How to Renew Driver’s License in the Philippines

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In the Philippines, driving without driver’s license or suspended or revoked license is a major traffic violations that can set you back as much as Php 1,000.00 to Php 1,500.00.

Simply said, acquiring a driver’s license is extremely important before you drive a motor vehicle. That way, you can avoid paying expensive fees in case you are caught by a traffic enforcer.

If you already own one, you need to make sure that your license is renewed in time before you hit the road.

Read Also: How to get a Driver’s License in the Philippines

How does one exactly renew a driver’s license in the country? Well, allow me to teach you the process and requirements.

Revised Guidelines

Before we dive into the details, you have to know that LTO released Department Order No. 2015-014 just this year. The revised guideline for driver license renewal requires holders of Professional Driver’s License (PDL), Non-Professional Driver’s License (NPDL), and Conductor’s License (CL) to apply at least 1 month before expiration.

In case the expiration date is on a holiday, a non-working day, or a weekend, the license can then be renewed a day before the license expiration to avoid paying penalties.

The Requirements

Now here are the basic requirements you should take note of:

1. Present a medical certificate

When renewing a driver’s license, you will need to submit a medical certificate which should indicate that you are physically and mentally able to drive. The condition of your eyesight and hearing should be specified as well, whether you have clear vision and hearing or if you are using corrective glasses or hearing aids.

Of course, the medical certificate should be issued by a licensed physician. Furthermore, pertinent details such as the physician’s name, address, Professional Tax Receipt (PTR) number, and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) number.

2. Indicate your TIN

If you are renewing a Professional Driver’s License, Tax Identification Number (TIN) is also part of the requirements.

3. Payment of required fees and charges

Of course you will need a cash to renew your Driver’s License, you can find the required fees and charge here, plus the medical fee.

4. Your presence

Needless to say, you need to make a personal appearance in the office. This is because you will need to have your picture taken as well as your biometric signature.

The Process

Now that you have all the requirements ready, it’s time to head to your local LTO office.

Window 1

Proceed to Window 1 and present your medical certificate along with the expired license. The LTO Evaluator will check your documents and see if all the information are correct. You will also be shown the details so you can confirm whether they are right or if there are any necessary corrections. After everything, data will be transmitted and you will go to Window 2.

Window 2                

After receiving the transmitted data, you will have to go to Window 2 to have your photo and signature taken.

Window 3

Finally, go to Window 3 to pay the fees and get your newly-issued driver’s license.

It’s that simple actually. Be warned, however, that you have to submit an authentic medical certificate. Anyone who uses a fake one will not be allowed to have license renewal so don’t even try to take any chances.

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19 thoughts on “How to Renew Driver’s License in the Philippines”

  1. Sir, clarify ko lang, yung exam is applied regardless ilang yrs ng paso ang passport mo as long as more than 3yrs? 10+ yrs na kasing paso sken at me nagsabi sken na back to student daw. Thank you.

  2. Pano kung yung expired license ay yung resibo? (Ito kasi yung time na wala silang ma issue na card. Tapos di ko na nabalikan. Sabi kasi pwede naman gamitin yung resibo.)

  3. What if matagal kna s ibang bansa sir at d ka nkkpag renew? Need b ulet mg under go ng exam or bact to zero? Thank you

  4. 𝚂𝚒𝚛 𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚔𝚘 𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚙𝚘 𝚙𝚠𝚍𝚎 𝚙𝚘 𝚋𝚊𝚊𝚐 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚖 𝚙𝚘 𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚘 𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚘 𝚙𝚘 𝚒𝚗 𝚌𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚔𝚘 𝚔𝚊𝚜𝚒 𝚐𝚊𝚠𝚊 𝚗𝚊𝚐 𝚗𝚊𝚔𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚗 𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚙𝚘 𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚟19 𝚍𝚒𝚋𝚊 𝚙𝚘 3𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑 𝚋𝚊𝚐𝙾 𝚔𝚞𝚔𝚞𝚠𝚊 𝚗𝚐 𝚗𝚘𝚗𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚏 𝚐𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚊 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚒𝚝

  5. Kpag mag apply student permit now ilang month o year bago magexpire puede mahigit 2 year bago e renew ulit kc ofw ako 2year contract sa bang bansa balance ko pag uwi ko e renew salamat sa sagot.

  6. Sir Efren, may saudi license po ako. Pwedi kopo bang i convert sa Philippine license? Salamat po.

  7. I did not renew my drivers license for the last 5 years and my previous drivers license ID was not anymore to be found, it was list already. Can I still renew my drivers license?

  8. Hinde pa po expired ang driver licence ko unprofessional pero i re renew ko for professional pwede po ba ito o hihintayin ko yun due date to expired?

  9. Hinde pa po expired ang driver licence ko unprofessional pero i re renew ko for professional pwede po ba ito?


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