How to Apply for the Thailand Elite Visa


How to Apply for Thailand Elite Visa

How to Apply for Thailand Elite Visa

The Thailand Elite Visa is a long-term tourist visa available through the Thailand Privilege Program. The program offers a vast range of benefits ranging from streamlined immigration to luxury lifestyle perks. You can obtain the visa through enrollment in one of four Thailand Privilege Memberships. This guide can help you navigate your Elite Visa options and confidently begin the application process.

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 and available by invitation only

Thai Elite Visa Required Documents

You must provide copies of the following documents to apply for the Elite Visa

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

You only need to provide scanned color copies of your documents, not originals. These documents can be provided by email.

Thailand Elite Visa Application Process

Applying for the Elite Visa is a simple four-step process:

  1. Submit your application form, documents, and application fee to Thailand Privilege.
  2. Thai authorities conduct criminal and immigration background checks. 
  3. If the visa is approved, you will be notified by email and instructed to pay the membership fee.
  4. Once payment is confirmed, the visa can be issued and collected at your local Thai embassy or immigration services in Bangkok, or upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

The Elite Visa application process normally takes between one to three months while Thai authorities perform criminal and immigration background checks. 

If you are working with a General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) (see below), your visa agent will keep you updated throughout the process. You can also check for status updates on the official Thailand Privilege website at thailandprivilege.co.th. You will be notified by email when your application is approved, along with instructions for finalizing your visa.

After approval, you have 30 days to pay your membership fees and decide where to affix your visa. 

Using a Thai Elite GSSA

GSSAs are law firms and visa consultants authorized by the Thai government to provide support through the Thailand Elite Visa application process. These accredited firms are trained to guide you through your application and are fully subsidized to offer free assistance. Not only do these services make applying faster and easier, but they also maximize your chances of approval.

 Siam Legal is a full-service law firm and one of the largest and most successful GSSAs in the country. Our expert visa consultants work directly with you to discuss your options, assemble your application properly, and answer your questions. If you would like to learn more about applying for the Thailand Elite Visa or begin the process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a Siam Legal consultant.

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