Elite Visa

The Thailand Elite Visa is a long term visa good for those who want to spend between 5 to 20 years without the hassle of renewing visas every year. It's perfect for people who are below retirement age and the best way to bring your entire family to Thailand.

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Who is this visa for?

The Thailand Elite Visa is a long-term visadesigned to attract higher earners into Thailand. It offers visa holders the opportunity to obtain long-term multiple entry visas and the right to live in Thailand for up to 20 years. There are many additional benefits of the Thai elite visa such as assistance on 90 day reporting, expedited immigration and passport control at Thai international airports and complementary add ons such as airport transport, golf, spa treatments and annual health checks.

How long does it last?

The Elite multiple entry visa is valid for 5 years, 10 years or 20 years.

Is it renewable or extendable?

The Elite allows a maximum length of stay of 1 year for each entry, however, it can be extended for 1 year until the visa expires. The Elite visa is also renewable for up to 20 years in total.

Which countries qualify?

Nationals of all countries are allowed to apply for the Elite visa except for those from the following countries: 

  • Africa: Central Africa, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome, and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan.
  • Middle East: Algeria, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen
  • Asia: North Korea, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri-Lanka

Where to apply?

You can apply for the Thailand Elite visa in Thailand or abroad, you just need to send an application and passport copy to Baan Smile, who will work with the Thailand Elite visa office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Immigration Bureau.

Application Requirements

  • You have no overstay record in Thailand
  • Not have been sentenced to imprisonment in any country unless the offense was committed due to negligence
  • Not have been bankrupt in Thialand
  • Not been declared as a person with an unsound mind, incompetent or quasi-incompetent.
  • Must have no diseases including leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, and third stage of Syphilis
  • Have no criminal record in Thailand and your country of nationality/residence
  • Have Thai medical insurance policy during your entire stay in Thailand with a minimum coverage of 40,000 THB  for outpatient care and 400,000 THB  for inpatient care
  • No age limit is required for this program apart from the Elite Ultimate Privilege (Grand Package) which requires to be at least 20 years old

Required Documents:

  • Passport with at least 5 years is recommended as the Thai Immigration will grant you the Thai Elite visa based on the remaining validity of your passport
  • Thai Elite Visa application form

Tiers and Prices:

  1. Elite Access Visa: 
    1. 5 years validity
    2. 600,000 THB
    3. Upgradeable to Elite Ultimate Privilege
    4. No age restriction for applicants
  2. Elite Family Excursion:
    1. 5 years validity
    2. 800,000 THB
    3. Additional fee of 300,000 THB per family member
  3. Elite Family Alternative:
    1. 10 years validity
    2. Elite visa valid for an initial 5 years and is extendable for another 5 years
    3. 800,000 THBwith no annual fee
    4. Additional fee of 700,000 THB family member
  4. Elite Privilege Access:
    1. 10 years validity
    2. Elite visa valid for an initial 5 years and is extendable for another 5 years
    3. 1,000,000 THB with no annual fee
    4. Additional fee of 800,000 THB per family member
    5. No age restriction for applicants
  5. Elite Superiority Extension:
    1. 20 years validity
    2. 1,000,000 THB with no annual fee
    3. Elite Visa valid for an initial 5 years and renewable for another 5 years (4 sets of 5-year multi-entry visa)
  6. Elite Ultimate Privilege:
    1. 20 years validity
    2. 2,140,000 THB with an annual fee of 21,400 THB
    3. Elite Visa valid for an initial 5 years and renewable for another 5 years (4 sets of 5-year multi-entry visa)
    4. Applicants must be over 20 years of age
  7. Elite Family Premium:
    1. Only applicable for family members of Elite Ultimate Privilege members
    2. 1,000,000 THB with an annual fee of 10,000 THB
    3. Validity based on the Elite Ultimate Family family member
    4. Elite Visa valid for an initial 5 years and renewable for another 5 years (4 sets of 5-year multi-entry visa)

Financial Requirements

You should pay the membership fee for the tier of Thai Elite Visa that best suits your needs. Prices for different tiers are mentioned above.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the application process?

The application process for a Thai elite visa membership can take anywhere from 3 weeks up to 2 months depending on the country of your nationality, and your immigration record.

How much validity is required for an applicant's passport?

Ideally, having at least 5 years of validity is beneficial because the Thai Elite Visa validity is based on the validity of your passport. Make sure you have at least 3 blank pages on your passport.

Do applicants need to be present in-person to apply for Thai Elite membership application?

No, you do not have to be present. Baan Smile will represent you during the application stage.

What documents do I need to apply for the Thai Elite Visa?

You need a copy of your passport, passport pictures, Thai Elite Visa application form, and a copy of your proof of relationship for the family member you are applying for.

Are there any financial requirements to get a Thai Elite Visa?

No, there are no financial requirements, applicants only need to pay for the Thai Elite membership fee depending on the tier that best suits their needs.