By: Anonymous: jay ()  Monday, 15 March 2010 @ 04:32 PM ICT (Read 3584 times)  

Hi, Can i buy a new or second hand bike on a three month tourist visa, i intend on leaving the bike in thailand permanantly, or do i have to get my thai girlfriend to buy it which i dont want to do as girlfriends come and go, especially in thailand!!

By: news (offline)  Monday, 15 March 2010 @ 05:59 PM ICT  

The whole buying a motorcycle with a tourist visa is in a grey area. I believe its possible, but I hear that some people have problems with it.

Most embassies can print a letter of residency in Thai language, or you can get a Certificate of Residence from the immigration office and most Department of Road Transport accept it in combination with a tourist visa.

“P.S. we where told that you cannot get a Certificate of Residence or buy a motorcycle with a Visa on Arrival … as this is not considered a “real” visa. This we cannot confirm or deny...”



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By: Anonymous: jay ()  Monday, 15 March 2010 @ 06:45 PM ICT  

thank for the info, i might wait until next year until i move over on a more permanent basis when i have a work permit.....i just really miss my bike when im over there...perfect weather etc.
Did think about importing my 15 year old triumph trident sprint but it looks like i would be paying double its value in import duties + shipping+registration, not really worth it!

I will find a way around it, i have some good farang friends over there maybe buy through them, sorry im waffling........................

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