Does being an 'Elite' visa holder somehow exempt you from all the other paperwork hassles in Thailand? I don't think it does. Funnily enough I never see anyone singing abut how great it is either. I think those that jumped on when it was first launched many years ago were too embarrassed to tell anyone they had one. I honestly don't see any value in the visa, married or unmarried. You want a limo, jump into one of the many services available for walk in customers. You want to play golf? Well, go play golf. You need an Elite visa for that? My last annual extension took around ten minutes. So, what does the money buy you, 15 or 20 minutes at immigration? ฿100,000 annually? Yeah, value if you fly daily and would otherwise use the banknotes to light cigars. Yes, but the money is still yours. How did this small but significant point evade you.