Thailand Privilege: The Successor to Thailand Elite

Rebranding of Thailand Elite

Starting from October 1, 2023, new visa packages of Thailand Privilege are in effect. This program was previously known as Thailand Elite.

The Thailand Privilege long-term visa offers the opportunity to reside in Thailand for a duration ranging from 5 to 20 years or more. This program is implemented by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand.

Official Website of Thailand Privilege

Types of Thailand Privilege Cards

There are four types of membership cards: Gold Card, Platinum Card, Diamond Card, and Reserve Card, with Reserve Card being available by invitation only.

Gold Card

  • Membership Fee: 900,000 Baht
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Points: 20 points per year
  • Restrictions: Unable to add family members to the main plan

Platinum Card

  • Membership Fee: 1,500,000 Baht
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Points: 35 points per year
  • Additional Card: 1 million Baht

Diamond Card

  • Membership Fee: 2,500,000 Baht
  • Validity: 15 years
  • Points: 55 points per year
  • Additional Card: 1.5 million Baht

Reserve Card

  • Membership Fee: 5,000,000 Baht
  • Validity: 20 years or more
  • Points: 120 points per year
  • Additional Card: 2 million Baht
  • Special Conditions: Membership is available by invitation only and is limited to 1% of the total number of members per year (100 people).

Comparative Table

CardValidityMembership Fee (Baht)Cost of Additional Card (Baht)Points per Year
Gold5 years900,00020
Platinum10 years1,500,0001,000,00035
Diamond15 years2,500,0001,500,00055
Reserve20 years and more (by invitation only)5,000,0002,000,000120
Comparison of the different types of Thailand Privilege membership cards

Overview of Thailand Privilege Packages without Reserve Card

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Overview of Thailand Privilege Packages without Reserve Card

Point System

The program operates on a point system. Participants in the program will receive a certain number of points depending on their level of participation in the program.

Points can be exchanged for various privileges, including free hotel stays, concert tickets, flights, and much more:

  • One point: cinema tickets on a ‘buy one, get one free’ basis, access to the fitness center, free diving, airport transfers, access to the lounge.
  • Two points: access to the golf course, airport transfers (to and from), dental care.
  • Three points: domestic round-trip flights, tickets to ‘world-class concerts,’ private tours, medical check-ups, and wellness programs.

Some services that were previously included in the Thailand Elite packages are now only available through points. These include 90-day reports, Thai driver’s license issuance, airport transfers (to and from), and access to airport lounges.

Application fee of 50,000 Baht 

Starting January 1, 2024, if you’re applying for membership with Thailand Privilege, you’ll need to pay a 50,000 Baht application fee. This fee will count towards your total membership cost if you’re accepted. Remember, you won’t get this fee back if you don’t complete your payment in 30 days after getting the bill, unless your application is denied by immigration. It’s best to pay by bank transfer, and without this fee, they won’t even start checking your background. For more details, check out Thailand Privilege.

If you have any questions about obtaining an Thailand Privilege visa, please feel free to email me or use the form below.

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