Thailand vehicle registration renewal

Vehicle Registration Renewal in Thailand

Genreal Infromation:

All vehicles in Thailand must maintain a valid vehicle registration. Extending or renewing your registration (the tax sticker on the front of your car) each year is fairly simple, especially if your car or motorbike is less than five years old. It can be done quickly at the Department of Land Transport (https://www.dlt.go.th/en/) Office in your area given you have the following documents.

Required Documents:

  1. Your vehicle book or a photocopy if you are paying a credit
  2. Proof of payment for next year’s PRB (Compulsory Motor Insurance)

Registration fees:

The fee will vary according to the type and age of your vehicle. You should expect to pay around 300 to 400 baht for a new tax sticker for your motorbike and between 1,000 to 7,000 baht for your car. For example, the cost of renewing a Toyota Altis 1.8’s registration is roughly 2,000 baht. For the first five years, the fees will remain constant, after which it will be reduced by 10% every year up to a maximum reduction of 50%.

Vehicle Inspection:

Vehicles that are older than five years are required to undergo a technical inspection from a certified service center before the application for registration renewal. This will cost you around 200 baht and should only take a few minutes. All certified service centers will have the blue and yellow gear-shaped logo on it’s sign, like the ones in the two photographs below

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The inspection will include a car number verification as well as an inspection of the lights, brakes, and exhaust. Afterwards, the center will issue a certificate for you to present with your application along with the other two requirements.

Summary:

  • If you are living in Thailand, you must renew your vehicle registration every year at an office of the Department of Land Transport for the price of 1,000 to 7,000 baht
  • Luckily, all you need is (1) your vehicle book or a photocopy if you are paying a credit, (2) proof of payment for next year’s PRB, and if your vehicle is older than five years (3) a certificate from a certified inspection center.

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