GETTING TO SOUTHERN THAILAND VIA MALAYSIAN BORDERS
Driving through the border via Danok - Bukit Kayu Hitam How do drive through Thai border from Malaysian side of the border?
Once reached the Malaysian Immigration Checkpoint, proceed with regular departure formalities and customs.
After the checkpoint, park the car either at the duty free or along the road between the Thai and Malay border.
If you stop at duty free, it is also good to consider to buy 3rd party insurance. It has a minimum of 9 days. It cost about RM 20.
Then you can walk to Thai immigration checkpoint to proceed with the regular formalities and get one upon arrival stamp.
Then you ask for the form to temporarily bring your vehicle into the country. Fill in with all the passenger on board.
Next, you go to the next Kiosk and give your passport together with your car registration, authority letter, and car tax update.
You then will be granted to bring your car to Thailand temporarily "Simplified Customs Declaration Form"
While out of the Thai Immigration look out for local Insurance kiosk, and get one if you don't already buy one at the duty free. If you are travelling less than a week then you can buy 7 Days Third party insurance for RM 20.
The whole procedures may take up to 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on time of the day and of the week.
What should you prepare for the self drive travel?
Driver's License (If not in English, then must be translated)
Car Registration or copy.
If the car is not your own then get the Authorized letter to use the car.
Car Tax paid and updated.
Fill the tank from Malaysian side. The price of Petrol is doubled in Thailannd.
Pens to fill in the immigration forms and vihecle document.