The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is the body of the Philippine government who is tasked to govern all land vehicles in the country. The LTO is where you apply for a student’s permit or a student’s license; it is also where you will have that permit certified to become either a non-professional or a professional license.
But as time goes by, the processes, venues, and fees change. They change because they attempt to abide to both the needs and the wants of people. More so, some government processes change and that is why they change, too.
What are the new fees involved in getting licenses from the LTO?
If you are not aware, the driver’s license is not just the thing you can get from the Land Transportation Office (LTO); there are other things that they offer that you need to avail and apply for in certain scenarios.
Nevertheless, here are the new and updated LTO fees that you can utilize for your perusal:
For the Student’s Permit
The student’s permit is the permit that a future driver would be required to get if they plan on applying for a non-professional or professional license. Now you need to take a 15-hour Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) and obtain a certificate to get a Student Permit. You can get this for free if you take it to an LTO driving center that gives free training, list of LTO Driving Centers can be found here. If you take TDC on driving schools, here are the estimate that you need to spend on Student Permits.
|New Student’s Permit|
Application for new license
In this table, we will be giving you the updated list of the LTO fees for the different types of licenses which are non-professional license, professional license, and the conductor.
|New License Application|
|Non-Professional License (non-pro)||Professional License||Conductor|
For Additional Restriction Codes
LTO Additional Restriction codes is the code which designates the type of vehicle that they can operate. More so, this is where Officials will be able to see what type or course of vehicle they can maneuver.
|LTO Restriction Code Fees|
|Valid Non-Professional License||Valid Professional License||Expired Professional to
|100.00 per RC||100.00 per RC||100.00 per RC|
- Additional Restriction Code (ARC) 1 is equivalent to no computer fee
- ARC two (2) to eight (8) only
- ARC two (2) to ARC four (4) only
- ARC three (3) to ARC five (5) only
For License Renewal
These are the new and updated LTO fees for renewing the license. This table would involve non-professional, professional, and conductor posts.
If your license has expired, you should consider having it renewed because an expired identification card is not considered a valid ID.
|License Renewal New Fees|
|Expired from 1st day to 1st year||Expired from 1st year until
the 2nd year
|Expired for more than
two (2) years
|Conductor||Non-Professional and Professional||Conductor||Non-Professional and
For Converting a foreign license to a Philippine License
If you are or if you know someone who has a foreign license and they are looking to convert it to be a Philippine license, here are the new fees that you or they need to consider.
|Conversion LTO Fees from Foreign to Philippine Licenses|
|Valid Foreign License to Non-Professional
|Expired Foreign License to Non-Professional
(Includes Written and Practical Exam)
|Valid or Expired Foreign License to Professional License
(With Written and Practical Exam)
|With Philippine Driver’s License
|Revision of Records||P100.00||P100.00|
These are the fees that are involved whenever you transact with the LTO. Before, these fees were different; however, as we’ve mentioned, the fees change because of the fact that the demand and the processes change too.