DOTr-LTO extends drivers license validity to 5 years

MANILA - Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced Tuesday that the validity of driver's license and conductor's license nationwide has been extended to five years.

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The extension of license validity is one the things President Rodrigo Duterte promised in his inaugural speech when he assumed office last July 1, 2016.

Senator Ralph Recto supported the move by filing a Senate bill, saying that prolonging the period before the expiry date of the passport and driver’s license “will spare the holder of the hassle of applying for their renewal."

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade signed a Department Order extends the validity of car plates and driver's license to five years from three years last month, and it will be initially implemented in National Capital Region starting this October.

Spokesperson Cherie Mercado-Santos clarified that the validity extension covers new registrations. Licenses processed prior to the scheduled date shall have a three (3)-year validity period.

Here's the schedule of processing and implementation in NCR and all other regions nationwide:

  • October 10 - Quezon City Licensing Center, Quezon City Licensing Renewal Section and Central Office License Section (All at LTO compound, East Avenue, Quezon City
  • October 17 - National Capital Region
  • November 2 - Regions 3, 4 and 7
  • November 7 - Regions 1, 2, 6, 10 and 12
  • November 14 - Regions 5, 8, 9 CAR and CARAGA

Moreover, fees and charges for drivers’ licenses and conductors’ licenses are as follows:


Application Fee: P100.00
Computer Fee: P67.63
License Fee: P585.00
Computer Fee: P67.63

License Fee P585.00
Computer Fee P67.63

Aside from drivers' licenses, DOTr is also planning to extend the validity of car plates.
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