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How To Transfer Motorcycle Ownership in Thailand

How to Transfer Motorcycle Ownership in Thailand

Transferring the ownership of a motorcycle in Thailand can seem daunting, but with the right information and preparation, it can be a smooth and straightforward process. Here’s a comprehensive guide:



Transfer Motorcycle Ownership in Thailand

1. Required Documents to Transfer Motorcycle Ownership in Thailand


Before heading to the Department of Land Transport (DLT), gather all necessary documents. Both the buyer and seller need to provide specific paperwork to facilitate the transfer:

  • Motorcycle Registration Book (Green Book): This book contains all the essential details about the motorcycle and its ownership history.

  • ID Proof:

  • Thai Citizens: National ID card.

  • Foreigners: Passport and a valid visa or work permit.

  • Sales Agreement: A signed agreement detailing the sale of the motorcycle, including the agreed price.

  • Vehicle Tax Receipt: Proof that the annual vehicle tax has been paid.

  • Insurance Document: Compulsory motorcycle insurance (Por Ror Bor).

  • Power of Attorney: If either party cannot be present, they must provide a Power of Attorney form, properly signed and notarized.

  • Residence Certificate or Work Permit: For foreigners, either a residence certificate issued by the Immigration Bureau or a valid work permit.

  • Transfer Fee: Typically around 105 THB, but it's advisable to bring extra to cover any additional fees.


2. Visit the Department of Land Transport (DLT)


Both the buyer and seller should visit the local DLT office to initiate the transfer process. Ensure you have all the required documents.


3. Document Verification


Upon arrival at the DLT, proceed to the document verification counter. Here, the officials will check all submitted documents for completeness and accuracy. Any missing or incorrect information can delay the process, so ensure everything is in order.


4. Vehicle Inspection


The motorcycle will undergo a physical inspection to verify its condition and ensure all details match those in the registration book. This step is crucial to prevent any discrepancies.


5. Fee Payment


After the inspection and document verification, proceed to the payment counter. Pay the required transfer fee and any additional charges that may apply.


6. Completion of Transfer


Once the payment is made, the DLT officials will update the motorcycle's registration book with the new owner’s details. The new owner will receive an updated registration book, officially completing the transfer process.

Tips for a Smooth Transfer

  • Double-Check Documents: Ensure all documents are original and valid. Photocopies should be clear and legible.

  • Early Arrival: DLT offices can be busy, so arriving early can help you avoid long wait times.

  • Keep Copies: Always keep copies of all submitted documents for your records.


Conclusion


Transferring motorcycle ownership in Thailand involves several steps, but by following this guide and ensuring you have all necessary documents, you can navigate the process with ease. Always stay informed about any updates to the regulations to ensure compliance and a smooth transfer experience.

By understanding and preparing for each step, you can ensure a successful and hassle-free transfer of motorcycle ownership in Thailand.


Happy riding!


Forms for download:



Motorbike Sales Transfer Document
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Download PDF • 391KB

Power of Attorney - หนังสือมอบอำนาจ
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Download PDF • 49KB

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