Welcome to this short guide on how to renew your driver’s license! Since I personally needed to renew mine at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) last August, I thought about writing about it here. If you want to know a bit about the requirements, the fees, and the things you need to do, just keep reading this guide. Take note though that the process may be different depending on what branch you go to and the prices will likely increase in the future so budget a bit more for it.
In any case, since we don’t need long introductions here, let’s start with the guide!
Requirements for renewal:
Here’s what you need to bring.
- Your LTO driver’s license (current or expired).
- Money to pay the fees.*
- LTO Portal Account: https://portal.lto.gov.ph/
*As of this writing, renewal costs P585, and the medical tests cost approximately P480 at the Ayala MRT branch, so bring at least P1,065. If your license is expired, you have penalties you need to pay, or you need to revise your records, then you need to bring more.
The prices may increase in the future. If you want an updated list of fees, you can check it out on the main LTO website here: https://lto.gov.ph/license-and-permit.html#license-schedule-of-fees-and-charges
Notes on the medical fees: The clinics for the medical tests are said to be private according to the LTO’s tarpaulin (pictured somewhere in this article). That means it’s not government-owned and regulated so the prices may be different depending on the branch you go to.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE LTO PORTAL ACCOUNT: Use a different password for this account. You may need to login this account on a public PC at the LTO branch. It’s best to be cautious here to avoid getting your other personal accounts hacked.[Read more…]