Renewing from temporary Thai drivers license to 5-year

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Renewing from temporary Thai drivers license to 5-year

Post by papaguido » July 18, 2011, 12:23 pm

semperfiguy wrote:This past Monday I renewed my one year Thai auto driver's license for a 5 year term. I went to the main Land Transportation Office (LTO) outside Udon on the road to Bangkok, but I could have done it at the office in the basement of AEK Udon Hospital. I purposely went to the main office because I was taking along a friend from the Netherlands who wanted to get his first one year Thai license. Go to the second floor and approach the counter to the left side. No need to take a number...they weren't using the que system.

For me, all I had to present were the following:

1. Passport showing the extension of my 12 month retirement visa, together with signed photocopies of each.
2. My Yellow Book (Tambien Baan for foreigners) with a signed photocopy.
3. My expiring one year Thai license.
4. A medical certificate that I obtained from a clinic near the LT office for 250 Baht (can be obtained from any clinic)
5. 650 Baht fee for 5 year renewal.
250bt :shock: Most places charge 60bt. You could have done a search and saved yourself 220bt :-"
papaguido wrote:If medical certificate needed, there's a clinic in town that will provided it for 30bt (as long as you're breathing, health check not done). It a few shop's over from Neeg Soon supermarket, next door to the BKK bank ATM machines.

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Renewing from temporary Thai drivers license to 5-year

Post by semperfiguy » July 18, 2011, 12:36 pm

[quote="papaguido4. A medical certificate that I obtained from a clinic near the LT office for 250 Baht (can be obtained from any clinic)
5. 650 Baht fee for 5 year renewal.

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250bt :shock: Most places charge 60bt. You could have done a search and saved yourself 220bt :-"
papaguido wrote:If medical certificate needed, there's a clinic in town that will provided it for 30bt (as long as you're breathing, health check not done). It a few shop's over from Neeg Soon supermarket, next door to the BKK bank ATM machines.

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I know I got screwed Papa. Last year the same clinic charged me 80 baht. This year I complained and the girl told my wife if I wanted cheaper to go to another place. This is one that the LTO refers applicants to because it's close to their office, and the staff at LTO probably get a kick back. Last time I'll go there!

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Post by rickfarang » September 19, 2011, 2:44 pm

Thank you for the update, Semperfiguy. I need to renew and was unsure about the need for a medical certificate, so your recent posting was of great help.

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Renewing from temporary Thai drivers license to 5-year

Post by timmy » May 15, 2015, 9:36 am

does any body know if there any changes when renewing your 5 year licences , is it still at AKE udon , are the papers you need not changed ?? and the time they show the farang video do you still need to watch it ? thanks .

sorry i did,nt see the subject correct ( fingers to fast for my brain ) i need to RENEW my 5 year licence NOT to go from a 1 year licence to a 5 year .. :-"

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Renewing from temporary Thai drivers license to 5-year

Post by wazza » May 16, 2015, 4:26 am

A year ago i had to renew my 5 year licence and was told at AEK , they couldnt do it there, as re testing was required....

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Post by rickfarang » May 16, 2015, 10:43 am

What's the deal with testing and renewals? I only remember reading about a test with about a 90% failure rate, sure hope its not that one.

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Renewing from temporary Thai drivers license to 5-year

Post by timmy » May 16, 2015, 10:59 am

rickfarang wrote:What's the deal with testing and renewals? I only remember reading about a test with about a 90% failure rate, sure hope its not that one.
NO the big failure rate was with the new driving test , not when you only need to renew your licence .

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