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I went today to renew my drivers license here in Chiang Rai, all I needed was a copy of my passport and visa page, copy of my house book and a photo that they took there. I went in and they checked my eyes and brake reaction time, then they put me in a room and played a 90 minute video on how to drive in Thailand the Thai's called it drivers school, when the video was done I paid 605 baht got my photo taken and got my new licence. Has anyone else had to watch that video or is it something new.

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I went today to renew my drivers license here in Chiang Rai, all I needed was a copy of my passport and visa page, copy of my house book and a photo that they took there. I went in and they checked my eyes and brake reaction time, then they put me in a room and played a 90 minute video on how to drive in Thailand the Thai's called it drivers school, when the video was done I paid 605 baht got my photo taken and got my new licence. Has anyone else had to watch that video or is it something new.

 

I don't know if it was "that" video, but last time I renewed my license 3 years ago, I had to watch a long video of some Thai driving morality story.

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I went today to renew my drivers license here in Chiang Rai, all I needed was a copy of my passport and visa page, copy of my house book and a photo that they took there. I went in and they checked my eyes and brake reaction time, then they put me in a room and played a 90 minute video on how to drive in Thailand the Thai's called it drivers school, when the video was done I paid 605 baht got my photo taken and got my new licence. Has anyone else had to watch that video or is it something new.

 

I doubt many Thai drivers have watched that video or if they have they never learned anything from it.............. :D

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Yeah I got stuck in a room watching a video when I renewed my 5 year licence.

I was called out before it finished and felt they had put me in there to be out of the way until things were ready.

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They put that same video on when i renewed mine last month. Most were too busy playing on their smart phones, 2 guys were snoring. we did peripheral vision and color tests. No brake reaction time or depth of field tests. The place was so packed they probably didn't have the time

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I do not have a problem - they won't give me a driving license because I am to old - good excuse not to become another statistic

 

Is there an upper age limit on being able to get a Thai license?

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Yes - apparently it is 75

 

I can't find any reference to a maximum age to obtain a Thai driver's license.

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I know someone who is 82 years young and he got his license renewed in Patt's 18 months ago.....!

I only know that when I moved here aged 80 and went to get a Thai license , i was told that they did not issue to people aged over 75 - Maybe renewal is different

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I only know that when I moved here aged 80 and went to get a Thai license , i was told that they did not issue to people aged over 75 - Maybe renewal is different

 

I think you are right , if you have a license before the age of 75 they have to renew it for you every 5 years if you still want to drive.......... :thumbup

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I went to the Pattaya office yesterday, with house documents, passport and relevant copies. They said "need residence certificate, go to Soi 5 Jomtien.

So I did. Now going back for my DL on Monday morning....

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300 baht for immigration for the residency certificate that is given with your house papers..what a scam it is.

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I think Soi 5 insisted I needed 2 residency letters last time I went, as of course I was renewing 2 licences.

Another BS scam!

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I like it how to renew your license you need to prove your address and to prove your address you just need to show them your old license…... :frustrated1:

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I was actually feeling quite content watching that silly video, sitting in the back of the room, as I knew it would be issued my renewed licenses after that. No need to go through the same idiotic procedure with Immigration and the licensing center until February 2021. :thumbup

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I like it how to renew your license you need to prove your address and to prove your address you just need to show them your old license…... :frustrated1:

I moved condo and went to immigration to ask if I need to inform the licence centre , I was advised no need to, also people's passport numbers after a few years could well be out of sync with the number on the licence.

 

I have always found the licence centre and indeed immigration easy to work with, with the correct papers no problems.

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I moved condo and went to immigration to ask if I need to inform the licence centre , I was advised no need to, also people's passport numbers after a few years could well be out of sync with the number on the licence.

 

I have always found the licence centre and indeed immigration easy to work with, with the correct papers no problems.

LOL and yet they insist on a residency certificate when you get the license..even though your address is not on the license, and if you move, you don't need to inform them.

 

I can't see the logic in that.

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LOL and yet they insist on a residency certificate when you get the license..even though your address is not on the license, and if you move, you don't need to inform them.

 

I can't see the logic in that.

The address is on mine, it's written in Thai in the middle of the licence in the back of the licence ?

 

Mine is 4 years old now, the person who told me was a farang immigration guy.

 

Immigration know my address but a traffic officer would have the wrong address if he went by my licence, I wonder if the traffic office would advise changing it ?

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The address is on mine, it's written in Thai in the middle of the licence in the back of the licence ?

 

Mine is 4 years old now, the person who told me was a farang immigration guy.

 

Immigration know my address but a traffic officer would have the wrong address if he went by my licence, I wonder if the traffic office would advise changing it ?

Oh yeah...there it is..and it's not my current address. It's in very small type, but that is definitely my old address.

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Oh yeah...there it is..and it's not my current address. It's in very small type, but that is definitely my old address.

Lol same as me, also I renewed my passport so that's wrong also... Still my name is correct

 

In UK it's an offence to have an incorrect address on DL,

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Both my 5 year ones are up for renewal in December .I visit every year for the winter 6 months now on a treble entry 60 day holiday visit visa when.I originally got it I was on a multi o visas but they wont issue that visa to me as we are not married .I have a yellow book for my house.will they issue me again for 5 years on this visa? thanks

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