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Thai Driving Licence How To Get One

By Paul Aslett on August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The new procedures in applying for a Thai driving licence. All first-time applicants, both Thai and foreign, must now achieve 90 percent correct answers in a touch screen written test of 50 questions, chosen at random from a data bank of 1,000. The test covers safety matters on road use and is available in English or Thai. All 1,000 questions and answers are provided on the website if you  look  how to get a Thai driving licence  for study purposes, although some of the questions are in English.

First Time Applicants For Thai Driving Licence !

First-time applicants for a one-year Thai driving license must possess valid passport and non-immigrant visa (original and a photocopy), proof of address provided by the Immigration Bureau or foreign embassy or provided on current work permit, medical certificate less than one-month-old and international or home country license (translated if not in English and certified by respective embassy). Those without such a license are required to take additional practical and study tests. All applicants must pass a short eyesight (color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception) and reflex examination as part of the whole application procedure. The new regulations are designed to achieve fewer accidents on the roads. The fee for the one-year license is 105 baht and a further 100 baht for the plastic smart card.

 

After the one-year licence, applicants may apply for a full five-year Thai driving licence  permit. Required documents are the original one-year licence, passport and copy showing current non-immigrant visa, a new letter of address confirmation from the Immigration Bureau or embassy and a new medical certificate. The only tests required for these candidates are eyesight (color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception) and reflex. There are no further practical tests or written examination. The fee for five years is 505 baht and a further 100 baht for the plastic smart card. It must be emphasized that no third party can apply on a driver’s behalf and that life time licences are no longer being issued.

Documents Required For 5 Year Thai Driving Licence

  • 1 year Thai driving licence
  • Passport & a copy
  • Non Immigrant O-Visa
  • Letter confirming address
  • Fee 505 baht

How To Get A Thai Driving Licence !

If a Thai driving license has been expired for more than a year, applicants must again take the written test and, if more than three years, must begin the process again as for first-time candidates. Also only Thais holding a Thai driving licence may use it in other ASEAN countries. The discretion does not cover foreigners with a Thai licence who are advised to obtain an international permit in Thailand or in their home country. A candidate failing any part of the Thai driving test requirements may be invited to repeat it once again at the discretion of the bureau.

Department of Land Transport office contact details : 

Call center: 1584

Head Office Bangkok Area 5

1032 Phaholyothin Road, Kwangjompol, Jatujak district, Bangkok 10900

Tel: 02-272-3100, 02-271-8888

Covers the districts: Pomprarb Satruphai, Dusit, Patumwan, Samphanthawong, Bangrak, Phayathai, Bangsue, Huay kwang, Bangkhen, Bangkapi, Don Muang, Jatujak, Din daeng, Lardprao, Saimai,

Rachathevee and Wangtonghluang.

Bangkok Area 1

9/99 Bangkunthian Chaithalay Road, Kwang Thakarm, Bangkhunthien district, Bangkok 10150

Tel: 02-415-73378

Covers the districts: Minburi, Nhongjok, lardkrabang, Buegkum, Sapansung, Kannayald and Klongsamwa.

Pattaya

Pattaya Land Transport Office of Banglamung district

143 moo 3 Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Nongplalai, Banglamung district, Chonburi province, 20160

Tel: 038-069054-5

Covers the districts: Banglamung and Sattahip.

Hua Hin / Cha-Am

Prachuapkiri Land Transport Office

199 moo 4 Phetchkasem Road, Tambon Ao Noi, Mueang district, Prachuapkiri Kan Provincial, 77210

Tel: 032-60-2034, 032-60-1901, 032-261-1996

Covers the districts: Kui Buri, Muang and Thap Sakae district.

 

Area 1 Branch of Pran Buri District

61 moo 3, Petchkasem Road, Tambon Khoa Noi, Pranburi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, 77120

Tel: 032-62-1343

Covers the districts: Hua Hin, Pran Buri and Sam Roi Yod.

Area 2 Branch of Bang Saphan District

100 moo 1 Petchkasem Road, Tambon Thong Mongkon, Bang Saphan district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, 77230

Tel: 032-69-7227

Covers the districts: Bang Saphan and Bang Saphan Noi.

Cha-am Land Transport Office

222 moo 1 Tambon Khao Yai, Cha-am district, Phetchaburi province, 76120

Tel: 032-471-846

Covers the districts: Tayang and Cha-am.

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 Phuket

Phuket Province Land Transport Office

42/1 Rattanakosin Song Roy Pee Road, Tambon Taladnua, Muang District, Phuket Province, 83000

Tel: 076-241-930

Covers the districts: Muang, Thalang and Kathu.

Samui

Samui Land Transport Office

125 moo 2 Tambon Lipa Noi, Koh Samui district, Surat Thani Province, 84320

Tel: 07-742-3309

Covers the districts: Koh Samui and Koh Phaghan.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Area 1

405/2 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road, Tambon Wat Ket, A. Mueang, Chiang Mai 50000

Tel: 053-277156, 053-278570, 053-140-405

Covers the districts: Saraphi, Muang, Samoeng, Mae Rim, San Kamphaeng, San Pa Tong, Mae Wang, Mae On, Doy Saket and San Pa Tong.

Chiang Mai Fang District Area

424 moo 7 Tambon Mae Son, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, 50110

Tel: 053-34-6421

Covers the districts: Fang, Mae Ai and Di Chai Prakan.

Chiang Mai Mae Taeng district Area

389 moo 7 Chiang Mai Fang Road, Tambon Sonmahapon, Mae Taeng district, Chiang Mai province, 50150

Tel: 053-47-1415

Covers the districts: Mae Taeng, Chiang Dao and Wiang Haeng.

Chiang Mai Area 2 Mae Hia

192 moo 7 Chiang Mai- Hod Road, Tambon Mae Hia, Mueang district, Chiang Mai province, 50100

Tel: 053-27-0410, 053-27-0411,053-27-0412

Covers the districts: Phrao, Muan, Saraphi, Doy Saket, Samoeng, Mae Rim, Hang Dong, San Kamphaeng, San Pa Tong, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai and Mae On.

Chiang Mai Jomthong district Area

222 moo 1 Chiang Mai – Hod Road, Tambon Kuang Pao, Jomthong district, Chiang Mai province, 50160

Tel: 053-36-9666, 053-36-9667, 053-36-9668, 053-36-9669

Covers the districts: Doi Lol, Jom Thong, Doi Tao, Hod, Mae Chaem and Om koi.

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Land Transport Office official web portal http://www.dlt.go.th/

Driving in Thailand website – http://driving-in-thailand.com/land-transport-offices-in-thailand/

Getting a Thai driving licence in Thailand – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69AazhEQrDU

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Paul AslettView all posts by Paul Aslett
Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.