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12 hours ago, CLW said:

Thailand to Cambodia no problem. Your Thai driver licence is valid. Crossed Aranyaprathet, continue to Laos. Everything smooth. Going back to Thailand at Pakse - Ubon border.

your thai license is NOT accepted- even a 5 year one  ( even thou on the books they say it is) in Cambodia

PLUS u have no insurance for ur thai bike

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1 hour ago, phuketrichard said:

your thai license is NOT accepted- even a 5 year one  ( even thou on the books they say it is) in Cambodia

PLUS u have no insurance for ur thai bike

 

I read that all ASEAN licenses are recognized throughout ASEAN. I guess you're saying the cops in Cambodia don't care and they want their tea money when they stop you. 

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All ASEAN licenses are NOT accepted throughout ASEAN if by accepted you mean being to able to drive with it andn to needing a local license.

 

It may be the case that they are accepted in the sense that other countries will issue a local license without a driving test based on it. I know that my Cambodian acquaintances have been  able to get a Thai driver's license based on his Cambodian license (no driving or written test, just the vision tests) but could not drive legally in Thailand with only the Cambodian license.

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I read that all ASEAN licenses are recognized throughout ASEAN. I guess you're saying the cops in Cambodia don't care and they want their tea money when they stop you. 

Correct.
I have the same information from the Thai department of Land transportation.
Got stopped in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Paid no tea money to the cops.
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Thai Dept of Land Transportation unequivocally told me that Cambodian DLs are not valid for driving in Thailand. And friends inquiring in other parts of the country were told the same.

Perhaps there is some special "ASEAN licence" issued in some countries? Though the last I heard, the ASEAN countries had yet to agree to such a thing

 

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/license

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Cannot drive in Thailand with a Cambodian license that is in English.

But can get a Thai license issued based on that without driving or written test...but have to do that, can't just use the Camb license.

If it is not in English (as those issued some years back ate not) then cannot get a reciprocal Thai license, would have to go through same process as if no license.

In either case must get a Thai license.


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Can I bring a Cambodia plated motorcycle into Thailand? 

 

Just trying to work out the logistics of splitting my time between Thailand and Cambodia. I would like to base myself in Cambodia due to the easy visa situation and then visit Thailand as much as possible. 

 

I guess I could bus it but what's the fun in that?!

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On 5/19/2014 at 9:44 AM, phuketrichard said:

no problem,

make sure u have the motorcyle green book in your name to clear customs in Thailand.

going into Cambodia, they might charge you 100-500 baht but.... They let bikes in at Koh Kong, Poi Pet and Osmach

Few things;

your insurance is no good in Cambodia so be carefull, also YOU can not ride with your lights on in the daytime ( but you can ride without them at night)

If you go to Shv expect to be stopped and fined

reason you dont see lots on gt riders (many of whom are based in Northern Thailand ) is the roads are getting worse an worse in Cambodia an are heavliy travelled.

Even if u talk to guys that live there an ride, they are real carefull, On my travels i have seen a few Thai bikes but not many.

Laos is heaven for a motoryclist compared to Cambodia thumbsup.gif

So quick question... I have a Thai registered (in my name) Lifan 200cc enduro bike. Was thinking of doing a quick trip... only because it seems a fun idea... into Cambodia from here in Thailand. so here are my questions:

 

Need green book in my name... it is and I have. Do I need to go to Transport office for bike passport?

 

If I cover the headlight with something to shield light is that okay?

 

Insurance is arranged at the border (Cam side)?

 

Which crossing points do you recommend (stand by the ones you have already listed above)? Thinking one close to Siam Reap.

 

Many thanks.

 

 

 

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So quick question... I have a Thai registered (in my name) Lifan 200cc enduro bike. Was thinking of doing a quick trip... only because it seems a fun idea... into Cambodia from here in Thailand. so here are my questions:
 
Need green book in my name... it is and I have. Do I need to go to Transport office for bike passport?
 
If I cover the headlight with something to shield light is that okay?
 
Insurance is arranged at the border (Cam side)?
 
Which crossing points do you recommend (stand by the ones you have already listed above)? Thinking one close to Siam Reap.
 
Many thanks.
 
 
 
I have done it two years ago with a 125cc Thai bike.
Yes, you need the green book and what you called bike passport. I can't remember the exact name of this document.
I drove from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet in one day and stayed overnight.
The next day border crossing at Poi Pet.
This border is an absolute mess.
Don't listen or trust anyone there.
Proceed straight to the Thai border control gate and tell them you want to cross to Cambodia.
They will process your temporary export documents for your motorcycle.
You need to have a few copies of your documents and maybe also a picture of you.
Then go straight to the Cambodia border under the bridge of the casino.
Right hand side you see the building for your visa on arrival and a little bit further a small shack where they stamp your visa and you get the immigration card.
I didn't mention anything about my motorbike though it was obvious because I was wearing full gear and had a helmet with me.
No one seemed to care about my motorcycle.
After stamping my visa I continued to Siem Reap.
Spent a few days in Cambodia and crossed further to Laos at the Don Det area / 4000 Islands.
This border was absolutely quiet.
They just finished a huge impressive customs building but almost no people there.
The customs officer first shocked me as he told me I can not cross the border.
Luckily he misunderstood that I came from the Laos side. In this case you need a permission from the Cambodian ministry of transport. He showed me two British BMW 1200Gs whose owners had to take a bus to Phnom Penh to get that document in person.
However, in my case crossing from TH to Cambodia and then Laos he said that's fine because there is some agreement.
Border crossing to Laos was also without any problems.
They were very friendly and not like their Cambodian counterparts who demanded often some dollars for stamps etc...
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