Back when Thailand Privilege was known as Thailand Elite, their 20-year Thai Elite membership packages were immensely popular, namely the Elite Superiority Extension which offered 20 years worth of respite in Thailand at only 1 million THB. Despite the widespread popularity, the 20-year membership came to a close on September 15, 2023.
The new Thailand Privilege program altered and influenced many changes.
Speaking from a conceptual standpoint, there is no 20-year membership for the Thailand Privilege packages. Well, one does exist, however, applicants cannot apply for it as they could with previous packages, it is instead granted solely by invitation. The invitation to apply would only be handed over to a limited pool of around only 100 people.
This is known as the fabled RESERVE membership, by far the most expensive option in Thailand Privilege history and only available to a limited number of applicants. Its high cost of 5 million THB and 120 privilege points being handed over every year made it the most opulent package. But if rewarded with that golden ticket, you can apply and are one step away from being an official RESERVE member.
Validity: 20 years and over
Cost: 5 million Baht (approximately $138,000 USD)
Privilege Points: 120 points per year
Requirements: Applicants need to be invited to qualify for the membership
The RESERVE membership is only granted to a limited number of applicants via invitation given its extensive range of top-of-the-line privileges. Being the lucky applicant to receive such an invitation would net you with privileges so vast and so “elite” that it treats you almost like a celebrity in Thailand. Adding on to this are benefits and perks that weren’t even available in previous memberships before the September 15 deadline.
Previous Thai Elite Visa holders, provided they have been granted the invitation, are eligible to upgrade over to the 20-years (or more) RESERVE membership. There are also no restrictions on which Thai Elite Visa membership you must hold at the time you would like to proceed with the upgrade, as long as the invitation to apply is granted you can perform the switch.
The breakdown of costs is as follows:
Invitations are issued to certain potential applicants before they’re able to apply for the Thailand Privilege Visa: RESERVE package. Once the applicant has the invitation, it's only a matter of submitting their application and making their 5 million THB membership fee.
Invitations are usually issued to around less than 100 individuals The number of RESERVE members per year will be capped at 100.
If you were invited, you have the chance to apply for a supplementary card for a family member to leverage. This is usually most common for certain previous Thai Elite Visa holders on certain membership packages, such as Elite Family Alternative (EFA), Elite Privilege Access (EPA), and Elite Ultimate Privilege (EUP) holders. The cost for acquiring supplementary cards is as follows:
Even invitees may need the assistance of a General Sales and Services Services Agent (GSSA) to assist with applying for a 20-year and over membership. Having this invitation means that this particular membership is simply a once-in-a-lifetime deal. If unsure of which GSSA to choose, consider picking Siam Legal. With a dedicated team dealing specifically with anything Thailand Privilege related, Siam Legal guarantees a higher success rate for approved applications at no extra fees aside from the fixed payment needed for the membership.
Benefits of applying through Siam Legal: