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Driver's License Procedures Chiang Mai

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1 hour ago, MadMac said:

You could always get a yellow housebook.

 

Excellent idea, I will go to immigration right away to get the certificate of residence that I need for my application. Oh wait... 

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I just returned from the Dept of Land Transport in Chiang Mai. I was able to renew my drivers license using my work permit as proof of residence rather than the scan of my yellow house registration book. Took just under three hours including color test, reaction time test, and one-hour training video.

 

On a whim I stopped by the Chiang Mai district office afterwards, and using the house registration scan, was able to get the foreigner ID card. Applying took only 10 minutes, but there was a two-hour wait before the card was ready.

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3 hours ago, stuurman said:

 

Excellent idea, I will go to immigration right away to get the certificate of residence that I need for my application. Oh wait... 

 

You don't need a residence certificate to apply for a yellow housebook, Always better to inform yourself first...

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You can get one easily in Bangkok. Probably someone put a stop to the 500B ripoff from G4T and alikes.


It's a service fee.

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Might not be the right forum but here goes.

Howe do I change the address on my bikes green book?

I've a certificate of residence and I presumes I go to the DLT where one obtains a driving licence?

Thanks

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On 9/2/2016 at 4:36 PM, MadMac said:

 

You don't need a residence certificate to apply for a yellow housebook, Always better to inform yourself first...

 

I would respectfully suggest that you do...

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Is this the place to inquire about renewal of car registration?  At first go, 1 or 2 yrs ago, i needed to get an 'inspection', since my car was old. Will i need the inspection again?  

What kind of paperwork will i need to present?

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On 16/01/2015 at 3:10 PM, hard124get said:

why bother getting one at all? getting into National Parks cheaper seems the only advantage !

You've go to be kidding.  

 

The Royal Botanical Gardens hit me for the full farang fee, even after showing my licence, while three Indian women in front paid the 'locals' fee.

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ID: 229   Posted (edited)

I want to apply for both car and motorbike. Can I just make 2 photocopies of my residence certificate? or do they need two original RC?

 

How about the medical certificate?

 

 

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1 hour ago, xng said:

I want to apply for both car and motorbike. Can I just make 2 photocopies of my residence certificate? or do they need two original RC?

 

How about the medical certificate?

 

 

 

You only need one original of each (and a copy of each) to get both licenses at the same time (or at least that's how I did it and they had no complaints). 

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1 hour ago, CMBob said:

 

You only need one original of each (and a copy of each) to get both licenses at the same time (or at least that's how I did it and they had no complaints). 

oh my god. I only got one RC from immigration. that means i've got to make 3 more trips to immigration?

 

i think this is ridiculous. why can't they use the same original cert.

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37 minutes ago, xng said:

oh my god. I only got one RC from immigration. that means i've got to make 3 more trips to immigration?

 

i think this is ridiculous. why can't they use the same original cert.

 

You only need 1 (one) original Certificate of Residence and 1 (one) original Medical Certificate....plus a copy of those two originals.  When I said before "one original of each", that's what I meant.

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8 hours ago, CMBob said:

 

You only need 1 (one) original Certificate of Residence and 1 (one) original Medical Certificate....plus a copy of those two originals.  When I said before "one original of each", that's what I meant.

 

Thanks for clearing up my misunderstanding.

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ID: 234   Posted (edited)

I got my driving license today after being moved around from counter to counter.

 

It seems that info desk doesn't know how to deal with foreigners only Thai people. I queued up wrongly based on wrong information by their staff.

 

Info desk-> counter 29 -> counter 21 -> counter 28 -> counter 24

 

The eye chart color test was quite interesting. Each person was made to queue up and test one by one and takes one minute per person with no breaks in between.

 

The various queues were very long but everything was done very fast. If we wanted to ask any questions, they didn't have much patience to answer.

 

 

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The info desk know exactly what's required, they do it everyday, never had a problem with them, you just need to get your paperwork in order.

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On 12/29/2014 at 9:37 PM, Tywais said:

application form, copy of my passport, copy of my work permit (address verification in my case) all signed, my DL, passport and work permit

 

Do you need a medical  for the five year renewal ?

Is the yellow book needed ?

Where to get the application form ?

 

Thanks.

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The answer's to your questions

 

Yellow Book required

 

Medical not required

 

Application Form, you can get at the information desk, takes a couple of minutes to fill out, its in Thai/English

 

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15 minutes ago, HullyGully said:

The answer's to your questions

 

Yellow Book required

 

Medical not required

 

Application Form, you can get at the information desk, takes a couple of minutes to fill out, its in Thai/English

 

 

Thanks, hope you are right about the medical.

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Depends on your age.   I'm sure I read that over-75s need a medical.

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Re Medical

 

I am 66 and renewed my 5 year DL in April 2016 and DID NOT need a medical cert

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