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Application Procedures for Driver’s License

Note: This motor vehicle licensing procedures are localized for Philippine transport system only. Other countries might have their own licensing procedures, so proceed with caution in some informations.

Before driving any motor vehicle, take note to heart that driving is NOT a RIGHT but a PRIVILEGE. Do not get too entitled just because you are paying road users tax or any taxes whatsoever. Remember that others are doing too.

This mandate by the Philippines Government is based on Republic Act #4136 and Batas Pambansa Bilang 398, and is done through the Land Transportation Office or LTO.

Driver’s Licenses are valid for three (3) years or as amended. It expires on the third birth date of the applicant, commencing from the date of issuance.

The Current Driver’s License is a card-type license, which contains security features that help prevent forgery and production of fake versions.

The filing system is computerized, which provides for easier tracking, e.g. monitoring violations the license holder has been involved in.

Application Proceedures for:

Students Permit Duplicate License
License Renewal Revision of Records
1. Proceed to the Evaluator
» At the transaction counters to have your documents checked for completeness and authenticity.
2. Proceed to the Photo / Signature Area
» When your name is called to have your picture and signature taken.
3. Proceed to the Cashier
» When your name is called for payment of the necessary fees and secure an Official Receipt.
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter
» When your name is called, present your Official Receipt, and claim your Driver ‘s License or Student’s Permit.

Application Proceedures for:

Professional Non-Professional
Change Classification Additional Restriction Code
Delinquent Renewal
1. Drug Testing
» Proceed to the accredited medical and drug testing facility for examination.
2. Proceed to the Evaluator
» At the transaction counters to have your documents checked for completeness and authenticity.
3. Proceed to the Photo/Signature Area
» When your name is called to have your picture and signature taken digitally.
4. Proceed to the Cashier
» When your name is called for payment of the application fee.
5. Proceed to the Examination Room
» With the Driver’s License Application Form, for the lecture and written examination.
6. After passing the written examination
» Wait for your name to be called for the practical examination or the actual driving test.
7. Upon passing the practical examination
» The application form is submitted for approval. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for payment of the necessary fees and secure an Official Receipt.
8. Proceed to the Releasing Counter
» When your name is called, present your Official Receipt, and claim your Driver ‘s License.

Application Proceedures for:

International Licenses
1. Just present requirements
» To the AAP and pay the necessary fees. Processing may take from on hour to five days depending on where application is filed.

Application Proceedures for:

Filipinos Living Abroad
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1. Venues are:
» LTO, License Section, Central Office – within National Capital Region (NCR)
» Any LTO District Office Licensing Centers outside Metro Manila.
2. The Driver’s License shall be validated
» By issuing a Driver’s License Receipt (DLR) which will serve as a Temporary Driver’s License (TDL).
3. The licensee shall present himself /herself within thirty ( 30) days upon arrival to the same LTO Office where the renewal was made for photo-taking and submit the following:
» Driver’s License.
» Drug Test Result.
» Medical Certificate.
» TIN Number / TIN Card (photocopy).
» Photocopy of Passport.

Application Proceedures for:

License Certification
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1. Proceed to the Evaluator
» At the transaction counters to have your documents checked for completeness and authenticity.
2. Proceed to the Cashier
» When your name is called for payment of the necessary fees.
3. Proceed to the Releasing Counter
» To claim your certification.
Facts and figures herein may change without notice since laws governing licensing are subject to amendments as deemed needed by circumstances.
Informations herein are partly brought to you by A1 DRIVING School, the Premiere driving lesson provider in the Philippines. Visit and Enroll for more comprehensive driving lessons based on international standards. 
To learn more please visit LTO Website.

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