Resources For Your LTO Drivers License Application And Renewal

I’ve been checking LTO (Land Transportation Office) social media page when they started implementing the new system for application and renewal of driver’s license  to get updated. I just registered to the online portal using my desktop, and my experienced is fast, I did it 4am in the morning tho because I’ve seen a lot of bad comments that it is slow and sometimes down during office hours. After signed in I can see now my profile, violation records, licensing applications, and the CDE (Comprehensive Driver’s Education) validation exam.

I decided to make my own article to save the important information that I need and which I know some of you might come in handy also for quick reference without sorting it out all the way to LTO website or portal. A direct linking for those URLs and notes required before going to the office to avoid hassle.

New Application of Driver’s License: Student permit Requirements

– PSA/Local Civil Registry Authenticated Certificate of Birth or Passport and PSA Certificate of Marriage for married women

– For applicants below 18 years of age, parental or guardian’s consent (with any valid government issued ID with photo and signature)

– Medical Certificate from Accredited Medical Clinic (Mostly near the LTO office you will apply)

Validity of Student Permit: Notes to remember

– The SP shall be valid for one (1) year from the date of its issuance. After one (1) year, it cannot be used for purposes of the practical driving course. However, it can be used to apply for NPDL (Non-Pro Driver’s License) if the practical driving course has been completed within the one (1) year validity period.

– After two (2) years from the date of issuance of SP, the holder shall be required to acquire a new SP bearing the same SP number and undergo the required apprenticeship period reckoned from the date of issuance of the new SP. All records of training courses shall be retained.

– SP may be renewed on or before the expiry date if the holder is not ready to apply for the DL. Except for settlement of penalties due to traffic violations, only the basic fee shall be collected for the renewal of SP after the expiry date.

Non-Professional Driver’s License Requirements:

– Medical Certificate from Accredited Medical Clinic (Mostly near the LTO office you will apply)

– Duly accomplished Application for Permits and License (APL) Form

– Practical Driving Course (PDC) Certificate >> Accredited driving schools

– Valid Student Driver’s Permit

– Tax Identification Number (TIN), if employed

Non-Professional to Professional Driver’s License Requirements:

– Medical Certificate from Accredited Medical Clinic (Mostly near the LTO office you will apply)

– Duly accomplished Application for Permits and License (APL) Form

– Original valid Non-Professional Driver’s License

– Tax Identification Number (TIN), if employed

Renewal of Professional Driver’s License Requirements:

– Old driver’s license

– Medical Certificate from Accredited Medical Clinic (Mostly near the LTO office you will apply)

– Must complete the CDE (Comprehensive Driver’s Education) via LTMS Portal

– Duly accomplished Application for Permits and License (APL) Form

Expired Driver’s License Renewal Notes:

– Renewal of DL after two (2) years from the expiry date shall require the holder to take and pass the theoretical and practical examination and pay the corresponding penalty in addition to the basic fee.

– Filipinos working/living abroad may renew their DL online or through their authorized representative upon presentation of necessary documents. The licensee shall present him/herself to LTO upon arrival in the Philippines for capture of photo and presentation of Official Receipt and submission of medical certificate.

– Renewal of Philippine DL after two (2) years from the expiry date but with valid Foreign DL – DL Code shall be retained for Philippine DL if the valid Foreign DL has the same DL Code.

Step-by-step Guide for application and renewal of your Driver’s License:

1- Complete all the requirements as listed

2- Submit your application.
If walk-in, hand over the requirements need to the officer in charge.
If online, you will be selecting date and venue of your appointment, upload the documents LTMS portal.

3- If Non-Professional driver’s license, you will take the written examination and actual driving test.

4- LTO officer verification of your documents, you will ask to proceed on payment window.

5- Wait to proceed on Biometrics and Photo capturing.

6- Printing and Releasing (Don’t forget Receipt of your Card)

LTO Driver’s License Fee’s and Charges:

Student Permit:

Application Fee: 100 Php
Permit / License Fee: 150 Php
Total: 250 Php

Additional Penalty if expired:

1yr expired: 50
More than 1yr expired: 100
More than 2yrs expired: 150

Non-Professional Driver’s License:

Application Fee: 100 Php
Conversion Fee: 100 Php (If foreign license)
Medical Certificate: 550 – 600 Php
License Fee: 585 Php

Professional Driver’s License Renewal:

Medical Certificate: 550 – 600 Php
License Fee: 585 Php

Additional Penalty if expired:

1yr expired: 75 Php
More than 1yr expired: 150 Php
More than 2yrs expired: 225 Php

More details about the Fee’s and Charges >> https://lto.gov.ph/license-and-permit.html#license-schedule-of-fees-and-charges

LTO useful links:

LTMS Portal to transact online and e-learning resources
https://portal.lto.gov.ph/ords/f?p=1200:HOME::::::

LTO Accredited Clinics for Medical Certificate Requirements:
https://lto.gov.ph/lto-accreditation/list-of-accredited-clinics.html

LTO Accredited Driving Schools:
https://lto.gov.ph/lto-accreditation/list-of-accredited-driving-schools.html

LTO Accredited Driving School for new application of driver’s license:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fed9DjUhksv-dVaNDlJh2pcIR-9VCOBGYUJywc0aczA/edit?fbclid=IwAR2tzZX81kNNsFecsukqSsE06LRWoNzsX4A-vfptj8vp1rN_4I0WsxhXEa4#gid=1175458978

 

Points of View:

The new system is fine and has a good purpose, let’s just hope it will not become another way of red line to start corruption from those people who are grid to take advantage of the opportunity to make money.

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