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Getting the Thailand Elite Visa

Getting the Thailand Elite Visa

The Thailand Elite Visa is a long-term tourist visa that you can quickly obtain through enrollment in the Thailand Privilege Membership program. The program provides an array of benefits, from simplified immigration procedures to luxurious lifestyle perks. Understanding the process and timeline is essential if you are considering applying for the Thailand Elite Visa, as you don’t want to get stuck without a visa. Here’s a guide to help you navigate the visa options and timeline so you can confidently start your application journey and prevent disruptions to your Thailand plans.

Thailand Privilege Memberships

The Thailand Elite Visa is available through a Thailand Privilege Membership. The program offers the following options:

Thailand Privilege Gold Membership

  • 5-year multi-entry visa
  • 900,000 THB membership fee
  • 20 Thailand Privilege Points per year

Thailand Privilege Platinum Membership

  • 10-year stay (two 5-year multi-entry visas)
  • 1.5 million THB membership fee
  • Family members can be added for 1 million THB per person 
  • 35 Thailand Privilege Points per year

Thailand Privilege Diamond Membership

  • 15-year stay (three 5-year multi-entry visas)
  • 2.5 million THB membership fee
  • Family members can be added for 1.5 million THB per person
  • 55 Thailand Privilege Points per year

Thailand Privilege Reserve Membership (invitation only)

  • 20-year stay (four 5-year multi-entry visas)
  • 5 million THB membership fee
  • Family members can be added for 2 million THB per person
  • 120 Thailand Privilege Points per year
  • Limited to 100 new members per year

Thai Elite Visa Required Documents

To apply for the Elite Visa, you’ll need to provide the following documents and information:

  • A scanned color copy of your passport
  • A recent passport-style photo
  • A completed Thailand Privilege Membership application form
  • Proof of relationship for family members (if applicable)
  • An application fee of 50,000 THB (deductible from the membership fee upon visa approval)

Thailand Elite Visa Application Timeline

The application process for the new Elite Visa involves five simple steps:

Submission of Application:

  • Complete the application form provided by Thailand Privilege.
  • Gather and submit your application package, including identification, your membership application form, and any relevant family documents.
  • Pay the 50,000 THB application fee directly to Thailand Privilege.

Background Checks:

  • Thai authorities will conduct criminal and immigration background checks.
  • Depending on your nationality, this process typically takes approximately 4 to 12 weeks.

Visa Approval:

  • If your visa application is approved, you’ll receive a notification via email.
  • You will have 30 days to pay the one-time membership fee in full upon approval.


  • You can pay your membership fee via direct deposit to the Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd. account, or by wire transfer from an overseas or local bank account. Please contact a GSSA (see below) to see if you are eligible for any other payment options.
  • After making the payment, submit proof of payment via email to finalize the payment process.

Registration Process:

  • Once all required documents are submitted and the payment process is completed, the Thailand Elite Finance team will verify the payment.
  • Payment verification can take 2 to 7 business days depending on the chosen payment method.
  • Upon successful verification, you will then receive a ‘Welcome Letter’ via email containing your membership ID, detailed membership benefits list, and instructions on how to book services and affix your Thailand Elite visa.

Typically, you should receive your Thailand Elite Visa decision within one to three months after submitting your application.

Using a Thai Elite GSSA

A Thai Elite GSSA, or General Sales and Services Agent, is an accredited consultant or law firm authorized to assist with Thailand Elite Visa applications. It is highly recommended to utilize the services of a GSSA for free professional support throughout the application process. A GSSA can ensure you have a smooth and successful application experience without any delays and with maximum chance for approval.

If you want your Thailand Elite Visa in the quickest manner possible, partner with Siam Legal. We’re a reputable full-service law firm and one of the largest and most successful GSSAs in the nation. Our team offers personalized assistance tailored to your needs, guiding you through each step of the application process. Siam Legal’s expert consultants provide personalized visa assistance ensuring all documentation is accurate and submitted promptly to ensure a successful application.

Please reach out to a Siam Legal consultant today if you have any questions about the Thailand Elite Visa or would like to begin the application process.

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