The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has posted the recently updated (as of August 8, 2019) requirements and qualifications for the processing and release of Student Permit (SP). A Student Permit is required if you intend to get a new driver’s license from the LTO within the next few months. It is worth noting that all foreigners are allowed to be given a student permit (SP) if qualified and have complied with all of the following requirements:
LTO Student Permit (SP) Driver’s License Qualifications:
- Must be at least seventeen (17) years old.
- Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
- Must be able to read and write in Filipino or English or the applicable local dialect; and
- In addition, for foreigners, the applicant must be eighteen (18) years old and must have been in the Philippines for at least one (1) month and will stay in the country for at least one (1) year from date of application.
LTO Student Permit (SP) Driver’s License Requirements:
- Duly accomplished Application for Driver’s License (ADL);
- Original and photocopy of birth certificate and marriage contract (for married women) duly authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA);
- If below eighteen (18) years of age, original copy of parental/guardian’s consent with original and photocopy of one (1) valid government-issued Identification Card with a signature of the consenting parent/guardian; and
- Electronically transmitted medical examination certificates.
- In addition, for foreigners, original and photocopy of passport with entry date of at least one (1) month and visa duration of at least one (1) year from date of application, or if born in the Philippines, present original and photocopy of birth certificate duly authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Procedures for Getting Your Student Permit (SP) Driver’s License:
Step 1: The applicant will request an Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form and fills it up, and then obtains a queue number.
Step 2: The applicant will submit the accomplished ADL and all the documentary requirements together with the assigned queue number.
Step 3: The applicant will recite/read the Driver’s Road Safety Pledge (to be provided by LTO).
Step 4: The applicant will wait for the queue number and name to be called.
Step 5: Capturing of photo and signature of the applicant.
Step 6: After the application is reviewed and approved, the applicant is called to proceed to the cashier for payment of fees.
Step 7: The client receives the Student Permit (SP) and Original Receipt (OR), and lastly fill out the log sheet.
Note: You can get your SP at Central Office – License Section or at any LTO Licensing Center, District/Extension Office, and DLRO’s nationwide.