholder of a company and Thai Elite Visa benefits can even help you with that.

How to Apply

It is really easy! As was mentioned earlier, there are not many requirements. All you need is to fill out the application form, a scan of your passport, a 2×2 passport photo, and wait for 1 to 2 months for the criminal background check. After the criminal background check is the payment. Easy, right?

Thai Elite Visa amidst Pandemic

In Thailand, not all Thai visas are granted to the applicants and allowed them to enter the country. But, the Thai Elite Visa is one of the few Thai visas granted entry into the country.
 
Thailand Elite Visa Application

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