How can you obtain a Thai driver’s license?

Assistance Fee: 3,500 Baht

Obtaining a Thai driver’s license for motorcycles and cars in Pattaya

Consider that you need help getting a Thai driver’s license in Pattaya

We are with foreign nationals who want to obtain Thai driving license in Pattaya.
In order to be able to drive both motorcycles and cars in Thailand, you must apply for 2 driving licenses.

You can use your personal driving license if you are in the country as a tourist, but if you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 60 days, you need a Thai driver’s license.

Due to the language barrier, you will encounter many problems if you want to get the Thai driver’s license, so it is much easier to accept the help of the J&E Concierge team.

Thai-National-Thai Driving License in Pattaya available every Wednesday.

Foreign national driving license – Thai available every Tuesday and Friday.

We are here to help you get your driving license and for motorcycles, that’s why we invite you to call our phone number with confidence, whenever you need.

CALL US – 081 865 8910

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Why do I need a Thai driver’s license?

There are several reasons why you should have a Thai driving licence when you arrive in this country.

The most important reason for getting a Thai driving licence is to be sure your insurance stands up in case of an accident  , even if you are fully insured, the insurance companies will not pay out unless you have a driving licence.

The second reason is to keep legal, make sure you will not be constantly fined when stopped by the police for not having a driving licence.

You can get entry to places that have double prices and pay as much as a Thai citizen.
National parks, amusement parks and some zoos are a few examples of where there are usually double prices. You can also use the driver’s license as an ID to book rooms at different hotels.

How do I drive in Thailand?

Driving in Thailand can be done as long as you hold a valid driver’s license in English from your country of origin or a valid International driver’s license.
Traffic rules apply the same in Thailand, but the behavior of drivers is different, which is why it is very important to drive carefully and patiently and be patient.

How is the traffic in Thailand?

In the case of intersections without traffic lights, you can see that the normal traffic rules do not apply.
When there are certain traffic jams, some drivers are tempted to overtake the car column, passing the other lane going against the traffic direction

It is driving in Thailand dangerous?

If there is a column of cars behind a driver, he will not give priority to pedestrians because they want to cross the street.
The lane change has no real significance in Thailand traffic. Many drivers do not signal the crossing from one lane to the other.
Drive carefully and adapt to the rules of Thai traffic.

How should you drive on these roads?

Do not drive too fast and watch the traffic going on that day.
The roads in Thailand are quite good and comfortable. But some parts of the roads inside the city can be quite bad, with sudden and unexpected bumps or even holes in the roads.

How long will my Thai Driving Licence last?

When you first get your Thai driver’s license, it is valid for 2 years.
When the deadline approaches, J&E Concierge and you can get a Thai driver’s license, and it will be valid for 5 years.

What are the documents required to obtain a Thai driver’s license?

Changing a Thai driver’s license in Pattaya? – fee 3500 Baht

The J&E Concierge team needs the following documents to help you change your current driving license, into a Thai driver’s license:

  • Driving Licence
    Firstly, please send us a copy of your driving licence to [email protected],  so we can make sure it can be changed over.
    If everything is OK then we will contact you to send in the remaining documentation and paperwork this includes below –
  • Medical Certificate
    You can get this at just about any surgery, hospital or clinic. It will cost about 50-100 baht. Take your passport with you.
  • Passport – original required
  • Driving Licence – original required

Provide us with all the documents mentioned above and we will deal with your driving license.
You can also visit us at our company located in Pattaya Thai. Click here for our location on google maps

Also you might consider some useful information about opening a bank account in Pattaya.

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Last updated on: 13.07.2020 – 5:40


  1. Ebrahim June 22, 2020 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    How longe international driving licence have e validity?

    • J&E Concierge June 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      The international license is issued for one year

  2. Alan Morrow May 18, 2020 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I have a 2 year Thai driving licence which expires in january 2021 when can i renew if i decide to before the expiry date.
    I may have used you before to get my motorbike driving licence.
    How much would it cost to renew.

    • J&E Concierge May 18, 2020 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      You can renew it on the expiring date, after it expires or 3 months before if you have a long-stay visa. Our assistance fee is 3500 baht

  3. Bernie March 3, 2020 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Did my Thai driving license renewal with J&E.
    Perfect service, they did all the paperwork for me.
    Brought me to the Department where the licenses are issued, put me in the right directions where to line up, never felt left alone.
    Recommendable company.

    • J&E Concierge March 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you for choosing our services!

  4. Laszlo Nagy February 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    My thai driver licence time to expire in october 2022. Now can I get new one for 5 years, or not? Because I want to go to Australia and I won’t be back in 4 years. Thanks

    • J&E Concierge February 12, 2020 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Please bring the documents to the office and one of our consultants will check and advise.

  5. Laszlo Nagy February 12, 2020 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Hi. I have only thai driver licence, but I would like to get international driver licence, because I need to go to Australia. Can I get or not? Thanks.

    • J&E Concierge February 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Hi! Yes we can get it for you. Please bring passport, the thai licenses and resident certificate. If you don’t have the certificate bring any utility bill, rental contract or hotel invoice, 2 pictures and we can get it.

  6. Aung Thi Ha January 3, 2020 at 1:16 am - Reply

    My work permit is almost expired in one month. Is it acceptable?
    Fee THB 3500 is upon the receiving of the driving license?

    • J & E Concierge January 3, 2020 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      We can still use the work permit if is not expired and normally we ask our assistance fee before starting to prepare the documents

  7. Brian Batchelor August 6, 2019 at 7:32 am - Reply


    I am trying to renew my 5 year driving licence but failed the test where you have to line up the red and sticks, okay for th colour blind test. They want me to go back again tomorrow to try again. If I fail again can you arrange (for your fee) my renewal without me having to attend the test centre?

    Thank you

    • J & E Concierge Pattaya August 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Hello Brian,
      Sorry for the late reply please write us directly via mail or come by our office and we can further discuss your situation.

  8. Flipop June 28, 2019 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Can I get a Thai driving licence on a (single entry) tourist visa in Pattaya?

    • J&E Concierge June 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Hello Flipop, you can find here all contact you need to get in touch with us. Our team will help you get your Thai Driving Licence very easy and quicly. Thank you

  9. Chris100Uk June 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Can someone learn to drive in Thailand and then come back home (UK) and drive legally?

    • J&E Concierge May 20, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      With an international license – yes. But the international license is only valid for 1 year

  10. deerall June 7, 2019 at 7:10 am - Reply

    How much is a Thai driving Licence?

    • J&E Concierge June 8, 2019 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Please call us for these information.

  11. mandanaoalle2 May 10, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    One time my Thai wife went in to get a new driving license and took her 3 sisters, she passed the test and they gave all four of them licenses.

  12. Arandora May 2, 2019 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Hi in Pattaya if you are stopped at any of the numerous police check points and you don’t have an IDP you will be fined.

  13. Enduser April 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Hi people, can any of you guys tell me, whats the Criteria I would need to meet if I wanted to obtain a Thai car driving licence, other than the obvious need to be able to drive?

    • J&E Concierge April 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Hello. Please leave some contact details and we can guide you through the whole process.

  14. VPI78 April 1, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Should I drive in Thailand?

  15. J&E Concierge March 18, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

  16. J&E Concierge March 6, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

    For any further information, feel free to contact me.

  17. Dev K February 27, 2019 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    How can I get a Thai driving license in Pattaya?

  18. thaibeachlovers February 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Can I get a 1 year thai drivers license or not and where do I start? Immigration?

    • J&E Concierge February 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      Please call us for these information.

  19. Serghei Dobrovski February 11, 2019 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    What documents are required?

    • J&E Concierge February 15, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Hello Serghei, please give as a call or contact us via email with more details of your situation.

  20. J&E Concierge November 22, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    We definetly can help you. Contact us via our phone no or contact form

  21. J&E Concierge September 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Hello. Please leave some contact details and we can guide you through the whole process.

  22. J&E Concierge July 23, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

    We can answer to all your questions you have. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can. Thank you

  23. BarBoss May 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Hi all,
    I suppose this has been asked a few times before, but can someone tell me the best way to obtain a Thai driving (car & motorbike) licence in Pattaya. Or send me a link to another post that has already covered it.
    Many thanks in advance.

    • J&E Concierge May 7, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Hello BarBoss,
      Sure you can, and we already have all answers and help for you. Feel free to contact us. Thank you

  24. J&E Concierge February 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Our team of experts will help you get your Thai Driving Licence, all you have to do is to contact us via our email,phone number or you can also pass by our office. Thank you

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