Taking a thai plated bike not in my own name out of the country, how to?

Snakeboy

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Happy New Year to everybody!

So I bought a Honda Crf250L a couple of years ago and since Im only spending a couple of months pr year in Thailand I found it easiest to get the registration in my thai gfs name. The bike has been great and taken me and sometimes my gf too more than 30 k kms around in Thailand. So far so good. This year Im spending more time here and thus I would like to take the Crf for a trip into Laos, and unfortunately my gf cannot come with me this time. I have done several motorbike trips in Laos but that have been with my own bike and one time on a organised group tour, so Im quite familiar with riding a bike in Laos. But I am unsure of the paperwork now since the bike Im using is not in my own name.
Is this that I found from some years back still the correct document, and are there other documents other than mentioned that are needed?


Anyone with recent experiences that can help? Thanks in advance!
 

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Yes, it's still good, it may be also a good idea to make copies of the GF ID card, copies of the green book also signed by her

Be mindful many of the border points will not issue a visa on arrival any more, Houay Xai and VTE are the most user friendly at the moment.
 

Snakeboy

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Yes, it's still good, it may be also a good idea to make copies of the GF ID card, copies of the green book also signed by her

Be mindful many of the border points will not issue a visa on arrival any more, Houay Xai and VTE are the most user friendly at the moment.
Thanks a lot for your reply and info, much appriciated. So do I also need those tax stamps nowadays? I also read somewhere that it would be a good idea to get these documents signed at a police station to verify their validity.
 

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Tax stamps i would say yes, but like most things it's on the day, never heard of needing to verify the documents but a visit to your local Boys In Brown wouldn't go amiss.

Whilst writing be mindful only Housay Xai and VTE are issuing visa on arrival.
 

Snakeboy

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One more thing - english translation of the green book. Some places its mentioned as needed too and some say its not needed. Will you say its needed or not?
 

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I've always carried it only costs 40 baht I think but never been asked to produce it
 

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I've always carried it only costs 40 baht I think but never been asked to produce it
It should only cost 25 Baht actually. You have to get a new one every year. I get it done at the same time all at once - pay road tax, 3rd party insurance and then do my paperwork to take my vehicle across the border. For a motorcycle, green book translation 25 Baht. For a car, purple book (new one is 50 Baht, renewal 25 Baht - lasts up to 3 years before you have to apply for a new one). For an additional 20 Baht, you also automatically get the registration translation as well (for a car). For Malaysia, different rules apply - license plate stickers front and back (for both cars and motorcycles).
 

blackwolf

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Thanks a lot for your reply and info, much appriciated. So do I also need those tax stamps nowadays? I also read somewhere that it would be a good idea to get these documents signed at a police station to verify their validity.
Yes. Some say it's 10 Baht, others 30 Baht. Get them from the nearest Land Transport Department office and attach them yourself - no need to go to a police station. Very easy process to cross the border with a vehicle in someone else's name, provided you produce 1) power of attorney with 10 or 30 Baht stamps (preferably 30 Baht but I've also been allowed across with a 10 Baht stamp) 2) girlfriend's/friends ID card copy 3) tabien baan copy both signed and dated in the usual manner.
 

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Thanks a lots guys for your advice and help, much appriciated,(y)(y)(y)
 
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