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Hello all,

 

I asked a similar question in the Bangkok forum, but I'll try my luck here as well.

 

I recently got a residence certificate in Hua Hin, even though I live in Bangkok.

 

How long would it take from start (no motorbike license from my home country) to having a Thai motorbike license in my hand? If it is significantly faster in Hua Hin, I might just do it there.

 

Cheers.

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It's depending on how many people are applying for their license.

 

That can be from one month to three months.

 

The first license will only be good for two years, the following then for five years. 

 

Try where you can get it faster.

 

It's possible that you have to go to Hua Hin, because your residence is there.

 

The Land department office will tell you.  

 

  Please see: https://iglu.net/how-to-get-a-thai-driving-license/

 

  

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If you go through an agent, you can get it done in a week or so, including exams. I did mine in two weeks, but then I failed the first attempt.

 

Every major motosai rental agency in BKK now also has a Thai DL service - e.g. Emma's, Fatboy's etc. Best to ask them about the residency cert and timelines.

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2 hours ago, Isaanbiker said:

That can be from one month to three months.

I had to wait three weeks for the appointment in 2015 at our place.

Actual test is one or two days depending on office.

But can't help about Hua Hin.

The OP must be very lucky to find a first hand report.

Foreigners doing license from scratch is rare.

The number of DL applicants seems to rise and rise (no wonder).

So a month or even two might occur.

 

You are in Bangkok now? I am afraid there is no other way to go to one of the DLT offices and ask for an appointment. If you find it too long, just decline.

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55 minutes ago, shadowofacloud said:

If you go through an agent, you can get it done in a week or so, including exams. I did mine in two weeks, but then I failed the first attempt.

Was that what we would call a driving school?

They exist and seem to help speed up.

(but not seen examples for motorbike)

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7 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Was that what we would call a driving school?

They exist and seem to help speed up.

(but not seen examples for motorbike)

Not a driving school in the traditional sense - they mainly rent motorbikes, but also can provide basic riding lessons and can facilitate the process of getting a Thai DL.

 

For the latter, they mostly help with the paperwork, assist at the DLT and can make sure that your application is moved to the top of the stack. You will still need to pass the exams, if you haven't got an IDP or a DL from your home country.

 

They've recently helped me renew my expired Thai license. I was in and out of the DLT in two hours.

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