Elite Residence Program

Thailand’s Elite Residence Program gives those who wish to spend extended periods in the country renewable visas with validities ranging from five to 20 years.

The program provides no path to permanent residency, nor to citizenship. Prices range from about US$26,000 (one-time fee) to some US$140,000.

It is also possible to qualify by purchasing real estate worth at least US$300,000 in Thailand.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenshipN/A
Time to permanent residencyN/A
Minimum investmentTHB 900,000 (about US$26,000)
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time1-2 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel toN/A
Contribution types availableProperty investment and donation

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