After reading Peter Hooper's post about his trip to Singapore, I decided to get an International Transport Permit in Chiang Mai. According to Peter, the ITP is required to enter Malaysia. I wanted to try it entering Laos. The ITP is essentially a passport for your vehicle. It has all the registration info, and pages for entrance and exit stamps. It costs 55 baht annually, and expires when your road tax sticker expires. I went to the main vehicle office on Hang Dong Road. While they had issued these for cars and trucks, this was the first time they had done one for a motorcycle. What they wanted: Copy of the registration page and road tax page from the green book Copy of my Thai driver's license Copy of my International driver's license Copy of my passport and visa Application form 55 baht They also kept my registration book overnight, and the ITP was available the next day. At the same time, a friend from Phuket was in Chiang Mai, and wanted to get an ITP. We tried at the main office, and at the motorcycle office near the Sheraton. At both places, we were told that he could not get the ITP in Chiang Mai, because his bike was not registered there. He would have to get one where the bike was registered, OR he could get one at the office in Nong Khai - the border crossing to Laos. A phone call to the Nong Khai office had different information. While they do issue the ITP for travellers, they only do it for cars and trucks. They do NOT issue them for motorcycles. BobS "The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right."