All drivers’ licenses issued from September 4th will be the smart card variety.
This means they have the magnetic strip and QR code on them.
Old paper licenses can be exchanged for the new ones at a cheaper rate from today.
The old licenses are still valid but any new ones will utilize the new technology.
The Department of Land Transport said the move will bring Thailand up to international standards.
They will cost 305 baht from next month for a standard license.