Planning to obtain a local driver's license in Thailand as a foreigner?
Embark on your international driver journey with BTIS, the leading translation service in Bangkok. We ensure accurate driver’s license translations, facilitating your seamless compliance with Thai driving regulations.
Reliable License Translation Service with BTIS
BTIS is known for delivering certified translations. Our translators have successfully translated hundreds of driver’s licenses, each one including all necessary details accurately.
Preparing Your Documents for Translation
To ensure a smooth process, provide a clear scanned copy of your license where the entire document is visible and legible.
Upload the document via our secure online portal for a swift, free quote.
Translation Journey: From Document Upload to Delivery
Experience ease with BTIS. Our 12-year track record includes working with native language experts to ensure every translation is both accurate and complete. Need a notarized translation? We offer that too!
Legal Document Translation for Easy Driving in Thailand or Another Country
Assuring legal compliance abroad starts with BTIS. Our certified translations are accepted globally, making driving in another country hassle-free. Experience the ease of our driver’s license translation service.
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Our Process is Fast and Efficient
1. Send us your request
Complete our online form and send or upload a scan or photo of your documents.
2. Receive a quotation
We provide you with a quotation and our bank details and the amount required to be paid into our account.
3. Approve the quotation
Approve our proposal and pay and we will begin the translation process and your documents will be ready within 2-3 working days.
4. Wait for your documents
If you have an urgent deadline, we are responsive and can provide high-quality, fast translations (additional fees will apply).
Thai Driving License FAQs
Yes, you can drive in Thailand with an international driver’s license, according to the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, to which Thailand is a signatory. This agreement allows visitors to use valid international driving permits (IDPs) in conjunction with their national driving license for a temporary period, usually up to 6 months.
Possessing an international driver’s permit can streamline the process of securing a Thai license, as it eliminates the need for driving and knowledge tests.
You should be 18 and fit to drive. Beyond that, you will need to provide documents to support your application.
Document requirements may vary over time, so it’s advisable to confirm the current requirements with the Department of Land Transport prior to initiating your Thai driving license application. Document requirements may vary over time, so it’s advisable to confirm the current requirements with the Department of Land Transport prior to initiating your Thai driving license application. But her is what you will most likely need to do:
- Gather all essential documents, including a valid passport, visa, TM6 departure card, a letter address from immigration or work permit, health certificate, and proof of good vision.
- Proceed to the nearest Department of Land Transport office, open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during weekdays.
- Complete and submit your application form with your required documents at the Department of Land Transport office. The application can be filled out either in Thai or English.
- Undertake the written and practical driving tests. The former evaluates your knowledge of Thai traffic rules, regulations, and road signs, while the latter tests your hands-on driving skills.
- Please note that individuals with valid international licenses are exempted from these tests.
- After successfully passing the tests, settle the necessary fees. A temporary license (2 years validity) costs 200 baht. After maintaining a clean driving record for 2 years, you can upgrade to a personal license (5 years validity) at a cost of 500 baht.
- Finally, collect your Thai driver’s license, which will feature your photograph, personal information, and the categories of vehicles you’re authorized to operate.
Our prices start at 350 THB for basic documents which don’t require formatting. We can handle the legalization of your documents on your behalf to save you time and frustration.
You will be given an estimated delivery date when you order. This date is based on the number and length of your documents. Once your copy is received, it will be assigned, and the translator will begin working on it. We will keep you updated on their progress. You will receive the delivery via email in pdf format first, then as hard copies.
We will always try to keep the turnaround time to a minimum.
We offer a user-friendly online service where you can upload your documents securely for translation. Our competitive pricing, quick turnaround time, and commitment to translating every page of your driver’s licence accurately set us apart from others.
Why do our clients choose to work with us?
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We have completed thousands of translation projects.