Thailand Elite Visa Program Changes 2023
The Thailand Elite Visa is a popular choice for foreigners who want to visit Thailand for an extended period. It offers many different options, each with its own perks at different price points. However, it’s coming to an end with new and update plans launching in October 2023.
However, it's not coming to a complete stop; instead, there will be major changes. All current membership packages will be canceled, with new ones launching in October 2023.
What is the Update for 2023?
- All existing membership packages will be a thing of the past, with new ones launching in October 2023.
- The discontinuation of current memberships will be on September 15, 2023.
- Thailand Privilege Card Co Ltd will not be accepting any applications for these packages past the deadline.
- Applications from current members will be accepted until September 15, 2023, by 4:30 PM, Thailand time.
- Current membership packages will not be canceled for those who submit their applications by the deadline.
- Current Elite Visa members will continue to enjoy their privileges until their membership term ends.
- Approved applications who want to secure one of the current membership packages should pay the membership price within 30 days of receiving a confirmation letter.
- Thailand Elite Visa applications with pending background check approval or pending payment, may still change their program before September 15, 2023.
Important Information You Should Know
The details on the new Thailand Elite Visa packages and the new pricing will be released in the near future. We recommend checking our website for future updates on the matter.
The following membership packages will be discontinued and will be rebranded on October 1, 2023.
- Elite Easy Access
- Elite Privilege Access
- Elite Family Alternative
- Elite Family Excursion (discontinued on June 16, 2023)
- Elite Superiority Extension
- Elite Ultimate Privilege
- Elite Family Premium
- Elite Maxima Health
How Will it Affect the Current Members?
Are you a current Thai Elite Visa member? We have good news for you! You can continue to enjoy its benefits until its expiration date without any issues.
Once your current Thai Elite visa package has expired, and you want to buy a new one, you will be required to apply for the updated version.
But if you are currently on the Elite Easy Access plan, you can upgrade to either the Elite Superiority Extension or Elite Ultimate Privilege package. Both of the packages will give you a 20-year visa.
At the time of writing this article, there are no concrete details of the new packages/memberships but there is a sign of a higher price tag.
You can change your chosen package to another type after submitting your application, only if you have not made any payments, whether you are waiting for approval or have already been approved.
Once you have been approved, you need to pay the membership fee within 30 days after you received the Approval Letter.
What You Need to Know as a New Member
A Thai Elite Visa is best suited for foreigners such as investors, retirees, high-income individuals, those on frequent business trips, and families. If you are planning to be in Thailand for the long haul, then it’s a perfect choice for you.
The current memberships on offer provide different validity, benefits and price, and if you are interested in applying for one, you must do it before September 15, 2023. Otherwise, you will have to apply for one of the new variations after October 1, 2023.
For in-depth information about Thailand Elite Visa, you can read our article here: Thailand Elite Visa Program
Long story short, Thailand Elite Visa is changing after October 2023, and if you want to apply for one of the current Thai Elite Visa packages, you must do it before September 15.
On the other hand, Thailand Elite Easy Access visa holders who wish to upgrade to Elite Superiority Extension or Elite Ultimate Privilege must submit their upgrade application any time 3 months prior to its expiration.
If you’re an existing member, you don’t have to worry about their memberships or privileges since you will be able to upgrade to new packages from January 2024.
As for the new and updated version of the Thailand Elite Visa, it will be in effect in October 2023. At the moment, there are no concrete details on the packages or pricing.
We will keep you up to date with the latest details once we get information regarding the packages, pricing, benefits, or any updates or changes. We recommend you keep checking our website for any updates.
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