Thai License Okay in Cambodia?

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Thai License Okay in Cambodia?

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Hi,

I live in Thailand for years and have 5-year licenses for both cars and motorcycles in Thailand. Can I legally drive on the road here in Cambodia with those? Because of ASEAN, can I simply exchange my Thai license for a Cambodian license?
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Idk about exchanging, but anyone with a valid foreign licence who is resident here can get a one year Cambodian licence.
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faynce wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 am Hi,

I live in Thailand for years and have 5-year licenses for both cars and motorcycles in Thailand. Can I legally drive on the road here in Cambodia with those? Because of ASEAN, can I simply exchange my Thai license for a Cambodian license?
Not valid in Cambodia. If you want to exchange your license then it have to be of same nationality as your passport.
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faynce wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 am Hi,

I live in Thailand for years and have 5-year licenses for both cars and motorcycles in Thailand. Can I legally drive on the road here in Cambodia with those? Because of ASEAN, can I simply exchange my Thai license for a Cambodian license?
Are you Thai?
The law says 'home country' licenses can be exchanged, not sure a Thai license from a non Thai is accepted for exchange.
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armchairlawyer wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:09 am Idk about exchanging, but anyone with a valid foreign licence who is resident here can get a one year Cambodian licence.
Not sure whether this is true if the license is from another country than your 'home country' (passport nationality).
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You can only convert a license from your home country, must match your passport.
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International Driving Permits are now allowed in Cambodia.
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drozd wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:32 am
faynce wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 am Hi,

I live in Thailand for years and have 5-year licenses for both cars and motorcycles in Thailand. Can I legally drive on the road here in Cambodia with those? Because of ASEAN, can I simply exchange my Thai license for a Cambodian license?
Not valid in Cambodia. If you want to exchange your license then it have to be of same nationality as your passport.
sort of correct,
A thai license is legally valid in Cambodia thru ASEAN

BUT in reality the times over the past 14 odd years of driving in Cambodia with a Thai registered car, i have shown my Thai license, 2 times it was accepted, after I and my Cambodian gf argued with the police ....3x it was not and I was fined
2nd part I have been told that i can obtain a Cambodia license showing my Thai license but have not put it to the test<
i placed this in a thread if anyone cares to find it.

Good luck
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