Get a Thai driving license for car and motorbike in Pattaya
If you wish to be able to drive both cars and motorcycles in Pattaya Thailand, then you’ll have to apply for 2 separate driving permits, and you’ll be issued 2 different physical cards, but you can get both done during the same visit (or series of visits) to the Land Transportation Office. If your home country driving license is only valid for automobiles then you will still have to take the written and driving tests to get your Thai motorcycle driving license.
First time getting a Thai driving license, you’ll be issued a temporary permit valid for 2 years. When the first 2 years are nearly up, you can make another trip to the Department of Land Transport and get a regular license which is valid for 5 years.
Changing to a Thai Driving Licence
Change Driving Licence Pattaya for Car and Motorbike
What do i need to get a Thai license.
Our Company require from you the following to change your foreign driving licence to a Thai driving licence :
- Medical Certificate
- Residence Certificate or Work Permit
We can help you to get a Residence Certificate proof of address either at your local Immigration office.
As stated above, you’ll need to hand over copies of all the important pages in your passport: info page, current visa, latest entry stamp, embarkment card. You should of course have a valid non-immigrant visa. There are conflicting reports online of people being able to get a Thai driving license on a tourist visa. If you’re here to work in Thailand as an Iglu employee, that of course wouldn’t apply to you. But if others happen to be reading this, don’t be surprised if you run into trouble trying to get one on a tourist visa.
- Valid Driving License or International Driving Permit
The whole process will be much easier if you have a valid driving license from your home country or International Driving Permit. If the license is not in English, then you’ll need to get a translation from your embassy. You’ll need photocopies of the front and back of your license or copies of all pages of an International Driving Licence.
Just supply us with all of the above and we will take care of it for you. You can hand the required documentation into our office in Pattaya.
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Renew Thai Driving Licence Pattaya
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Renew Thai driving licence is fairly simple. You basically just need to take all of the same documents that were required for your first application along with your temporary Thai driving licence. You will only need to take the vision and reaction tests this time. Then you’ll be given a regular license which is valid for 5 years.
You can renew your thai driving licence up to 1 months before the expiration of your current one. Don’t allow your original 2-year temporary license to expire before renew or you’ll have to get another temporary license and re-take any necessary examinations.
Documents which you will need to take:
- Your passport and copies of the photo page and your visa stamp
- Your work permit if you have one and photocopies of every used page in your work permit
- If you don’t have a work permit you will need a residence certificate from immigration
- Your old driving licence
The procedure for obtaining a driving permit in Pattaya consists of applying the demanded documents at the Department of Land Transportation. Then, one must take a written driving test and get the actual driving license. If you are less than 21 years old, you must renew your driver’s license in Pattaya one month before the expiry date.