The entire application process could take up to 1 months to 4 months
The copy of the identification page of your passport will be sent to the Immigration office for a due diligence check. This is to insure that you are not on the blacklist, watching-list or anything that would prevent you to obtain the Visa.
Elite Visa is categorized under Tourist Visa, which does not allow the holder to legally apply for a work permit to work in Thailand. The Non-Immigrant Visa must be cancelled before Privilege Entry Visa is validated.
According to Immigration Bureau of Thailand, Thailand Elite Members are still required to do a 90-Day Report if continuously staying in the country without leaving for over 90 days.
Thailand Elite Members can open a bank account.
Please contact Member Contact Center at 66 (0) 2 352 3000 or email@example.com for the more information and service reservation.
What currency can be opened?
Thailand Elite visa is "Privilege Entry Visa"
1. Special renewable five year multiple entry visa
2. One year extendable length of stay
3. Stay in Thailand longer without the usual need to leave the country
4. Elite Personal Liaison service to represent the member in making the 90-day period appeance as required by Thai Immigration*
* Restricted to the office at Chaengwattana, Bangkok
Thailand Elite provides driving license with EPL service at Department of Land & Transportation Chatuchak, a reservation is made with Customer Contact Center.
How long will it take to get Thai driving license?
- If member have home country driving license, the process is completed within one day.
- If member do not have home country driving license, the member is required to attend and complete training class at Department of Land & Transporation Chatuchak.
The following are the list of required documents :
• Valid visa
You are ineligible to acquire Thailand Elite Membership and you are required to leave the country if you are overstaying on your current entry. Please see the following link for more information - http://overstay.immigration.go.th/advice.html
Member advise the service date, flight details and drop off or pick up address by call or
The service booking should be made at least 24 hours prior to pick up time.
Elite Personal Assistance will escort member from the pier upon arrival and airline check in counter upon departure until finish fast track immigration formality process.
Member can request EPA service upon arrival, departure and connecting flight via Customer Contact Center or email by providing us flight details including date, time and flight number.
Member can request the complimentary spa by calling Thailand Elite Customer Call Center or send an email to give us name of the spa, date, time, with or without other members or guests, type of massage, therapist required and the specific room required.
What will happen if the member do the late cancellation?
The members can book the golf services via calling or sending the emails to us at least 1 day in advance to book the golf courses with us , anyway it's up to the venders where they have the different policies, as some places need us to book 7 or 15 days in advance which you may check with the Customer Call Center via email or telephone while booking the services.
Member has to do 90 Days report of address every 3 months even if the member has a permanent address. The 90 Days report is the process of reporting 90 Days Notification of the Address in Thailand (in case of staying longer than 90 days),
Only new members who have applied from 2013 onwards can do the 90 day report via a drop off of their passport, and complete the TM 47 form at our office or local representative offices below :
Make a reservation at least 5 working days in advance by telephone herewith: 023523000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elite Visa affix at Immigration Head Office Chaengwattana
Transfer Elite Visa from old passport to new passport at Immigration Head Office Chaengwattana
Apply for Thai Driver License at at Department of Land transportation (Chatujak) in Bangkok
Open Bank Account at Bangkok Bank Head Office Sathorn
With our assistant, the above processes shall take approximately one and half hours if all the requirements are well prepared.
Please well note that our EPL service is a first time free of charge as a complimentary to all members of Thailand Elite, then second time onwards there will be a service charged of 2,000 THB (maximum 3 hours) per usage and this service is exclude transportation.
Member can apply Non-B visa and work permit to work in Thailand and Elite visa will continue until its expiry date. Once members get Non-B visa in Thailand then Non-B visa will be not activated until you leave the country and come back to the country by using Non-B visa to enter as per Thai law which allow to hold only one visa. It is not possible to switch the type of visa while you are staying in the country, regardless of having two valid visa types in your passport. Kindly be noted that visa and 90 days report is totally seperate type. Members need to check their validity both visa and 90 days report.
A foreigner can request a certificate of residence in Thailand from either his/her home embassy in Thailand or Immigration Bureau. However, a foreigner must have done a 90 days report since his/her latest entry before request this document from the Immigration. If not, the Immigration will reject to issued this document. We therefore kindly suggest you to request this document from your embassy in Thailand if possible.
Special Entry Visa Holder (SE - Green visa sticker) : Stay extension report must be done every 90 day (as well as 90 day report).
The TM.30 ( Notification from House-Master, Owner or the Possessor of the Residence where alien has stayed ) and its underlying laws are about the obligation of a landlord (or house master, possessor, manager) to report the stay of a foreigner (non-Thai national) in his/her property. All foreigners staying in Thailand and their hosts should be very well aware of this.
The laws with regard to the TM.30 and the obligation to report a foreigner's stay have been in place for some time (since 1979), but the government has started to enforce it more strictly lately, and changed some of the procedures with regards to your 90-days reporting and extension of visa
Basically, with the TM030 form, the government aims to know exactly where each foreigner is staying all the time. Every host, no matter Thai or foreigner, has the obligation to report the stay of a foreigner within 24 hours.
This may seem a scary idea to those appreciating their privacy, cumbersome to those providing accommodation, and perhaps even crazy in the eyes of frequent travelers, but we've got to live with it because the law is in place and Immigration is enforcing it more and more. The TM30 measures are one of many of the current government that are all aimed at better monitoring and controlling what happens in this country. The government wants to make it difficult for foreigners to stay under the radar especially who Immigration sees as ‘bad guys’, foreigners who overstay and terrorists.
Officially and practically, the responsibility to report the stay of a foreigner rests with the host: the landlord of a property, the hotel or the service apartment. Untimely reporting of a foreigner can be penalized with THB 1,600 per person (normally the penalty does not exceed that amount, even if your landlord reports months too late).
However, if you are the guest or tenant, you can’t ignore TM30 either: many foreigners report that they need it when going to the Immigration office for a service, such as the 90-day reporting and sometimes even for visa extensions. It still depends on the officer in charge that you're facing, but at such moment that you may find out that your landlord did not report your stay and you will have to explain where you stayed all that time. There is also a risk that you as a tenant (or guest) may be fined instead of the landlord.
In some cases, Immigration enforces strictly and demands the return slip of the TM.30 form, in other cases they allow foreigners just to tell them their address and when it's in the system it's okay.
As a foreigner staying in Thailand, you should prepare:
(a) a copy of your passport (photo page)
The landlord should prepare:
(a) a copy of the title deed of the property
In case the landlord has outsources this matter to a property manager, a letter is needed giving authority to this property manager to report TM30 on behalf of landlord with stamps from the tax office on this letter.
Then, your landlord or property manager should report in either of these ways:
He/She (The owner of the residence) must notify (by the Form TM.30) to the competent official of the Immigration Office located in the same area of that house/residence within 24 hours from the time of arrival of the alien.
In case of the house/residence located in the area of Bangkok, it must be notified at the Immigration Division 1, Government Complex, Chaengwattana Road Bangkok. For other provinces, it must be notified at Provincial Immigration Office located in that area or the local police station if there is no Immigration Office.
That is because your passport’s validity is less than 5 years. Your elite visa’s validity will be the same period as the remaining of your passport’s validity. For example, If your passport remains only 2 years 3 months until its expiry date, your new elite visa will not be for 5 years but it will be 2 years 3 months as same as your passport’s.