HOW TO GET A THAI DRIVING LICENCE?
Getting a Thai Driving Licence for cars and motorbikes in Pattaya
Need help getting a Thai Drivers Licence? J & E are here to assist
We can assist Thai citizens and foreign Nationals in getting a Thai driving licence in Pattaya.
If you wish to be able to drive both cars and motorcycles in Thailand, then you’ll have to apply for 2 separate driving permits, and you’ll be issued 2 different physical cards.
You can use an International Driving Permit as a tourist, but if you’ve been in the country for 60 days or more then you are supposed to get a Thai Driving Licence.
For people who are short of time… we offer a no hassle premium express service. Please call us for information.
You can get a Thai Driving Licence by yourself, but the whole lengthy process can take a few hours to complete depending on the number of people applying on that particular day. The forms are written in Thai, so non Thai-speakers its recommended that you take along a Thai speaker for interpretation and to help fill in the forms.
Its definately a lot easier to let J & E assist you with the whole process. We have vast experience with the transport department and can easily obtain your Thai Driving Licence.
Thai National- Thai Driving Licence available every Wednesday.
Foreign National- Thai Driving Licence available every Tuesday and Friday.
We can also help with a motorbike driving licence, please phone for latest prices.
Do you need a Driving Licence in Thailand?
The most important reason for getting a Thai driving licence, is to make 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.
The third reason is if you have a Thai Driving licence you can often get entry into places that have dual pricing (one cheaper price for Thai, more expensive for foreigner) and pay the same as a Thai national would instead of the inflated ‘farang’ price. National parks, Fun parks and some Zoos are some examples of where there is usually dual pricing. You can also use your driving licence as ID to check into hotels.
How long will my Thai Driving Licence last?
If it your 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 with the assistance of J & E and get a regular Thai driving license which is valid for 5 years.
What do I need to change Driving Licence to a Thai Driving Licence?
Changing to a Thai Driving Licence – fee 3500 Baht
J & E require from you the following to change your foreign driving licence to a Thai driving licence :
- Driving Licence
Firstly, please send us a copy of your driving licence to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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 on Pattaya Thai. Click here for our location on google maps