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My experience of 5-year licence renewal at Bangkok DLT 3 (near Sukhumvit 99)

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Thanks for the detailed report.

Do you know when applicants have to arrive?

Would you recommend to come early like you or does it not rally matter?

Do you know if some weekdays are busier than others?

Thanks

 

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20 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Thanks for the detailed report.

Do you know when applicants have to arrive?

Would you recommend to come early like you or does it not rally matter?

Do you know if some weekdays are busier than others?

Thanks

 

I saw a sign which said that only 500 people are accepted each day, so the earlier the better I would guess. The website says the office opens at 08:30, but we were allowed in at 07:30. If you arrived mid-morning for example you might be asked to return the next day (and there would be nowhere to park as the car park was full when I left). It was busy yesterday, but I honestly couldn't say if that was normal or not. I would assume Mondays are busier as all those licences expiring on Saturday and Sunday need to be renewed.

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I dont have a WP. I assume its not mandatory? If one takes a yellow book, pink card and passport will this suffice?

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1 hour ago, davidst01 said:

I dont have a WP. I assume its not mandatory? If one takes a yellow book, pink card and passport will this suffice?

I don't have WP, yellow book or pink card.

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25 minutes ago, Dazinoz said:

I don't have WP, yellow book or pink card.

In most DLT offices, you would then probably need a Certificate of Residency from Immigration.

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Total BS post, 

There is no need to wait. 

You can renew your current Thai driving licence at any land transport office as long as you have residence certificate, med report ( nothing more than 30days old) , original documents and photocopies.  Most Land transport office people speak English better than i do. ChiagMai, and Lamphun office people speak German too. 

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16 hours ago, davidst01 said:

I dont have a WP. I assume its not mandatory? If one takes a yellow book, pink card and passport will this suffice?

I would imagine so as you need proof of address.

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So how do you go about getting a license for nearly 6 years as in the OPs case? 

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26 minutes ago, GarryP said:

So how do you go about getting a license for nearly 6 years as in the OPs case? 

If you renew late they thank you with another year. Mine have been 6 year ones..

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49 minutes ago, transam said:

If you renew late they thank you with another year. Mine have been 6 year ones..

So I should renew in the window after my birthday (expiry date) and not before?

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

So how do you go about getting a license for nearly 6 years as in the OPs case? 

The license duration is five years from your next birthday; if you go two days before the licence expires you'll get 5 years and 2 days. Two days after and you get five years and 363 days.

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