What kind of driver license is accepted in Laos?

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  1. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

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    Planning a trip in Laos next month but did forget one thing ...
    I do have a Dutch driverlicense and I do have a Thai driverlicense but I do not have any international driverlicense?

    Do I need a IDL in Laos or is the Thai DL accepted?
    If I need a IDL can I get an IDL in Thailand ?

    Chang Noi
     
  2. TonyBKK

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    I've been told that the Thai DL is valid throughout ASEAN. Perhaps someone can confirm?
     
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    I believe you are correct Tony.. When I go to Singapore I am licenced to drive the company car... no international licence. Laos and SGP licence are fine in Thai with out an international licence.

    In Lao you only need a car licence to drive / ride...

    Give the Embassy a call if you want to be sure,
     
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    Hi Friends,

    I do confirm that the Thai Driving License for car and/or/or for bikes is valid in Asean. I already used it several times with no issue.

    Keep the power on !
     
  5. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

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    Thanks! So I will just not bother in getting a Thai IDL at the DLT.

    Chang Noi
     
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    I was under the assumption you didn't need a licence to ride in laos.

    I plan on riding FROM Vietnam into Laos. I was under the impression I wouldn't necessarily need a licence for either country as I rode in Laos in '09 with no problems whatsoever... or was I just lucky in that I wasn't pulled up?

    Can anyone confirm?

    *edit*

    Not to worry. Dug up some of my old posts and I've had this question answered before. Looks like I'll be just getting an international licence before I leave. :)
     

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