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Re: driver license

Post by Hoopoe » May 3, 2018, 4:11 pm

Correct Gentlemen , i now find out his licence expired a long time ago ,BUT the people i was informed of this from all stated that on re-newal everyone has to do it again ,(this were i've always stated Thai's talking to Thai's never give the complete information , therefore confusion rules ) they now know they were wrong , ( not that it makes any difference , ) just to cap it all my stepson also took the motorcycle test again ,BUT was failed along with many others ,the reason ,they all indicated to turn right , when there's no need , ( now having ridden bikes since i was in my mid 20's, i could understand Here TIT no reason for a left turn signal ," although i personally think both signals should be used " ) the Examiner is an Idiot ,( maybe paid for his position as an examiner ) Stepson decided not to question his authority as he still had the car test to do ,



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Re: driver license

Post by kopkei » May 3, 2018, 4:12 pm

if your license is expired more than 1 year , you will have to test again... ;)

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Re: driver license

Post by sometimewoodworker » May 3, 2018, 5:26 pm

kopkei wrote:
May 3, 2018, 4:12 pm
if your license is expired more than 1 year , you will have to test again... ;)
But only the theory test not the driving test
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Re: 5 year driving license renewal

Post by mickydee » May 21, 2018, 5:24 pm

Hi guys, renewed both my 5 year driving licences today at AEK and thought I would update you on some of the changes since I last done it plus the routine.
1) AEK now do both car and motorcycle 5 year driving licence renewals
2) The medical certificate now has to be done at a hospital. I used the one opposite Sport City. You need one for each licence (200 baht each)
3) Certificate of Residence required from Immigration if you do not have Yellow Tabian Ban. One for each licence. (500 baht each)
4) Driving licences for surrender plus 1 photocopy of each
5) Passport photocopy, one for each. I done the face page plus visa page
6) Fee of 305 baht for motorcycle and 555 baht for car
7) Safety video is shown twice a day 10.30 and 13.30 . Lasts for about one hour in Training room.
8) Colour blindness test in Physical Examination room. Indentify colours as officer operates traffic lights (red yellow or green)
9) On the day I attended there were about 40 applicants and in hindsight I should have attended the afternoon session which probably would have been less busy.
10) The queue card system was not operating and the license queue headed for the right hand side of the office as you enter.
11) Once your paperwork has been handed in you sit in the training room signing a book on the way.
12) When all the applicants were seated we were ushered to the eye test room and then returned for the video.
13) Video over wait for your name to be called and sit for your photo.
14) Another wait while the licence is processed and thats it. About 4 hours
15) Aware that the licence duration runs from your next birthday I allowed mine to expire passing my birthday by a couple of days. So my new licences expire in almost 6 years time :D

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Re: driver license

Post by TicToc » May 21, 2018, 6:24 pm

Good info,many thanks.

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Post by Lone Star » May 21, 2018, 6:50 pm

Thanks for that info, mickydee!
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Post by Giggle » May 21, 2018, 7:12 pm

Certificate of Residence required from Immigration if you do not have Yellow Tabian Ban.
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Re: driver license

Post by dunroaming » May 21, 2018, 10:08 pm

I usually go on a Friday in the afternoon to the one on khon kaen road, last few times out in 30 minutes as they want to close for the weekend no video no test been doing that for 15 years guess I'm lucky

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Re: driver license

Post by Lone Star » May 21, 2018, 10:19 pm

dunroaming wrote:
May 21, 2018, 10:08 pm
I usually go on a Friday in the afternoon to the one on khon kaen road, last few times out in 30 minutes as they want to close for the weekend no video no test been doing that for 15 years guess I'm lucky
Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great idea. :)
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Re: driver license

Post by dunroaming » May 21, 2018, 10:32 pm

No worries it's worked for me for years, I also don't take the talking translator with me as like electric telephone water car tax etc just slows the process up.

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Re: driver license

Post by Hoopoe » May 22, 2018, 6:34 am

dunroaming wrote:
May 21, 2018, 10:32 pm
No worries it's worked for me for years, I also don't take the talking translator with me as like electric telephone water car tax etc just slows the process up.
The girls are quite helpful in there ,no need to take in a translator ,ISH , i took my American friend in to get his car & bike license ,they used the computer translator on the subject of Endorsement on his American license , the endorsement on his license was for the bike , but an Endorsement on an English driving license ,means you've committed a motoring offence ( many years have passed under the bridge since i lived there ,but i think it is still the same now ) it took awhile to explain /clarify this but all was good in the end , And No Video for him ,it was a Friday afternoon ,

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Re: driver license

Post by AlexO » May 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

Lone Star wrote:
May 21, 2018, 10:19 pm
dunroaming wrote:
May 21, 2018, 10:08 pm
I usually go on a Friday in the afternoon to the one on khon kaen road, last few times out in 30 minutes as they want to close for the weekend no video no test been doing that for 15 years guess I'm lucky
Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great idea. :)
Same for me at Nong Han office. In and out with a new 5 year licence in just under 25 minutes.

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Re: driver license

Post by LoneTraveler » May 23, 2018, 7:43 am

Is a medical certificate required for a 5 year renewal? My last 5 year renewal did not require but on the forums some say yes and some say no. I know it is require for the one year. Thank you in advance

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Re: driver license

Post by Lone Star » May 23, 2018, 8:20 am

AlexO wrote:
May 22, 2018, 9:17 pm
Lone Star wrote:
May 21, 2018, 10:19 pm
dunroaming wrote:
May 21, 2018, 10:08 pm
I usually go on a Friday in the afternoon to the one on khon kaen road, last few times out in 30 minutes as they want to close for the weekend no video no test been doing that for 15 years guess I'm lucky
Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great idea. :)
Same for me at Nong Han office. In and out with a new 5 year licence in just under 25 minutes.
Thanks! I love having options. Much obliged.
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Re: driver license

Post by sometimewoodworker » May 23, 2018, 9:08 am

LoneTraveler wrote:
May 23, 2018, 7:43 am
Is a medical certificate required for a 5 year renewal? My last 5 year renewal did not require but on the forums some say yes and some say no. I know it is require for the one year. Thank you in advance
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Post by TAXIfor7/11 » May 23, 2018, 9:22 am

i don,t get the bit were the op had to show 2 medical certificates for both licences and 2 letter of residency ,its a letter of residence nothing more,im 3 years into my second 5 year licence,i inquierd at AEK about letter of residency from immigration,i was told to tell immigration when asked, i need letter for either motorbike or car, 1 will suffice,its just another way of immigration pulling your pants down

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Re: driver license

Post by sometimewoodworker » May 23, 2018, 6:17 pm

TAXIfor7/11 wrote:
May 23, 2018, 9:22 am
i don,t get the bit were the op had to show 2 medical certificates for both licences and 2 letter of residency ,its a letter of residence nothing more,im 3 years into my second 5 year licence,i inquierd at AEK about letter of residency from immigration,i was told to tell immigration when asked, i need letter for either motorbike or car, 1 will suffice,its just another way of immigration pulling your pants down
That is also what I was told in AEK last time. For 2 licenses they require 1 original of each document for the first licence plus 1 copy of each for the second. Also unless the prices have changed radically in the last year it should be a little over 100 Baht per licence
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Re: driver license

Post by sometimewoodworker » May 23, 2018, 6:19 pm

LoneTraveler wrote:
May 23, 2018, 7:43 am
Is a medical certificate required for a 5 year renewal? My last 5 year renewal did not require but on the forums some say yes and some say no. I know it is require for the one year. Thank you in advance
FWIW there is no 1 year licence, the temporary license is 2 years, that changed around 2 years ago.
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Re: driver license

Post by Hoopoe » November 19, 2018, 11:58 am

Just an up date , went to Kumphawapi license dept ,just over the level crossing , re new 5 year license ,the brake re-action test , press accelerator count to 5 press brake ,you'll be spot on , eye test colours etc ,they checked each eye individually ( i don't remember this last time , ) i've got a dodgy left eye to say the least ,so having watched him test other people i knew what he was going to do ,so guessed correctly ,if i'd have failed as i should have , with one eye ,What would the consequences be ??? usual 1 hour long Vid but with a lot more info on how to drive , instead of the bullshit truck weights etc that i saw last time ,505 bht ,

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Re: driver license

Post by vidmaster » November 19, 2018, 3:23 pm

How early can you apply for 5 year license before 2 year one expires?

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