Thailand Privilege Visa 2024

Thailand Privilege Visa 2024

Thailand Privilege Visa 2024

What is a Thai Privilege Visa?

The Thailand Privilege Visa, also known by its previous name as the Thailand Elite Visa, is a long-term visa administered by the Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports. It grants members a multiple-entry visa good for 5-20 years or more, a wealth of unmatched perks and benefits, and a more streamlined application process compared to other long-term Thai visas.

Thailand Privilege is an excellent visa option if you plan on staying in Thailand long-term or frequently traveling to the kingdom, and don’t want to worry about hassles with immigration. You get the convenience of the Thai Elite Visa, while also enjoying a considerable selection of VIP benefits.

What are the benefits and advantages of a Thailand Privilege Membership?

One of the biggest differences between the new Thailand Privilege Visa and the old Thai Elite Visa is the new point system, wherein members can redeem points for perks of their choice from a long and diverse list, offering tailored privileges for individual lifestyles. This point system is offered alongside a wide array of additional benefits that require no points and are always available.

Below are just some of the benefits Thailand Privilege provides:

  • Unlimited access to an Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) services at the airport
  • Unlimited access to Premium Lane for immigration fast-tracking (Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, and Chiang Mai airports)
  • Member Contact Center (MCC) to provide 24/7 assistance to members for leveraging benefits
  • Investment and wealth advisory
  • Annual health checkups
  • Unlimited buy-1-get-1-free movie tickets in Thailand
  • Premium lounge, parking privileges, and shopping assistant services at luxury shopping centers
  • Exclusive free access to select golf courses and spa privileges
  • Restaurant and retail store discounts

What are the 4 tiers of the Thailand Privilege Memberships?

Thailand Privilege memberships are divided into 4 categories. The available benefits are generally the same for all tiers, but higher-tier members get more points to spend, more free perks, and longer visa periods. Furthermore, it should be noted that only the Platinum tier and above allow for adding family members to a membership. Click on a membership tier to learn more.

Membership Type Validity Cost – THB Cost – USD
Gold 5 Years 900,000 24,760
Platinum 10 Years 1,500,000 41,265
Diamond 15 Years 2,500,000 68,776
Reserve (Invitation Only) 20 Years 5,000,000 137,552

What are the requirements for a Thailand Privilege Membership?

To begin the application process, you will need to provide the following items:

  • Completed Thailand Privilege Visa application form
  • Completed PDPA form
  • Passport photo
  • Foreign passport with at least 1 year of validity remaining
  • Photocopy of your passport’s biodata page
  • A high-resolution scan of a valid ID
  • Marriage certificate/birth certificate, if applying for family members
  • Application Fee Payment Form along with a payment of 50,000 THB (deducted from the Membership Fee upon successful application)

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Have no record of deportation from any country or overstay in Thailand
  • Have no history of bankruptcy
  • Have not been deemed incompetent or of unsound mind
  • Have a clear criminal background check
  • Must not be a holder of a Thai Volunteer Visa
  • Must not be from any of the following UN-sanctioned countries:
    • Asia: Afghanistan, North Korea, Pakistan
    • Africa: Central Africa, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan
    • Middle East: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Syria, Yemen

Requirements for Thailand Privilege Membership

How to get a Thailand Privilege Visa

When applying for a Thailand Privilege Visa, it is recommended to seek the help of a General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA), an organization authorized by Thailand Privilege to provide free assistance with your application. Engaging with a GSSA makes the application process faster and smoother while minimizing the chances of a rejection. The steps of the Thailand Privilege application process are as follows:

  • Application Submission:
    Contact a GSSA to learn more about the Thailand Privilege program and make an informed decision on which membership to apply for. They will provide a checklist so you can gather all the necessary items, fill out the application form, and pay the application fee. This will initiate a background check, which will take between 4 to 6 weeks on average to complete.
  • Membership Fee Payment:
    Upon completing the background check, you will receive a letter of approval and instructions on how to proceed with the payment of the full membership fee, which you have 30 days to pay. You have the option to pay via bank transfer, mobile banking, credit/debit card, or even through cryptocurrency, but you may require further assistance from your GSSA depending on your chosen payment method.
  • Membership Acceptance:
    Within 5 to 10 days after payment, you will receive your Thailand Privilege Membership ID and a welcome letter, granting you access to all the available privileges and benefits.
  • Issuance:
    When it comes to getting your Thailand Elite Visa affixed to your passport, there are three ways you can do it:
    • Upon arrival through one of the following airports: 
      • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
      • Phuket International Airport
      • Chiang Mai International Airport
    • Through a Thai Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
    • Through the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, if you’re already in Thailand.

Siam Legal handles your Thailand Privilege application free of charge

Siam Legal is a leading GSSA and offers free assistance with your Thailand Privilege Visa application thanks to government subsidies. With our experienced team of Thai visa experts providing you with assistance at every turn, you are guaranteed a more streamlined and swift process than if you go it alone. Siam Legal will take charge of your application and deal with Thai immigration on your behalf, so you’ll be clear of any delays and have the maximum chance for approval.

If you’re interested in applying for a Thailand Privilege Visa, fill out the form on this page to make an inquiry, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in the Thailand Privilege Visa, Siam Legal offers personalized consultations, expert guidance, and comprehensive support throughout the application process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

To start your journey to becoming a Thailand Privilege member or to receive more information about our services, do not hesitate to contact us today.

For inquiries about the Thai Elite Visa Application, please use this form to contact us.

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