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I am going to UK I understand for my stay there I am able to use my Thai driving licence

Any 1 with advise please do I need to get it translated or will transport dept give me 1 in English any help thank you

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Last time I was in the UK I used my Thai License to hire a car

 

The Thai License is in Thai & English

 

 

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The Thai driving license is in English and Thai. You may need to show a return flight when hiring a car in the UK. 

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Careful some places the license is valid only if you have your passport with it.


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Another option is to get an international driving licence from the diving licence office on Hang Dong Road 

 

I used this to hire a car in the UK this summer

 

Also had to show my passport

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The Thai DL needs to be the full, 5-year DL to be accepted by UK car rental shops at airports. The current 2-year license is considered the same as the old UK 'provisional' license and is thus restricted.

 

However, both the Thai 2-year and 5-year DL's are legal for a visitor to drive a non-rental vehicle for up to 12 months.

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All the above post are correct. Just one thing some hire companies charge a bit more for insurance if you don't have a UK licence. I know the one I used did. Saying that you will more than likely find if you get a hire car from the airport they will be fine.

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5 hours ago, HullyGully said:

Last time I was in the UK I used my Thai License to hire a car

So do I, every year.

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Can you use it if you also have a valid UK licence?

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10 hours ago, Spidey said:

Can you use it if you also have a valid UK licence?

Yes.

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Thank you all for your comments but my thai driving licence is the old type paper not plastic and except for my name all thai as this is a life time driving licence no age limit .

i will visit the office in hang dong see if I can get the plastic 1 and International permit 

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19 hours ago, Spidey said:

Can you use it if you also have a valid UK licence?

Why would you want to use your Thai licence if your UK licence is valid....why complicate things

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52 minutes ago, happyme said:

Thank you all for your comments but my thai driving licence is the old type paper not plastic and except for my name all thai as this is a life time driving licence no age limit .

i will visit the office in hang dong see if I can get the plastic 1 and International permit 

If you get a plastic one you will presumably then have to renew it every 5 years. So you may be better off sticking with what you have, if possible. That plus an IDP (which is only a translation) should do you.

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37 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Why would you want to use your Thai licence if your UK licence is valid....why complicate things

If you use a UK licence for a rental then you are supposed to get a DVLA code online before doing so, to show what endorsements your licence may have. Using a Thai licence avoids having to do that, thus simplifying things.

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