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Number plate replacement

Post by MikaQ5 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:40 pm

This morning after I went through the many new overnight local 'car washes' I noticed my front Number plate has gone

I doubt I'll find it 🙄 so can anybody please explain to me how to go about getting a new one printed
(It's a 2013 car )

Will any garage print one off ( as in my home country ) or do i need to apply in a certain place etc ??

I only have the car less than a month and to date I don't have the registration docs back from that office as yet -

(I just have the garage invoice and some insurance papers so far)

Will that cause any problem in asking for a number plate at whatever source

Thanks

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by Nereus » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:07 pm

Was it a red plate, or a permanent plate?
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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by MikaQ5 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 pm

Nereus wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Was it a red plate, or a permanent plate?

Hi

It's a permanent plate ( or was until it got washed off in the floodwater )

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by HarryVardon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:48 am

Same thing happened to me yesterday so I am also interested in the replies.

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:57 am

This one has been found. Is it yours?
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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by PET » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:20 pm

I friend lost his plate in Hua Hin but because the car had been registered in Chang Mai he had to go back to Chang Mai to get the replacement. I mention this just in case it is relevant.
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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by Nereus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:01 pm

Never had cause to have to do it, but a quick search brings up the fact that you should report it to the police first. Evidently there is a form(amazing) they fill in and you have to keep a copy, so that when you get stopped for no plate you can show the receipt.

Then you have to go to your local DLT office and order a new one, which could take awhile to receive. BUT, you will need the blue registration book and proof of ownership, ID etc.
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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by VincentD » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:35 pm

Make a police report, so if the lost number plate is used on another car in a criminal act, you are covered (sort of). Then get a replacement plate from the DLT - the official plates will have a small circular stamp towards the bottom corner whereas a 'printed' plate won't. Another reason for the BIB to pull you over.. As Nereus says, it could take a while, but better safe than sorry.
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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by cookie102 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:10 pm

lost mine a couple of years back. When you go to the police station to report it they had hundreds of plates that had been handed in. Maybe you will be lucky.

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by HarryVardon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:56 pm

I found my number plate. It seems that there is a page on Facebook that people use to say that they have found number plates. Everything is of course in Thai so you will need a Thai person to look into this.

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:21 pm

HarryVardon wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:56 pm
I found my number plate. It seems that there is a page on Facebook that people use to say that they have found number plates. Everything is of course in Thai so you will need a Thai person to look into this.
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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:04 am

:offtopic: Please.....

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:43 am

Quite right Pete. Although I was guilty of it by rising to the bait. Now who veered the subject 'off topic'? I wonder ........ mmmm. Par for the course.

Regarding replacement number plates, although I've never had to do it, a friend of mine did. He said that something which should be so simple turned out to be a long drawn out affair and it was several weeks before receiving a new plate. It's much quicker to register a car from new than replacing a plate on a car already registered!

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by MikaQ5 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:50 pm

Thanks for the replies
I went to the police and reported it lost so have the form in the car if stoped etc

The car is part financed therefore I don't have the original blue book
Does a copy of the blue book suffice for the DLT
The car is bkk registered soi I'm right in assuming I need to go to a bkk office ?

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Re: Number plate replacement

Post by HHTel » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:52 pm

Unfortunately, I believe you do have to go to BKK. To use another office requires you to re-register the car and you would have a different number plate.

Come to think of it, I bought a car BKK registered and went to Prachuab to complete the paperwork. That included re-registering it and getting a new number plate. It only took 2 or 3 days so might actually be quicker than applying for a replacement.

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