Phuket officers alert in opposition to purchasing fake driving licenses on the web

Phuket officers alert in opposition to purchasing fake driving licenses on the web

PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transport Business office (PLTO) has posted however one more clarification stating that the Office of Land Transportation (DLT) is the only authority issuing genuine driving licenses in Thailand. The company has warned from shopping for driving licenses on line amid expanding quantities of these features for foreigners on social media.

“The Section of Land Transportation warns!!! People ought to not be fooled into generating pretend driving licenses on-line. We repeat, all methods should be performed by the apical in individual and at the transportation workplace only” suggests a warning posted on the PLTO web page yesterday (Jan 12). 

The warning was posted together a electronic leaflet repeating the identical main thesis and giving some more details, which includes recent fees for licenses.

The PLTO reminded that in get to get a real Thai driving license for a vehicle or a bike the applicant need to go a physical health and fitness test, watch an instructional movie and have photographs of them taken, which can be finished only in man or woman at the PLTO.

If the driving license is not “converted” from a international just one but gained “from zero”, the procedure also features passing a concept check and and a practical driving examination. A health care certification and a Home Certification / Perform Permit must be furnished in all conditions. 

The course of action of issuing a driving license also consists of introducing corresponding data to the on-line database, which providers of fake driving licenses can’t do, the DLT states.

Thai authorities have been preventing the sale and use of phony driving licenses for years, but till lately the marketing campaign has been aimed mainly at Thai folks and is still carried out in Thai language only. Meanwhile, given that Thailand’s reopening for tourism in 2022, the legal services is broadly advertised to foreigners and frequently marketed as support in finding a Thai driving license, but with no owning to pass any tests and even visit a DLT office (PLTO for Phuket). 

In 2022, the DLT experienced posted quite a few announcements “clarifying phony news” about several solutions to get a driving license without having the have to have to stick to all the approved measures. But, the DLT is yet to report a single arrest of a pretend driving license provider or a fake driving license person. Persons with relevant facts are asked to get in touch with the 1584 hotline.

The unlawful suppliers of fake driving licenses also hurt the impression of companies, supplying legally suitable aid in getting a driving license. It could be anticipated from the latter to be part of the DLT’s hard work in suppressing the illegal small business, but the regulation-abiding section of the business remains silent. 

Latest costs for driving licenses, as for every the PLTO’s most current announcement, are as follows:

  • Non-public bike – B105 (non permanent), B255 (long lasting)
  • Non-public motor vehicle/pickup – B205 (short term), B505 (lasting).

“People who want to renew their existing licenses can do their theoretical education in advance by way of the e-Finding out procedure on and deliver proof with them when coming to the DLT to commence ’into action’ right away,” the DLT states.