Car Shipping To Thailand


Documents Required

  • Original passport
  • Original driving license
  • Original car registration
  • Import license (from Ministry of Commerce in Thailand)
  • DP1 document (from respective Embassy)
  • Diplomatic exemption certificate (diplomats)
  • Original bill of lading
  • One set of certified copy of all documents mentioned and certified by the owner of the goods


Additional Information

  • Duties range from 213% to 308% for cars and 94% for motorcycles not shipped under diplomatic status.
  • Motorcycles cannot be imported unless qualifying under diplomatic status or the owner of the goods has an import license.
  • Before the shipment of motor vehicles, the owner of the goods must obtain approval from the Ministry of Commerce and the import permit must be granted.
  • Import licenses are rarely granted to non – citizens.
  • Individuals must have owned the vehicle at least one and a half years prior to import and must have correct documentation supporting the claim.
  • Must have a work permit and a visa of at least one year old from immigration in Thailand.
  • If a spouse wants to import a vehicle and is not working but following the working spouse to Thailand, then documentation must be shown as proof.
  • If the permit is approved and the automobile has been imported, the owner of the goods cannot sell it for at least three years from the date of the approval.

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