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  1. If you mean the Second Road/Pattaya Tai intersection. it's much worse now with the construction going on there.
  2. According to my friend, the certificate is valid outside of Pattaya. So she can take the certificate to her home province to get the license. I see in another response it is a renewal. As forcebewithu states, it depends on how long the license has expired. If less than a year, the total cost will be cheap, less than 1000, probably closer to 300.
  3. I have a female Thai friend who wanted to get both a car license and a motorbike license, she had not had them before. She went to Advance Driving School on Sukhumvit just before Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. For the car license, she told me it was something like 4800 baht to take lessons and "get the certificate" which would allow her to go to the department of land transportation to take a photo and get her license. She didn't tell me what the cost for motorbike license was because there is a backlog She looked last week and said it would not be until May to do the motorbike license. She d
  4. Any update on when Pattaya Beer Garden will open?
  5. I had heard you don't need an inspection unless it is of a certain age. I do NOT know when inspection comes into play though.
  6. In the past, I would let my girlfriend take care of it, but recently became single. The first time I renewed it, I went through the dealer and quite honestly it was kind of expensive and took longer than the service my g/f used. I'm wondering if I can just go to the Department of Land Transportation and take care of it myself. I didn't have any issue renewing my license on my own, so I assume I can renew my motorbike registration. Anyone done this before? What documents do I need when doing it? TIA.
  7. Walking Street is starting to open. I noticed at least one of the bars in front of PBG is open when I walked by the other day.
  8. So I had my renewal appointment today. My appointment was scheduled for 2:30pm, I arrived around 2:15pm. I went inside and they told me to go to the desk outside in the parking lot. From the entrance, I can see where the Foreigner check in table. They checked my documents, had me sign a couple of things gave me a plastic laminated queue number and told me to go inside to the second floor at 2:30 at station 14. Station 14 is the reaction test and color blindness testing station. They had all ten for the 2:30 appointment do the test, then wait a bit to pay. After paying 760 baht for both re
  9. No worries. For me, it was a coin flip trying to decide if morning is better than afternoon. I think your suggestion of 10am is a good one. I know some people like to queue up at places before they open "so they don't have to wait too long"...somehow they neglect to count the time they are waiting before the places opens. I think 10am is a good time since it is after all the people who pre-loaded the queue, and far enough before lunch that you might get your stuff done before immigration takes a break. I honestly don't remember my experience last time, but I suspect it was similar, but th
  10. When I talked with Tik Tok, she quoted me 5,000. Further, I got the feeling it wasn't actually her doing it. I think she is simply a middle man. Another place quoted me the same price. Tik Tok told me they go every Mon-Friday as a group. She told me they would send the driver the next day to bring me to make the appointment at the Land Transport Office. Personally, I hate being stuck in a van that drives around the city picking people up. That's when I decided to do it myself. Edit: The 5,000 is broken down to 3,500 for one license, +500 for the second license, +1000 for the residence ce
  11. So I got my residence certificates today and it was a pain in the ass. I really think things a worse now because of the Covid social distancings. I arrived this morning (Wednesday) around 10:10. The outdoor queue was about 15 minutes. When I got to the information desk, he handed me a form to fill out and said "come back at 1". Around 1:10, the queue was much longer...at least 30 minutes to get back to the information desk where he handed me a queue number and told me to wait outside for 30 minutes. The queue number I had was 9A080 (Queue 9, number 80). They were just working on
  12. Thanks. I wasn't sure if late morning or early afternoon was best. In case anyone is curious, because of Covid, you now need an appointment to renew your DL. I went to the DLT yesterday Nov 22 and the first available appointment was Dec 3. Because I am renewing my five year, I had to watch a video online at www.dlt-elearning.com. The video is one hour long, mostly in Thai language with English subtitles and a bit of spoken English. It pauses every 15 minutes to make sure you are there and will pause if the focus is taken away from the browser playing it. There really isn't anything i
  13. Does anyone know the best day and time to get residence certificate from Jomtien immigration? Also, the Land Transport Office needs two certificates, is it sufficient to simply copy them or do they include a picture on it so it needs to be an original?
  14. I have seen this before and ignored it (when I had my restaurant). I don't recall what I did about it, to be honest. But I kept getting them and kept ignoring them because the bill had a past due for many years. Now, here's the thing. Exactly what waste water are they talking about? Houses/condos in Pattaya don't have sewage city sewer systems. They simply drain into a septic type system at their house. So I'm not sure what this bill is for.
  15. That's kind of a pointless statement. The "or will go down" part is impossible to refute. Driving a bike is not a passive act. Riding on the back of a baht bus or motorbike taxi IS, however, a passive act. When doing those activities, you are giving your control over to someone else. I think like many things, people have to do their own risk/reward analysis and determine if the rewards outweigh the risks. For me, the rewards far outweigh the risks.
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