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BANGKOK 16 January 2019 08:38
ghworker2010

Govt dept the DLT dept land transport

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Funny, but I find the staff of the DLT to be among some of the most courteous and efficient of any in Thailand. Mind you I would never call them stupid and I find speaking their language invariably helpful.

 

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Recently I bought a bike from Bangkok and as I live in Chon Buri I had to changes provinces also. So off I go to Pattaya LTO 'no can do, go to Chon Buri LTO'. Ok no probs and of I go. 

After the Approximately 1 hour I arrive at Chon Buri and hand over my paperwork and there is a small problem (I don't remember exactly what it was) so off I go back an hour to Pattaya.

5 days later I return with the paperwork required and I have to take the bike down to the inspection station. 'sorry sir, pipe too loud'. Ok no prob I have the stock pipe at my condo. Off I go fore the hour return ride home again; 2 trips

 

About a week or so later I return, stock pipe, they do the test and everyone is smiles. I'm told to go upstairs and pay the tax and get my new plate. Sit around scratching my ass for about an hour and its my turn to get sorted. The lovely lady behind the counter checks my paperwork 3 times when suddenly she says "residence certificate no good' HUH?! 'date finish'...... sigh.... 'Go Sriracha they can do'. Luckily I carry all my paperwork with me when dealing with government offices (lease contract.. passport etc) so off I go to Sriracha 45mins away; Trip 3

 

Of course when I arrive at Sriracha Immi its lunchtime so another hour spent picking my nose, scratching my nuts and silently laughing at myself. 1300 doors open and I ask the lovely lady at the desk to provide me with a Res Cert. 'no can. go Chon Buri Immi Jomtien' Double sigh....

As I had left all my other paperwork at Immi I knew that I'd have to produce something for Immi to give them a reason fopr providing me a Res Cert on a tourist visa of I pop back to CB LTO 45mins up the road; Trip 4

 

A day or so later I go into Chon Buri Immi and ask for a Res Cert for purpose of buying a motorcycle. ' we need sell contract' I don't have because its a private internet sale. 'we need 1. copy ID card seller signed. 2. copy Tabian Baan seller signed 3. copy green book signed 4. all my paperwork'

Luckily I had original copies of everything so another hour and I was on my way, Res Cert in hand.

 

2 days later I return to CB LTO paperwork in hand and everything passes muster. Remove the BKK plate from my bike, sit around for another 1.5 hours picking my nose and squeezing pimples and I'm finally presented with my spanking new tax slip and a new plate; Trip 5

 

So overall around 4 weeks, 12 hours on the road and countless hours at the LTO and Immi and all is good in the world. as a bonus the lady at the LTO gave me her direct number saying if I have any questions or plan on doing thius again call her first so she can assist and get me passed all the rubbish I had to go through this time around lol

 

Amazing Thailand

 

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Edited by MadMuhammad

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I bought a motorbike in Chiang Mai and had to change it into my name and get Nakhon Ratchasima plates.  I had no problems and found the staff at Korat DLT very helpful.  I was a little amused when I saw the sign saying 'One Stop Service' - I visited various counters and had to return 3 days later to collect my plates but hey, its their country, they can do things however they see fit.

Edited by KhaoYai

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2 hours ago, MadMuhammad said:

[...] Amazing Thailand

What would have happened in your home country if you first go to the wrong place, then show up with incomplete paperwork, then with a bike that's not road legal, and then one more time with incomplete paperwork?

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Whole heartedly agree and really sympathize with the OP.  The administration departments in pretty much all Thai government agency are crap.  Most problems could be solved with a little bit of thinking, but either they can't or are not allowed to do so.  I had a moron at immigration try to tell me the soi number had to be put on my form.  I politely told this old bag in a military uniform that my soi had no number (and of course, my street had TWO names because of how <deleted> stupid the road systems are here).  I said, "Just put in a 2, then."  But she had none of it. I said that I'd been coming here for 9 months and no one has ever complained about not having a number in the 'soi number' line.  She did begrudgingly stamp my passport but said to never come to their department again; "go Chaeng Wattana."

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Why you want to change plates? I live in Korat and my car and cbr250 bike has phuket plates

since many years. And my Harley has Bangkok plates. NO problems😎

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