All the information given above is correct at time of writing. If you go to The Department of Land Transport
office with all the above in hand and you arrive early around 8.30 am you should be able to get your license the same day.
However please keep this in mind when dealing with any government body in Thailand there are times in Thailand when things don't always fall into place the way one would expect. Many foreigners who have lived in Thailand many years have reported having annoying encounters of the unfriendly kind at government offices.
To prepare yourself for the license read Bob's interesting account of a rather vexatious experience at
The Department of Land Transport
when he applied for his Thai driver's license, view more information about the Thai driver's license, and get detailed directions about finding your way to The Department of Land Transport
Office in our Pattaya Bar Girls eBook. Downloading and reading it could save you time and money.
Renewing an existing Thai Driver License.
You will need:
Your old license not expired longer than one month.
Take a color blindness test and a deafness test at the Lands Office.
The proof of address letter from immigration no older than 30 days.
If you are applying for a bike and a car license then a copy of the proof of address document is acceptable for the second application.
Your passport and;
Photocopies of (each copy signed by you):
- Non Immigrant Visa page in your passport. Include your "Entry to Thailand" stamp.
- The page of your passport that has your photo and details.
- Copy of your TM card. (the white card issued to you on entry into The Kingdom of Thailand.)
You are advised to arrive at the Lands Office in the morning.