So you want to fly your drone but not spend time in jail or paying fines?
Then this blog is for you.
First of all – all of the so called guides that I found are outdated or just simply wrong with a lot of guesses and assumptions.
I just registered my Mavic Pro and the things you need can be sorted into 3 steps with sub activities
1st you need an insurance and if you get it with a starting date before you arrive the faster CAAT will handle your application. 4000 (3000 for insurance 1000 as a service fee) Bath for a year long insurance that meets CAAT requirements.
Either you get one global or from a Thai company – I used http://www.dronethaiinsurance.com just send them an email as instructed on the website and they will get back to you with how to.
They now have a website to use for your application https://www.caat.or.th/uav/ Just register on bottom left – login and the top left (hard to see on mobile) then choose to register – you will also be able to see status here after register – took me 9 days total to get the approval. Forms are in dual Thai/English language and they will get back to you via email if there is any problems or questions.
I won’t list details here on what to submit because it is subject to change as it did for me during the process – they changed the self declaration form and I had to update it – but it’s heavily simplified now so all good.
I used the above drone insurance company for 1.500 Bath extra to help me apply for this. You need a round trip or ticket out because the NBCT license is temporary and can be renewed when coming back to Thailand after for example a Visa run. Alternative visit a NBCT office and do it manually – but in my opinion if you can buy a drone like the Mavic X then maybe 1.500 Bath is not the biggest problem in your life.
So a total of 5500 Bath and all were fixed.
Remembered the prices a bit thin – updated.