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The thing about forums is that although many subjects appear to get done to death, there are always those who need up to date information and who welcome a rehash of an old subject. My licences run o

I went for renewal of my 5-year driver's license today. When it was all over, and I reflected upon it, I was pleasantly surprised by the relative ease of the process. I got there at about 0800, a

Hmm,if I had read many licence threads before,I would not care to read this one as well.. Since I have not,I found it informative,thanks!

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Just wondering. Is this more or less the process that Thai nationals go through to get a licence, or do they have to demonstrate an ability to drive a car? A guy I know who drives a baht bus was hit from behind by a Thai woman driver. He thought it was funny that her driving licence was just one day old.

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Just a quick note, if you have a one year temporary license and need to get a 5 year permanent license, you will need a medical report. Wifey just did it 2 weeks ago and it was required. I'm off to do mine today so will report back on this also.

And yes, the tests are exactly the same for Thais and foreigners. I guess you use to be able to get your license in a variety of ways before (whistling.gif ), but not now. Seems they are cracking down on this a bit. But just because you pass their easy tests doesn't mean you can drive well! laugh.png

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If you already have a one year license can you change to 5 year if you're only on a 30 day tourist visa?

Likewise, if you're renewing 5 year license can you renew it if you're only on 30 day tourist visa?

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If you already have a one year license can you change to 5 year if you're only on a 30 day tourist visa?

Likewise, if you're renewing 5 year license can you renew it if you're only on 30 day tourist visa?

1 - no - I tried very hard when I renewed my one year last year but no way without a longer visa and probably a 1 year type. (I think you mean a visa waiver stamp?) Just had to get another 1 year.

2 - not sure but would imagine same as above although you may get away with it by mistake.

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Seriously????? Another driving licence thread crazy.gif

I know and they are all saying the same thing just slightly differently, So lets pin this thread for the FIVE YEAR renewal topics and try to at least keep that one in one place.

Using this one because the topic title makes instant sense.

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And yes, the tests are exactly the same for Thais and foreigners. I guess you use to be able to get your license in a variety of ways before (whistling.gif ), but not now. Seems they are cracking down on this a bit.

You dont have to do the actual driving test or multiple choice exam if you are getting a 1-year car licence issued based on sight of a valid farang licence. You do have to do the sight and reflex tests though.

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I know this isn't related to renewal of a 5 year license, but went yesterday to get my first 5 year license as my 1 year temporary one expired. Got to the LTO about 11:10. Did the color and reflex tests within 10 minutes (seemed as they were in a hurry as many mistakes were made and they were just shrugged off...completely different from when I first got my 1 year temporary license.). Went over and paid the fees, waited about 40 minutes for the pictures and card and was out around 12:10 or so. Not bad! Medical report was required.

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Hello,



I'm soon to renew my car and motorbike driving licences, I currently have 1 year licences and should get five years as this time I'm on a non imm visa.



Do I need two residency certificates or will be one original and a copy be enough ?

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Hello,

I'm soon to renew my car and motorbike driving licences, I currently have 1 year licences and should get five years as this time I'm on a non imm visa.

Do I need two residency certificates or will be one original and a copy be enough ?

I just did this. Needed 2 medical certs and 2 residency certs. Ouch! 400B for the latter 2. For the medical ones, the place I went filled out 2 forms for the same price. 100B.

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Hello,

I'm soon to renew my car and motorbike driving licences, I currently have 1 year licences and should get five years as this time I'm on a non imm visa.

Do I need two residency certificates or will be one original and a copy be enough ?

I just did this. Needed 2 medical certs and 2 residency certs. Ouch! 400B for the latter 2. For the medical ones, the place I went filled out 2 forms for the same price. 100B.

I went with someone a couple of months ago who was doing exactly this and he used just one original of each and one copy. As long as the counter clerk can see both the original and the copy at the same time they were perfectly happy to keep the original for one application and the copy for the other application. I think they wrote something on the copy but I have no idea what.

Of course the goalposts may have moved since.

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