Motor Vehicle Plate Registration/Renewal Schedule


Registration of motorcycle or car can be tedious in the Philippines. One of the biggest obstacle is the hassle that you could encounter while the LTO personnel process the registration or renewal of your vehicle. However, on these days, our government is trying their best to improve the previous dark ages of motor vehicle registration and renewal. One of the things I have observed is the signage they place on their office indicating that they need to be reformed, preventing the red tape we might encounter. For now, you should be knowledgeable on when to register or renew your vehicle’s registration to abide in the law, and to avoid penalties.




1231st to the 7th working day
4568th to the 14th working day
7815th to the 21st working day
9022nd to the last day

The table above shows the meaning of each number from 0 to 9. Each digit has its corresponding month or weeks to renew the registration of your vehicle. On the first table, it shows the monthly schedule based on the last digit of plate number. On the second table, it shows the weekly schedule based on the second to the last digit of plate number.

For example, if the last digit of your vehicle’s plate number is 9 and the second to the last digit is 4, it means that you should register on or before September, 8th to the 14th working day of the month. Please be reminded also that you can register your vehicle one month advanced before its expiration.

Here are other examples for old and new license plate:

For New License Plate:
  1. Four-wheeled vehiclesnew-plate-4-wheels
    The vehicle should be registered on or before April, between 1st and 7th working day of the month.
  2. Two-wheeled vehiclesnew-plate-2-wheels
    The vehicle should be registered on or before May, between 8th and 14th working day of the month.
For Old License Plate:
  1. Four-wheeled vehiclesold-plate-4-wheels
    The vehicle should be registered on or before March, between 1st and 7th working day of the month.
  2. Two-wheeled vehiclesold-plate-2-wheels-1The vehicle should be registered on or before June, between 8th and 14th working day of the month.old-plate-2-wheels-2
    The vehicle should be registered on or before September, between 22nd and last working day of the month.
Optional Motor Vehicle Special Plate


The vehicle should be registered on or before August, between 15th and 21st working day of the month.

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  1. Rhodora Rodriguez

    Sir,ask ko lang po kung pede pong gumamit ng international license ang french citizen sa Pilipinas?Thank you!

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, probably. Ask niyo lang sa LTO mismo para sure.

  2. Harold Catacutan

    sir ask lang po, ano po ang gagawin ko sa lisensya ko po na di kuna po nagamit mula 2001 dahil nandito po ako sa ibang bansa hanggang ngayon 2017 na po tayo ngayon d ko po narenew dahil hindi po ako nakauwi

    1. LTO Exam

      Pwedeng i-renew, may penalty lang.

      1. ace

        magkano po ang penalty if year na itong hindi na erenew ?

  3. nelson nitura

    ask ko lang po if ano need ko n requirment if bibili po ako ng second hand na vehicle at itranfer ko po ang registration sa name ko?

  4. Joel

    Sir/ maam… ask ko lang pod if merun nang replacement plate Kasi tagal na po Hindi dumating yung plate ko last 2016 pa..ITO PO PLATE NO. 3326 KL…. sa motor po! Salamat

    1. LTO Exam

      I-update niyo na lang kung may plate na kung saan kayo nagrehistro.

  5. Oliver Samala

    Sir, I registered my car back in November 2014 and paid for a special plate on April 2015. Per car dealership where I purchased my car, plate is still not available.

    To whom to I follow up to get my plate number?
    MV File # 1301-313493

    1. LTO Exam

      You can ask an LTO employee where your car is registered. Check your Certificate of Registration field office venue to know where you can follow up to get your vehicle’s plate number.

  6. Richard Lagrada

    Sir ask ko lang what if bumagsak ako sa License Exam for No-Prof ilang days or weeks para maka retake?
    and how many retakes are allowed?

    1. LTO Exam

      One month. Please post a comment in a specific topic about getting a license or gumawa ng topic sa forum site.

  7. Robert

    Sir, I’ve lost my license 3 years ago, need pa po ba ng affidavit para marenew?

    1. LTO Exam


  8. john herson unlayao

    pag po ba nagrerenew ng motorcycle kylangan po ba ng insurance? thanks po

    1. LTO Exam

      Yes, CTPL (Compulsory Third Party Liability) insurance, kailangan at nakasaad sa batas.

  9. JB

    Question, temporary plate (mc).. Registered Jan1,2018.. Need ko b mgparenew since wala pang plaka? Ano basehan if late na for renewal of registration?

    1. LTO Exam

      You may ask your local LTO district.

  10. Raymond tito

    Sir,gud pm. Motor ko is expyr na for 4yrs. Bago pa po ako nag pa register sa motor ko ngayon lang 2018 pro binigay na sticker sakin is 2017 pa po. Ok lang po bayan. 2018 ako nag pa register i thougt 2018 na sticker makukuha ko. Pro yun nga 2017 ang binigay sa lto.

    1. LTO Exam

      I-clarify mo sa kanila na 2018 dapat ang sticker.

  11. Kyle

    Sir, ask ko lang po panu ko malalaman kung already expired na yung registration ng vehicle ko.. wala pa po kasing Plate Number na Nirelease para dun.. meron lang ako na MV File.. yun ang nilagay ko temporarily plate ko. kung sa plate number po mismo yung last digit is for the month.. gagamitin ko din po ba yung last digit ng MV file ko para malaman ko kung kailan month ito ma expired? o mag base pa din ako sa OR?

  12. irine

    Ilang years po b ang registration ng motor bago maexpire….mine was registered last 2016…

  13. peter

    ask ko lang po kung ,magkano penalty kapag 2yrs na pong expired ung rehistro sa motor? thank you.

  14. Daryl

    Ask ko po.. pwede po ba na ako magparehistro ng motor kahit nkapangalan sa asawa ko ung or cr? O may kelangan pa ko gawin.

  15. adri

    Would like to say thank for your exam reviewer. I aced the exam (locate the window where your name is called for test drive and asked politely so they will show you your score)

    More power and keep up the good work!

  16. Wiljohn

    Ask ko lng po…
    Last number ng plate ko 38
    Tas na rehistro mc ko last january 22, 2018.
    Expire naba rehistro ko o sa august 2019 pa?

  17. Ace

    magkano bah ang penalty kapag hindi nakapag renew ng vehicle ?

  18. Dindo

    Sir magandang araw po, may tanong lang po ako regarding po sa mv file number ko at anong buwan ko ba dapat i renew itong motor ko?
    Ito po yung mv file ko 1101-00000355290 at na rehistro po ito noong dec.07, 2018 ngunit ay nagka penalty na po, so ang concern ko po, kelan ko ba dapat i renew ang motor ko base po sa mv file number?

  19. Julius Ajoc

    Sir, 1101-00000581894. Expired na po ba ito sir. MV file ng motorsiklo ko. Wala pang plate number. Salamat

  20. Daniel

    Question: Kailan ako dapat mag renew ng rehistro ng motor ko?
    MV File #: 0401-0814559

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