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3 Major Steps in Applying for a Student Driver’s Permit

It’s easy to apply for a student driver’s permit. One should know first on what he/she is going to apply for. Driving is not just for fun, it’s a big responsibility that should be taken seriously. So, if you are ready to be a driver, you should take the first step, applying for a student driver’s permit. Here’s how:

Step 1: You should know its eligibility and requirements.

An applicant is eligible for applying student driver’s permit if he/she is:
For Filipino Citizen
  1. At least seventeen (17) years old
  2. Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle
  3. Able to read and write in Filipino or English
For Non-Filipino Citizen
  1. At least eighteen (18) years old
  2. Able to read and write in Filipino or English
  3. Must have arrived in the Philippines for at least 1 year from the date of application
Requirements for applying student driver’s permit:
For Filipino Citizen
  1. Original and photocopy of authenticated NSO birth certificate
  2. Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN), if employed
  3. Medical Certificate issued by any licensed practicing physician stating that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise stating his/her impairment
  4. A filled out application for driver’s license (ADL) [Download Student Driver’s Application Form here]
  5. Parental written consent with a photocopy of an ID for applicant under eighteen (18) years old
For Non-Filipino Citizen
  1. Original and photocopy of passport with entry date of at least one (1) month and visa duration of one (1) year
  2. Medical Certificate issued by any licensed practicing physician stating that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise stating his/her impairment.
  3. A filled out application for driver’s license (ADL) [Download Student’s Driver’s Application Form here]
  4. Original and photocopy of authenticated NSO birth certificate, if born in the Philippines.
  5. Parental written consent with a photocopy of an ID for applicant under eighteen (18) years old

Note: Applicants under 18 years old needs a parent’s or guardian’s written consent with a photocopy of an ID card as proof of identity. If parent or guardian is not present, the written consent must be notarized.

Step 2: You should know where to apply.

Venue for applying student driver’s permit:

You can apply at any licensing center/district office with new driver’s license transactions. If you are a foreign applicant that lives in Manila, you can apply at the Licensing Section of LTO East Avenue, Quezon City.

Step 3: You should know its procedures.

Procedures for applying student driver’s permit:
  1. Go to the Customer Service Counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a Driver’s License Application Form. [This form is available to download here]. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.] Get a queue number.
  2. When your number is called, go to the evaluator counter and submit all the required documents to have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
  3. When your name is called, go to where your photo and signature will be taken.
  4. Go to the cashier to pay the fees and to obtain an official receipt (OR).
  5. Proceed to the releasing counter with the OR and claim the student driver’s permit.
Fees and charges for applying student driver’s permit:
Student Permit (SP) FeeP150.00
Application FeeP100.00
Computer FeeP67.63
TotalP317.63
Remember:
  1. Never apply with fixers. It’s easy to apply for a Student Driver’s Permit, you can do it on your own.
  2. You can apply for a Non-Professional Driver’s License after one (1) month. [You can find instructions on how to apply for a Non-Professional Driver’s License here]
  3. You can apply for a Professional Driver’s License after five (5) months. [You can find instructions on how to apply for a Professional Driver’s License here]
  4. Student Driver’s Permit will expire after (1) year.

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  1. Cliff Richard Ochea

    Hi po..ask ko lang po.first timer po ako .
    Kumuha po ako ng student permit
    Pero o.r lang ang nasa akin….
    Kasi pagkatapos pong ibigay ang or umuwi napo ako…
    Dapat papoba nilang ibigay ang sp.?

    Ano pong ma e susuggest niyo.?

    1. Leonhart7

      Same here, kumuha ako last July 4, 2017 sa Ynares Kapitolyo Pasig. 600php binayad ko sa kapirasong papel, wala daw talgang ID yan pero mga kakilala ko sa ibang LTO office binigyan sila ng ID. Nung bumalik ako para iconfirm yung ID ko kasi nga hindi daw dapat resibo lang makuha ko, ang sabi lang sakin kumuha na daw ako non-pro pra magka ID na ko tsk

    2. LTO Exam

      Kapag student permit karaniwan papel lamang binibigay nila.

  2. Jessie

    Hi po. ask ko lang po wat if nahuli na pero sp pa lang tapos expired na po yung sp. pag kumuha po ba ulit ng sp mag kakaron po ba yung ng penalty?

    1. LTO Exam

      probably

  3. MIDAS

    Hi! Is there an ID that will be given if you will apply for a non pro license?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes.

  4. KaeBell

    Hi, pwede po ba akong magpa-medical kung san covered ako ng HMO ko, or need na dun sa ituturo ni LTO ako magpamedical? (sabi nila ung sa Snellen chart lang daw gagawin, kaya hindi lang P317.63 ung babayaran)

    1. LTO Exam

      As long as accredited ng LTO ang medical, pwede.

  5. Yanna

    Hello! If ever po ba kukuha ako ng student permit by june 26 , pwede na po ba ako kukuha ng non prof driver license pagka july 26 ? Please response. Thank you!

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes.

      1. Lyndzey

        If I do have the students permit and would like to apply for a non-professional can I do it even if my sp is less than 30 days? I am leaving the country and will be back after a year. Is it possible?

        Thanks!

        1. LTO Exam

          No, you can’t. It should be at least 30 days, that’s the rule.

  6. Anthony Bautista

    Hello Sir/Mam, Good afternoon po. Ask lang po ako kng ano po ba yung requirements mag add ng code num na 3. Thank you po.

    1. LTO Exam

      Previous license, another medical (valid only for 15 days). You’ll pay for additional restriction code at kukuha ka ng exam for that.

  7. AprilA

    Step 1: You should know its eligibility and requirements.
    An applicant is eligible for applying student driver’s permit if he/she is:
    For Filipino Citizen
    *At least sixteen (17) years old*
    Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle
    Able to read and write in Filipino or English

    Please check the information on your site. Your age doesn’t match

    1. LTO Exam

      Sorry, it’s already updated. Thank you for correction.

  8. jovi

    hi po, what if po nakakuha n ng student permit kaso ndi q na po makita ung permit pde pa din po ba aq kumuha ng non pro license ? bale ilang taon n din po kasi ung student permit kya na misplaced na po. salamat

    1. LTO Exam

      One year lang ang validity ng student permit.

  9. Lenie diaz

    My son is only 15 yrs old and knows how to drive already..can he avail the non professional driver license in lieu of student permit with my consent?

    1. LTO Exam

      He should be at least 17 years old to obtain a student permit, for non-professional driver’s license, he should be at least 18 years old.

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