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Ride Thailand with Foreign Plates?

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by beattheswiss, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. A friend of mine is on a trip around the world and has shipped his bike with the Swiss plate. Can he ride it in Thailand like this for the few weeks that he plans to spend here? If not, what are the formalities involved in obtaining temporary Thai plates?
     
  2. Hi Beat,

    Not done it personally but yes, it's possible to do a temporary import at the border to bring a bike in. I think the initial permit is for a month but can be extended at a customs office. No carnet required - self guarantee. More info available on this website if you go to the main pages (outside the forum).

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  3. I think he should take a look at these

    http://www.gt-rider.com/motorcycle-touring-import.html

    and

    http://www.gt-rider.com/motorcycle-touring-import.html

    Plus
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t4319.html
     
  4. You dudes rock!! Thanx a lot!
     
  5. hi beattheswiss
    Motorcyclist
    nice to meet u during our trip to laos last year..u with ur thai wife...at chiang kong,,but unfortunately we cannot ride to luang prabang due to ur bike paper...
     

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