Cebu, PHILIPPINES – Starting Oct. 8, 2016, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be issuing driver’s licenses and conductor’s licenses with a 5 year validity.
Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade approved the LTO Administrative Order 2016-034 issued by Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante last Sept. 13.
The move was in accordance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to provide an extension from its original three year expiration date up to five years.
According to LTO 7 Acting Director Alita Pulga, the nationwide implementation is set on Nov. 8 by which at that time, “all the systems adjustment will be completed”.
The following amendments were in consonance with RA4136 otherwise known as the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
Section 1. Five-Year Validity Non-professional driver’s licenses, professional driver’s licenses and conductor’s licenses shall be valid and effective for five (5) consecutive years reckoned from the birthdate of the licensee, unless sooner revoked or suspended.
Section 2. Requirements Documentary requirements shall be in accordance with existing rules and regulations governing the issuance of driver’s licenses and conductor’s licenses.
Section 3. Procedure Existing procedures for the issuance of non-professional · driver’s licenses, professional driver’s licenses and conductor’s licenses shall be followed.
In case new driver’s and conductor’s license cards are unavailable, the old/expired driver’s and conductor’s license card shall remain in the possession of the licensee which shall be valid until the issuance of the new card.
The validity period thereof shall be indicated in the Official Receipt.
New applicants total charge amounts to P820.26 and that includes application fee P100, computer fee- P135.26, license fee- P585.00.
Renewal of licenses cost P652.63 which covers the license fee – P585.00 and computer fee of P67.63.
All the foregoing fees and charges are non-refundable.
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