If you would like to drive, either vehicle or motorcycle, while visiting Thailand, you are required by law to hold an international driving license. When asked for, you need to show your international driving license along with your passport and national driving license.

For those who temporarily stay in Thailand, you can apply for a temporary (one year) driving license at the Department of Land Transport or a Provincial Land Transport Office with the following documents:

– Passport with appropriate visa, except tourist visa (original and photo copy)
– Proof of residence in Thailand attested by your embassy or work permit (original and photo copy)
– Original health check-up certificate, valid not more than one month from the date you apply for the temporary driving license
– International driving license or national driving license with a translation into English or Thai language, attested by your embassy (in case the original is not in English)

For further information, please contact the Department of Land Transport in Thailand at +662 271 8888.
Please note that you can apply for this license directly with the Department of Land Transport or a Provincial Land Transport Office. There is no need to apply through any agency where you may be charged unnecessary extra fee for the service. 


See below helpful video clips on driving in Thailand.

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