Apply for a Thailand Driving License

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We will set out all the questions

Tougher tests for the Thai driving license. So you need to learn First

How do I Pass the Thai driving license Test ?

If you want to have an idea of what the new tests look like, you can download them at PDF format.

In English: set 1 | set 2 | set 3
In Thai: set 1 | set 2 | set 3

The new tests will be mandatory for all new drivers applying for a license for the first time (the 1 year license). Those applying for the 5 year license will not need to take the tests, but the drivers applying to renew their 5 year license will need to attend a one hour lecture (usually all you have to do is sit in a room and watch a DVD – in Thai). All the best i would get a driving school to help they can do things you cant get done in order to get the licence.

Hello! Now you can practice Thailand driving license test online here: http://thaidriving.info/.

I made it from the official PDF on Phukets Provincial Land Transport Office website.
Made it for myself, because didn’t find something like that and an old SWF version doesn’t work (404 error). My test is better because it’s made without Flash and you can practice the test on your Apple tablet or phone.

Hope it’ll be useful for somebody. Good luck in passing the exam and on the roads!

The New Theory Test + Real Questions

One improvement that has been made is the introduction of a harder theory test. In an effort to improve road safety, a new test (effective since June 1st, 2014) requires that students have to answer 50 questions instead of the old 30.

You’ll need to score 45 questions correctly to pass, which means a passing grade of 90% instead of the old 75%. That’s pretty hard, and needless to say a lot of people are failing.

You can download and print out real test questions at the following links:

>> Thai driving theory test part 1

>> Thai driving theory test part 2

>> Thai driving theory test part 3

But does a harder theory test improve people’s ability to drive? Perhaps they will understand more road signs, but at the time of passing their test, their ability to control a car on the road will be limited to the experience of an obstacle course in a car park with no other cars on the road.

Surely the answer to decreasing road deaths and traffic accidents in Thailand is to start offering lessons on roads, and to create a more realistic test that takes users out in real-world situations. Or would that be even more dangerous?

Hell, how many people actually have a real license in Thailand anyway?

If you want to know how drivers should be driving in Thailand, have a look at the official Thai traffic laws here.

How to Apply for a Thai Driving License

What most people don’t know is that you are required to have a Thai driving license if you have stayed in the country for 60 or more days. Bear in mind though that you can’t get a license on a Tourist Visa.

If you already have an international driving license, you won’t need to take the practical test, but will need to take the following:

  1. A short eyesight test (color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception)
  2. A reflex examination
  3. A computer based test (in Thai & English language only) on the rules of driving

Documents Required

1. Medical Certificate

Get this from a local doctor or hospital. It must not be older than 30 days. Cost is between 100-500 Baht.

2. Residency Certificate

This is proof of address and is provided by the Immigration Bureau or foreign embassy.  You can download the form here. When you go to get this, take 2 color Photo’s 1.5 in x 2.36 in (4 cm x 6 cm). Proof of residence in the form of a rental contract or yellow residency book or a letter from your landlord.

3. Copy & Original of Passport & Non-Immigrant/Other Relevant Visa

Simply copy the front page of your passport, the visa page, latest stamp page and your  TM6 card. Take your original passport with you too.

4. Valid License / International License

You will need your current motorbike or car license, be it an international one or one issued by your country.  If you don’t have one you will have to complete the practical and theory exams. If you license is not in English, you will have to get it officially translated and authorised by your embassy.

5. Identification Card / Other Card Substituted for ID Card

6. Application Forms

>> Download the license application form

>> Download the English translation

If you are renewing a license or extending from 1-year to a 5-year, click herefor the official requirements.

To find your local transportation office, see this directory here.

And lastly, a nice man called Vladimir, who took the driving test in Thailand, has put together a mock Thai driving test that you can take online. It basically combines those PDF questions I gave you earlier into a test format. You can find that here.

Whether you need lessons or simply to apply for a Thai driving license, I hope you’ve found this information useful. If something has changed in the law or procedure that you know about, please do leave it in the comments section and I’ll update the post.

Stay safe on the roads!

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