So you have been a good scout and gotting your protective lease. But yuo are here on a marriage visa, guess what you isa is no longer good. You have to get the retirment or someother type of visa to remain. A friend just went through this as he was buying a new bike, we let him put the bike in our name until he could get the right visa. He works outside the country and travels back and forth every month. His lease helped in getting a new annual visa. So he has the new visa we are off to immigration to get the letter to put the bike in his name. We get to the Land Transport Office first thing the guy wants to see is a signature form the ex wife saying he was renting there. The lease meant nothing to him. Well if I donl think many ex's pissed off creatures that they can be is going to cooperate in these instance. The guy at the office idea get a new wife and put the bike in her name. Now that was a lot of help. Well we had ehard that yuo could d the registration process with out t the immigration aspect with a Yellow Tamboon Book. Found an obscure Thai law that says the book can be issued to a leasee without the owners signature if the lease had be registered at the local Amphur. This one had been, took a bit talking but they issues the book. They issued the book in his name cost a whopping 200 baht. This was a first for the local Amphur they had never issued a book to a farrang before without a wife's signature. Off to the Transport office here in Udon, different then the first location only for motorcycles. They accepted the book. Altough it can be done I think the smart way to do this is to get the book even if the marriage lloks good, one never knows how life is going to flow. All the book really says is your registred at the location as living there. But, it makes things easier to register vehicles in your name and to get drivers licenses. We finished everything up today , we had anothre aspect that we didn't know how things weer going to go. The friend ordered a new bike form a local dealer here, brought in parts and was reasseymbled. The dealer got a book out of Rayong for the bike in the first place You hear a lot about dodgy books. So when the bike was transfered to my friends name , the book was also transfered to Udon. So an inspection of the numbers on the bike and book was done it went right through. That was good to see. Cost of transfer on the new bike and fees for next year was 1810 baht. The original dealer agreed to take care of all this for 4K baht. To be honest it was easy. By the way no tea money asked for or paid. Which I think was what the original guy at the Transport office was looking for. Even made the statement that a single farrang could not own a vehicle in Thailand. Well he got no money adn the transfer was made. So things went sour for awhile but in the end worked out just fine.