Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by johnjar » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:19 pm

My uk car licence expires before my Thai car licence expires and do not intend to renew my uk one. I got my Thai car license based having valid uk car license. My question is do I have to show a valid uk car license when I renew my Thai car licence or just show my Thai licence?

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:32 pm

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:13 am

I'm confused (as always) on a couple of things. I have to change my Thai driving license from a 1 year to a 5 year soon. Looking at the above posts:

Do I wait for it to expire first?
Do I need to first obtain some sort of medical certificate as mentioned above?
I'm fairly sure I need a proof of address certificate from immigration.

The rest I'm OK on.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by HHTel » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am

Yes you do need an address certificate from immigration but I'm not sure about a med certificate for your first 5 year licence. I'd get one anyway, they only cost peanuts.
You'll find your licence expires on your birthday so going after your birthday (1 day is enough), you will get 5 years from your next birthday. Hence, almost 6 years.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:01 am

HHTel wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am
Yes you do need an address certificate from immigration but I'm not sure about a med certificate for your first 5 year licence. I'd get one anyway, they only cost peanuts.
You'll find your licence expires on your birthday so going after your birthday (1 day is enough), you will get 5 years from your next birthday. Hence, almost 6 years.
Thanks HHTel, but my license issued at Pran Buri says it expires exactly 365 days after the issue date, nowhere near my birthday. I guess I'll go one day after the expiry date this month.

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Re: RE: Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by hhinner » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
HHTel wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am
Yes you do need an address certificate from immigration but I'm not sure about a med certificate for your first 5 year licence. I'd get one anyway, they only cost peanuts.
You'll find your licence expires on your birthday so going after your birthday (1 day is enough), you will get 5 years from your next birthday. Hence, almost 6 years.
Thanks HHTel, but my license issued at Pran Buri says it expires exactly 365 days after the issue date, nowhere near my birthday. I guess I'll go one day after the expiry date this month.
Your new 5 year licence will expire on the 5th anniversary of your next birthday so it makes no difference if you wait until the day after the 1 year (?? surely should be 2 year ??) expires or not.

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Re: RE: Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:24 pm

hhinner wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 pm
404cameljockey wrote:
HHTel wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am
Yes you do need an address certificate from immigration but I'm not sure about a med certificate for your first 5 year licence. I'd get one anyway, they only cost peanuts.
You'll find your licence expires on your birthday so going after your birthday (1 day is enough), you will get 5 years from your next birthday. Hence, almost 6 years.
Thanks HHTel, but my license issued at Pran Buri says it expires exactly 365 days after the issue date, nowhere near my birthday. I guess I'll go one day after the expiry date this month.
Your new 5 year licence will expire on the 5th anniversary of your next birthday so it makes no difference if you wait until the day after the 1 year (?? surely should be 2 year ??) expires or not.
The first drivers license issued in Thailand is a 12 month one (Type: 'Temporary Car') and it expires 365 days after the issue date. It says so on the card. I guess the full license I get next will follow the birthday rule. Cheers.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Big Boy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:33 pm

I think it changed to a 2 year (Temporary Car) a while ago.
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Re: RE: Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by caller » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:34 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:24 pm
The first drivers license issued in Thailand is a 12 month one (Type: 'Temporary Car') and it expires 365 days after the issue date. It says so on the card. I guess the full license I get next will follow the birthday rule. Cheers.
Is that new then? I got my first license in 2015 and it was for 2 years. The five year license does indeed expire on a birthdate, this has in effect, made mine a 5 years and 10 months license.
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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Nereus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:39 pm

I think it changed to a 2 year (Temporary Car) a while ago.
Evidently it did. It is all posted further back in this thread. I guess some offices still had old stock at the time and as with everything else: "near enough is good enough!"
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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Pleng » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:21 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:13 am
I have to change my Thai driving license from a 1 year to a 5 year soon. Looking at the above posts:

Do I need to first obtain some sort of medical certificate as mentioned above?
Yes you need a medical certificate if moving from a 1 or 2 year license to a 5 year. You don't need it when renewing a 5 year to another 5 year one... but probably best to check back again in 5 years time on that one :)
Nereus wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:39 pm
I think it changed to a 2 year (Temporary Car) a while ago.
Evidently it did. It is all posted further back in this thread. I guess some offices still had old stock at the time and as with everything else: "near enough is good enough!"
When I renewed my first 1 year license I was on a tourist visa so they told me "you're a tourist so you only get a 1 or 2 year license, not a 5 year" so I'm assuming they have both and give out which ever one they feel like :)

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:10 pm

Ooooh..

I apologise guys, it expires Dec 2018. So it's 2 years.

See, I TOLD you I'm always confused. :banghead:

Sorry. But at least I know what docs have to be taken to the office THIS year. :idea:

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by 404cameljockey » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:57 am

Pleng wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:21 pm
Yes you need a medical certificate if moving from a 1 or 2 year license to a 5 year. You don't need it when renewing a 5 year to another 5 year one... but probably best to check back again in 5 years time on that one :)
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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Homer » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:05 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:13 am
I'm confused (as always) on a couple of things. I have to change my Thai driving license from a 1 year to a 5 year soon. Looking at the above posts:

Do I wait for it to expire first?
Do I need to first obtain some sort of medical certificate as mentioned above?
I'm fairly sure I need a proof of address certificate from immigration.
I renewed my temporary 2 year license today. Wasn't due for 3 weeks. I'd read that if you're even 1 day late they make you apply and take tests as if it were your first time. Those posts didn't link to anything official, but I didn't want to take that chance.

For last 2 questions, answers are:
Yes
Yes

BTH, the clinic on 55/1 said 'Sorry, no' to my request for a medical certificate.

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