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Ukrainian Nabbed Taking Driver’S Exam For Friend

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Didnt know you could take a drivers license test as a foreigner . without a work permnit smile.png If there is a way please let me know ?

Workpermit is not required.

Your ambassey can give you dokumentation about your address in Thailand instead

From a strictly legal point-of-view: if you're planning to be in Thailand (btw: this rule applies to most countries !) for more than six (6) months, then you can use your home-countries license during those first 6 months (classed as a "Tourist"); however, at 1 second past midnight on the stroke of 6 months, you are required to have a license of the country you're in. The huge and "hidden" problem is that IF you have an accident and you are NOT in possession of this Thai license (after 6 months); then you are automatically EXCLUDED from any insurance cover you may have purchased ! ! ! Don't think I have to explain what disastrous consequences this could have on your life . . . . . .

You are wasting your time as I do because MANY people here are going to explain you that we are talking shxt and that insurance do not excude you when you have an accident...

Then later these people wonder why shxt happens to them...

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Why do they pretend that cheating is a problem in this country ? They all do it !!!

So, you know all the Thais, good for you.. NONE of my Thai friends even attempted to cheat on the Driving/Riding exams, think you hang around the 'wrong people'.

Of course, you must know very well all your "friends", they also never paid the police instead of going to the police station ! 100% sure !

And this country is also not known as the land of cheat... you must know the country and its people very well !

The only thing that I am sure about is that all this big mouth farangs who know nothing and speak about what they don't know really upset me !

I'd agree with you, but, then we'd BOTH be wrong. I rest my case. Enjoy!

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But Mr. Rustam did not pass both the theory and the driving part...

I g uess they couldn't fund a Trabi, or a Russian car for his driving test....laugh.png

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Anyone unable to pass the Thai driving test REALLY does not belong on the road!

If this had worked, the Russian would have a license with his friend picture on it, how did they think that was going to work?

Did you pass it on the first try? I took me two times. I think everyone I know had to take it again at least once. My nephews took 3 times a piece. The English is hard to decipher on a lot of questions. I think this guys problem was he gave up too quickly! They let you take it until you pass I believe.

Yes, first try, both theory and practical, car and motorcycle, (have had no need to get any heavy licence yet) my wife told me that while I was doing the practical (for car), the inspector was telling the others who were to follow "THAT is how it should be done".

I found it ridiculously easy, compared to the test in my home country.

But I get your point and I agree, the English language version of the the theory test could use some improvement, I did find some of the questions ambiguous at best. I had to actually think about the true meaning of some questions for a few seconds.

Considering the "not quite right" English used and the fact that English is not the Russian man's native tongue, maybe I was a little harsh.

If it was the theory component that he had problems with...

Still, what good is a licence with someone else's photo on it?

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Didnt know you could take a drivers license test as a foreigner . without a work permnit smile.png If there is a way please let me know ?

Workpermit is not required.

Your ambassey can give you dokumentation about your address in Thailand instead

Go to your local immigration office for a letter of residency - no need to go to BKK embassy

Right and a lot cheaper too!

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Don"t know why anybody would take the time to even sit aThai driving test,been stopped 4 times just flashed my UK lincence and away.

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Didnt know you could take a drivers license test as a foreigner . without a work permnit smile.png If there is a way please let me know ?

The test is so laughably easy, it passes as entertainment instead of work. The Ukrainian is a prime candidate for a Darwin award, should he ever take up a dangerous hobby.

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Didnt know you could take a drivers license test as a foreigner . without a work permnit smile.png If there is a way please let me know ?

Oh yes! You can. In fact it is the law. Here is a guide I made. It's geared toward Chiang Mai but the basics should be the same country wide: http://www.darindunn.com/upload/GettingaThaiDriversLicense.pdf

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Don"t know why anybody would take the time to even sit aThai driving test,been stopped 4 times just flashed my UK lincence and away.

Then you got lucky! That's still not a reason to ignore the law.

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What's with the use of "farang" throughout TV???? . . . could we not use the slightly less derogatory "foreigner" or perhaps even the actual nationality as it's usually already known in the original articles . . .

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Police Forces all over the world have to make so many arrests, some may call it a target, if they never make any arrests they could in theory be disbanded. If you really do something stupid and obvious then you should not complain about joining the arrest statistics. This one is a clear example of how not to attempt to get your driving licence.

I think you have to be a Thai resident of some description to obtain a Thai Driving Licence. I have a 'retirement' visa, obtained a medical certificate, a proof of address letter from my local Immigration office and these together with my International Driving Licence was sufficient. All I had to do was the eyesight test and I got the two temporary Driving Licences, for both car and motorbike. After one year I had to get a medical certificate and proof of my address again, take the eyesight test again and got the full 5 years for both licences. All very efficient, polite and co-operative, no tea money, everything very correct.They were very busy on the day I attended and it took about 2 hours but certainly no complaints from me.

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Why would anyone who has entered the country illegally go anywhere NEAR the cops or a government office where ID is a BIG DEAL? Two dummies.

Da Russian is obviously of Iorish descent -to be sure!

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Who needs an exam? Everyone can use 2 types of special licenses. Red or Purple depending on the urgency of the occasion. :rolleyes:

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Very, very, very silly boy, busted taking an exam for someone else (only works for Thais, sometimes), and busted without a valid passport. Say hello to the boys inside.

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"The Ukranian also could not show police a passport when he was arrested, so he is also charged with illegal entry into the kingdom."

"After being notified, the officer rushed to the driver’s exam room with a police team. When they reached Mr. Witaly, they examined his documents and passport. The documents identified him as Mr. Rustam Valiev, age 28, nationality Russian."

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