Thailand Elite Visa
Privilege entry Visa (PE)
As a member of Thailand Elite, you will be entitled to receive Privilege Entry Visa (PE). Often called, Thailand Elite Visa, the PE Visa, is the longest visa delivered in Thailand.
The Thailand Elite Visa is a long-term visa given to the Thailand Privilege Card members. It is categorized under Tourist Visa (Privilege Entry Visa “PE”) allowing residency in Thailand along with benefits for a period between 5, 10, or 20 years depending on the chosen package in exchange for a membership fee.
Becoming a Thailand Elite member is simple, quick and confers many advantages.
What you need to know about PE Visa?
Thai Elite Visa is a 5-year renewable multiple entry visa with an extendable 1-year length of stay per each entry.
Thailand Elite Visa holder can have an uninterrupted stay in Thailand without the usual need to leave the country.
What is the maximum lenght of Elite Visa?
The maximum length of the visa is 5 years or your passport expiry date. In case, your membership is more than 5 years, or your passport will expire less than 5 years after the visa is granted, don't worry, you will receive free renewal until your Thailand Elite membership expire.
Yes, your visa is linked to your membership expiry date.
How to obtain a Thailand Elite Visa?
Once you had become a member and your Thailand Elite member ID had been issued, you can obtain your Thailand Elite Visa upon request to the member services within 5 working days.
Where will I receive my Thailand Elite Visa?
Your Thailand Elite visa will be affixed on your passport (minimum 3 left pages are necessary) at
- Airports (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Phuket Airport) on arrival from international flight
- Immigration at Bangkok Chaeng Wattana
- Royal Thai Consulate in your country of residence
What are the duties of PE Visa Holders?
Once, you will be granted your Thailand Elite visa (PE), you still have some duties to do even it had been simplified.
90 days reporting (TM47)
This apply to all foreigners living in Thailand, including Thailand Elite Visa holders, who stay in Thailand more than 90 days. You must report your address every 90 days. Everytime, you leave Thailand, it will start again from 0. Thailand Elite staff can assist you for the reporting in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Or you can do it online, by mail or in person at the nearest immigration.
Annual Visa extension
Despite your Thailand Elite visa validity is 5 years, it allows to stay in Thailand for a maximum of 1 year per stay. If you don't plan to travel outside Thailand during a full year, you can contact the member service which will send you a letter to extend your stay for another year. It's straight forward with just a form to fill, the letter from member service and your passport.
Can I work with a Thailand Elite Visa?
To legally work in Thailand, you must obtain a work permit. It's not possible to obtain a work permit with a PE Visa, unless you qualify for Flexible Plus program which allows certain Thailand Elite members to convert their PE Visa to a Non-immigrant visa and obtain a work permit.
If your business is oversea and your income are earned from oversea, you can hold a Thailand Elite Visa.
With a Thailand Elite Visa, PE Visa, you can be shareholder of Thai registered company, and even be a director, but you cannot be active in this role.
Consult with us for specific answer based on your situation.
Thailand Elite Visa Requirements
To apply to Thailand Elite, the applicant must have the following qualifications:
- Holder of a foreign passport from an accepted country with at least 3 empty pages and a minimum validity of 1 year.
- Being allowed to stay in Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws, which means the applicant has no overstay record in Thailand
- 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
- Not having been sentenced by a judgment to imprisonment in any countries except for an offense committed to negligence
- Not having been adjudicated bankrupt
- Not having been declared as a person of unsound mind, incompetence, or quasi-incompetence
Once, your application had been approved by the immigration which takes about 4 weeks, and you had made the payment, you will be officially member of Thailand Elite.
The Thailand Elite (PE) Visa is granted to all Thailand Elite members who maintain the qualification above.
Check the page How to become a Thailand Elite Member?
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