Thailand – Malaysia Checkpoints

Thailand-Malaysia border checkpoints:
Checkpoint name (Thailand / Malaysia) 

(1) Sadao (Dannok) / Bukit Kayu Hitam
(2) Padang Besar / Padang Besar
(3) Ban Prakob / Kota Putra (Durian Burung)
(4) Betong / Bukit Berapit (Pengkalan Hulu)
(5) Wang Prachan / Wang Kelian
(6) Sungai Kolok / Rantau Panjang
(7) Buketa / Bukit Bunga
(8) Tak Bai / Pengkalan Kubor (*by Ferry)

*UTC +8 Malaysia Time
Checkpoint Open / Close

(1) 06:00 / 00:00
(2) 06:00 / 22:00
(3) 08:00 / 18:00
(4) 06:00 / 23:00
(5) 08:00 / 19:00
(6) 06:00 / 22:00
(7) 06:00 / 19:00
(8) 06:00 / 19:00

Documents required for Border Crossing with Own Vehicle

Standard Documents Required

  1. TM2 Information of Conveyance Form – 2 copies (inbound and outbound)
  2. TM3 Passenger List Form (for passengers) – 2 copies (inbound and outbound)
  3. Valid Driving License – Malaysia (ASEAN*) or International
    Grant/Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC) – or Certified True Copy (either one)
  4. Simplified Customs Declaration Form
  5. Photocopy of road tax – to check validity
  6. 3rd Party Insurance – Compulsory *
  7. TM6 Arrival/Departure Card (white card)
  8. Passport – minimum 6 months validity

Additional Documents if your car registered under other’s name

# Authorisation letter from the vehicle’s owner and copy of the owner’s passport/identification card
# If car registered under company’s name: Form 24 & FORM 49.

The above documents can be prepared at the restaurants shown below:

Procedures and Important Notes

  • Drivers and passengers get their passports and TM6 Arrival/Departure Card (white card) stamped at Drive-through counter.
  • Proceed to park your car at parking lot before “Temporary Importation of Motor Vehicle” counter.
  • Provide passport, Registration Card / Vehicle Ownership Certificate & other documents to the customs officer at STEP 1 then STEP 2 windows
  • The officer will print out a “Simplified Customs Declaration Form” (“temporary vehicle import/export form”), for your keeping. Sign on the two sections of the form as indicated.
  • Submit and sign Customs Form TM2 and TM3
  • Get the stamped copy of the TM2 and TM3 forms from the officerNote:
  • Pay RM3 or 25 Baht during Non-office Hours (06:00~08:30, 12:00~13:00, and 16:30~00:00 or on PH & weekends).
  • Keep this form during your entire journey in Thailand. The form is Valid for 30 days.
  • Must return SCDF, TM2 and TM3 forms to the customs officer when leaving Thailand.
  • If you failed to return the “Simplified Customs Declaration Form” TM2 and TM3 within 30 days, Not negotiable penalty is 1,000 Baht a day, up to maximum 10,000 Baht.

Singaporean crossing into Thailand via Malaysia-Thailand Land Border Checkpoints:

With effect from 31-Dec-2016, Singaporean visitors entering Thailand through land border checkpoints without Visa has been limited to twice in a calendar year for stay of not exceeding 15 days each. The third entering overland, will need to obtain a Visa.