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Amazing how easy your bank experience was. I frequently hear others on the forums talk about the banks wanting mandatory insurance, work permits, silly minimum deposits, etc.

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Scumbag
On 06/03/2017 at 2:44 AM, Pattsist said:

They asked me if I had a DL from home, I said no. As I wanted to keep mine, I was afraid they would say that I should just change it....

 

For the benefit of others they do not take your foreign licence from you. They have no issue with you holding two licences. They may require you to do the practical test unless you have an International driving permit.

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Richie
On 3/5/2017 at 7:44 PM, Pattsist said:

Well, these are just informations to people who are interested in these things and don't have the exact infos.

I spent 35 days in LoS, just arrived back home.

Possible stupid question alert but... Is it possible to get this if you're not permanent resident? Or can anyone follow the above by just applying for a residence certificate?

Also love the bike!

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Patts Luver

Ops !!!

I spent 35 days in Los (January 26th - Mars the 2nd 2017). When I entered Los I got 30 days stamp on my passport as a tourist, the same stamp I got every time i have been there..... !!!!  I do not live in Thailand

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CuppaTea
9 minutes ago, Pattsist said:

Ops !!!

I spent 35 days in Los (January 26th - Mars the 2nd 2017). When I entered Los I got 30 days stamp on my passport as a tourist, the same stamp I got every time i have been there..... !!!!  I do not live in Thailand

Did you take a bike with you for the test or rented one there ?

If there, how much was it ?

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Patts Luver

Next to that office, there are many shops where you can copy your documents, coffee shops and restaurants. There is a coffee shop that also rents motorbikes, on the right side. I rented there and paid 100 Baht. they ask you to leave your passport there until you bring back the mc.

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Richie
21 minutes ago, Pattsist said:

Ops !!!

I spent 35 days in Los (January 26th - Mars the 2nd 2017). When I entered Los I got 30 days stamp on my passport as a tourist, the same stamp I got every time i have been there..... !!!!  I do not live in Thailand

Thank you!

What did you tell the immigration office?

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Patts Luver

On my 3rd day in LoS, I went to immigration office in Jomtien, I applied for residence certificate. in the application i mentioned that i needed it for MC DL and to open a bank account.

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Richie
Just now, Pattsist said:

On my 3rd day in LoS, I went to immigration office in Jomtien, I applied for residence certificate. in the application i mentioned that i needed it for MC DL and to open a bank account.

Last stupid question, what did you put down as your address?

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portrea

Great concise information. Was there an eye test ? I am color blind. I have difficulty seeing the difference between green and red for example.

i would hate to go to all the trouble and fail an eye test. 

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Patts Luver

As I wrote in the first post, I delivered a copy of the receipt that i had already paid the hotel for 30 days. So it means that I used the hotel address !!!

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Patts Luver
1 minute ago, portrea said:

Great concise information. Was there an eye test ? I am color blind. I have difficulty seeing the difference between green and red for example.

i would hate to go to all the trouble and fail an eye test. 

That was the first test and you have to pass it :-((

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Richie
8 minutes ago, Pattsist said:

As I wrote in the first post, I delivered a copy of the receipt that i had already paid the hotel for 30 days. So it means that I used the hotel address !!!

Thank you again. I'll hand them my UK licence so hopefully won't need to do a test!

Great thread, I'll type up my experiences and post on this thread to help others too.

Promotion to Advanced Member deserved for sure!

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Patts Luver
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tinkytaylor said:

Thank you again. I'll hand them my UK licence so hopefully won't need to do a test!

Great thread, I'll type up my experiences and post on this thread to help others too.

Promotion to Advanced Member deserved for sure!

If you hand them your UK DL you won't need to take the driving test, but you'll still have to take all the others 3 tests !!!

- eye test: about the colors

- reflex test: involves the yellow/green colors

- The written test

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Goolabert
7 hours ago, Pattsist said:

That was the first test and you have to pass it :-((

I took the color test a couple months ago and they were pretty lenient and allowed one Thai man a couple of guesses for each attempt. It was kind of amusing because he seemed to be color blind but they passed him anyway.

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Richie
19 minutes ago, Sissi said:

If someone is worried about the test... http://thaidriving.info if you learn to answer these questions, then you will pass for sure.

My only worry was that it might be in Thai!

Where do I get the medical certificate from, I overlooked that last time I read it.

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Sissi
Just now, tinkytaylor said:

My only worry was that it might be in Thai!

Where do I get the medical certificate from, I overlooked that last time I read it.

i got it in banglamung clinic in soi buakhow, but i think you can get it in any clinic. All the questions was in english.

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Patts Luver
3 hours ago, tinkytaylor said:

My only worry was that it might be in Thai!

Where do I get the medical certificate from, I overlooked that last time I read it.

Our friend Sissi  mentioned questions.

I got my medical certificate in a clinic in south pattaya road like 200 meters before you arrive to Shell station. No questions at all. I went in and said to the secretary that i needed the certificate. She asked for the passport and 5 minutes later i got it. 100 baht !! that's it

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stev1956
7 hours ago, Sissi said:

If someone is worried about the test... http://thaidriving.info if you learn to answer these questions, then you will pass for sure.

I used that page in august last year, absoluty recommended.

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Scumbag
10 hours ago, tinkytaylor said:

My only worry was that it might be in Thai!

Where do I get the medical certificate from, I overlooked that last time I read it.

You can get one in any clinic in no time at all.

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LOTTELLEE WINNA

Congrats to the OP, he got his license and bank account in a very efficient way.

There is a short-cut to getting a driving license. I approached an Udon Thani Driving School at 9am and they took my passport and address details from me, telling me to return at lunch-time. When I returned, they had obtained residency and medical certificates for me. They then drove me to the test center and we marched to the head of the queue, where my application and papers were handed over. A few minutes later, I had was being asked if I wanted a bike as well as a car license. These licenses were then spat out of a machine. 

The cost...4,500THB.

If I was doing it again, I would do it myself. However, if you are short of time, it's another option..

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Scumbag
20 minutes ago, LOTTELLEE WINNA said:

Congrats to the OP, he got his license and bank account in a very efficient way.

There is a short-cut to getting a driving license. I approached an Udon Thani Driving School at 9am and they took my passport and address details from me, telling me to return at lunch-time. When I returned, they had obtained residency and medical certificates for me. They then drove me to the test center and we marched to the head of the queue, where my application and papers were handed over. A few minutes later, I had was being asked if I wanted a bike as well as a car license. These licenses were then spat out of a machine. 

The cost...4,500THB.

If I was doing it again, I would do it myself. However, if you are short of time, it's another option..

..and the Thais are scratching their heads wondering why the death rates on their roads is so high....lol

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