Title Services

We can help you manage all the paperwork.

At Expat Auto, we have a full range of title services to assist with all your Department of Land Transport (DLT) needs such as:

  • Ownership transfers
  • Yearly registration/ road tax renewals including smog and safety inspections and/or special yearly inspections for cars registered with alternate fuel systems such as LPG.
  • Change in address both in province, and changing registered province entirely (new plates).
  • Change in vehicle specifications such as engine, paint color, LPG/CNG additions, adding or removing a pickup bed canopy, etc.
  • Vehicle Passports for bordering country travel.

 

Not a DLT service, but needed for many DLT processes:

  • Certificate of residence from immigration (needed for buying and selling a car if no work permit with your house address in it).

 

For details on the paperwork required for all of these services, please see the FAQs below.

Title Services FAQs

For the tax renewal It’s best if you can bring the original titlebook. We can use a copy but the registration page in the back of the titlebook will not be updated (it will be in the DLT’s computer system and it can be updated later).


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This will need to be at the transport office or a Krung Thai bank.


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If the car is 7 years or older we will need the car for approximately 45 min to go get a smog and safety inspection done.


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No, you do not need a driver’s license to buy a car.  You do however need one to drive legally and claim on your insurance.


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This doesn’t happen very often and if there are any issues they are usually minor such as a light bulb being out, which can be quickly remedied. In other cases such as a brake problem, then you will have to get the brakes fixed and bring it back for an additional inspection and inspection fee.


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As far as we know there is no set law requiring you to have a Thai driver’s license to drive a car here.  Our customers have been able to drive on their home countries license and/or international license. Insurance companies to prefer a Thai driver’s license for claims, so to avoid any problems we do recommend to get a Thai license.


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- Cars under 7 years old - just drop off your titlebook and we will have your new registration sticker done at the end of the next business day.  

- Cars 7 years or older - we will need the car for approximately 45 min to go get a smog and safety inspection done, after this you can take off and we will have your new registration sticker done at the end of the next business day. 


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Check out info and resources for getting a driver license here.


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