1. Original Affidavit of residence executed at your Embassy or
consulate. (under 1 month old) If doing 2 licenses eg. car/motorbike then you
can use a copy for the 2nd license.
2. Non-immigrant visa.
4. Medical report from a doctor or hospital (under 1 month old
& original ). About 20-50 baht cost.
5. Your country driver's license to verify what license you
hold (if not you take a test
written multi choice & road test. If no bike or car you can rent). Watch the
motorcycles as they have no brakes but the test is simple- a slalom through 5
6. 2 photos size 1" X 1"
7. fee baht 105 baht. motorcycle 55 baht
The Chiangmai drivers license centre has photo copy machines,
laminating machines & photo stalls etc. tests go upstairs but the Help
counter will direct you. Written tests start at 1pm & a motorcycle hiring fee
is 10 baht. The tests are easy but the written is somewhat ambiguous. You must
get over 15 out of 20 questions but if you fail just go back and do it again.
You also have an eyesight test which is simple. If you have both motorcycle
& car license from your country then do both licenses using copies for the
second license otherwise you have to obtain another letter (original) from your
embassy. The license is current for 1 year and following the year you have 365
days to renew or you will have to do the licenses all over again.
What you need: Passport & immigration
copies, copy from Immigration, 4 small 1" photos which
you can normally get out at the Registration Office for 90 baht
& of course the forms & drivers license. You pay 60 baht
for the license and they will receipt it then you go back in the
afternoon next day to pick up. Go upstairs to window 203 then pay
at 202 then collect at 203. ( If you
need forms or want us to get in Chiangmai then ask us if not sure ).
Renewal will run 105 Baht. 3 Baht for three passport
copies, 90 Baht for four (4) color pictures (two of which you can keep
until next year) Drivers license renewal can take place in one day
providing your are prepared to return in late afternoon to pick it up. Don't forget to bring your passport!
BANGKOK: The Driving License Sub-Division of the Motor Vehicles Registration Office, Tel:
02 279-2959 will tell you where to find the right place. Sukhumvit residents,
go to Soi 99. Exit the expressway at Soi 62, turn right into Sukhumvit Road and
then left (at Diethelm Building) walk down the long side street and it is on the left at the end of the street.
CHIANGMAI: On the Hangdong-Hod Rd just past Lotus superstore.