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41 minutes ago, sotsira said:

My 5 year renewal is approaching and i remember that the 5 year period is calculated to

expire on your birthday.

 

What i can't remember is, depending on the date you actually go to renew will enable 

an additional year to be added to the 5 year period.

 

I think it is if you renew after the expiration date, you would benefit an extra year rounded

off to your birthdate.

 

Can someone just clarify that this is correct?

Yes, correct. Renew the day after your birthday and you get almost 6 years.

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Yes, correct. Renew the day after your birthday and you get almost 6 years.
Is the 5 year period calculated differently to the 2 year? My 2 year is Issue date plus 2 years

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3 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:
27 minutes ago, stevenl said:
Yes, correct. Renew the day after your birthday and you get almost 6 years.

Is the 5 year period calculated differently to the 2 year? My 2 year is Issue date plus 2 years

Yes.

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On 12/29/2017 at 8:56 AM, chris26be said:

Just got my Thai driver's license. Here is the current info (December 2017) for someone who does not have a driving license in the English language. I went to the Department of Land Transport (DLT) in Ubon Ratchathani (Ring road 231).

You need:
1. Your passport + copy of the first sheet + copy visa and stamp date of entering Thailand. A visa is apparently not necessary. I did not even have a visa, because this time I stay less than 30 days in Thailand.
2. Certificate of residence. Get this at the Tourist Police (Headquarters in Warin). Take your passport + copy, and also proof of your whereabouts, for example tabien job of your spouse + her ID card and copies.
3. Medical certificate. To be collected in a clinic. In my case, four doors next to the entrance of the DLT (80 Baht).
4. International driving license version 1949 + copy. Attention, Thailand does not accept version 1968.

Procedure:
After DLT has checked your documents on the third floor, four tests will follow:
1. Recognizing red, yellow and green.
2. A test in which you have to draw two rods with a cord on the same line (depth view, I suspect).
3. A reaction test: you have to brake when the light on the unit turns red.
4. To be able to recognize red, yellow and green on another device.


If you succeed, you have to watch a two hour video containing the traffic rules. Then you get your documents back. With that you go to the second floor, you pay 205 baht, they make a passport photo and then they make your driving license. That is valid for two years.

 

The bit about the Visa exempt stamp is interesting.... has anyone any experience with getting a licence at SamutPrakan with just a Visa exempt stamp (not a Visa) I'm over twice a year and it would save mhaving to remember to get an IDP each year.....

Andrew

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On 22.3.2018 at 5:20 PM, RetroGTAndrew said:

The bit about the Visa exempt stamp is interesting.... has anyone any experience with getting a licence at SamutPrakan with just a Visa exempt stamp (not a Visa) I'm over twice a year and it would save mhaving to remember to get an IDP each year.....

Andrew

I got mine at DLT Bang Chak on a visa exemption...

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Hi

 

I am out of Thailand right now but will return for a 90 day visit at the time my 5yr license will be up for renewal

 

But I will have a change of residence address

 

My question is if I no longer live in the same province can I still renew my license in the province where

I got the original 5yr license ? Or do I need to renew it at the province my current residence certificate will now show as home?

 

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What paperwork is required for an expat  renewing from a 2 year to  5 year  DL  please ? if any

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How far in advance of the expiry (of a 2 year temporary) licence can one apply? Mine expires 28 June 2018, and my residence certificate ETA from Immigration which I applied for yesterday is about 30 May, or 1 month before the expiry. Is that too soon to apply for the 5 year licence?

 

I will apply at Bangchak in Bangkok. 

Edited by samtam
clarification

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You should have no problems with renewing one month before.

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I really wonder why all the website owners claim that you can not get your thai DL if you have no visa..

 

I have just some 30 days extension from chonburi immigration.

 

However i went to bangkok in 2 Dlt's and handed them over my documents and there was no issue, i just canceled at the very last moment because the queue was like 1 month.

 

I whent on friday to cha am area and passed the test and on monday driving test.

 

So the info about visa is not true.

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On 5/19/2018 at 7:04 PM, Woldenersen said:

I really wonder why all the website owners claim that you can not get your thai DL if you have no visa..

 

I have just some 30 days extension from chonburi immigration.

 

However i went to bangkok in 2 Dlt's and handed them over my documents and there was no issue, i just canceled at the very last moment because the queue was like 1 month.

 

I whent on friday to cha am area and passed the test and on monday driving test.

 

So the info about visa is not true.

What "info about visa" are you referring to that is not true?

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The part that you need a visa, like 90% of the websites claiming that on a 30 days on arrival is not enough and this is 100% false.

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You'll get a 2 year "provisional" license...later after 2 years if you have a long term visa or extension they will five you a 5 year full license.

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1 hour ago, Woldenersen said:

The part that you need a visa, like 90% of the websites claiming that on a 30 days on arrival is not enough and this is 100% false.

Not sure who you mean by 90% of the web sites - the 3 I use have loads of people stating not an issue - apart from possibly some specific DLTs. Maybe stick to TV in future.............:cheesy:

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