New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
Requirements for obtaining a Thai Drivers Licence
The Thailand Department of Land Transport requires that foreign nationals obtain the following documents to support an application for a Thai drivers License. Please contact the Department directly for further information (02 272 3614 through to 3616)
Passport and Non-immigrant Visa
Present the original and photocopy of both the biodata information, and the non-immigrant Visa.
Evidence of Residential Address
Either a Statutory Declaration affirming address, made at the Embassy; or, an Embassy letter, written upon the presentation of evidence of residence (e.g. letter from landlord, tenancy or lease agreement)
A standard medical check certificate
Available from any hospital or clinic.
The original and photocopy of either an International Drivers Licence, or a New Zealand driver icence (if you do not have a valid license, you will need to sit a written answer and multi-choice test in English.)
Fee and Photographs
Two standard passport sized photographs (1 Inch), not more than 6 months old.
Fee: Car 105 Baht, Motorcycle 55 Baht
Confirmation of Residential Address
As noted above, the Thai Department of Land Transport require that foreign nationals obtain confirmation of their residential address from their Embassy.
This can be obtained either by making a Statutory Declaration in person at the Embassy, or
If you are unable to come to the Embassy in person, or do not reside in Bangkok, the Embassy can write a letter confirming your residential address, upon presentation of evidence, such as a rental or tenancy agreement or a utility bill. In some cases, we will accept a letter from your employer (where accommodation is provided by the employer).
The Embassy fee for either service is 1,340 Baht, our standard Notarial service fee for taking a Statutory Declaration or providing a Consular Letter.
If you have any inquiries about the above information, please contact the Consular Officer
Phone: 02 254 2530 ext 21
Fax: 02 253 9045