Thai Driving License - Banglamung LTO - Process

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Thai Driving License - Banglamung LTO - Process

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The person with the Pattaya City Expats Club went to the Banglamung land Transport Office this past Monday to ask what their current process is for foreigners wanting to renew their Thai driving license. Apparently, for the time being, the following is their process:

1. First visit - have completed documents

2. Documents checked, LTO keeps the documents and gives you a ticket with a queue number and date & time (10am or 2pm) for next visit - date for next visit will depend on number ahead of you as the number of foreigners processed for license is limited to 20 per day - thus he recommends early arrival for first visit

3. Second visit on designated date and time - provide Queue ticket - Given eye test and issuance of license

He didn't mention whether they are still giving the reaction test (hit the brake on the red light) or having to view the one hour video [in the past, they sometimes didn't require you stay to watch the full video]

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2lz2p wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:59 am
2. Documents checked, LTO keeps the documents and gives you a ticket with a queue number and date & time (10am or 2pm) for next visit - date for next visit will depend on number ahead of you as the number of foreigners processed for license is limited to 20 per day - thus he recommends early arrival for first visit
Thank you for this information. This seems like another one where it would be best to get started at least a month in advance.

Did he happen to mention whether the medical certificate and residency certificate are still required?

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He mentioned that the PCEC website information on documents required was still correct. It notes the Residency Certificate is required for all foreigners unless they have a Work Permit that shows their address. It also notes that the Medical Certificate is required for the 2 year license and first 5 year license - not needed for renewal of 5 year license. Here is URL for their page on documents needed:http://pattayacityexpatsclub.com/expats ... cklist.pdf

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I just read a posting on Thaivisa.com from someone who went to Banglamung LTO which confirms the procedure. He also mentioned there were two lines, one for foreigners and one for Thais. He also recommended you get there early and said the wait in line can be about an hour and a half. Further, after getting his appointment date for about 6 weeks later, he also took time to do his road tax. He said this took about 15 minutes and when he left, about 10:30am, there were no queues as the LTO had apparently closed up their intake for the day.

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I applied for the 2 year car licence earlier this week at Banglamung LTO. I arrived at 730am, my ticket number was 78 and after presenting my documents outside the building and making a return appointment I left at 1015am. At that time there were only 10 farangs in the queue so maybe I should have arrived later.

I have an International driver's licence and was told I only need to do the reflex test when I return in August. The staff were very polite and I was happy it was not a hot or rainy day as the process is painfully slow. At least two desks instead of one to process the farang applications is needed.

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Does anyone know:

1. Is the Land Transport Office still closed? If still closed is your current license still valid if the expiration date arrives before they are open again?
2. When going for a driving license, is a booking necessary? If yes, how do you make the booking? I can't find anything on QueQ.
3. What time does the Land Transport Office open?
4. What is the current fee for a driving license?
5. What documents for driving license renewal are required now? There seems to be some confusion about the medical certificate, but it is so easy to get that I'm going to get it whether required or not.

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I have a few of the answers I was looking for. A couple days ago a Thai friend went to renew his license. He did not have an appointment.

The driving license office has reopened and opening time is 8:30am. He arrived at 6:30am hoping to be among the first to be called. By the time he got inside the whole process took him 6 hours. Very slow. They were taking a limited number of people at a time. He did say they were taking farang more quickly than they were taking Thais. He said they did ask him for the medical certificate.

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