How to Renew your Driver’s License in the Philippines (five 5-year license validity) in 5 easy steps.

20161125_155259Just a head start, as of writing, according to the LTO officer where I renewed my license there are no more PVC license card available yet for new and  renewal application except for student license, and OFWs & foreigners (they are given priority). Save yourself from complaining, the people there cannot do anything, but to relay information.

Update: Those who have applied for renewal early this year, your License card is already available. Check with the branch where you had it renewed, this is only for those with 3years  validity. The 5 year validity card will be available January next year.

A quick background before we go to the steps. Renewal of Driver’s License can be done in any satellite offices as long as it suffices the conditions below, otherwise you can go to main branches.

  1. No pending cases/violations including towed vehicle, in which they would ask you to settle your dues first. My brother’s car was towed for Illegal parking and paid Php500.00 at MMDA office besides the towing service fee.
  2. No major changes. Only change of address is accepted in satellite offices. Change of restriction and change of status should be done in LTO Branches. For change of status, bring your marriage contract.

Now let’s go down to business. Here is the License Renewal Procedure the LTO way.20161125_154446

And this is the License Renewal Procedure MY way (actual experience).

Just a piece of advice: It’s best to go to mall satellites in the afternoon, I went to Ever commonwealth Q.C. at around 3:45pm. No line at all. But that time there was one customer ranting about why there’s no license card available yet, and it made the situation inside chaotic. Besides that everything went smoothly. I was out 10 minutes tops!

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LTO EVER COMMONWEALTH 2nd FLOOR

Step 1: I went to window 1 and told the personnel that I want to renew my license without change of  address. There’s no need for me to fill out any form, I just presented my old Driver’s License (DL).

Step 2: Still in Window 1, the personnel gave me back my DL, and a medical form to be accomplished by the Medical team, which is inside the same office. I had my eye checked. Signed a log book and paid  Php280.00 (may vary from other branches) for the eye checkup. No more drug test. I repeat, no more drug test so no need to drink a lot of water and do the messy urine collection, this is in accordance to R.A No. 10586 Section 6.

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Former Drug Testing Laboratory beside LTO Office

Step 3: I submitted the accomplished medical form in window 2 again and waited for my name to be called for details verification.

Step 4: I went to Window 3 afer my name was called for photo capturing and signature.

Step 5: I then proceeded to Window 4 (Cashier) and paid a total of Php802.63.

  • License Fee for five years validity      : 585.00
  • Penalty Late Ren (more than a year)  : 150.00
  • Computer Fee                                         : 67.63

(Please refer to Fees comparison below)

After paying, the Cashier gave me a receipt with  2021 expiry date, and gave back my old Driver’s License. According to Administrative Order No. 2016-034 Section 3 “In case new driver’s and conductor’s license cards are unavailable, the old/expired driver’s and conductor’s license card shall remain in the possession of the license which shall be valid until the issuance of the new card. The validity thereof shall be indicated in the O.R.. No more temporary stamp in the O.R.

APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE (3 YEARS VALIDITY)

PRO/NON-PRO/
CONDUCTOR
One (1) Day to One (1)
Year Expired
More Than One (1) Year to
2 (two) Year Expired
More Than Two (2) Year
Expired (re-exam)
PRO/NON-PRO PRO/NON-PRO PRO/NON-PRO
License Fee 350.00 350.00 350.00 350.00
Penalty 75.00 150.00 225.00
Computer Fee 67.63 67.63 67.63 67.63
Application Fee 100.00
Computer Fee 67.63
TOTAL 417.63 492.63 567.63 810.26

APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE (5 YEARS VALIDITY)

PRO/NON-PRO/
CONDUCTOR
One (1) Day to One (1)
Year Expired
More Than One (1) Year to
2 (two) Year Expired
More Than Two (2) Year
Expired (re-exam)
PRO/NON-PRO PRO/NON-PRO PRO/NON-PRO
License Fee 585.00 585.00 585.00 585.00
Penalty 75.00 150.00 225.00
Computer Fee 67.63 67.63 67.63 67.63
Application Fee 100.00
Computer Fee 67.63
TOTAL 652.63 727.63 802.63 1,045.26

Natapos na ko’t lahat lahat yung nagrarant, nagrarant parin (shouting). Kung saan saan na napunta ang reklamo nya. Kudos to the patient and accommodating staffs of Ever Commonwealth sattelite office, hindi man lang sila nagpakita ng pagkainis! I guess sanay na sila sa dami ba naman ng disappointed.

UPDATE

I went to Ever commonwealth sattelite station last September 20 (Wednesday), hoping I can already claim my overdued fo release renewed driver’s license. Ang scenario, ang daming tao sa loob, nakapila for renewal I guess, since claiming na lang ako I approached the staff outside the staellite’s door(hindi po siya guard), just ike others are doing. While waiting for my turn, I read an announcement posted on their wall. According to that memo, those who will renew their driver’s license starting August 28 will get their license card immediately, (sorry hindi ko na picturan, na excite ako eh). So ayun turn ko na, at nagulat ako sa sinabi ni kuyang staff.

Ahhh, November pa pala ito ano, ang tagal na. Ganito ma’am, balik kayo sa Saturday, kasi walang releasing ng weekdays.Weekdays ay para lang sa regular transactions, weekends lang nageentertain ng mga backlogs. Tapos dahil bago na ang system since this September lang, kailangan nyo ulit mapicturan, mag fi-fill up (correction this should be fill out okay?) pa ulit kayo ng forms.

Ako: Ha? uulit ulit? ano yung ginawa kong pag rerenew dati JOKE LANG?

Kuyang staff: Hindi naman joke, wala namang ganun. Dahil kasi nagbago na ang system.

End of conversation, hindi na ako nakipagtalo dahil wala din namang mangyayari. So kailangan na lang talagang bumalik. Hay… buhay…. kailangan mo talaga ng maraming pasencia.

Pasencia anyone?

pasencia

Follow this thread for more updates. Comment below your experiences as well. Happy sharing parin!!!!

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16 thoughts on “How to Renew your Driver’s License in the Philippines (five 5-year license validity) in 5 easy steps.

  1. Asking about my case
    My philippine license still valid for one year from now can i renew it cause i’ve travel somewhere in abroad may be after two years before i came back to mother country.
    Looking forward to your positive response thanks and more power

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  2. Hi, i have an lto non prof license released last friday. Waht are the reqt. To submit should i opt to change my civil status?

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  3. Why until now I renewed last Nov 14 2016.in tacurong sultan kudarat. Is not yet arriving..I’m an ofw her in newzealand I need my new driver license.to get a new zealand
    Driver license..

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  4. Hi! my drivers license were expired last February 2015, Can I renew my license on any LTO Satellite Office in Metro Manila? I am an OFW in the middle east.

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  5. hi, i lost my drivers license year 2000 and failed to report nor attempt to renew or get another one at the nearest LTO . presently, my brother gave me a car and i need to get a DL to drive it or else. now, is there still records of this long lost DL in the LTO or any chance i can renew this DL or i need to start from the very beginning to obtain a new one.
    MY BAD! but i need answers.

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    1. for sure your record is still existing. You can renew it but you need to present proof of identity (government ids, valid ids, birrth cert, nbi clearance-not sure if it is required if you have ebough valid ids already.), application form and affidavit of loss-notarized.

      you also have to pay
      replacement fee: 225
      duplicate fee: 50
      certification fee: 100
      clearance fee: 30
      computer fee: 67.63
      penalty fee: computed based on the expiration of your DL.

      *since you’ve lost it approx. 17 years ago I think the odds are you have to take exams again. Like applying for a new one.

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  6. 2010 na expire yong license ko, 7 years na ang delay, Gusto ko pong iparenew, Pwede pa ba?kung pa magkano ang charge at anong requirement?

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    1. Hi Sir Victo,

      Yes po pwede naman mag pa renew, kaya lang since more than 5 years na po baka pag take-in na po ulit kayo ng exam (written and practical driving). For charges po you can see the table above in the article. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!

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  7. went to ever gotesco branch last week. I want to update the cost and time of the process of that LTO branch. Medical check up is now 350 pesos. The waiting time you mentioned of not more than an hour is non-viable. I was there on 2 occasions, 9:30am and 2pm, both were packed to the brim with people and processing time took at least 4 hours. You now have papers to fill up then wait, and wait, and wait some more. The waiting time took soo long that I did my groceries and when I came back I had to still wait for 2 more hours for my name to be called. It’s like LTO took one step forward then 10 steps back. Soo frustrating.

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