Friend crossing the border on my bike

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by billzant, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. billzant

    billzant Member

    Dear Forum,

    A friend is thinking of coming out here, and then travelling around SE Asia on motor-bike.

    He is thinking of buying my bike and then travelling around, but I remember I couldn't buy the bike in my name until I had been here 90 days and got a letter from Immigration. Does this still apply?

    If he cannot buy the bike, can he cross the border and use the bike if I give him the Tabian rot and some kind of letter permitting him to ride my bike across the border? Would this letter have to be in Thai?

    I now note he cannot travel to Vietnam.

    Or a letter from immigration?

    Hope you are keeping well,

    All the Best

    Bill Z
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Pikey

    Pikey Ol'Timer

    Bill,

    You posted exactly the same question on Thaivisa this past tuesday (http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Motorbike ... 97594.html) and myself, DavidGTR and H20Dunc all gave useful replies and pointed you here.

    Why repost the same question - don't you trust us if we write from TV but trust us writing from here? ;) (understandable I suppose as there are a lot of w*nkers on TV but not generally in the bike section!)

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  4. billzant

    billzant Member

    Dear Pikey,

    You are right to criticise. I actually posted the question in TeakDoor and Thai Visa - and hadn't read the Thai Visa. Someone on TeakDoor also pointed me to Gt-rider, and that was what I was following up.

    The Teak Door replies helped me a little and I hadn't checked the Thai Visa ones until your email pointed me to it.

    And as a result I eat humble pie and apologise as the replies at Thai Visa answer all my questions.

    In line with your comment I don't always get this useful level of response from Thai Visa.

    Apologies for wasting your time.

    Hope you are keeping well,

    All the Best

    Bill Z
     
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Ol'Timer

    No probs Bill - read my signature line - I was feeling a little belligerent and sarcastic yesterday! Welcome to the forum! :D

    Tell your mate to join too and bang up a trip report when he is traveling.

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  6. billzant

    billzant Member

    Dear Pikey, Happy Feet et al,

    Thanks for the useful comments.

    So far I have:-

    I give my friend the Green Book and a letter of authority in Thai & English, with an official stamp from the local post office. At the border (or downloaded from here) he gives them completed forms:-

    Customs Temporary Export Permit
    Immigration Notice of Conveyance
    Immigration Crew List
    Immigration Pax List

    Happy Feet, he needs a letter from the British Embassy to prove he lives in the UK? British Embassy in Bkk will do it?

    Pikey apart from motorbikes my friend is a bit of a Luddite especially with the internet so I suspect no travelogue but I will ask.

    Thanks again.

    Hope you are keeping well,

    All the Best

    Bill Z
     
  7. billzant

    billzant Member

    I now realise that the residence letter os for Thailand. As he is coming out from the UK on a trip he canot get such a letter from immigration legally.

    Personally I do not want illegal as I want a safe visa.

    Hope you are keeping well,

    All the Best

    Bill Z
     

Share This Page