Did you know that the LTO regularly updates the requirements for the issuance of a student’s driving permit? If you are planning on getting one this year, read this.
The applicant must be:
- At least 17 years old;
- Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
- Able to read and write in Filipino or English.
- Original and photocopy of PSA birth certificate.
- If employed, Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
- Duly accomplished application form for driver’s license (ADL).
If the applicant is below 18 years old, a parent’s or guardian’s written consent is required. Attach a photocopy of an ID card as proof of identity. If the parent or guardian is not physically present, the written consent must be notarized.
- Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a Driver’s License Application Form. This form is downloadable online; you may print and fill out the document before proceeding to the LTO.
- Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called. Proceed to the evaluator counter and submit all the required documents to have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
- When your name is called, proceed to the area where your photo and signature will be taken.
- Go to the cashier to pay the fees; collect your official receipt (OR).
- Proceed to the releasing counter with the OR and claim your student driver’s permit.
Quick tips when going to any government office (such as the LTO):
- Avoid going on a Monday and Friday afternoon when offices are usually crowded.
- Arrive early. If the office opens at 8 a.m., be there before 7 a.m.
- Bring a pen (so you won’t have to borrow from the office, a stash of crackers and candies, bottled water).
- Avoid transacting with fixers.
If you have questions about securing a driver’s license, drop us a line and we will do our best to find the answers for you.