Thursday, September 23, 2021

Driver’s License renewal


Guidelines in the renewal of Philippine Driver’s License of all Filipino citizens staying abroad

The Embassy does not renew Philippine drivers licenses. However, Filipinos abroad may authorize a person to renew his/her drivers license in the Philippines. For further details, please read Land Transportation Office (LTO) Administrative Order No. RIB-2007-011 amending Administrative Order No. 88-002 dated 08 November 1988 – Validating the expired driver’s license of Overseas Workers, by clicking here.

The following documents must be presented by the authorized representative of the applicant to LTO:

  1. Original driver’s license and receipt (plus one photocopy of each);
  2. Photocopy of Philippine passport (first page, visa page and pages showing departure from the Philippines and last arrival overseas);
  3. Special Power of Attorney (SPA) from the licensee to the LTO requesting the renewal and authorizing a representative to renew the license on his / her behalf.  The SPA must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.

Representatives who are based in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila may apply for renewal at the License Section of the Central Office of the LTO in Quezon City, while those based outside of NCR may apply at the LTO field office of their choice.

Only an OFFICIAL RECEIPT will be issued by the LTO to those who apply for extensions on their driver’s license through a representative.  The new ID card will only be issued upon the arrival of the applicant at the LTO in the Philippines and after complying with all requirements for license renewal (which includes the biometrics capture, medical, vision and drug test).