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How to get a Student License: LTO Student Permit Requirements

If you want to drive your own vehicle you’ll need to have a driver’s license, to get a driver’s license the first step is to get a Student Permit and to do that you’ll need to know what LTO Student License requirements are.

An LTO Student Permit will enable you to practice driving and eventually apply for a driver’s license. If you’re looking forward to having your own Student Permit then see the qualifications, requirements, and procedures below.

QUALIFICATIONS you need to apply for a Student Permit license

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be literate in either Filipino or English

REQUIREMENTS you need for a Student Permit license application

  • Filled out driver’s license application form (ADL)
  • If employed: Taxpayer’s identification number (TIN)
  • Birth Certificate (Original and photocopy)

 Note: 

  1. If a birth certificate is unavailable, any of the two will suffice:
  • Joint affidavit of two disinterested persons who know the applicant and who can attest to his/her age and identity accompanied by non-availability of record from NSO or local civil registry office.
  • Any legal document to prove his age and identity (e.g. GSIS, SSS, Passport or any government issued ID.)
  1. Applicants below 18 years old need a parent’s or guardian’s written consent with a photocopy of an ID card as proof of identity. The written consent must be notarized if the parent or guardian is not available.

STEPS and PROCEDURES to obtain a Student license

  1. In your nearest LTO licensing center, proceed to the customer service counter and secure a driver’s license application form. You can also download the ADL form here and have it filled out before transacting to any LTO office.
  2. Get a checklist of requirements and a queue number from LTO customer service counter and wait for your number to be called.
  3. Once your number is called, go to the evaluator counter to submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
  4. When your name is called, proceed to where your photo and signature would be taken.
  5. Go to the cashier and pay the application fees to obtain an official receipt (OR)
  6. Proceed to the releasing counter and present the OR to claim your student driver’s permit.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges Amount in Php
Student Permit fee 150.00
Application plus computer fee 167.63
Total 317.63

Carlos is an electrical engineer and an online marketer who has helped advocate driver education websites since 2012. He is also one of the founders of www.philelectricalcontractors.com who enjoys playing basketball and guitar on his spare time.

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