Buying a car as a tourist

I went to Phuket Provincial Transportation Office (PPTO) and took along all the documents the chief said I would need when he replied to my previous question about buying a car as a tourist. But the man behind the counter refused to complete the transfer because I was a tourist.

How can I now proceed, given that the people working for the department won’t do as their chief has publicly stated?

  • Asked on Thursday, December 2, 2004 | 10:49 AM
    Steve, Phuket.

It is possible that the man you saw didn’t realise a tourist may own a car. You should bring the documents I referred to earlier [Gazette, September 18] – your passport with

a valid visa in it, an “address confirmation paper” (a document confirming your address in Thailand, obtainable from the Phuket Provincial Immigration Office) and the normal papers for the transfer of ownership – and ask for me at the PPTO.

  • Answered on Thursday, December 2, 2004 | 10:49 AM
    Teerayuth Prasertphol, Chief Technical Officer of the Phuket Provincial Transportation Office (PPTO).
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