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Daily self of achievement living in Thailand

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I agree that there is a feeling of great satisfaction at dealing with the ever increasing red tape aimed at foreigners . Reading some of the stories here make me thankful I'm in a position where when I have to deal with officialdom, most of the donkey work is done for me.

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3 minutes ago, Dmaxdan said:

The driving license renewal is particularly baffling. 2-3 hours of queuing, a video, queuing, some basic tests, more queuing, payment and finally you are handed a piece of plastic with your name and photo on which in no uncertain terms proves you can actually drive!


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Because it is not about what you know but how hard it was to get it 😉

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1 hour ago, Kinnock said:

 

An International Head Office plus a local BOI business.

 

But the good news is that I don't have Elephantiasis. 😁

It all depends how you look at it, if it is good news or not.

 

While it appears to be good news, infact it is not  and i will tell you why.

 

Because you do not have it, you are at risk and open to get it.

 

My theory is best to get all, then no longer need to worry about getting it again😜

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1 minute ago, Lacessit said:

None of this is too difficult if one uses an agent, or has a Thai GF. Plus a smartphone with books and music available while waiting.

My daily sense of achievement in Thailand is getting back to my condo unscathed after travelling on my scooter or in my car anywhere between a few minutes and several hours. Thai traffic sets a skills examination every day. Ten years so far, touch wood.

Less frequently, breaking 40 or 80 around my local golf course.

The fairy tale of agents doing your DL is just that a fairy tale, you still have to go through the entire process and neither agent or gf or a wife can sign on your behalf 😜

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2 minutes ago, BestB said:

The fairy tale of agents doing your DL is just that a fairy tale, you still have to go through the entire process and neither agent or gf or a wife can sign on your behalf 😜

My Thai GF was an enormous help when I converted from the 2-year provisional licence to the 5 year. An agent assisted me when I got my 2-year provisional licence, converting from an IDP. All I needed was a medical certificate, and I was asked to identify the colours of a traffic light. No indoctrination, no riding or driving test. Perhaps requirements have been tightened up since I went.

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7 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

My Thai GF was an enormous help when I converted from the 2-year provisional licence to the 5 year. An agent assisted me when I got my 2-year provisional licence, converting from an IDP. All I needed was a medical certificate, and I was asked to identify the colours of a traffic light. No indoctrination, no riding or driving test. Perhaps requirements have been tightened up since I went.

Not much has changed and still takes 3-4 hours of feeing around . As if colourblindness came on after initial 2 years. In my case onto 3rd 5 year and they still checking . If I was not colourblind 18 years ago, I sure did not develop it later in life 

 

but most importantly, by letting gf or agent help you.you take away all your pride and miss out on having an amazing feel of achievement😜

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