The Thailand Privilege Card is a long-term visa and membership program offering a wide array of privileges to foreign passport holders who wish to stay in the country. It falls under the category of a Tourist Visa or a Privilege Entry Visa (PE) and allows for residency in the country in exchange for a membership fee that ranges between 600,000 and 2 million baht.
Its members are entitled to a first-class lifestyle experience that will include accommodations, travel, leisure and well-being benefits. The program is intended to attract affluent visitors, businessmen, investors and expats who are looking for the ultimate way to enjoy their time in the country and gain access to VIP airport immigration and services as well as exclusive privileges at golf courses, luxury hotels, spas, restaurants and medical facilities.
The program has a variety of different packages available that are tailored to the specific needs and budgets of its members. Those interested in joining can check out the website of TPC for more information and a full list of benefits and services.
A respresentative from TPC will then contact them with further details about the application process and what is included in each of the membership options. A member can also ask the respresentative for help with the 90-day reporting requirement that is required of non-citizens who reside in the country, which TPC will handle on their behalf.
Although TPC was once in danger of liquidation, it has survived the military-backed government led by Yingluck Shinawatra and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and has seen its business improve as it implements cost-saving measures and product redesign. Despite this, the company’s financial situation is still fragile and it remains in need of further investment to ensure its long-term sustainability.
In fiscal 2021, the company posted a net profit for the first time, thanks to accelerated card sales from Chinese customers due to travel curbs in the country during the pandemic. The company is focusing on this market in the future as it sees big potential for growth in the coming years.
TPC will continue to offer a variety of membership packages from the more affordable Elite Superior Extension to the top-of-the-line Elite Ultimate Privilege. The more expensive option worth 2 million baht includes unlimited limousine transfers and a full service quota for flights to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Samui. The package also offers a 24-time transfer quota for golf green fees, a 1-time annual health checkup and dental exam, and 24 times of massage and spa treatments.
For those who are interested in the program, it is a good idea to apply for the Elite Superior Extension or Elite Ultimate Privilege before September 15, 2023, in order to avoid a potential delay in processing their applications. However, those who already have a Thailand Elite Visa and are waiting for background verification and payment clearance can still modify their existing visa until this date. Thailand Privilege Card