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Are entries on an Elite guaranteed?

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Elita visas are tourist visas but show up as some sort of special status right? I imagine with a high cost visa like that you wouldn't or shouldn't be hassled by immigration (assuming no other issues are present, just a high amount of time inside Thailand).

 

Or are there stories of people sometimes being rejected by immigration even on an Elite visa?

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They are not “tourist visas”. They are a Privilege Entry Visa. 
 

Once the visa has been issued you’re not going to get denied entry for any of the reasons serial tourists are. It’s a long stay visa.

 

 

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Obviously should you break the law after being granted the TE Visa then you will probably be reassessed, but under normal circumstances nothing should prevent access

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Never try, never know Hal! Give it a shot!

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14 hours ago, elviajero said:

They are not “tourist visas”. They are a Privilege Entry Visa. 
 

Once the visa has been issued you’re not going to get denied entry for any of the reasons serial tourists are. It’s a long stay visa.

 

 

i would not bet on that the office could still deny you for any reason, it's just a visa and not a (free to enter for any reason visa)

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15 hours ago, elviajero said:

They are not “tourist visas”. They are a Privilege Entry Visa. 
 

Once the visa has been issued you’re not going to get denied entry for any of the reasons serial tourists are. It’s a long stay visa.

 

 

The Thailand Elite visa is very much a tourist visa (1 year stay per entry, with 90 day reports required) as I've been told more than once by TE themselves. If you choose not to believe that you can I'm sure email the very helpful people at TE to be told the same. However, because you are escorted to fast track immigration by a rep on entry to the country and he/she hands your passport to the IO everything goes smoothly. There is also no requirement to have 20,00 baht on your person on arrival.

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Thai Imm does classify them as 'tourist' visas thus have ZERO ongoing financial and/or insurance requirements as 'long-stay' visas.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, galt67 said:

Thai Imm does classify them as 'tourist' visas thus have ZERO ongoing financial and/or insurance requirements as 'long-stay' visas.

 

 

how you know that for sure?!...

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28 minutes ago, galt67 said:

Thai Imm does classify them as 'tourist' visas thus have ZERO ongoing financial and/or insurance requirements as 'long-stay' visas.

 

 

Also why driving licenses are restricted to the shorter 'provisional' type licenses on a TE class visa 

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i am 100% sure one day some immigration officer who think he is 'rambo' will deny someone who use a such visa...

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