International Driving License

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Re: International Driving License

Post by benji57 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:03 am

I got my IDP on 18 april 2018 at Phetchaburi Land & Transport Office !

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Re: International Driving License

Post by bluelagoon » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Just be aware if you come from the EU, your IDP is not recognized in Thailand. The EU hands out IDP (that has to be presented with the national driving licence), that refers to the 1968 convention. This convention has not been ratified by Thailand, Japan and perhaps some other nations. Of course, it can pass in case of a road check, but legally the BiB can refuse to accept the International Driving permit if it refers to the 1968 Vienna Convention.

Perhaps the best issue would be to get a Thai licence, but I have heard that the DLT office in Petchaburi is not all that farang friendly ? ? Any experiences or advice to share on how to proceed and what docs are required ?
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Re: International Driving License

Post by HHTel » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Even the UK has signed but not ratified the agreement. However they follow it's principles.

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