Driver’s licenses that expire this November will be extended until January 2022

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The validity of medical certificates is also extended! 

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended the validity of its issued driver’s licenses due to quarantine restrictions in some areas of the Philippines.

Student permits, driver’s licenses, and conductor’s licenses are all included. The validity of the medical certificates required to obtain those licenses has also been extended.

If any of those licenses expired in October 2021, you now have until December 31, 2021 to renew them. Those that are set to expire in November 2021 will be extended until January 31, 2022. Furthermore, licenses that are set to expire in December 2021 now have until February 28, 2022 to renew.

In terms of vehicle registration, those with plate numbers ending in 0 have registration validity extended until December 31, 2021. This was reported in October, but the LTO reposted it a few days ago as a reminder. Motor cars with license plates beginning with 9 have until November 31, 2021 to renew their registrations.

The LTO also confirmed a few weeks ago that vehicle owners can have their inspections performed at either private motor vehicle inspection facilities (PMVICS) or private emission testing centers (PETC).

Relating to licenses, it should be noted that 10-year driver’s licenses are currently being issued. For the time being, however, this 10-year license can only be obtained at the LTO Central Office – Licensing Section and the Quezon City Licensing Center. Other LTO branches have yet to offer the 10-year driver’s license.

Furthermore, a Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) certificate must be obtained from the LTO Online portal via the online exam or by attending a CDE refresher lecture and exam at an LTO driver’s education center. The aforementioned training and exam are also available at any LTO-accredited driver’s school.

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