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

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 include 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, 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.  Unlike other visas, Thailand Elite members are not required to buy health insurance before traveling to Thailand.
  • 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 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

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 about Elite Family Excursion

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 31,000 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

How To Apply For a Thai Elite Visa?

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 accredited agent together with the Thailand Elite office will process the application.  The applicant will receive an approval within 3 to 4 weeks.

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 cryptocurrencies 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.

View the detailed application process by clicking here.

Thailand Elite Visa Requirements

  • An applicant must be a holder of a legal foreign passport.
  • Doesn’t have bankruptcy records.
  • An applicant must not yet be sentenced to imprisonment by a court of any country except on petty offenses or offenses committed to negligence.
  • An applicant must not have an existing arrest warrant or be listed on a watch list in any country.
  • An applicant must not have a deportation record in any country.
  • 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

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.


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.

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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