Procedure To Get Driving License
How to Get Driving License?
Mainly there are three types of driver's license in the Philippines Student Permit and Non-Professional driver's license and Professional Driver's license. Minimum age for driving in the Philippines is 16 years old provided that they must have a student permit and must be accompanied by a person with a professional driver's license.
The applicant can only apply for a Non-Professional Driver's License one month after acquiring a Student Permit and 6 months after for a Professional Driver's License.
The applicant must both pass the LTO Written Exam and Driving Exam before being granted with a Non-Professional / Professional driver's license. Suppose the applicant fails the tests the applicant should wait for another month before being able to take the tests again.
The Age Requirements for licenses:
1) Student Permit Ė It Must be at least 16 years old
2) Non-Professional Ė It Must be at least 17 years old
3) Professional Ė It Must be at least 18 years old
Viewed Restriction 1 - Motorcycles/Motorized Tricycles
Viewed Restriction 2 - Vehicle up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
Viewed Restriction 3 - Vehicle above 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
Viewed Restriction 4 - Automatic Clutch up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
Viewed Restriction 5 - Automatic Clutch above 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
Viewed Restriction 6 - Articulated Vehicle 1600 kg Gross Vehicle Weight & Below
Viewed Restriction 7 - Articulated Vehicle 1601 kg up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
Viewed Restriction 8 - Articulated Vehicle 4501 kg & above Gross Vehicle Weight
Note: These Restrictions 1 2& 4 only for Non-professional driver's license
Validity or time period
Suppose if your Philippine driverís license is valid for one year the PIDP will be valid for one year from the date of issue. The Philippine driverís license is valid for less than one year the PIDP will follow the validity of your Philippine driverís license. As so if your license will expire in six months then your PIDP will also expire in six months.
In case your PIDP has expired and you are still abroad you can renew it in any AAP office through a representative (friends or relatives in the Philippines) or send an application for renewal online by visiting the AAP website at *****
For an online renewal a representative will still need to proceed to any AAP office to complete the process and submit the requirements needed.
In case the Philippine driverís license presented upon the previous application for your PIDP is still valid the representative can just present a photocopy to renew the PIDP. In case your local license is already expired the representative needs to secure a temporary license from LTO and present it to any AAP office together with the Official Receipt (OR) soif the renewed driverís license is with you abroad a photocopy together with the original LTO certification and OR will be needed for the renewal.