LTO Driver’s License Application Procedures

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

When applying for a driver’s license. Eto ang mga paraan para maging handa ka 🙂

How to apply for a driver’s license?


1. Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to have your documents checked for completeness, and secure a Driver’s License Application Form. Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called.

2. When your number is called, proceed to the transaction counters to submit all required documents to the Evaluator.

3. Proceed to the Photo taking/Signature Area to have your picture and signature taken when your name is called.

4. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called to pay the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt.

5. Proceed to the Releasing Counter, present the Official Receipt and claim the temporary student permit/license.

Note: Medical Examination  (After Step 1), Actual and Written Exam are required for Non-Professional and Professionals Driver’s License.(After Step


● Restriction 1 – Motorcycles/Motorized Tricycles

● Restriction 2 – Vehicle up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight

● Restriction 3 – Vehicle above 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight

● Restriction 4 – Automatic Clutch up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight

● Restriction 5 – Automatic Clutch above 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight

● Restriction 6 – Articulated Vehicle 1600 kg Gross Vehicle Weight & Below

● Restriction 7 – Articulated Vehicle 1601 kg up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight

● Restriction 8 – Articulated Vehicle 4501 kg & above Gross Vehicle Weight

Note: Restrictions 1, 2, & 4 only for Non-professional driver’s license.

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41 thoughts on “LTO Driver’s License Application Procedures

  1. Sir tanong ko llang pwede ko na po ba epa upgrade non pro license ko into pro.123 restrictiomn? Its 5 months old sine nagpa license ako.
    Thank you

  2. Hi i just wanna ask if u will upgrade ur restriction it should be ur driver’s license need to expired first? Or u can upgrade ur restriction anytime?

  3. follow up question po… pano po kung non prof ang license ko at hiniram ko lang ung sasakyan na yellow plate with sign OFF DUTY kc may pupuntahan lang… mahuhuli ba ako? salamat po ulit

  4. hello po… stud license lng po ako… mag papa non-prof kc 1month old plang hehe… pwede po ba ako kumuha agad ng restriction 1,2,3 ??? salamat po

  5. pwede po magtanong mag kano po ba kaya aabutin ang gastos kung magpapadagdag po ako ng restriction hanggang 8 1,2 lang po kasi ang restriction ko sa ngayon.thanks

  6. ako nga problemado yung binigay nilang DL ko..mali ang spelling..samantala yung binigay nilang temp DL..walang mali..inaway ko sila..dahil 1yr in making hindi pa nagawa yung ID..nung nagreklamo ako sa fb at nakarating sa kanila..pinagalitan ako..bilang ganti minamali nila name ko..kaya naklpag away ako ah..kaya kako pag nag renew ako..hindi na dun..dami nilang padulas…

  7. professional license po hawak ko with Restriction 123, hindi po ba ako dapat mag drive ng kotse with automatic transmission?
    (sorry medyo nalilito lang ako sa Restriction 4 na Automatic CLUTCH).

    1. Sabi ng LTO may memo sila na pwede. Pero internal yun.
      Baka yung mga pulis na manghuhuli gamitin laban sayo yan kung naka automatic ka.
      Pa update mo na lang ang restriction ng license mos a LTO.
      Koting dagdag lang naman yan. 1234 dapat or 2 and 4

  8. hello I have non pro drivers license, kaya lang hindi ako aware kung anong restriction ilalagay,. so nakalagay po 1 and 2 pero im driving automatic car,. papano po ba dapat gawin? kasi kung sakaling biglang magkaron ng problema or any case when it comes to legal matter may laban po ba ang license ko? hindi ba ako masisita dun or magkakaproblema?tnx

    1. Best option, go to the LTO and have your license restriction upgraded to 2 and 4. Mas safe yan kesa gamitin sayo ng manghuhuli na mali ang restriction mo. It’s a minor thing pero mas safe ka pa rin sa mga magaling mag isip. As long as hindi ka naman lumalabag ng traffic rules, hindi ka masisita at hindi masisilip ang license mo. Pero just in case, it is better to have a proper restriction. Mura lang ang adjustment na yan.

      Believe me, nangyari sa akin yan before, kinotongan ako ng pulis. Pato tinapay hiningi pa…hehehehe kwento ko minsan.

    1. Jon, kailangan may skill ka to drive a very large articulated vehicle. Kung meron naman skill, you need to apply for a pro license from a non-pro license. May exam yan na practical at written sa LTO office.

  9. ask ko lang po. meron po akong gcc drivers license. ung drivers license na ginamit ko po sa middle east. paanu ko po b maicoconvert ito sa philippines drivers license? maicocnvert po ba cya na restriction 8? anu po ang mga requirements?

    1. Alam mo naman sa atin, ang proseso ay subject to the protocols of the particular agency. You can try to have it converted pero sa tingin ko, the LTO will ask you to apply for a proper LTO license here according sa patakaran ng proseso natin. That means, you may be able to skip the student license, but you will need to take the exam for pro license to get one and get the restriction 8 code. Bring your NSO BC, valid IDs, your gcc license.

  10. hi good day..mayron po akong student’s license, pro expired na po xa, more than a year na nung kumuha ako,. Do i have to get a new student’s license before getting a non prof?or pwede na po bang kumuha agad ng non prof?

  11. Bkit po n isyuhan ng lisensya si Monaliza Banog Indig n sya po ay kasal s 1st Marriage nya n sya ring ginagamit n surname nya ay Indig s kanyang SSS pero sya ay nag-asawa n ang ginagamit nya ay De los Santos pero puede p b syang matanggalan ng lisensya ksi meron syang 1st marriage n Indig ang surname pero nong kumuha sya ng lisensya ay De los Santos.

  12. puede po bang matanggalan ng lisensya si monaliza banog ng lisensya ksi nga po may 1st marriaage po sya n ang ginagamit nyang surname s ibang documents kagaya ng SSS pero dito s LTO ay posibildad po syang d maisyuhan ng drivers license khit kasal po sya s 2nd Marriage nya n ang ginagamit nya ay ang surname ng 2nd Marriage nya?

  13. Hi. I just want to know if you have sample questionnaires regarding the written exam in getting a driver’s license?

    1. Jocy, I’ll try my best to get a sample questionnaire. The last time I took it, it was very easy, mostly practical questions like:

      What time of the day is the driver’s reflex at its lowest? a: day b: noon c: night d: none of the above.
      Of course your reflexes are slower at night (letter C)

      Also review the road signs as they are part of this exam as well.
      Also expect them to ask you if you just want to pay an amount so you can pass the exam. I did not. I told them I did not have any money with me to pay extra and took it.

  14. Kindly check LTO office in Ayala Alabang satellite ofc (near Alabang Town Center). My husband renewed his license sometime last March of this year. However, when it was time for the medical checkup with the assigned doctor there, upon reading the medical history checklist of my husband, he immediately checked on my husband’s blood pressure and stated that he’s got a high blood pressure reading. This is quite impossible as he is maintaining his hypertension medicines religiously. Then, the doctor suggested that he give 250.00P so he could sign and approve his medical without problems. When the doctor opened his desk drawer, my husband noticed lots of hundred and fifity peso bills scattered inside. We believe this is the doctor’s business! We doubt now that this is a true doctor cause he’s got no dignity and ethics with regards to his sworn duty as a doctor. Please look into this matter. Thank you.

    1. Hi Jocy, you can try reporting this the LTO head office by calling 9229061-66. The problem with our country is that these kind of people remain at large. They are like sharks who are moved with the smell of money. Next time, don’t let them take advantage of you, ask for their full name and make them see that your dead serious in making things straight.

      We can only say that the time will come when they will pay for their deeds in spades and more.

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