Owning a Vehicle in Thailand

Find out how to buy or import a car or bike in Thailand, plus information on registering, insuring and making it road legal once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or riding a motorbike, drivers in Thailand have to make sure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. In this section there is detailed information on vehicle insurance and the compulsory roadworthiness test required in order to drive legally in Thailand.

In the market for a car? This section covers the processes and paperwork involved in buying a new car in Thailand, as well as details on how to go about the private sale or purchase and re-registering of a second-hand used car.

Thinking of bringing a car from your home country? Details on the registration, taxes and customs requirements involved in importing a car or bike into Thailand can be found here.