Updated Requirements When Getting A Student’s Driving Permit

Oct 10

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must be:

  1. At least 17 years old;
  2. Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. Able to read and write in Filipino or English.

Documentary Requirements:

  1. Original and photocopy of PSA birth certificate.
  2. If employed, Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
  3. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. When your name is called, proceed to the area where your photo and signature will be taken.
  4. Go to the cashier to pay the fees; collect your official receipt (OR).
  5. 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):

  1. Avoid going on a Monday and Friday afternoon when offices are usually crowded.
  2. Arrive early.  If the office opens at 8 a.m., be there before 7 a.m.
  3. Bring a pen (so you won’t have to borrow from the office, a stash of crackers and candies, bottled water).
  4. 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.


Source: www.officialgazette.gov.ph

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