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QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must be at least eighteen (18) years old
  2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle;
  3. Must be able to read and write Filipino, English or the applicable local dialect;
  4. Must be a holder of a valid SP issued at least thirty (30) days prior to the application; and
  5. In addition, for foreigners, the applicant must have been in the Philippines for at least one (1) month with proof that he/she will stay in the country for at least one (1) year from date of application.

REQUIREMENTS

1. NEW APPLICATION/CONVERSION

  1. Duly Accomplished Application for Driver's License (ADL);
  2. Valid SP issued at least thirty (30) days from date of application;
  3. Medical Certififcate issued by any licensed practicing physician stating that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise stating his/her impairment; and
  4. In addition, for foreigners, original and photocopy of passport with entry of at least one (1) month and visa duration of at least one (1) year from date of application, or if born in the Philippines, present original and photocopy of birth certificate duly authenticated by the NSO.

In the event that the applicant is a holder of a valid Foreign Driver's License, the applicant may present the original and photocopy of Foreign Driver's License, if not in English language, original and photocopy of official English translation from Embassy of the issuing country instead of an SP.

2. RENEWAL

  1. Duly Accomplished Application for Driver's License (ADL);
  2. Medical Certififcate issued by any licensed practicing physician stating that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise stating his/her impairment.

3. ADDITIONAL RESTRICTION CODES

  1. Duly Accomplished Application for Driver's License (ADL);
  2. Valid Non-Professional Driver's License;
  3. Medical Certififcate issued by any licensed practicing physician stating that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise stating his/her impairment.

4. REVISION OF RECORDS/ CHANGE CLASSIFICATION

  1. Duly Accomplished Application for Driver's License (ADL);
  2. Valid NPDL/PDL; and
  3. Medical Certificate issued by any licensed practicing physician stating that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise stating his/her impairment.

 

PROCEDURE

1. NEW/ADDITIONAL RESTRICTION CODES

Step 1

The applicant shall submit all the documentary requirements to the receiving personnel

  • Receiving personnel shall check only the completeness of the documents required and transmit the same to the evaluator
  • The evaluator shall evaluate the qualifications of the applicant and, if qualified, encode the application in the system.

Step 2

The applicant shall be called for photo and signature taking.

Step 3

The aplicant shall be called to pay the required fees to the Cashier.

Step 4

The applicant shall immediately proceed to undergo written examinations in the form of the Basic Driving Theory Test for NPDL and will be immediately informed of the results of the same.

Step 5

An applicant who passes the written examinations for NPDL shall be required to immediately take the practical driving
test for the RC/s applied for.

After passing both examinations, the application shall be approved by the Approving Officer.

  • Applicants who fail to pass the Basic Driving theory Test and/or the Practical Driving Test shall not be allowed to take the same test within a period of one (1) month from the date of the last examination.
  • If the Applicant fails to pass any of the written or practical examinations twice within a period of one (1) year, he/she shall not be allowed to apply for the same within a period of one (1) year from date of the last examination.
  • If the applicant fails to pass any of the written or practical examination thrice, he/she shall no longer be allowed to apply for the same for a period of two (2) years from the time of latest failure.
  • However, in case the application is only for additional RC/s, he/she shall be allowed to renew his/her NPDL and, for this purpose, such shall be annotated on the record of the applicant.

Step 6

Upon approval, the NPDL card with the Official Receipt shall be released to the applicant, who shall be required to write his/her name and affix his/her signature in the appropriate Released Form.

 

2. RENEWAL/CONVERSION/REVISION OF RECORDS

Step 1

The applicant shall submit all the documentary requirements to the receiving personnel.

  • Receiving personnel shall retrieve the details of the license from the system and show the same to the applicant, who shall be required to confirm the same for any revision/s and be informed of the appropriate fees to be paid.
  • If there are no revision/s to be made, applicant shall be advised to proceed to the next step.
  • If there are revision/s to be made, the applicant shall be required to fill up an ADL for the desired revision/s attaching therewith the appropriate documents required, if necessary, for re-submission. For this purpose, ADL forms must be made readily available for applicant/s at the same receiving window.

In cases if revision/s of records only, the receiving personnel shall check only the completeness of the re-submitted documents and transmit the same to an evaluator.

  • The evaluator shall evaluate the qualification of the applicant and, if qualified, encode the application in the system.
  • Upon encoding, the application shall be approved by the approving Officer.

Step 2

The applicant shall be called for photo and signature taking.

Step 3

The aplicant shall be called to pay the required fees to the Cashier.

Step 4

The NPDL card with the Official Receipt and the expired card shall be released to the applicant, who shall be required to write his/her name and affix his/her signature in the appropriate Released Form.

 

3. CHANGE CLASSIFICATION FROM NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE TO PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE

Step 1

The applicant shall submit all the documentary requirements to the receiving personnel.

  • Receiving personnel shall check only the completeness of the documents required and transmit the same to an evaluator.
  • The evaluator shall evaluate the qualifications of the applicant and, if qualified, encode the application in the system.

Step 2

The applicant shall be called for photo and signature taking.

Step 3

The aplicant shall be called to pay the required fees to the Cashier.

Step 4

The applicant shall immediately proceed to undergo written examinations in the form of the PDL Basic Driving Theory Test for the RC/s applied for or Conductor's License examinations and will be immediately informed of the results of the same.

Step 5

Except for applications for Conductor's License, an applicant who passes the written examinations shall be required to immediately take the practical driving test for the RC/s applied for.

After passing both examinations, the applications shall be approved by the Approving Officer.

  • Applicants who fail to pass the Conductor's License Examintions, Basic Driving Theory Test and/or the Practical Driving Test shall not be allowed to take he same test within a period of one (1) month from the date of the last examination.
  • If the applicants fails to pass any of the written or practical examinations twice within a period of one (1) year, he/she shall not be allowed to apply for the same within a period of one (1) year from the date of the last examination.
  • If applicant fails to pass any of the written or practical examinations thrice, he/she shall no longer be allowed to apply for the same for a period of two (2) years from the time of the latest failure. However, in case the application is only for additional RC/s, he/she shall be allowed to renew his/her PDL or Conductor's License and, for this purpose, such shall be annotated on the record of the applicant.

Step 6

Upon approval, the PDL or Conductor's License card with the Official Receipt shall be released to the applicant, who shall be required to write his/her name and affix his/her signature in the appropriate Release Form.

Venue:

  1. Applications for new NPDL as well as its subsequent transactions may be done at any LTO Licensing Center and District/Extension Office.
  2. The plain renewal of NPDL without revision may be done at any LTO Driver's Licensing Renewal Offices (DLROs)