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How to Get LTO Driver’s License: Student Permit and convert to Non-Pro or Professional 2021

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LTO has changed their guidelines and requirements for getting a Student Driver Permit application as well as renewing the Non-Pro and Professional Driver’s License starting in August for the year 2020.

This guide is concise and complete for an easy step-by-step process along with a list of all requirements for new applications and renewal applications of LTO Driver’s License.

Student Driver Permit Application Requirements – What to bring and submit?

  1. Authorized SPA from parents authorizing their minor children (18-year-old below) with a minimum of 16 years old
  2. TIN number from BIR (get a request slip or form from LTO for easy application before going to BIR)
  3. Birth Certificate from NSO (original and photocopy)
  4. Valid ID with signature (school ID or government-issued)
  5. Marriage contract from NSO for married women (original and photocopy)
  6. Medical Certificate
  7. TDC or Theoretical Driver Course of 15-hour training accredited by LTO (costs P2,000.00 to P4,000.00 pesos)
  8. Fill up the Application form for Driver’s License from LTO

Note: Appointment slip and schedule are required for some LTO offices (check or call first your desired office of application if walk-ins are allowed)

Converting and Applying from Student Permit into Non-Professional Driver’s License Requirements (SDP to NPDL)

  1. At least 1-month-old valid Student Permit
  2. Medical Certificate
  3. TIN Number
  4. PDC or Practical Driving Course 8-hour from LTO accredited offices (P3,000.00 to P5,000.00 pesos)
  5. Filled up and accomplished Application form for Driver’s License from LTO
  6. Pass the written and practical exam

Note: Different examinations for higher restriction codes.

Converting and Applying from Student Permit into Professional Driver’s License Requirements (SDP to PDL)

  1. At least 6 months old valid Student Permit
  2. Medical Certificate
  3. TIN Number
  4. PDC or Practical Driving Course 8-hour training from LTO accredited offices
  5. Filled up and accomplished Application form for Driver’s License
  6. Pass the written and practical exam

Note: Professional Driver’s License examination is different from Non-professional

You can find the list of accredited training courses and seminar centers for the Theoretical Driving Course and Practical Driving Course here from the LTO website.

How much to prepare when applying for LTO driver’s license?

  • Student Permit – P3,000 to P4,000 including training course
  • Non-Professional and Professional P5,000 to P7,000 including practical driving course

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