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OK so First issue is 1-2 years

First Renewal is 5-6 years

Second Renewal is 5-6 years

Third, forth, fifth etc.......

What is the official schedule of renewals? 

At what point do you get more than 5 years upon a renewal?

Does it make a difference if you are on different types of visas? eg.  on a Non-O vs a Non-B vs ......?

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No, you can't get 6 years. The maximum is 6 years minus 1 day, as I mentioned in the post you quoted.   Licenses expire on the date of your birthday, in 5 years time. Any days between the da

Two types of Licence a foreigner can obtain:    - 2 Year Temporary Driving licence - 5 Year Driving Licence   Thats it.  After holding a 2 year temp licence a *foreigner

You don’t...but you can make it 6 years less a day by renewing the day after it runs out

It depends upon your visa type as to what license they will issue   normally a "tourist visa" will only get a provisional 2 year licence   a Non-O  or  B visa or extension of  will get a 5 year license after the initial 2 year provisional licence... however T.I.T and the various caveats and anomalies  apply.

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2 minutes ago, mahjongguy said:

Years ago they issued lifetime licenses. Some of those people are still around. Many of them still driving.  Eek!

I ‘kin hope so...Mrs J is one of those!!!

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30 minutes ago, Scottish Thailander said:

OK so First issue is 1-2 years

First Renewal is 5-6 years

Second Renewal is 5-6 years

Third, forth, fifth etc.......

What is the official schedule of renewals? 

At what point do you get more than 5 years upon a renewal?

Does it make a difference if you are on different types of visas? eg.  on a Non-O vs a Non-B vs ......?

All including Thais have to renew a 5 year license every 5 years, like many other countries. 

 

The days of lifetime licenses are over since governments have seen how much money they can earn to provide this service and make everyone's life more time consuming and complicated.

 

Passport offices and driving license offices always seem to be busy and crowded.

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15 minutes ago, blackcab said:

 

5 years 364 days is the maximum length of a renewal.

 

It doesn't matter how many times you renew, that is the maximum period of validity you can get.

Or 6 years when you go short after the expiration date. 

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