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I've also seen it quoted that you can't get a driving licence with a tourist visa, even though thousands of people do it yearly

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My USA license expired last year, the state say they extended it in the computer up to 2 more years, or 30 days of return to the USA.  Will I have to sit  through all the tests or no?  I will be doing it in Maha Sarahkam.  Also for the residency paper can i just get that at immigration or do i have to go to the embassy in Bangkok?  Thank you for any assistance!

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My USA license expired last year, the state say they extended it in the computer up to 2 more years, or 30 days of return to the USA.  Will I have to sit  through all the tests or no?  I will be doing it in Maha Sarahkam.  Also for the residency paper can i just get that at immigration or do i have to go to the embassy in Bangkok?  Thank you for any assistance!
If your US physical licence has expired then i think you're have to do the test. If you can get hold of a new US card then you won't need to do the full test. Res certs are from immigration
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Could someone please reiterate the test and translation requirements based on nationality of the existing drivers license?

It appears if you have a US license: no IDP needed, no translation needed, no written, no driving test needed?

If you have a European license, no IDP needed?, translation needed (signed by embassy) unless it's from the UK?, no written and no driving test?

Verification of address: does a condo deed do the trick or do I have to go to my embassy? 

Work permit is acceptable as address verification, although it only has my work address on it, not my residence address?

Does your drivers license have to match your nationality?

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1 hour ago, RaveBlond said:

It appears if you have a US license: no IDP needed, no translation needed, no written, no driving test needed?

Correct: if you have a driver's license in the English language, you do not need a IDP nor a translation. You do not have to take the written and driving test. You only have take color-blindness, depth view and reaction time tests.

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Correct: if you have a driver's license in the English language, you do not need a IDP nor a translation. You do not have to take the written and driving test. You only have take color-blindness, depth view and reaction time tests.

I'm pretty sure there's a slight advantage of having an IDP, a guy i was queuing with who didn't have an IDP got lead off to watch a video where i didn't need to. No big deal but was a difference

 

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Dunno where put this really I'll stick info here.

Update today Sukhothai DLT for car/ truck & m/c 5 year Thai DL's renewal 2 hours + 760 baht.

Yellow book or confirmation of address, passport & expired DL's, colour blind card test, watch 1 hour vid, you then get forms to sign, pay money, then a photo take, new DL's issued. 

I went more than 1 day late so have a 6 year DL's almost.

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If you renew your 5-year Thai licence and you have a valid current work permit, does that count for anything. A previous poster said  'ORIGINAL PRESENT RESIDENT ADDRESS IN THAILAND CERTIFY FROM EMBASSY / IMMIGRATION BUREAU (VALID FOR 1 YEAR) OR WORK PERMIT WITH ORIGINAL AND PHOTO COPY'.  'Work permit with original and photocopy. I am not sure I understand original and photocopy. Does it mean original address?

 

Actually, the last time I renewed my drivers licence I showed them my work permit which happen to have the same address that was on my drivers licence. They accepted  the work permit as proof of address. But if your work permit has your company name in the address, I doubt that they would accept that. (This was in pattaya)

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4 hours ago, khaepmu said:

If you renew your 5-year Thai licence and you have a valid current work permit, does that count for anything. A previous poster said  'ORIGINAL PRESENT RESIDENT ADDRESS IN THAILAND CERTIFY FROM EMBASSY / IMMIGRATION BUREAU (VALID FOR 1 YEAR) OR WORK PERMIT WITH ORIGINAL AND PHOTO COPY'.  'Work permit with original and photocopy. I am not sure I understand original and photocopy. Does it mean original address?

 

Actually, the last time I renewed my drivers licence I showed them my work permit which happen to have the same address that was on my drivers licence. They accepted  the work permit as proof of address. But if your work permit has your company name in the address, I doubt that they would accept that. (This was in pattaya)

Don't make sense to me either, just go along to DLT and renew your Thai DL like you did before.

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My missus has Thai car licence, she wants an international licence, as we are heading to Europe soon, what is the procedure?

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6 hours ago, hackjam said:

My missus has Thai car licence, she wants an international licence, as we are heading to Europe soon, what is the procedure?

As long as it's a 5 year Thai DL your wife should go to a DLT office that issues an IDP ( International Driving Permit ) they are not licences.

The UK doesn't require a IDP don't know about other countries.

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On 1/13/2019 at 5:14 AM, hackjam said:

My missus has Thai car licence, she wants an international licence, as we are heading to Europe soon, what is the procedure?

Substitute ID card and housebook copy for 1&2IMG_1029.PNG.2873fe9e853e7ae4626455e1ceb05b8b.PNG

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Hello. Can someone please advise (have tried looking for this info but cannot find).....

 

I've been working abroad and my two-year driving licence has expired (about six weeks ago).

I will go to renew at Pattaya in April after Songkran. Can I apply for a five-year driving licence or must I start again with a temporary licence?

 

What documents will I need?

When I got the temporary licence two years ago I did not show any immigration letter from the UK embassy, is that now required?

(Just to add, I also have a UK driving licence.)

 

Any advise much appreciated! Thank you!!

J

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1 minute ago, JRG23 said:

Hello. Can someone please advise (have tried looking for this info but cannot find).....

 

I've been working abroad and my two-year driving licence has expired (about six weeks ago).

I will go to renew at Pattaya in April after Songkran. Can I apply for a five-year driving licence or must I start again with a temporary licence?

 

What documents will I need?

When I got the temporary licence two years ago I did not show any immigration letter from the UK embassy, is that now required?

 

Any advise much appreciated! Thank you!!

J

You might be OK! You still have your expired license! Present that!

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Hello. Can someone please advise (have tried looking for this info but cannot find).....
 
I've been working abroad and my two-year driving licence has expired (about six weeks ago).
I will go to renew at Pattaya in April after Songkran. Can I apply for a five-year driving licence or must I start again with a temporary licence?
 
What documents will I need?
When I got the temporary licence two years ago I did not show any immigration letter from the UK embassy, is that now required?
(Just to add, I also have a UK driving licence.)
 
Any advise much appreciated! Thank you!!
J
If on a tourist visa you can only get a 2 year driving licence. I needed doctor cert, res cert, copies of passport. If you are getting 2 licences, you need 2 copies of everything

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