Thailand Elite’s new types of membership are just around the corner!
Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd. is currently undergoing a major revision of all available Thailand Elite programs. From this revision, the first program that is affected is 5 years Elite Family Excursion. Which is set to be canceled and will no longer be applicable for new applicants from 16 June 2023 onward.
Apart from Elite Family Excursion. All available Thailand Elite program is expected to be replaced with new types of membership including:
- 5 Years – Elite Easy Access
- 10 Years – Elite Family Alternative
- 10 Years – Elite Privilege Access
- 20 Years – Elite Superiority Extension
- 20 Years – Elite Ultimate Privilege
- 20 Years – Elite Family Premium
How much will the new membership cost?
Pricing structure of the new Thailand Elite memberships has not been officially confirmed or announced yet. However, it is expected to be higher than that of currently available programs, as shown in the list below.
- New 20 years Elite program – THB 5,000,000
- New 15 years Elite program – THB 2,500,000
- New 10 years Elite program – THB 1,500,000
- New 5 years Elite program – THB 900,000
It is expected that the new programs will be ranked in a tier system and the Family program may no longer be available.
What can we expect from the new Thailand Elite membership?
The new Thailand Elite membership is expected to be different from the currently available programs in terms of benefits and privileges. Instead of fixed privileges as offered by currently available programs. These new programs will offer more flexibility and more freedom for the members to customize the privileges to best fit personal preferences.
When will these new program be launched?
So far there has not been any official confirmation about this yet, but we can expect it to be in effect sometimes around October 2023. Once this is officially launched, there will be a small window period for some applicants to apply for the currently available programs. However, the payment of the membership fee will have to be completed within 30 days after the Approval letter is issued or else the application will automatically be canceled.
If Thailand Elite long-stay visa is at the top of your priorities. Then you should hurry and apply currently available Thailand Elite membership. For our recommendation, 20 years Elite Superiority Extension is the best option available in terms of value for money as it only cost THB 50,000 per year.
- Q: How long does it take for Thailand Elite application?
- A: As of June 2023, total application process takes approximately 8-12 weeks to be completed.
- Q: Can I apply if I’m holding a Volunteer visa?
- A: No, applicant who is using Volunteer visa or has a record of Volunteer visa is not eligible to apply for Thailand Elite membership.
- Q: Can I apply if I overstayed in Thailand?
- A: Yes and no, applicant with 1 short over stay can still apply for Thailand elite membership. However, those who have more than 1 overstay or a long overstay will be rejected from the application.
- Q: What is a personal income tax rate like in Thailand?
- A: Personal income tax rate in Thailand has many rates depending on the income. Please visit this link for more details.