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Driver’s License Renewal in the Philippines

Davao City, Philippines —

I decided to renew my driver’s license inside SM Davao, where the Land Transportation Office (LTO) renewal center is located. It was around 11:10 in the morning when I arrived and I expected a huge crowd. To my surprise, it was almost a deserted government office. I headed straight for my medical examination, there was less than 10 people waiting. After getting my medical certificate, I proceeded to window 1 of LTO. I just informed the officer-in-charge of the changes in my status and surname. Unlike before, there are no more application forms to fill up. The whole process took me less than 30 minutes. However, since they ran out of plastic cards, I can claim my card after 3 long months. They even informed me that they’ll print it upon claiming.

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Step by step on renewing driver’s license in the Philippines:

  1. Show your driver’s license card and pay ₱200 at the cashier. They’ll give you a road safety pledge and a priority number for medical examination.
  2. Wait for your number to be called.
  3. Proceed to the medical examination room to secure a medical certificate. The doctor will then ask you to read the Snellen chart and then, check your blood pressure.
  4. Once secured, go to window 1 in LTO, with you the medical certificate, original driver’s license card, and signed road safety pledge.
  5. Wait for your name to be called at Window 2 for picture taking and digital signature.
  6. Pay the necessary amount at Window 3.
  7. Again, wait for your name to be called. The releasing officer at Window 4 will give you your receipt, which serves as a temporary license, and advise you when to claim your card-type driver’s license.

ADVISORY

Effective 08 October 2016, the validity of Driver’s Licenses and Conductor’s Licenses shall be five (5) years pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2016-34 date 13 September 2016.

However, due to system adjustment, the processing of the licenses with five (5) year validity shall be made in batches, under the following schedule:

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Licenses processed prior to the scheduled date shall have a three (3) year validity period.

Moreover, fees and charges for drivers licenses and conductors licenses are as follows:

NEW LICENSE
Application Fee  –  P 100.00
Computer Fee  –  P 67.63
License Fee  –  P 585.00
Computer Fee  –  P 67.63

RENEWAL
License Fee  –  P 585.00
Computer Fee  –  P 67.63

ATTY. ROMEO G. VERA CRUZ
Executive Director

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Adress: 2nd level SM City Quimpo Blvd., Davao City

Contact Number: (082) 297-5265

Website: http://www.lto.gov.ph/

Operating Hours: 9:00 – 18:00

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