Ride Thailand with Foreign Plates?

beattheswiss

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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?
 

Pikey

www.tbbtours.com
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.
 

DavidFL

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beattheswiss wrote: 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?
I think he should take a look at these

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

and

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

Plus
https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t4319.html
 

burnjr

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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...