Driver’s License Update from LTO: Plastic Cards and Renewal Announcement

In Manila, Philippines, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that they are now able to provide plastic driver’s license cards to individuals whose licenses have expired and those who currently hold paper-printed licenses. LTO Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II shared this update during a press briefing on Thursday.

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Mendoza advised drivers who have previously paid for their licenses but only received paper licenses to visit the district office or LTO office where they made their payment and present their official receipt in order to get the actual license.

The expiration dates for driver’s licenses and their corresponding renewal schedules are as follows:

  • Licenses expiring from April 1 to 30, 2023, should be renewed from October 6 to 31, 2023.
  • Licenses expiring from May 1 to 31, 2023, should be renewed from November 1 to 30, 2023.
  • Licenses expiring from June 1 to 30, 2023, should be renewed from December 1 to 31, 2023.
  • Licenses expiring from July 1 to 31, 2023, should be renewed from January 1 to 31, 2024.
  • Licenses expiring from August 1 to 31, 2023, should be renewed from February 1 to 29, 2024.
  • Licenses expiring from September 1 to 30, 2023, should be renewed from March 1 to 31, 2024.

Individuals who fail to renew their licenses during the designated schedule will face penalties according to the update. The LTO has now established a clear schedule for license renewals based on the expiration date, which extends into 2024. This staggered approach, as explained by Mendoza, has two key benefits: firstly, it aligns with the availability of plastic cards, ensuring a smooth transition; secondly, it prevents overcrowding at district offices, ensuring a more organized and efficient renewal process.

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It’s worth noting that the LTO had previously extended the validity of expired driver’s licenses, demonstrating flexibility in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic. It is important for drivers to comply so as not to face the repercussions which would cause more conflict in the future.

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  1. Di bale wala pa sa Cebu Ang mga plastic cards hanggang ngayon. LTO lahat ng raket gagawin. 2015 pa mga plaka problema na. 2023 na ganun pa din! Lumala pa lalo!

  2. Sir/Maam ang license ko po expired last August 17 so ned ko xa erenew by February 2024… necessary pa bang my stamp na nkalagay mismo sa expired na paper license na valid for extension o wla na?
    Pangalawang concern ko po kc hindi marenew ang license ko dahil last year nag pa add code ak tpos hinanapan ak ng plastic dahil for renewal na ang license ko bakit sakin hahanapin ang plastic wen infact ang Lto district ang gumagawa nyan hindi dw marenew kc wla dw yung plastic na ngpaad code ak,ang problema dun ak mismo nagpa add code ak pa ngkaproblema…sana matugunan niu at ma address ang concern ko ..thanks and Godbless

  3. Ang license ng asawa ko expired na noong September, ang nakalagay po sa kanyang renewal ay march po,, kung sakali bang mag renew kami hindi umaabot ng march,, ok lang ba yon!

  4. for renewal lang po ba yung plastic cards or kasama na rin yung mga bagong kuha palang ng lisensya kumuha ako ng last May lang po. Thank you

  5. Thank you for the information and I would say for the lates updates. Since the schedule posted for the renewal of expiring driver’s licenses only until September 2023. How about the next remaining months October, November & December? My Driver’s license will expire this coming November 2023. Thank you!

  6. Madam /Sir
    My driver’s license will expired on October 17,2023
    What month I will renew my driver’s license.
    Thank you


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