No new driver’s license until Emergency Decree ends

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has announced that there will be no driver license services until the Emergency Decree in Thailand ends. Jirut Wisarnjit the DLT Director-General reported that the Department will be moving all driving license services out. Originally the plan was to re-open the services again on 7 May 2020, but due to the extension of the emergency decree the DLT has also moved out the date and the services will continue when the emergency decree ends. The goal is to minimize the spread of Covid-19, as a safety measure to the people and the employees at DLT.


Those with an expired driver’s license from 2 January 2020 to the date when the emergency decree ends will have an extension as long as Thailand is still in an emergency state. The DLT has notified the Royal Thai Police and the Office of Insurance Commission to allow those with an expired driver’s license since 2 January 2020 to continue driving on the road. The Insurance Commission will make sure that those with insurance will be able to claim the costs in case of an accident provided that you are driving the type of vehicle as registered in the driver’s license. For example, a Private Car Driving License, a Taxi Driving License, and etc.


For those who have already booked an appointment with the DLT for a driver’s license examination or to renew their driver’s license will be served first when the driving license services open for business as usual. The officer at the DLT will provide those who have previously made an appointment to enter the exam or to renew their driver’s license before those with no previous appointments. When the services become available, the DLT will continue to practice safety precautions in the prevention of the virus. This is to make sure that the people will not be at risk when visiting a Provincial DLT Branch.


Credit: Sanook


FB Caption: Those with an expired driver’s license from 2 January 2020 can continue driving until the emergency decree ends.


Source: Sanook, INN News