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Hi

A friend told me that Elite Visa applications can be rejected if you have EVER overstayed a visa.

The worst part- they keep your 500k baht! And no visa issued.

 

Has anyone experienced this? First-hand, or confirm anyone else having this problem?

 

Im just trying to see how likely this is.

 

Thanks

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I'm assuming a rare occorance or a "threat" by immigration because I have not heard any first hand accounts

On other hand I haven't heard many first hand accounts of anyone getting an elite visa.

 

Its just my company here doesn't employ 4 staff. So I have to get a visa every 3 months for it by leaving the country. I worry in the future they will clamp down and stop visas altogether for small businesses and perhaps increase the cost of elite visa. So I consider getting it now for 500k very expensive for me.

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I very much doubt it, there is one question on the current 2019 TE application form about overstays and this is it :

 

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If you have overstayed within the last 3 years then maybe there's an issue.

 

If they ever take the money, don't issue a visa and don't refund then the publicity will be so big and so negative that I believe it will end the program due to lack of sales of new memberships. I don't believe this will ever happen.

 

 

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4 hours ago, CrossBones said:

A friend told me that Elite Visa applications can be rejected if you have EVER overstayed a visa.

If you have more than one overstay, or one long overstay, the application is likely to be rejected.

 

If you disclose any overstays when you apply they will check with immigration before accepting your application so you won't lose any money. However, if you don't disclose all overstays, get accepted and pay the money, immigration could still deny the visa if they see a history of overstay when issuing the visa.

 

The visa is issued by immigration, not Thailand Elite, so ultimately the decision is with immigration.

 

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4 hours ago, CrossBones said:

The worst part- they keep your 500k baht! And no visa issued.

 

Utter rubbish, you dont even pay until you are approved

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11 minutes ago, lupin said:

Utter rubbish, you dont even pay until you are approved

That is true, but immigration can still deny the visa after you've paid if they find an undisclosed overstay.

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1 minute ago, elviajero said:

That is true, but immigration can still deny the visa after you've paid if they find an undisclosed overstay.

Of course... that is true of any visa and has nothing to do with Thailand Elite.

Would you expect to get back your visa application fee for say and OA from your Thai Consulate/Embassy if you we denied entry?

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They not steal your money, because you do not pay before approved.

Yes, if you have overstayed in Thailand, they have the right to deny your application.

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3 minutes ago, lupin said:

Of course... that is true of any visa and has nothing to do with Thailand Elite.

The OP is asking if it's possible to pay the 500K and lose it because of an overstay history. The simple answer is yes, and I've explained how.

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Immigration make their own rules on a daily  basis

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1 minute ago, elviajero said:

The OP is asking if it's possible to pay the 500K and lose it because of an overstay history. The simple answer is yes, and I've explained how.

No, that's not even close to what the OP asked, you're twisting the original question to fit your narrative.

 

the OP asked if "Thai Visa APPLICATIONS can be rejected" ..... applications.

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6 minutes ago, lupin said:

No, that's not even close to what the OP asked, you're twisting the original question to fit your narrative.

 

the OP asked if "Thai Visa APPLICATIONS can be rejected" ..... applications.

"Narrative", 555.

 

The OP also said; "The worst part- they keep your 500k baht! And no visa issued."

 

If you apply for a PE visa and have your application accepted by TE that does not guarantee that you will get the visa and not lose your money. Your application is at risk right up to the point immigration stick the visa in your passport, which is done after you pay; IF you have an undisclosed overstay history.

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