Phuket officers warn against purchasing faux driving licenses online

PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transportation Business (PLTO) has posted yet a different clarification stating that the Section of Land Transportation (DLT) is the only authority issuing genuine driving licenses in Thailand. The company has warned versus buying driving licenses on the internet amid developing figures of these types of features for foreigners on social media.

“The Section of Land Transport warns!!! Individuals ought to not be fooled into generating bogus driving licenses on the net. We repeat, all actions will have to be carried out by the apical in person and at the transportation office environment only” suggests a warning posted on the PLTO site yesterday (Jan 12). 

The warning was posted along a digital leaflet repeating the exact same main thesis and offering some further data, which include present-day expenses for licenses.

The PLTO reminded that in order to get a authentic Thai driving license for a auto or a motorcycle the applicant should really move a physical health and fitness take a look at, look at an instructional video clip and have shots of them taken, which can be carried out only in individual at the PLTO.

If the driving license is not “converted” from a international a single but obtained “from zero”, the process also contains passing a concept take a look at and and a simple driving take a look at. A healthcare certificate and a Residence Certification / Perform Permit ought to be supplied in all conditions. 

The system of issuing a driving license also features incorporating corresponding data to the on the net databases, which vendors of bogus driving licenses are unable to do, the DLT says.

Thai authorities have been preventing the sale and use of fake driving licenses for decades, but till not too long ago the marketing campaign has been aimed mainly at Thai persons and is however conducted in Thai language only. Meanwhile, considering that Thailand’s reopening for tourism in 2022, the criminal provider is widely marketed to foreigners and normally marketed as assistance in getting a Thai driving license, but with no possessing to move any checks and even go to a DLT business (PLTO for Phuket). 

In 2022, the DLT had posted numerous bulletins “clarifying phony news” about various alternatives to get a driving license without having the need to have to observe all the approved ways. However, the DLT is nonetheless to report a single arrest of a pretend driving license service provider or a pretend driving license consumer. Persons with appropriate info are asked to connect with the 1584 hotline.

The unlawful vendors of fake driving licenses also harm the image of providers, supplying legally appropriate help in having a driving license. It could be predicted from the latter to sign up for the DLT’s effort in suppressing the illegal organization, but the law-abiding component of the business continues to be silent. 

Present-day service fees for driving licenses, as for each the PLTO’s most the latest announcement, are as follows:

  • Non-public bike – B105 (momentary), B255 (permanent)
  • Non-public auto/pickup – B205 (non permanent), B505 (long lasting).

“People who need to have to renew their existing licenses can do their theoretical education in progress by using the e-Studying system on and deliver proof with them when coming to the DLT to progress ’into action’ promptly,” the DLT states.