Getting a Driving Licence in Thailand

Information on how to take the test to get a Thai driving licence...

Anyone driving any sort of motor vehicle in Thailand must have a valid driving licence.

Anyone with a valid driving International Driving Permit can get a Thai driving licence and will not have to do the practical driving test. Licence holders may only drive the category of vehicle for which their licence is valid.

Anyone who does not have a foreign licence valid for use in Thailand under the 1949 or 1968 Conventions on Road Traffic will need to take the full theory and practical driving examinations in Thailand. An interpreter is allowed to accompany the applicant as the training, the written and practical test are all in Thai.