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Driver’s License Renewal in Bangkok, Thailand

Renewing your Driver’s License: If your Thai driver’s license is due for renewal, we are here to assist you.

Step 1: Document Review

Our trained staff will carefully review your documents and ensure they are prepared for submission.

Step 2: Registration

We will arrange a meeting at the Department of Transport at a time that suits you. During this meeting, you can register, submit your documents, and schedule an appointment for processing your license on a date of your choice. This registration process typically takes 15 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 3: Processing

On the designated processing day, our staff will handle all the queues, paperwork, and provide professional translation services to facilitate the renewal of your license. The total time for the renewal process is typically 1–2 hours.

Additional time required for expired licenses:

  • If expired for more than one year, please add two hours to the total processing time for training videos.
  • If expired for more than three years, please add five hours to the total processing time for training videos, plus an extra day for driving tests.

  • Passport (with a minimum of 60 days remaining on the current visa)
  • Certificate of residency or Non-digital Work Permit (eligibility details below)
  • Medical certificate (not older than 30 days)
  • Certificate of residency: Issued by the Thai immigration office (valid for 30 days) or home country Embassy (valid for 1 year) or Please note that the certificate of residency is a specific document recognized by the Embassy and Thai Immigration. *Other forms of address proof, such as TM30, rental contracts, title ownership books, etc., are not accepted. We strongly recommend contacting your embassy or Thai Immigration Office directly for information on eligibility to receive a certificate of residency, as it can vary based on factors such as visa type, length of stay, housing situation, etc.
  • A physical blue work permit book with your address listed between pages 24–26 can be accepted. However, please note that the majority of work permits are either digital or do not have a home address listed, rendering them ineligible. In such cases, a certificate of residency would be required instead.