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7 Things To Know About Thailand Elite Visa In 2021

What is a Thailand Elite Visa?

Thailand Elite Visa is 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. Some of the benefits of being a Thailand Elite Visa member includes up to 20 years of visa validity, VIP treatment in the airport, exclusive services in spas and golf courses, and one of the biggest things, elite personal assistance to help you whatever the concerns or any needs that you need to be addressed while you are in Thailand.  This long-stay tourist visa is currently run by the Thailand government through Thailand Privilege Card Ltd.

What are the benefits of the Thailand Elite Visa?

  • Thailand Elite Visa is a multiple-entry visa from 5 years with a maximum stay of 20 years. Members of Thailand Elite Visa will have a continuous stay in the country without having to leave Thailand every 90 days or have the hassle of visa runs with other types of visas.
  • 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
  • Elite Personal Liaison will represent the Thailand Elite Visa holder all through the 90-day reporting period mandated by Thailand Immigration.
  • A Thailand Elite Visa member will have a VIP greeting and escort from Elite Personal Assistants upon arrival and departure.  Members will have exclusive access to airport lounges and concierges and services, avoiding long lines and problems in visa, expedited passport processing, and immigration procedures once arrived in Thailand.  It will only take 30 minutes to process, unlike non-members that would spend almost the whole day in the immigration office. In addition, a member will enjoy a roundtrip limousine service from the airport to the residence or hotel.
  • 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.
  • Thailand Elite Visa members can open a bank account at any local bank.  A member must present the membership letter, passport, and membership card.  Also, 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.
  • Thailand Elite Visa members will enjoy tax exemption benefits on any income outside Thailand.
  • 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.  However, just like other types of visas, Thailand Elite Visa holders are required to have COVID-19 health insurance with 100,000 USD coverage.
  • Members have 24/7 customer service assistance.  An email sent by the member will respond via email or call in just a few minutes.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all foreign tourists going to Thailand must have to book ASQ or alternative state quarantine before they could get a COE or Certificate of Entry.  A Thailand Elite Visa member will be provided a list of ASQ areas with all the details through an Elite Personal Liaison which ASQ location a member wants to stay and they will be the ones that will manage the booking process.  This will remove the hassle of encountering fully booked ASQ’s to stay.

How Much Is Thailand Elite Visa?

The cost of membership depends on the package.  Each Thailand membership package has different benefits, validity, and cost.  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 18,500 USD
  • Click here to view full details

Elite Family Excursion 

  • 5 Year visa validity
  • Costs THB 800,000 or around 24,700 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

Elite Family Alternative

  • 10-year visa validity
  • Costs THB 800,000 or around 24,000 USD
  • Click here to view full details

Elite Privilege Access Membership

  • 10-year visa validity
  • Costs THB 1,000,000 or around 31,000 USD
  • No age limit and anyone can apply
  • Click here to view full details

Elite Superiority Extension

  • 20-year visa validity
  • Costs THB 1,000,000 or around 31,000 USD
  • Click here to view full details

Elite Ultimate Privilege

  • 20-year visa validity
  • Costs THB 2,000,000 or around 61,000 USD
  • Click here to view full details 

Elite Family Premium

  • This membership visa is only applicable for members of Elite Ultimate Privilege
  • Costs THB 1,000,000 or around 31,000 USD
  • The validity of this package will depend on the visa validity of the holder of  Elite Ultimate Privilege visa.
  • Click here to view full details


How To Apply For Thai Elite Visa?

Applicants can apply wherever they are. Applicants must submit a copy of his/her passport and fill out the Thailand Elite Visa application form coming from an accredited Thailand Elite Visa agent.  The accredited agent together with the Thailand Elite office will process the application.  The applicant will receive an approval within 30 days.

Once approved, a letter of approval will be sent together with the guide on how to pay for the preferred Thailand Elite Visa membership package.  Payments can be processed via wire transfer or online bank transfer.  If an applicant wants to pay using cryptocurrency like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Binance (BNB), and other cryptocurrencies, Thailand Elite Visas by Hawryluk Legal Advisors is an accredited Thailand Elite partner that accepts cryptocurrency payments. Chat now if you are interested in getting a Thailand Elite Visa using this payment option.

Once the Thailand Elite office has received the payment in full, they will issue an EMN or Elite Membership Number, which means that the applicant’s visa is ready to be affixed and the passport and visa were approved.  However, during the pandemic, an approved applicant must apply for a COE or Certificate of Entry in a consulate or Thailand Embassy for them to get a permit to travel to Thailand.

View the detailed application process by clicking here.

Thailand Elite Visa Requirements

  • Holder of a Legal foreign passport
  • Doesn’t have bankruptcy records
  • Doesn’t have any criminal record in any country except on offenses due to negligence.
  • An applicant doesn’t have an overstay record in the country
  • An applicant has not declared to have incompetence or an unsound mind.

Thailand Elite Visa 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.
  • Individuals from the UN Sanction List countries don’t qualify to be a Thailand Elite Visa member.  These countries include:
    • North Korea
    • Egypt
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Palestine
    • Syria
    • Yemen
    • Afghanistan
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Algeria
    • Central Africa
    • Cameroon
    • Congo
    • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Guinea
    • Ghana
    • Liberia
    • Nigeria
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • Sudan

Is Thai Elite Visa worth it amid COVID-19 crisis?

  • Members don’t need to leave the country.  Even if a Thailand Elite Visa member wants to stay longer than one year, a member needs to pay an additional THB 1900 or around 58 USD to renew the annual fee. Great during the COVID-19 pandemic as members don’t need to go in and out.
  • Members don’t need to visit busy immigration offices every 60 days to worry about changing or extending other visas.
  • Members have 24/7 customer service assistance for membership-related questions and flying in and out of the country.  They always have updated flying regulations.
  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand or TAT has launched the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 extension program that has the goal of welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists to the island of Phuket without undergoing quarantine.  Under this program, a tourist must stay 7 days in Phuket and spend the remaining 7 days in other tourist spots like Railay, Ko Ngai, and Ko Phi Phi.  This gradual reopening of the islands is a good sign that the country manages the situation really well. 


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 without difficulty during or after the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you apply now and complete the payment before September 24, 2021, you will enjoy an additional 3-month extension privilege.

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.

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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