How to renew your driver’s license in LTO Philippines

License renewal in the Philippines is just easy. Individuals must abide in the rules and regulations to avoid hassle. Before your driver’s license renewal, you should consider these steps:

Step 1: You should know its requirements.

Requirements in driver’s license renewal:
  1. Current Non-Professional Driver’s License (NPDL), Professional Driver’s License(PDL) or Conductor’s License (CL) may apply for its renewal at least 1 month before its expiration but not more than two (2) years therefrom;
    Note: If the expiry date falls on a weekend, holiday or non-working day, the license shall be renewed on or before the last working day prior to the expiry date of such licenses as provided for in the third paragraph of Section 24 of Republic Act No. 4136, otherwise the same shall become delinquent and invalid, except when the license is surrendered to the Director of his deputies on or before the last working day prior to the expiry date of such license as specified, in order to avoid payment of the delinquency fees.
  2. Medical Certificates issued by any licensed and practicing physician and valid within fifteen (15) days from the date issued;
    Tips: if you have a poor vision, bring your eyeglasses to avoid hassle
  3. Tax Identification Number (TIN) (only for professional driver’s license applicants)
  4. Payment of required fees and charges
  5. Personal appearance for photo-taking and biometric signature

Step 2: You should know where to apply.

Venue for applying a professional driver’s license:

You can apply at any licensing center/district office with new driver’s license transactions.

Step 3: You should know its procedures.

Procedures in driver’s license renewal:
  1. Window 1
    Applicant will submit his/her expired driver’s license together with a Medical Certificate from any Accredited Physician to the LTO Evaluator.
    • The Evaluator validates if the license is due for renewal and shows a screen shot of the present driver’s license data to the applicant. If the applicant affirms that the information is correct, the evaluator shall return the expired license card to the applicant and shall then transmit the data for picture/signature taking.

    If the applicant wishes to change any information in his/her data and additional restriction, said applicant shall be advised to go to the nearest LTO Licensing Center.

    If the license of the applicant is on alarm, the evaluator will inform the applicant to settle his/her apprehension before his/her license can be renewed.

  2. Window 2
    Upon receiving the transmitted data from LTO evaluator, the concerned personnel shall take the picture and signature of the applicant. The applicant then proceeds to the last window.
  3. Window 3
    The Cashier will receive payment and release the new driver’s license card to the applicant. Applicants who submit fake medical certificates shall not be allowed to renew their license, and any license issued on the basis of a fake certificate shall be put on alarm and immediately recalled. The applicant shall also be disqualified from securing a driver’s/conductor’s license in the future in accordance with existing rules.
Fees and charges in driver’s license renewal:
License FeeP350.00 P585.00
Computer FeeP67.63
TotalP417.63 P652.63
Penalties incurred if license expires prior to renewal:
1 day to 1 yearP75.00
1 day and 1 day to 2 yearsP150.00
More than 2 yearsP225.00
    1. Never apply with fixers. It’s easy to renew your driver’s license, you can do it on your own. Be punctual, be patient, there are several steps in order for you to obtain a driver’s license.
    2. Your driver’s license renewal must be on or before the expiry day (your birthday of the expiry year) to avoid penalties and charges.

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  1. ceasar guidangen

    A senior citizen applying for a professional drivers license, does she/he needs tax identification number

    1. LTO Exam

      No need.

  2. Jun Paulo Y. Haguimit

    5 yrs expired professional driver’s license

    can i still renew it?

  3. Aegon Targaryen

    I am renewing my Non-Prof License and also want to add an additional restriction code from only 2 to 1 and 2 . Do I have to take the written and practical examination again?.

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, it is necessary to take the exam if you need to add a restriction code.

  4. Alberto c. Estipona jr

    What would be the penalties for a more than 2years expired driver’s license?

  5. هارولد ميندوزا

    hello po ask ko lang po mula 2001 umalis po ako pa ibang bansa (ofw) at kumuha po ako ng international license bago ako umalis po at mula 2001 po ay di na po ako nakauwi hanggang ngayon 2017, pwd ko po bang irenew license ko po? d ko po din nagamit dito sa ibang bansa ang lisensya ko po

    1. LTO Exam

      Pwedeng i-renew, may penalty lang.

  6. هارولد ميندوزا

    hello po ask ko lang po mula 2001 umalis po ako pa ibang bansa (ofw) at kumuha po ako ng international Drivers license bago ako umalis po at mula 2001 po ay di na po ako nakauwi hanggang ngayon 2017, pwd ko po bang irenew Drivers license ko po? d ko po din nagamit dito sa ibang bansa ang lisensya ko po

    1. LTO Exam

      Pwedeng i-renew, may penalty lang.

  7. sheryl

    pwede po ba magpadagdag ng reatriction code kahit matagal pa ang expire ng license?thank u

    1. LTO Exam

      Pwede. I-renew lang dapat license.

  8. Marlon Nierva

    Hi kakakuha ko lang ng non-pro pwede ko bang ipa-pro agad?

    1. LTO Exam

      Hindi pwede ipa-pro agad.

      1. shanee

        mga ilang years ba bago ma convert ang non pro. to pro.?

        1. LTO Exam

          4 months

  9. khair

    if i renew my license need exam again or not

    1. LTO Exam

      You don’t need to take the exam if you’ll renew your license.

  10. quiambao,jevegail s.

    helo po ilan bng beses magpapicture sa lto, kc po kukunin p lng namin ung id sa december, temporary licensce tapos magpapaulit na naman dw ng picture kc bgo dw na naman po.

    1. LTO Exam

      Once lang ang picture taking for ID.

  11. fernando borja

    senior citezen n po ako tanong ko lang po kung pwede pang i renew ung licencse prop na nawala taong 1986 pa?
    salamat po

    1. LTO Exam

      It depends kung may record pa sila kung saan mo kinuha. But probably, you should get a new one.

  12. Marvin P. Pernia

    My non_pro drivers license was expired in last 2 months, i want to renew it withprofessional drivers license, what would be the requirements, thanks.

    1. LTO Exam

      To apply for professional driver’s license, please refer to this post:

  13. Mark Anthony Gamboa

    Good morning sir/maam 2 years and 3 months expired n po liscence ko.pag renew po ba mag re exam pa po ba ulit?thanks

    1. LTO Exam

      Wala na, magbabayad ka lang ng penalty.

  14. Alex Chong

    I’m renewing my 3yrs expired non pro drivers license. Apart from penalties and fees. Do I still need to undergo actual driving test?

    1. LTO Exam

      No need, just pay for the penalty.

  15. Rafael

    Hi. I applied for a Non Prof on May 15, 2015 and may birthday is June 16.. the expiration date of my license is June 16, 2017.. its only 2 years?? Was there a mistake in my expiration date?

    1. LTO Exam

      Probably, it should be June 16, 2018.

  16. Nell maralit FB name

    Sir/mam good day ask ko lang po mag 3 years na expired sa feb licence ko.pano po process yun? Pano po yun may practical exam pa po ba.kasi motor lang po gamit ko di alo marunong sa kotse salamt po sa sagot

    1. LTO Exam

      No need for practical exam if magre-renew lang ng license.

      1. NgOrn Avanceña

        tanong ko lang ilan restrictions code 123, ang kailangan average na maipasa sa examination.

        1. LTO Exam

          Hindi sa restriction code but sa classification ang basis sa pagpasa. Passing: Non-pro: 30 out of 40, Pro: 45 out of 60.

  17. Jayson guibone

    Gud.eves po maam / sir ,
    Non pro license ko mag eexpire na dec 2018 , pwd ko po ba erenew ngayon january for pro license.?

    Tapos mag add code ako mam/sir ano mga requirent ,
    Magkano aabotin sa fee lahat lahat!!?

    1. LTO Exam

      Pwede, ask niyo na lang local LTO office niyo kung magkano.

  18. jay-ar Terania

    Good day Mam/Sir tanung ku lang po kung kailangan paba mg,exam mgpa pro knang driving license.? non- pro kasi license ku…

    1. LTO Exam

      Oo, kailangan pa ng exam practical and written, plus additional requirements, NBI or police clearance.

  19. Arnel socobos

    If the professional driver’s license was expired last april 2014 it could be renewed again? What are the charges?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, it can still be renewed but with penalty/charges.

  20. Kim

    My license expired May 2018. Can I apply renewal now (Jan 19, 2018)?

    1. LTO Exam

      Expired May 2017? Yes, you can apply on Jan. 19, 2018, but with penalty/charges.

  21. maria

    Ask ko lang po pag almost 10 years na expired need na magexam ulit? Thank you po.

  22. Jing Arcaya

    Can i renew my driver’s license in any branch or only in the branch where i got my driver’s license?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, you can renew your driver’s license in any branch.

  23. Gil Natividad

    Good day po sir!…
    Expired na po ng 2years ang lisensya ko,… by feb 25, 2018 pa lang po ako makakauwi ng pilipinas para mka pag renew ng lisensya. Res. 2 and 3 po ung code ko pero balak kpo mag dagdag ng res. 8 ano po ang requirements para magkaroon ako ng res.8?

  24. ydnol

    magrerenew po ako ng license 1 2 po restriction ko, gusto ko po magdagadag ng 1 2 3 na restriction, may actual examination po ba ulit ako at examination?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, for trucks.

  25. Michael

    pede po ba mag drive ng automatic car ang non professional license holder? private car. thank you

    1. LTO Exam


  26. Cocoloco

    I just want to take exam if i will get 100% do i have any freebies?. I am s no? Pro and my license will expire 2019 can i change noe my non pro to proffessional and also my restriction from 1 to 2.? Can i make it now.? And thank you for your respond.. Good luck LTO

    1. LTO Exam

      No freebies. Yes, you can change from non-pro to pro, provided that your non-professional license is 5-months old. You can add restriction 2 if you know how to drive a 4-wheel vehicle.

  27. Yas

    Do I have to take exam written and practical to renew my non pro expired license dormant 5 years?

    1. LTO Exam

      No need to take the exam, just pay for penalties/fees.

  28. mcarthurcantilado

    mag re take po ba ako ng exam at driver test ulit,, kasi expire po siya 6years na nag abroad po kasi ako

    1. LTO Exam

      Probably, you may only need to pay for penalty if it is only 2 years expired. For more than 2 years, a re-take of exam is necessary. So, maaring kumuha ka ulit ng exam.

  29. Shroudell Marchan

    Hi Good day! My drivers license was expired since 2012. I would like to renew my non-prof drivers license. How much will I pay in total?

    1. LTO Exam

      There will be an additional P225.00 penalty aside from the fees stated above. Read the article above.

  30. Neil

    my License is 10 years expired. do i have to apply for new one? and also take written exams and practical exam?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, and there’s a penalty fee.

  31. john paul bongon

    good pm po since ask ko lang naexpired po licensed ko nung january 2016. two years na po sya expired need ko pa po ba mag reexam.

    1. LTO Exam

      According to the official LTO site, mag-eexam ulit if more than 2 years expired.

      1. Alih Ammak

        Im OFW my LTO issued Driver’s License is 6 years expired, and I have valid Foreign Driver’s License. To renew my PH driver’s license, do i have to take exam?

  32. Bhel

    Valid p po b ung temporary license kc po wala po available n card nung kumuha aq non pro n license

    1. LTO Exam

      Pwede naman, but if you’re going to present as valid ID, hindi tinatangap ang temporary license. You may get a license card, nagre-release na sila ng card.

  33. Ernesto Baguis

    need pa po ba ng number ng pila kahit po re take ng exam?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, you may ask kung saang LTO office ka nagapply.

  34. John Ralph Venigas

    is it ok to renew your driver license in any LTO office in the Philippines? How long does it take to renew?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, it depends sa pila.

  35. Yazi

    What is the earliest month can I apply for a renewal of my driver’s license if it expires this July 2018?

    1. LTO Exam

      June 2018.

  36. Sierra

    Student po sir mag apply ng pro needed po ba ung tin#

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, it is required if kukuha ka ng pro.

  37. Arnold

    Gud am po prop po license ko may exam po ba kung magpapadagdag ako ng restriction code from 1 2 to 123 po

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, kapa maga-add ng restriction, may exam written and practical.

  38. jay ar

    there are so many fixers here in buug zamboanga sibugay can you handle this and maybe punish?

  39. Rolando Endaya Jr

    I am a OFW and my license was expired since February 26, 2011. I would like to ask what is the procedure now. thank you

  40. efren martelino jr

    my driver license is expire,,it will be 10 years expire this coming september 26 2018 can i renew it and what requirements should i bring,, can i possibly renew it on LTO satallite office or in main office? thank you very much

    1. LTO Exam

      You can renew it on any LTO office, and there will be a written and practical exam.

  41. erick

    can i still renew my license which is expired for 2years and 2months?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, but probably you may take again the exam.

  42. emmanuel noynay

    hello po.mag eexpire na po lisensya ko dis april 25,2018..pwede po ba akong mag renew ng liscence in any LTO office?sa province po ako kumuha pwede ko ba syang i renew dto sa city..

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, at any LTO district office pwede.

  43. catherine flores

    2008 papo nag-expire license ko.nawala po siya kaya nagpa affidavit of lost na po ako. mag-exam pa po ba ako ulit or renew lang po? thank you.

    1. LTO Exam

      Probably mag-exam ulit.

  44. Erwin Labarientos

    paanu kung expyr ang lisensya ko ng 3 years,ibig sabhin magtatake ako ulit ng written at practical exam? ang lisensya ko ay under 1 nd 2 restriction, puede ba gawin ko munang 1 kasi di ko na lam magdrive ng 4 wheels. san nmn ako puede magprenew nmn.bhope you can answer this

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, most likely kukuha ka ng exam ulit. You can renew at any LTO district office.

  45. Arvin

    May bayad po ba ang magadditional restrictions? Nonprof restriction lang kasi ako di pa expire.

  46. Arvin

    May bayad po ba ang magadditional restrictions? Nonprof restriction 1 lang kasi ako di pa expire.

  47. louie

    hello,tanong lang po,kung pwedi pabang marenew expired nang 16years drivers license ko,kung pwedi naman po,may exam pa po ba?

    1. LTO Exam

      Renew, mag-eexam ulit.

  48. nino soro

    5years po paso licensed ko. nasa abroad po kasi ako. restriction 1 lang po nakalagay. professional licensed po ako ipaparestriction 1-2 ko na po. anu ano po exam pagdadaanan ko. at anu po mga requirements

    1. LTO Exam

      Mag-eexam ulit, then actual driving ng 4-wheels.

  49. Mitzi

    How much po ang non-pro ngaun kpg tricycle lng ang iddrive? Ang professiol license po b kelngn tlga ng tin # At mgkano rn po?

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, kailangan ng TIN sa professional driver’s license. The same fees lamang if tricycle, male-less lamang sa fees because walang 2 restriction which is for car.

  50. Hailanie Joaquin

    Good day po. 11months napo expired non pro drivers lic ko pag nirenew kopo ngayon do i need to take written exam again?

    1. LTO Exam

      No need, magbabayad ka lamang ng additional penalty fee.

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