Motor Bike Licence Test on Koh Samui.
Transport Office Location
You can drive south through Lamai or north through Nathon.
What To Do When You Get There.
If you do have a motorbike licence you just need to do the documents, eye and reaction test and can be out of there by 11am.
What Documents You Need
International Licence or Home Country Licence and Photocopy
Your home licence photocopy needs to be authorised from your Countries Embassy.
Certificate of Residence
Go to the Koh Samui Immigration Office and obtain and Certificate of Residence.
It costs 500 baht and will take around 30 minutes (Depending on the amount of people there)
What you’ll need:
- passport photo
- copy of your passport’s photo page, visa and TM6 Departure Card
- copy of your Receipt of Address Notification or a copy of your lease/house book with your name and address.
You need to obtain a basic doctor’s certificate from a hospital on Koh Samui.
This normally costs around 250 baht.
Just ask at reception for a drivers licence certificate.
There is a work visa doctor’s certificate but you do not need that.
Google Hospitals on Samui here
Photocopies and Passport
If you have not organised your photocopies prior there are two places you can do this
One is outside near the entrance of the Transport Office
The other is inside near the toilets.
It is cheap to do photocopies for your licence but they do not do colour.
What you’ll need:
- Copy of your Passport Photo Page and Visa Stamp
- Medical Certificate
- Residence Certificate
- Copy of your Current Licence
- You current International driver’s Licence or Current Country Licence.
Prepare For The Test.
There is an online test available which covers most of the questions.
It at least gives you an example of what the questions will be like.
Be careful; we found that the “Give Way” answers are wrong. So be wary of that.
You can also ask the examiner during the test and they will give you the right answer.
So double check with her/him about the “Give Way’ question.
There are three physical tests to be done before you can do your written test.
Red, Green Yellow Eye sight test.
Visual Distance Test
Reaction Time Test.
These are all simple and you get a few shots at it if you get something wrong.
The written test is 50 multiple choice questions that you need to complete within 60 minutes
It should only take you 20 minutes if you have studied (See link above)
You go into a room with computers and your ID is entered for your results
You then do all the questions. A lot of them are repeated
If you get stuck you may ask the examiner
Once you get 45 out of 50 (or above) you are handed a slip for you to complete the riding test.
The riding test cannot be done on the same day.
It makes no sense why, since you are there and it only takes 5 minutes (if that) to do.
Anyway. TiT (This is Thailand) and there is nothing else you can do about it.
You have 90 days to return to do your riding test.
Getting Your Thai Motorbike Licence
- Drive 20 metres on a yellow track (without falling off or touching your feet on the ground)
- Drive in and around the witches hats without touching any of them.
Complete Motorbike Driving Test
Now you have completed all of the tests, you are given a paper to go back inside the Transport Office.
You will then need to pay a fee of 150 baht for your licence.
They will ask you to wait in the chairs for your photo to be taken
You then sit in front of a camera and then wait 5 minutes for your licence.
Congratulations. You now have a Thai Motorbike Licence that lasts for 2 years.
After the 2 years you can renew your Thai bike licence for 5 years.
Now ride back home and go have a beer to celebrate, as you just completed your Motor Bike Licence Test on Koh Samui.