Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by HHTel » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:46 pm

Some time ago, they wouldn't renew your licence until it had expired. I tried to renew my first licence a week before it expired and was sent away. That was some 15 years ago so things will have changed. As has been said before, if you wait till one day after your birthday then the renewal is 5 years from your next birthday.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:12 am

Thanks Homer.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:05 pm

I’ve just renewed my 5 year car and m/cycle licenses this morning at the Cha Am office - first thing was that they do not accept the yellow book on its own, I had to go to one of the municipality offices nearby to get a letter confirming the yellow book was current/valid - at a cost of 10 baht!!

Back to the license office, they didn’t want copies of the old driving licenses just the originals, with copies of passport/visa page. Color blind test, reaction test and then told to go upstairs and watch a one hour video. One of the office people came in and started talking to everybody in Thai - I assumed this was a 5-10 minute pep talk, but it went on and on for more than an hour and 15 minutes - I was becoming totally p*******d off by this time, assuming I had still to watch the 1 hour video when finally he said “ok finished” and no video. Other than a complete waste of an hour and 15 minutes for me and the other 2 westerners (assuming they were not fluent in Thai), I sensed that the man was really giving the Thai people a hard going over about the need to obey the traffic laws - hopefully some of what he was saying would have rubbed off on them!!

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by London Boy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Did you require a medical note for the renewal

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:58 pm

London Boy wrote:Did you require a medical note for the renewal
No if you already have a 5 year license, a medical certificate is not required


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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by Nereus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:04 pm

I’ve just renewed my 5 year car and m/cycle licenses this morning at the Cha Am office - first thing was that they do not accept the yellow book on its own, I had to go to one of the municipality offices nearby to get a letter confirming the yellow book was current/valid - at a cost of 10 baht!!
So it seems that the ignorant creature and her pet clown are still delighting people at Cha Am!

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by London Boy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:20 am

I'm going to get my first 5 year. Licence so do I require the same paperwork as I had when I received my 2 year temporary one
Police letter from immigration
Medical certificate
Passport copy
Proof of residence (blue book)!!!!!!! Can't remember if I needed this before
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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by HHCanuck » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:38 am

London Boy wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:20 am
I'm going to get my first 5 year. Licence so do I require the same paperwork as I had when I received my 2 year temporary one
Police letter from immigration
Medical certificate
Passport copy
Proof of residence (blue book)!!!!!!! Can't remember if I needed this before
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Can you tell me what you needed and what DLT you went too? I need to upgrade my 2 year temp motorcycle license.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by buksida » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:31 am

I recently renewed a 5 year license and only need a copy of my passport and a copy of the yellow address book (immigration letter does the same thing).

A first five year maybe different though and requirements are likely to be different in Hua Hin/Pranburi - easiest option is to call them and ask before you go.
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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by London Boy » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:46 am

You need the letter from immigration and doctors note plus copies of passport.
I listened to someone who lived here many years and said as I resided here I didn't need the letter from immigration, WRONG I did.
So after diving all the way back to immigration from Pranburi and getting back to the licence center it then took all of 10 minutes to get my 5 year one.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by HHCanuck » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:00 am

London Boy wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:46 am
You need the letter from immigration and doctors note plus copies of passport.
I listened to someone who lived here many years and said as I resided here I didn't need the letter from immigration, WRONG I did.
So after diving all the way back to immigration from Pranburi and getting back to the licence center it then took all of 10 minutes to get my 5 year one.
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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by bsdk1960 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:39 pm

London Boy wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:46 am
You need the letter from immigration and doctors note plus copies of passport.
I listened to someone who lived here many years and said as I resided here I didn't need the letter from immigration, WRONG I did.
So after diving all the way back to immigration from Pranburi and getting back to the licence center it then took all of 10 minutes to get my 5 year one.
well,I didn't need it,but as allways in thailand ,one day you need this or that, and the next day you don't,or if you stand in another line it's different,so I allways take copies of everything ,and then they can give me back what they don't want.

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Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Post by London Boy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:25 pm

I only have the blue book

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