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Would like some info on getting an international driving licence - to drive a dirt bike around cambodia/vietnam/laos (NOT thailand) for one year only.

 

I saw a site that said...v

1)need to go to BKK

2)need a thai driving licence first

3)need proof of address

4)need a non-immigrant visa - but I have a tourist visa.

 

Is this correct??

 

Ideally I would like to get the int driving lic in Pattaya and I DO NOT HAVE a thai driving licence and neither do I have my home country driving licence with me at this time.

 

Please advise.............Anyone know of any potential problems at border crossings, time restrictions in a country with a bike, etc that would be useful too.

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An international drivers license is issued in your home country (the country that issued your license). So if you want to do it in LOS, you would first need to get a Thai drivers license. How long do you stay? Are you prepaired to do a thai drivers test?

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I agree with the above, are you willing (or need) to take a Thai driving test?

 

The international license is issued from your home country. I'm a US citizen working

out of Dubai, UAE and I got one 2 years ago, not knowing if I would need it somewhere

down the road.

It was issued privately by a company and basically looks like a passport with a ID card

in it. All your personal information (citizenship, date of birth, height, ect) is printed

in about 8 different languages. It is suppose to go by a United Nation regulation pertaining

to all of this.

 

I've road around Pattaya and around the area on a bike and just kept it in by my saddle bag (that a photo copy of my passport)...

never had to use it once...the Thai/Cambodian police are more concerned about a monetary contribution :Hello1: than allot

of other things...I'm sure you know be careful on small roads out in the boonies...personally

I would not be on the road in Cambodia (or parts of Thailand) at night...the least you will loose is your wallet.

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Quoted 2500 for an agency to do it in Soi on South Pattaya Rd opposite Tonys Food mall.

Even though the official BKK price is 505 Baht.

 

Any other agent reasonable cost - around 1000 ?

 

Note : she said she could also get a International Driv Lic if I had my home country licence

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