Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    Kurgen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    21-05-2019 @ 09:36 PM
    Location
    Shitsville
    Posts
    8,810

    Requirements for DL 1 year renewal ?

    I've got to renew my 1 year car driving license soon, what do I need to do/take?

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    When i go for my renewals next year, i have been warned, not to go early , as one would normally do, otherwise i will only get a renewal for 1 year instead of the expected 5 yrs. Apparently one has to go the day after it is due..........don't ask me why, i am not Thai !
    From an earlier post.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    From memory I believe it is the same as for the original application. Passport with current visa, proof of address and doctors letter.
    Also did all the same tests again.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Kurgen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    21-05-2019 @ 09:36 PM
    Location
    Shitsville
    Posts
    8,810
    Thanks

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    22-04-2019 @ 12:55 AM
    Location
    On the range
    Posts
    17,611
    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Also did all the same tests again.
    They've gone up to 50 nonsense non relevant questions now I seem to recall. Got to do the same as well this month Kurgen - let us know the crack.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    barrylad66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    06-03-2019 @ 02:16 AM
    Location
    ยังอยู่ที่นี่
    Posts
    1,344
    got to do mine next month, didn't realize you had to do all the tests again. only scraped through by the skin of my teeth last time, with the stupid multi choice questions..

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    22-04-2019 @ 12:55 AM
    Location
    On the range
    Posts
    17,611
    PROCEDURE
    1) CHECK THE DOCUMENTS
    2) PRINT THE APPLICATION FORM
    3) TAKE ONLY A PHYSICAL TEST
    4) PAY THE FEE / TAKE A PHOTO AND PRINT DRIVING LICENCE
    (FEE 505 BAHT AND PLASTIC SMART CARD 100 BAHT)
    ADDITIONAL (CHANGE NAME OR ADDRESS CHARGE 50 BAHT)

    REMARK :
    1) IN CASE OF DRIVING LICENCE EXPIRED MORE THAN 1 YEAR
    - TAKE A THEORY TEST
    2) IN CASE OF DRIVING LICENCE EXPIRED MORE THAN 3 YEARS
    - TAKE A THEORY TEST AND PRACTICAL TEST
    Seems that if the license has only just expired, you do not need to take the test again. Only the breaking test.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    barrylad66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    06-03-2019 @ 02:16 AM
    Location
    ยังอยู่ที่นี่
    Posts
    1,344
    the missus just phoned the centre here in prachin. just the relevant paper work, proof of address and doctors note. dont have to re-take any tests..

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Seems that if the license has only just expired, you do not need to take the test again. Only the breaking test.
    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66
    the missus just phoned the centre here in prachin. just the relevant paper work, proof of address and doctors note. dont have to re-take any tests..
    I should have made it clearer. I was only required to take the practical tests. As I originally converted my UK licence to a Thai one, I did not sit the tick test first time around either.
    I know offices differ slightly around the country so best to check like Barrylad said.

    This thread might have some useful info for those who are interested.

    http://teakdoor.com/motoring-in-thai...koh-samui.html (Getting a Thai Driving Licence in Koh Samui.)
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    Ratchaburi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:53 AM
    Location
    Ratchaburi
    Posts
    5,168
    license has to expire, you do not need to take the test again.
    If you renew for 1 year, but if you would go the 5 years, then you need to take the test & 1-2 hour lecture.
    I went the 5 year after 30 minutes in the lecture room they kicked me out.

    Good luck guys

  11. #11
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,907
    ^ 555 kicked you out

    Did mine in Nong Khai ,, had a great crack with the examiners and his associates , will be no probs for my renewal in that office

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    palexxxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    4,152
    A day or two before my one year licence expired I went in with the paperwork, paid the fees and got the 5 year licence straight away, no retest.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    Ratchaburi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:53 AM
    Location
    Ratchaburi
    Posts
    5,168
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    A day or two before my one year licence expired I went in with the paperwork, paid the fees and got the 5 year licence straight away, no retest.
    This was a 5 year renewed for 5 more years August 2013

  14. #14
    Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Online
    05-10-2014 @ 08:11 AM
    Posts
    302
    Usually your 1 yr has to be expired.

    Then get a Cert or Residence from Immigration or your embassy, some DoLT do it without, but most major ones need it.

    Health Cert from a clinic.

    You won't have to do any tests if your 1 yr DL is expired for less than one year.

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    barrylad66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    06-03-2019 @ 02:16 AM
    Location
    ยังอยู่ที่นี่
    Posts
    1,344
    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    ^ 555 kicked you out

    Did mine in Nong Khai ,, had a great crack with the examiners and his associates , will be no probs for my renewal in that office
    have to say they were pretty good in prachin..when the guy put the film on to watch. after about 5 mins he noticed me staring out the window and then switched it to English with Thai subtitles. a few were pissed off that they now had to actually read.

  16. #16
    loob lor geezer
    Bangyai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    02-05-2019 @ 08:05 AM
    Location
    The land of silk and money.
    Posts
    5,984
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    A day or two before my one year licence expired I went in with the paperwork, paid the fees and got the 5 year licence straight away, no retest.
    Dito. Changed up from a 1 year to a five year two weeks ago at Nonthaburi. They actually told me to come just before it expired as otherwise I would be driving without one and could be nabbed by the BIB.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •