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Thai License - International License

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i have an australian car license, today i obtained my thai car and motorcycle licenses.

can i get an international license issued here in thailand?

if so where, how, cost etc? thanks

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Thai licenses are issued in English. You will not need an IDP for most countries. But I think you can make one, just not sure where.

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Hi, did you need to provide a Certificate of Residency in order to obtain a Thai Driver's Licence?

If so, where did you get it from, as i am aware, that the Immigration Dept. in Chiang Mai currently is not issuing them.

Did you have to go to the Australian Ambassy in Bang Kok?

Any info will be appreciated.

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i got a residency letter issued from the australian consulate here in chiang mai, they accepted that. he is located out ont 118 road to doi saket, on the left hand side, basically opposite of the caltex, his office is in the back of a 'garden centre' selling pavers and statues. just bring your passport and letter from your hotel/condo, there was no fee and i could pick the letter up the next day.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=18.813731,99.032274&spn=0.00144,0.002642&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=18.813915,99.032161&panoid=Mjisi2v2m39MpDHnrEYxPA&cbp=12,319.26,,0,12.79

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Thai licenses are issued in English. You will not need an IDP for most countries. But I think you can make one, just not sure where.

i want one to make sure any travel insurance is valid in case of car/bike accident when outside of australia or thailand.

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i think an idp is not issued with a one year thai licence

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Thanks a lot. That would be, I guess an Honorary Consul representing Australia? I have heard of him. Great news, do not have to travel to BKK.

Thanks and cheers

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IDP are only issued on a 5 year Thai driving license. Not on a 1 year as this license is considered Temporary. Its stated so at the top of your license.

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One can obtain an IDP at Hang Don Land Transport, requirements similar to regular TH license. I do not recall the requirements exactly, but 2 glossy photos are needed. Good for one year. Upstairs a small piece of paper with the requirements is available upon request. Do not recall the requirement for a 5-year TH domestic license first, but the post above makes sense.

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But why get an IDP? I've driven in countries all over the world and never yet found one where an IDP is of any value. I'm currently in England, driving on a 5 year Thai license.

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But why get an IDP? I've driven in countries all over the world and never yet found one where an IDP is of any value. I'm currently in England, driving on a 5 year Thai license.

Does the old bill know?

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But why get an IDP? I've driven in countries all over the world and never yet found one where an IDP is of any value. I'm currently in England, driving on a 5 year Thai license.

Does the old bill know?

If you are from the UK and have a driving licence and a Thai licence you do not need a IDP to drive in the UK.If you are not resident in the uk and live in Thailand you are required to use the Thai licence if you visit for a Holiday.

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For what its worth I got stopped in Hua Hin and the very pleasant cop asked to see my THAI licence which I had.

I asked him what was the problem ? His words" there are too many falangs living here, driving on their home country licence or international licences .He added if you live "permanently" in Thailand you should have a Thai licence.Of course if others have a different explanation, from another official, in another area that's quite normal

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when i travel to USA (california) i rent cars and show my thai drivers license..have never been asked for US or international license.

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