With the 20-year membership packages now only accessible via invitation - the DIAMOND membership is the closest applicants are going to get to a membership with the longest validity.
Part of the launch of Thailand Privilege memberships, the 15-year DIAMOND package leads to 15 years of stay within Thailand. This membership costs 2.5 million baht and is packed with 55 privilege points a year, a deluxe alternative to the previous Thailand Elite visas.
While far from a start-up visa, the benefits earned through this membership justifies the price. Compared to both past and present packages, the DIAMOND membership delegates the largest exclusive benefits and quality-of-life perks to its members. Not present with the Thailand Elite packages, the privilege point system was introduced alongside the Thailand Privilege overhaul, allowing for greater freedom of choice in picking which privileges to use. With 55 points, it’s possible for members to use all privileges at their disposal.
Family members can also be added to the membership, allowing them to enjoy the same exclusive benefits and privileges as the core applicant, at only 1.5 million baht.
Thailand Privilege memberships are still only considered a tourist visa program. Therefore, applicants will not be able to work in Thailand or apply for work permits. Despite this restriction, members can still enjoy flying in and out of Thailand anytime for at least 15 years, provided their visa is still valid. For simply touring the country and trying to experience all the activities, vistas, and services that Thailand has to offer, or to judge it in terms of residency and as a tourist destination; having a Thailand Privilege membership is well worth your investment.
The release date for the new membership packages will be October 1, 2023. As the start date nears, you will have plenty of time to decide which membership to apply for.
Validity: 15 years
Cost: 2.5 million Baht (approximately $69,000 USD)
Additional cost for family members: 1.5 million Baht (approximately $41,500 USD)
Privilege Points: 55 points per year
Feeling down over missing the application deadline to apply for either the Elite Superiority Extension or Elite Ultimate Privilege packages? Don’t fret, for the DIAMOND membership, while only offering 15 years, also adds in a lot of additional benefits and services to make the investment worth every penny. Compared to the elite visa, a lot of these membership privileges are new, added solely for the Thailand Privilege program. With such new additions, having this membership is beneficial in all sorts of ways, especially if searching for ideal visa membership packages. If you’re an expat or retiree looking to settle down in Thailand for instance, the DIAMOND Membership is an ideal investment of your money.
NOTE: The upgrade services to transfer from the old elite visas to the new Thailand Privilege membership packages will commence in January 2024.
Yes, those holding a previous Elite Easy Access, Elite Family Alternative, Elite Privilege Access, Elite Superiority Extension and Elite Ultimate Privilege are allowed to upgrade their old membership to the new Thailand Privilege membership. Applicants can pay 100,000 THB. Additional yearly fees are also required for the primary card:
Lifetime members are granted the opportunity to switch over to a Thailand Privilege DIAMOND membership to earn 15 years validity and 55 privilege points. In addition to this, lifetime members can make the switch without having to pay upgrade fees or additional annual fees for the primary card.
For a smoother application process, applicants should consider hiring a General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) whether in or out of Thailand to assist them with any concerns they have about the Thailand Privilege membership packages and guide them through the intake procedure. Submitting an application through a GSSA guarantees a higher level of success. As one such GSSA, Siam Legal’s team of experts is well-equipped with knowledge of Thailand Privilege and its array of offerings and is highly successful in enabling applicants to receive their memberships. As the application is entirely online, so is the consultation, therefore you do not need to book a ticket to travel to Thailand for Siam Legal to support you.
Benefits of applying through Siam Legal: