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 17 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)
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- Get a checklist of requirements and a queue number from LTO customer service counter and wait for your number to be called.
- Once your number is called, go to the evaluator counter to submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
- When your name is called, proceed to where your photo and signature would be taken.
- Go to the cashier and pay the application fees to obtain an official receipt (OR)
- 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|
What happens next?
An LTO Student Permit has a one year validity period. This gives you ample time to hone and practice your driving skills, learn the road signs and traffic rules, and prepare for the LTO Driving Test. Bear in mind that “Applicants who fail the Basic Driving Theory Test and/or the Practical Driving Test twice shall not be allowed to apply for the same within a period of 1 year. An applicant who fails either of the tests for the third time will not be allowed to apply for a period of 2 years.” So be sure to you take your actual and written driving lessons by heart. To help you pass the LTO written exam, you can use our free English and Tagalog reviewer.
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