A Complete Guide To Thailand Elite Visa in 2023 (May Update)

Что такое Таиланд виза Элит?

A Thailand Elite Visa is a program that offers long-term visas to foreign nationals who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period. The program offers different packages with varying benefits and fees, ranging from five-year to 20-year visas. Some of the benefits of the Thailand Elite Visa include airport service, complimentary golf club memberships, access to exclusive events, and special visa services. The program is operated by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

It is also one of the special Thai visas aimed at foreigners engaged in business, digital nomads, retirees, investors, high-income individuals, and families looking to move out to Thailand. Elite personal assistance to help you with whatever concerns or needs that you need to be addressed while you are in Thailand.

Какие преимущества Элитной визы Таиланда?

  • Multiple-entry visa: The Thailand Elite Visa offers a 5-year multiple-entry visa with the possibility of extending it up to 20 years. This visa allows for an uninterrupted stay in Thailand, eliminating the need to leave the country every 90 days, as required by other visa types. This visa also grants additional benefits depending on the selected package, for a membership fee.
  • Airport service:  A member doesn’t need to experience the hassle of visa runs, visa conditions, extensions, paperwork, and going to immigration from 5 to 20 years.  Members will have exclusive access to airport lounges and concierges and services, avoiding long lines, expedited passport processing, and immigration procedures once arrive in Thailand.  It will only take 30 minutes to process, unlike non-members that would spend almost the whole day in the immigration office.
  • EPL Personal Assistance:  Elite Personal Liaison will represent the Thailand Elite Visa holder all through the 90-day reporting period mandated by Thailand Immigration.
  • Limousine Service:  A Thailand Elite Visa member will have a VIP greeting and escort from Elite Personal Assistants upon arrival and departure. In addition, a member will enjoy a roundtrip limousine service from the airport to the residence or hotel.
  • Discounts and Leisure:  Thailand Elite Visa members will enjoy access to spas, golf courses, short-haul and long-haul excursions (depending on the type of visa of the member), and other recreational activities.  Enjoy free annual health checks and exclusive discounts on resorts, hotels, restaurants, Muay Thai gyms, schools, and malls.
  • Opening Bank Account:  Thailand Elite Visa members can open a bank account at any local bank.  A member must present a passport and membership letter or membership card.
  • Apply for Credit Card:  Thailand Elite Visa members can apply for a credit card through Bangkok Bank, one of the leading banks in Thailand provided that they must present a passport, membership card, or membership letter, and open a fixed deposit account with a minimum deposit of THB 50,000.
  • Members can start investing by buying shares of stocks, investing in a condominium unit, or even getting a car and securing a driver’s license.
  • Tax Exemption:  Thailand Elite Visa members will enjoy tax exemption benefits on any income outside Thailand.
  • Optional Health Insurance:  Members of Thailand Elite Visa don’t require health insurance, unlike other types of visas like retirement visas.  A member just needs to provide a copy of the passport to the agent and they will handle all the processes.  Unlike other visas, Thailand Elite members are not required to buy health insurance before traveling to Thailand.
  • 24/7 Customer Service:  Members have 24/7 customer service assistance.  An email sent by the member will respond via email or call in just a few minutes.

How Much Does Thailand Elite Visa Cost?

The cost of the Thailand Elite Visa can vary depending on the package selected. The prices range from 600,000 Thai Baht for a 5-year visa to 2 million Thai Baht for a 20-year visa.

Review them below or use our packages comparison chart to help you compare each Thailand Elite Visa membership:

Elite Easy Access 

  • 5 year visa validity
  • No age limit and anyone can apply
  • Upgradeable to a 10-year visa or 20-year visa
  • Costs THB 600,000 or around 17,100 USD
  • Click here to view full details about Elite Easy Access
    ** Have questions about Elite Easy Access? Open our live chat for instant answers.

Elite Family Excursion 

  • 5 year visa validity
  • Costs THB 800,000 or around 22,800 USD for 2 persons already
  • Pro Tip: If you want a family member to have their own Thailand Elite Visa membership. Applying to this package instead of having 2 Elite Easy access can save you THB 400,000.
  • Click here to view full details about Elite Family Excursion
    ** Have questions about Elite Family Excursion? Open our live chat for instant answers.
  • UPDATE: The Elite Family Excursion will be discontinued beginning June 16, 2023. For additional details, please CLICK HERE.

Elite Family Alternative

Elite Privilege Access

Elite Superiority Extension

Elite Ultimate Privilege

Elite Family Premium

  • This membership visa is only applicable to members of Elite Ultimate Privilege
  • Costs THB 1,000,000 or around 28,500 USD
  • The validity of this package will depend on the visa validity of the holder of the Elite Ultimate Privilege visa.
  • Click here to view full details about Elite Family Premium
    ** Have questions about Elite Family Premium? Open our live chat for instant answers.

How do I get an elite visa for Thailand?
To obtain an elite visa for Thailand, you may need to fulfill certain eligibility criteria and follow the application process set by the Thai government. The requirements may vary depending on the type of elite visa you are applying for, such as the Elite Ultimate Privilege, Elite Family Premium, or Elite Easy Access.

To start the application process, you can visit our Процесс подачи заявки page and review the eligibility criteria and benefits of each visa category. You may also need to provide relevant documents, such as a passport, proof of income, and medical certificates, as part of your application.

Additionally, it may be helpful to seek assistance from a reliable immigration consultant or legal representative like Hawryluk Legal Advisors who can guide you through the visa application process and provide you with the necessary support and advice.

How To Apply For a Thai Elite Visa?

1. Submit Application

Applicants can apply wherever they are. Applicants must submit a copy of their passport and fill out the Thailand Elite Visa application form coming from an accredited Thailand Elite Visa agent. The agent will then work with the Thailand Elite Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Immigration Bureau to conduct a background check.  This process could take 4 to 6 weeks.

2. Pay the Membership Fee
Once the background check has been completed and the application has been approved, a letter of approval will be sent together with the guide on how to pay for the preferred Thailand Elite Visa membership package.

The membership fee ranges from 600,000 Thai Baht to 2 million Thai Baht, depending on the membership package you have applied for.

What are Thai elite visa payment options?
There are several payment options available for the Thailand Elite Visa program. You can pay for your visa package using a credit card, bank transfer, cash, or cryptocurrency. The amount will depend on the visa package selected.  It is recommended to contact us about payment options and procedures.

NOTE: If you want to pay using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Binance (BNB), and other cryptocurrencies, Thailand Elite Visas by Hawryluk Legal Advisors is the only accredited Thailand Elite partner that accepts cryptocurrency payments. Chat now if you are interested in getting a Thailand Elite Visa using this payment option.

3. Membership Acceptance
Upon completion of the payment, Thailand Elite will send a welcome letter, Elite Membership Number (EMN), and instructions on how to receive your visa.

4. Affix Visa
As a Thai Elite member, you have the option to either affix your Thai Elite visa at a Thai embassy or consulate in your home country or obtain it upon arrival in Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport or Phuket Airport. If you are already in Thailand, your Thai Elite agent may also arrange for your visa to be issued at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok.

View the detailed application process by clicking here.

How long does it take to get a Thai Elite visa?

The processing time for a Thailand Elite Visa can vary depending on the package selected and the individual’s circumstances. Generally, the visa application process takes around 30 to 45 days to complete once all the required documents have been submitted.

It is recommended to visit our Процесс подачи заявки page or connect with us via our live chat for more information on the application process and current processing times.

Required Documents For Thailand Elite Visa
The documents required to apply for a Thailand Elite Visa may vary depending on the package selected and the individual’s circumstances. Generally, the following documents are required:

  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • Фотокопия страницы паспорта с персональными данными.
  • A high-resolution scanned copy of any valid ID.
  • A duly filled out application form.
  • For the immediate family of Core Members, proof of relationship.
  • A duly filled out Personal Data Policy Form. Download the form here

Additional documents may be required for certain packages. For more information, visit our FAQ page or connect with us via our live chat

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a holder of a legal foreign passport.
  • Must not have a deportation record in any country.
  • Doesn’t have an overstay record in Thailand.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Conditions

  • A member is prohibited to secure a work permit but a member can start investing by buying shares of stocks, opening a bank account, getting a car and license, or investing in a condominium unit.
  • Being a Thailand Elite member doesn’t become a permanent resident of Thailand.
  • Non-Refundable
  • Non-Transferable except for Elite Family Premium Membership
  • Applicants with a work permit in Thailand don’t qualify to be a Thailand Elite Visa member.
  • Elite Visa holders are not allowed to work for any company in Thailand
  • Individuals from the UN Sanction List countries don’t qualify to be a Thailand Elite Visa member.  These countries include:
    • Северная Корея
    • Египет
    • Ирак
    • Иран
    • Ливан
    • Ливия
    • Палестина
    • Сирия
    • Йемен
    • Афганистан
    • Непал
    • Пакистан
    • Шри-Ланка
    • Алжир
    • ЦАР
    • Камерун
    • Конго
    • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Экваториальная Гвинея
    • Гвинея
    • Гана
    • Либерия
    • Нигерия
    • Сан-Томе и Принсипи
    • Сьерра-Леоне
    • Сомали
    • Судан

For more information or inquiries about Thailand Elite Visa, contact us or open our live chatYou can also give us a call at +66 (0) 89 979 8466


June 2022 Update:
Starting July 1, the Thailand Pass registration and Covid-19 insurance are no longer required for all travelers going to Thailand. For more details click here

August 2022 Update:
The Thailand government announced in the Royal Gazette the cancellation of the Arrival/Departure Card (TM6 card) for travelers coming to Thailand by air.  For more details click here

October 2022 Update:
From 1 October 2022, all regulations, announcements, and orders issued by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet under Covid-19 Emergency Decree will be revoked and Thailand will reclassify Covid-19 from a dangerous communicable disease to a communicable disease under surveillance.

This means that Thailand will no longer require to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo/show RT PCR, or antigen test results upon entry as the country downgrades the severity of the disease to the same level as flu.  For more details click here

November 2022 Update:
Thailand Privilege Card launches “Thailand Reconnect Program”.  A special program offering special prizes each month to lucky Thailand Privilege Card members who visit Thailand from 1 October to 31 December 2022. For more details click here

January 2023 Update:
* Thailand Privilege Card Service Update which includes public holidays in January 2023, proper dress code when visiting government offices, waiting charges on airport transfer service.  For more details click here

* The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced that Thailand will remain open and welcome all foreign tourists.  Therefore, COVID tests and vaccination documents are NOT REQUIRED upon entering the country. For more details click here.

February 2023 Update:
Bangkok Bank

Thailand Elite Visa members can now apply for a credit card through Bangkok Bank, one of the leading banks in Thailand provided that they must present a passport, membership card, or membership letter, and open a fixed deposit account with a minimum deposit of THB 50,000.  The fixed deposit account serves as a guarantee for the credit card and ensures that the bank can recover any outstanding debt in case of default.  Click here to learn more.

Kasikornbank has announced that Thailand Elite members are no longer required to make an appointment to visit any of its branches. This move is aimed to streamline the account opening process for Thailand Elite Visa holders.

Kasikornbank also added that no minimum deposit is required to open a Thai deposit account.

For foreign currency deposit accounts, customers are required to make a minimum deposit of 5,000 USD (or equivalent to 5,000 USD) in a saving account. Click here to learn more.

April 2023 Update:
Thailand Privilege Card Service Update which includes public holidays in April 2023, the mandatory wearing of face masks when visiting government offices, stay extension reminders, and EPA and transfer service updates.  For more details click here.

May 2023 Update:
Thailand Privilege Card Co. Ltd. has announced the discontinuation of sales for its Elite Family Excursion (EFE) package from June 16, 2023, as part of a plan to enhance its membership card project. Current EFE members and those with pending applications will not be affected and can enjoy their privileges until the end of their membership.  For more details click here.


Submit Your Application Today!

The application process for the Thailand Elite Visa appears to be simple and uncomplicated. It is the most efficient visa choice for traveling to and entering Thailand.

Please do not hesitate to contact us or chat now if you are interested in applying for a Thailand Elite Visa.  We offer 100% free consultation.

Our company Hawryluk Legal Advisors has been authorized by Thailand Privilege Card Company Ltd. to accept and process Thailand Elite Visa applications. 

Customer Reviews:

“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.” 

– Yohan Zouine


“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!”

Candice Johansson

“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


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