LTO: Drivers have 2 months to renew expired licenses

By: Krixia Subingsubing - Philippine Daily Inquirer | May 08,2020 - 08:16 AM

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended by two months the validity of drivers’ licenses that expired during the Luzon-wide lockdown, with no penalty to be charged for late renewal.

In a statement, LTO assistant secretary Edgar Galvante said that the grace period would apply in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or general community quarantine.

However, the LTO will still be limiting its operations even if the ECQ is lifted in observance of health protocols.

But to make up for the anticipated backlog, it is considering operating during Saturdays. Applicants should process their license renewal even before the end of the grace period to avoid overcrowding at LTO offices, Galvante added.

Earlier, the agency also gave a two-month grace period to owners of vehicles with expired registration documents, without any penalty.

At the same time, it warned the public against fixers pretending to facilitate applications for license renewal and registration of motor vehicles, saying that because of ECQ protocols, all applications were on hold.

“We strongly caution our clients and the general public that the said services are not authorized by the agency, and are therefore patently illegal,” the LTO said.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: drivers, Drivers have 2 months, LTO, renew expired licenses
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.