Wind Up Films | Overview of Thailand Drone Laws & How to register your drone
With Thailand being the central production hub of South East Asia, it is great to know first-hand the regulations and requirements for shooting in The Kingdom of Thailand as a foreigner or as an outside production. Since Drones have become a regular part of production around the world there has been much confusion about what is allowed or not, and what is required in order for you to be able to fly legally.
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With Thailand being the central production hub of South East Asia, it is great to know first-hand the laws for shooting in The Kingdom of Thailand. Since Drones have become a regular part of production around the world there has been much confusion about what is allowed or not, and what is required in order for you to be able to fly legally.

Below is a very simple breakdown of the Thailand drone laws and requirements for flying within Thailand.

If you would like to hire one of our drone operators who has already done all of this requirements, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Thailand Drone Law Requirements:

 

  1. Drone registered with NBTC(National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission)

Requirements:

  • Signed passport copy if foreigner
  • Signed ID card copy if Thai citizen
  • Proof of address in Thailand(house book, rental contract, work permit)
  • 2 copies of registration form in Thai language filled and completed
  • Drone Serial Number

Processing time: Less than a week

Website: https://www.nbtc.go.th/Home.aspx?lang=th-th

 

  1. Drone Insurance coverage(general liability), minimum 1 Million Baht

Requirements:

  • Drone Serial Number
  • Signed passport copy
  • Forms filled out

Processing time: Less than a week

 

  1. Drone registered with CAAT(Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand)

Requirements:

  • Drone Serial Number
  • Proof of General Liability Insurance(minimum 1 million baht)
  • Photos of the drone being registered
  • Names of all people that will be flying the drone(maximum 3 people)
  • Passport(foreigner) or ID card(Thai) copy signed for background check
  • Registration Form in Thai Language filled and completed

 

Processing time: 60-90 Days

Website: https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/27220

 

Thailand Drone Laws:

  • Drone pilot/production must have landowner permission you are flying above, if flying within city general film permit
  • Drone pilot must fly responsibly, in no way that will cause harm to anyone or property or be a nuisance
  • Drone must fly in daylight only
  • Drone must be in line of sight at all times
  • Drone must not fly higher than 90 meters
  • Drone must not fly over crowds
  • Drone must not fly near other aircraft
  • Drone must not intrude on others or property privacy
  • Drone may not fly in restricted areas of Thailand such as government or military buildings and property
  • Drone may not fly within 9 Kilometers of an airport or temporary airfield

A violation of these laws is subject to imprisonment of up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to 40,000 Thai Baht.

 

Again, if you would like to hire one of our drone operators who is currently registered, please fill out the form below and we will send you a quotation within the next 24 hours.

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