By: Anonymous: Peter () Monday, 15 December 2008 @ 11:57 AM ICT (Read 3071 times)
I can buy a bike from an expat in Bangkok who will leave Thailand soon. I'm interested to buy his bike. Can anyone tell what, where, how etc. I gotta do to get this bike legally, to get it regstred, licenseplated and insured.
By: Anonymous: Buddy, Phitsanulok () Sunday, 28 December 2008 @ 11:08 AM ICT
I've been here for 23 years, living and working here. I owned and operate a registered company for several years and during this period I looked into the same issue.
Check with the cutoms offices in the area. If it was brought in from another country by the expat and has registration in that country, it may be entered on his passport. If that's the case, you may be able to transfer it to your passport. What this does is, prevents you from leaving the country without it. It must be take out of the country. This could pose problems if you travel in and out of Thailand alot, like I do.
Otherwise, you can go ahead and pay the taxes due and probably get it legally registered and licensed here. Again, check at the customs/immagrations office in your area.