If you have a driver’s license in the Philippines, it has a validity period of three years. So if you acquired your license in 2007, it will expire on your birthday on 2010. The expiration falls on the month and day of your birth date. The validity applies to both non-professional and professional licenses.
Driver’s license can be renewed in any Land Transportation Office (LTO). Failure to renew the driver’s license until the date of expiration has a corresponding penalty.
Expired driver’s license penalty
- 1 day to 1 year expired the penalty is P75
- Expired for more than a year to 2 years the penalty is P150.
The same penalty applies to both non-professional and professional licenses.
Requirements in Renewing Driver’s License
- Original Driver’s license expiring and expired for not more than two years
- Duly accomplished application form
- Medical Certificate from any LTO accredited physician
- Drug test certificate from any LTO accredited drug testing laboratory.
The LTO previously require applicants to submit photocopy of Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card. But they have relaxed this requirement recently. The same requirements applies to both non-professional and professional licenses.
Steps in renewing Driver’s License
- Go to any accredited LTO physician and secure a medical certificate.
- Go to any accredited Drug testing laboratory and secure a drug test certificate.
- Fill up the application renewal form.
- Submit the duly accomplished application form to an evaluator.
- Have your picture taken together with your digital specimen signature.
- Pay the following fees:
- License fee P350.00
- Computer fee 67.63
- Secure the new driver’s license and official receipt from the releasing window.
The same procedure applies to both non-professional and professional licenses.
All fees mentioned above are subject to change.