Originally named the Thailand Privilege Card project, the Thailand Elite visa is a government-sponsored program first proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in 2013.
Thailand Elite is a legal program created for esteemed foreign guests of the Kingdom of Thailand. Foreigners who are members of the exclusive Thailand Elite Visa Program can be issued a variety of different options of the visa from 5 to 20 years with differing varieties of privileges.
The program is intended by the Kingdom to make VIP services, privileges and other benefits for a long hassle free stay available for its foreigners either invested in Thailand or on a permanent holiday.
The Thailand Elite visa membership program’s goal is to make it more convenient for tourists and foreign investors to gain entry into Thailand by eliminating the bureaucracy normally associated with such processes.
Ultimately, the goal is to encourage more tourists to come over and stimulate the Kingdom’s bustling tourism industry, as well as to attract more foreign capital to boost the economy.
Anyone who is legally qualified to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is eligible to sign up for membership and receive the Thailand Elite Visa! Applicants can choose from one of various Elite Privilege Cards discussed here.
Who Are Qualified to Sign Up For Thailand Elite?
Thailand Elite is open for all foreign nationals who would like to come to Thailand and stay for the long-term. The long-term stay stipulations of this special program allows tourists to come over and stay for at most a year for each entry, without having to undertake the inefficient and expensive border runs.
Simply put, if you are a foreign national who wants to stay in Thailand for more than 60 days or 90 days, then this exclusive visa is definitely the one for you.
The wonderful perks that lay in store for members are ideal for the following people:
Investors looking for opportunities in Thailand
Families looking to move to Thailand
People coming to Thailand to learn martial arts
Basically, anyone who finds Thailand a second home in this world are welcome to apply for and receive the Thailand Elite visa!
What Are the Perks?
Here is a snapshot of the perks that you can enjoy as a full member of the Thailand Elite program. Take note that the actual perks would vary according to the membership type that you choose.
So, here are the benefits of being a member of Thailand Elite:
Exclusive departure and arrival lounges in Thailand’s airports
Special immigration lanes for expedited arrival and departure
VIP limousine pickup and transfer from the airport to your hotel, vice versa
Assistance in government transactions, including the 90-day reporting and processing of driver’s license
Assistance in processing bank account with local currency
Elite Personal Assistants to help in whatever tasks or concerns you need to address while in Thailand
Exclusive discounts in participating establishments, including King Power duty free
Exclusive add-ons to services in spas, culinary institutions and golf courses
Complimentary medical checkup
… and more!
Why Thailand Elite?
There are many reasons to come and join the Thailand Elite community. These reasons include:
You can save money that you will otherwise spend for a border run outside Thailand every 90 days. You can set aside roughly THB10,000 every 90 days, which can translate to THB40,000 per year.
You can save yourself the hassle of queuing in long lines to do government transactions. For a fee, you can avail of the services of your Elite Personal Assistant. This assistant, for example, can make the 90-day appearance for you provided that you have supplied us with the necessary documents.
It’s now easier to achieve what you have come to achieve in Thailand. You can attain a focus that you couldn’t achieve under a regular visa, because you have frequent documentary requirements to attend to.
The experience is truly that of the Elite. You can enjoy speedier immigration processes – an aspect most tourists find time-consuming and stressful.
Being a member of Thailand Elite opens up a new world of opportunities and unforgettable experiences for you. Start your journey as a member now!
As promised - i received my visa as i arrived in Phuket, i submitted everything they asked for online, the Hawryluk Legal team made sure it was sorted quickly and efficiently as i had booked my flights to the Kingdom as soon as i submitted my application. Well received and would recommend anyone as they handle extra matters and have a full legal team at your disposal.
I had filled out the contact message to figure out how i would move me and my children to Thailand for a long term stay and i was met with incredible service, i was contacted straight away via email, set up a phone call and since i had read everything on the website i knew most of what i needed to know - we decided to get the Thailand Elite Family Premium Membership and we couldn't be happier not having to deal with issues staying in Thailand, i will happily be referring my friends to the Hawryluk Legal Team!
As My first language is Mandarin, there are some things that i didn't understand while speaking to some other agents, but as i contacted Thailand Elite Phuket i was met with a Chinese speaking Lawyer who was able to fill me in on everything i did not understand and within a few days we began the application process, i am currently awaiting my approval but i cannot be happier with the service i was met with.
Xiao Lee Chen
I've been looking to move from Australia for awhile now and surfed some websites, as i came across this, it was pretty straight forward in the visa overview to the application process so i followed the steps and info and 3 months later i was in immigration getting my visa affixed as i had been escorted through the airport with a privilege service member, what a breeze.