Commonly referred to as the ‘land of smiles’, Thailand is a popular destination to live, work, and play for families, retirees, digital nomads, and businesspeople looking to tap into Southeast Asia’s booming market. The Thailand Elite Residence Program offers you the opportunity to obtain a privilege entry visa, which affords you the right to live in Thailand for up to 20 years, taking the legwork out of gaining residence in Thailand.
To sweeten the deal, the program also comes with many added complimentary services and benefits. Experience Thailand’s beautiful natural attractions, world-class shopping, culture, and lifestyle, not to mention its idyllic island getaways. Successful applicants can also enjoy luxury services and benefits such as seamless travel through border control and immigration procedures, a personal VIP assistant, and complimentary health check-ups at leading hospitals.
Here are some of the benefits that successful applicants can enjoy on the Thailand Elite Residence Program.
Thailand is renowned for its leisure activities. From the famous massages, countless golf courses, and its world-famous cuisine, successful applicants of the Thailand Elite Residence Program can relax and unwind with a relaxing beauty and wellness treatment at one of the many partner spas to help relax the mind and body, maintain a youthful skin, and enhance their overall beauty, wellness, and health. Applicants can enjoy complimentary Thai massages and discounts for guests at partner spas including Angsana, Anne Semonin, and Breeze spas, among others.
Avid golfers can walk the manicured fairways of the country’s finest golf courses in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and many of the island resorts, while certain partner golf clubs and country clubs offer complimentary rounds of golf, a significant discount on green fees, and complimentary classes for members to perfect their golf swing.
With a diverse landscape and boasting 100 national parks, including more than 20 marine parks, Thailand is a nature enthusiast’s playground, where activities such as trekking, mountain biking, photography, birding, and scuba diving can be enjoyed all year round. Benefits of the Thailand Elite Residence Program include ATV mountain view trips, jet-boarding, trishaw excursions, and a night safari around the tourist attractions of Chiang Mai, while animal lovers can spend the day with gentle giants on an elephant care excursion to Happy Elephant Home. Nature lovers will love a ziplining tour or white water rafting along the Mae Teng River.
With the right to residence offered through the Thailand Elite Residence Program, residents are able to make use of many benefits that will make travelling to and from the country, as well as getting around its villages and cities, a pleasure. With luxury limousine transfers from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport with AOT Limousine, or corporate limousine services from Travel Easy, businesspeople can impress when they arrive at meetings in style, or simply sit back and relax while they are driven by a chauffeur to their hotel or residence with one of the many limousine services included in the program’s privileges. Residents keen on driving themselves around Thailand will be able to make use of car rental services from partners such as SIXT and Budget Car and Truck Rental.
When travelling internationally, the Thailand Elite Personal Assistant (EPA) will assist you with swift processing through customs and immigration at the Bangkok and Phuket international airports, as well as facilitating business and government meetings and transactions for program applicants during their residence in Thailand. Members travelling out of Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Don Mueang will be able to make use of the exclusive Coral Executive Lounge, while those departing from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport can enjoy a range of food, beverages, complimentary alcohol, and high-speed wifi in the Miracle First Class Lounge prior to their departure.
The shopping in Thailand is world renowned and for good reason. With a range of world-class shopping malls and bustling night markets, residents will be able to find what they’re looking for and so much more. The Mall Group owns a chain of eight multi-purpose shopping centers around Thailand where elite residents can enjoy benefits.
The Emporium is Thailand’s first luxury fashion and lifestyle shopping complex boasting a full-scheme department store, five-star movie complex, an array of cafes and restaurants, jewelry stores, a playground, and more. Make use of a 10% discount on merchandise in both the Emporium and The Mall’s department stores or a 5% discount on merchandise throughout Power Mall, Home Fresh Mart, and Gourmet Market outlets, as well as access to the platinum lounge service at Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall.
Thailand’s dining scene is second-to-none and everyone from locals and travelers to residents and business travelers can be seen enjoying the range of exotic and delicious cuisine on offer in Thailand’s many restaurants. Luxury treatment varies from succulent steaks and fresh seafood in a laid-back atmosphere at Andaman Grill where guests can receive 10% off their meals and a complimentary sparkling wine when celebrating an anniversary or birthday to a 30% discount off fine Italian fare including pastas, risottos, and classic desserts like tiramisu at Allegro Italian Trattoria in Chiang Mai.
Enjoy a range of discounts on various international cuisines, such as Japanese, Asian fusion, Thai, Western, Mediterranean, seafood, and steak and grills at a wide range of restaurants throughout mainland Thailand as well as the islands. Residents who would rather enjoy some quiet drinks for business or pleasure are also able to access discounts at various cocktail bars and restaurants on the Thailand Elite Residence Program privilege list.
Foodies and cooking enthusiasts can enjoy one of many cooking classes, where they can learn more about the unique ingredients and cooking methods of Thai cuisine and enjoy discounts on cooking classes at partner schools, such as Ginja Cooking School and Amita Thai Cooking Class, or pick up fresh local produce and learn how to use it at Smile Organic Farm Cooking School.
With all these benefits and more, the Thailand Elite Residence Program offers seven different streams that grant successful applicants residence for five to twenty years for an economic contribution of between THB 500,000 and THB 2.14 million (approximately USD 16,000 to USD 68,000). There is no age requirement or annual fees (with the exception of Elite Ultimate Privilege and Elite Family Premium), making this an attractive option for anyone looking to relocate to Thailand.
With its affordable and convenient standard of living for those who are resident in the country, the Kingdom of Thailand offers access to some of the world’s most idyllic islands, while urban Bangkok, the epicenter of Southeast Asia’s second largest economy will appeal to the senses with its entertainment, nightlife, culture, attractions, and vibrant cuisine.
The Thailand Elite Official Application Portal makes the process quick and simple, allowing you to apply and track your progress online, with complimentary assistance available upon request.