Procedure To Get Driving License

How to Get Driving License?

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1. Firstly Fill in the application form issued in Thai language only and attach the required documentary evidence as indicated above.

2. Secondly join a class for instruction on the laws related to driving and how to drive safely in Thailand. Then the class is for two hours (two classes are held daily Monday to Friday at 09:00 and 13:30) at the Department of Land Transport in Bangkok or at the provincial Transport Office. The Foreigners unable to speak Thai should arrange for a Thai friend to accompany them to provide interpretation. On the Outside Bangkok details of classes should be requested from the Transport Office of the province where the applicant is residing.

3. Then Take a test for color blindness.

4. Next Take a computer based test (in Thai & English language only) on the rules of driving (see Note 1 below).

5. Then Take the driving test (see Note 1 below).

6. Next Pay the license fee and wait for the license.

Make sure that you must be 18 years old to drive car in Thailand.

As thereare some separate diving licenses for car and motorbike.

Thailand driving license is valid in the following countries: gaining a Thai driving license may be an advantage if you do not have an International Driving License and plan to drive in the following countries with a

Tourist Visa. Singapore



This license is valid for 1 year. The Thais and foreigners holding of Thai residency permits are allowed long-term licenses for life after three years with yearly license.

These lifelong licenses will not be issued after May 2003.

So, now Where to apply?

The International Driverís License

So if you would like to apply for an International Driverís License you have to provide the following documents:

1. Your Passport with Non-immigrant Visa Present

2. A letter of current residence certified by an Embassy of your Country.

3. The Thai Driverís License (Private Motor Car). If you donít have a Thai Driverís license please refer to the previous instructions on getting a Thai driverís license.

4. Get 2 Photos 2 X 2 Inches

5. Bring Fee 505 Baht