Can I use my UK driving Licence in Thailand?

Do I need international driving Licence for Thailand?

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.

How do I transfer my driving Licence to Thailand?


  1. Passport.
  2. Original driver’s licence from home country (in English language OR with an official translation certified by your home country’s embassy)
  3. Proof of residence (work permit with residential address OR a certificate from either Thai Immigration or your home country’s embassy)

What countries does a UK driving license cover?

You’re able to drive in the UK for 12 months on a license issued in a ‘designated country’, which includes:

  • Australia.
  • Barbados.
  • Hong Kong.
  • Monaco.
  • Singapore.
  • Falkland Islands.
  • Republic of Korea.
  • South Africa.

Can tourists drive in Thailand?

Driving in Thailand can be done by tourists as long as you hold a valid driver’s license in English from your country of origin or a valid International driver’s license. In Thailand, vehicles drive to the left hand side of the road and speed limits are expressed in kilometres per hour.

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Can I apply for an International Driving Permit online UK?

You can easily apply through this website by entering all the essential details required. This is a simple and easy process of getting an international driving permit UK from ITCA. You can apply for International driving license by yourself and print your copy if you need it.

Do you need a license to rent a motorbike in Thailand?

Thousands of visitors each year rent a motorbike and ride around Thailand totally unlicensed. … You will need a driving license from your home country if you want to hire a motorbike or car. But, if you do not have an international license or a Thai license, you will be driving illegally.

How much is a Thai driving Licence?

Step 4 – Getting your actual Thai driving License

You must first obtain a two-year temporary license, and once that period is up, you can apply for the full Thai 5-year license. A two year license costs approximately 300 THB (around £9-10) and you can also pay 50-200 THB to have a doctor validate your physical fitness.

What do I need for a Thai driving license?

Requirements to Apply for a Thailand Driving License

  1. Medical Certificate. You can get this at just about any hospital or clinic. …
  2. Residence Certificate or Work Permit. …
  3. Passport. …
  4. Valid Driving License or International Driving Permit. …
  5. Thailand Driving License Application Form.

Can I drive in Spain with a UK license after Brexit?

Will my driving licence be valid? Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed. An IDP can be bought at Post Offices for £5.50.

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Can I drive in Italy with UK licence after Brexit?

Drivers with a UK licence who were officially living in Italy before January 2021 can continue to use it for 12 months after the end of the Brexit transition period, the Italian government has confirmed.

Can I drive in Greece with a UK license after Brexit?

You can drive in Greece with a UK driving licence. You should read our guidance on driving in the EU from 1 January 2021.

Is it safe to rent a car in Thailand?

Thailand officially has the second highest road fatality rate in the world. You will get a copy of any damage to the car as you would in any country when you rent a car. Keep it safe as it will be required when you return the car.

What is the penalty for driving with an expired licence Thailand?

At present, driving without a licence carries a maximum penalty of 1,000 baht and/or one month in jail. Motorists face a maximum fine of 2,000 baht if they drive when their licence has expired, been seized or withdrawn from use.