Motorbike Passport for Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia? New, real, old or ?

DrGMIA

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A foreign customer for a Thai registered motorbike rental (650cc) has been offered, for 5,000 THB per country, a "motorbike passport" by the rental agency for a rental in January, 2020. Is there such a single document/book/vehicle, something new starting January, 2020?

"... we do need to prepare a motorbike passport for you which costs 5,000 THB per bike and country. The motorbike passport allows you to cross the border to Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia."
 

bsacbob

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New's to me, did this come from a reputable hire company?
 

DrGMIA

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"reputable" - now that's the 5,000 THB question in The Land of Smiles, ehhh? I've not vetted them, nor intend to - maybe the renter, after he does business with them, can shed some light on the company. The business is not based in your area of Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai, renter found them via an Internet search. 'nuff said.
 

Gnasher328

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Sounds like a rip off to me! I had to get a bike 'passport' from the DMV, was @ 50-100Bht. If the rider is not the owner he would need certified proof of permission to take the bike out of the country but that wouldn't cost over £100.
I enquired years ago at a Chiang Mai renter about going to Laos and he said he would need to get papers and it would cost a few hundred Baht.
 
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