You Can Become An "Elite" Resident In Thailand For $60,000

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It seems like Thailand really wants people to come to their country, even going as far as offering an "elite" residency for $60,000. Not only do you become a VIP of Thailand, but the government provides a concierge service. According to this article by business insider;

The Thai government has started offering "elite" residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (PS2,403) a year, aimed at capitalising on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration.

There's around seven different packages, but the most expensive one costing $60,000 provides the following;

The government will also provide complimentary return airport transfers, an annual health check up at a private hospital and 24 spa treatments and golfing trips a year.

All that, PLUS help with government agencies, such as dealing with immigration and licenses.

So monkeys, would you consider becoming an elite resident of Thailand, or if you could buy elite residency inside any country, which country would you choose?

Comments (15)

Jun 1, 2017

I have been to Thailand many years ago. I visited the country because a relative worked for the airlines. If I had the money, I'd buy my own island.

Jun 2, 2017

Islands go as cheap as $175,000. It's quite possible to get one.

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Jun 1, 2017

Where can I sign? I still think my odds of one day becoming an expat there are close to 50%. Will wait until the Asset Management industry fades into obscurity first.

Jun 1, 2017

would seriously consider it
even in investment banking, you're a grind monkey, second-class citizen for a long while, and then chalk out a brutal existence similar to that of a middle america factory worker longing for his retirement.

Jun 4, 2017

I'm considering it because It seems like a good dream.

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Jun 1, 2017

as someone with a semi-nomadic lifestyle (out of the US ~6mo/yr), this is interesting.

but often times, official residency comes with a slew of unintended consequences.

Jun 1, 2017

Happy endings cost that much these days eh?

-checks watch, hmm

Jun 3, 2017

Lol if I covfefe

Jun 3, 2017

Cue the trump memes.

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Jul 16, 2017

i wish i had that money! lol Every country should allow ppl to "buy" the citizenship...lol

Jul 17, 2017

the US has EB-5, so the big ones do.

Jul 21, 2017

haha...can you hook me up with someone!?

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Jul 17, 2017

Does this include a place to live?

If not, I probably wouldn't go for that. Golf/spa and flights for $60K is a garbage deal.

You could live in Thailand for a good long while, go wild, and cause straight up mayhem every night for $60K. Because of how cheap it is there, I'd have to get a lot more for that amount.

I have a couple friends who went over there with far less and were able to stay for 5-6 months living it up hard. Came back after, worked and saved up more cash, went right back and did it again.

Jul 18, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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