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Student’s Permit: License Requirements, Fees, Step by Step Application Procedure and Form Download

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First step is to get a copy of the LTO Driver’s License and Conductor Student Permit Application Form (full pdf file credits to website)

You may also opt in to download the official LTO Application Form for Driver’s License (full pdf file credits to website)

Sample LTO Student Permit

Sample LTO Student Permit (credits to

I’ve been to this before. Downloaded the ADL form listed above using online registration to avoid the long line just to go get a form to fill up before application. I have also applied in person for my own student permit in the Land Transportation Office before I was issued my very own professional driver’s license. I had it later on converted and downgraded from level 1,2,3 to a non pro 1 and 2 only. My reason? I don’t ever want to drive trucks which is for the level 3 qualification.

So here goes. First off, I would like to let you know that there is also an available conductor’s permit in the LTO in case you are after this one. For those of you who would like to apply for a student permit, you have to realize a few important facts prior to your application and also before you fill up the official form (which I have provided a downloadable pdf version above). Student permits are workable or valid for only 1 week (back in 2008 but not sure today because LTO website is still down and useless) which means that you have to consume its validity for the purpose actual driving lessons with a professional license holder and qualified driving instructor.

Remember that after which process of your driving lessons, you will be tested in the branch where you will obtain or apply for your own pro or non pro driver’s license. Also take note that you will have to go get your NSO birth certificate first before applying for a student permit. This is for the purpose of letting the authorities know that you are qualified to apply based from the listed age requirement below.



  1. Must be at least 16 years old.
  2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. Must be able to read and write in Filipino or English.
  4. Must not be a drug user and/or alcoholic.
  5. Must be clean, neat and presentable.


(For 16-18 Years Old)

B. Proof of Identity: (Any of the Following)

Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate.
National Statistics Office (NSO) authenticated Birth Certificate (Certified True Copy) with corresponding Official Receipt (OR).

C. Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
D. Notarized Parent / Guardian letter of consent.

(For 19 Years Old & Above)

B. Proof of Identity: (Any of the Following)

Photocopy of Birth Certificate.
Authenticated Birth Certificate with Official Receipt.
Photocopy of Passport with Original Valid Passport
Any legal or government issued documents. (SSS ID, PhilHealth ID, GSIS ID, Pag-Ibig ID)

C. Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)



  1. Must be at least 16 years old.
  2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. Must know how to read and write in Filipino or English.
  4. Must not be a drug user and/or alcoholic.
  5. Must be clean, neat and presentable.


B. Original and Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
C. Original and Photocopy of valid Visa/Passport and any of the following:

Has stayed in the country for at least one (1) month and permitted to stay in the country for at least five (5) months.
Employment contract certified by an employer to stay in the Philippines for at least five (5) months.

D. Additional requirements for minors. (16-18 Years Old)

Notarized Parent / Guardian letter of consent.
Student’s School ID.

Student Permit (SP) Fee – Php 150.00
Application Fee – Php 100.00
Computer Fee – Php 67.63
Total = Php 317.63

If you ask me where to apply for the student permit, my answer is that it could be done and processed in any licensing center or district office. To check where there is one near you, please use my sidebar categories for branches and offices.

Step by Step Procedure in Application of Student Permit (license): (source:

1. Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to have your documents checked for completeness, and secure a Driver’s License Application Form. (This form is available for download at the LTO website. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO window.) Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called. This has been changed today, your name will be called upon and the window number to which you will go will also be announced along with your name. Be sure to always be alert.
2. When your number is called, proceed to the transaction counters to submit all required documents to the Evaluator.
3. Proceed to the Phototaking/Signature Area to have your picture and signature taken when your name is called.
4. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called to pay the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt.
5. Proceed to the Releasing Counter, present the Official Receipt and claim the temporary student permit/license.

For all your concerns regarding online (OL) registration, inquiry, download and forms to fill up, you may also address your concern to the official LTO website which you can find here –

Disclaimer: It is always best to inquire directly to any designated and authorized LTO office or branch. Information on this website is subject to change without prior notice. We are note liable for any misuse of the downloadable documents found on this site as well as the information we have featured in this website/blog which might be but is not limited to legal, moral, social, intellectual and personal.

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392 Responses to “Student’s Permit: License Requirements, Fees, Step by Step Application Procedure and Form Download”

  • Lys says:

    Hi good day, I would like tO ask when can I get a non pro license? I have my student license now I got it last sept 10, 2012. Ty

    • transportation office says:

      Opo pwede na po pero kung na-expire na po ang student permit ninyo ay kukuha po ulit kayo… Ang huling pagkakakalam ko po ay 1 week lamang ang duration at expiration ng student license permit. After 1 week dapat po ay mag apply na agad kayo ng pro, non pro driver’s license kung hind po ay mapapaso na po ito and will be rendered useless and expired.

      • che says:

        hindi naman po 1 week lang ang xpiration ng student license 1 year kaya. yung mga nagtatanung basahin nyo kaya ng maayos myron sa taas ohh valid until..hehe

      • JOMARI says:

        pwede mo na ipa-non professeional kase naka 1 month na yung student permit mo…valid ang student permit for 1 year kaya kung di sigurado sa validity period (..transpo office kaw yun) ng student permit eh wag na mag-comment ng good for 1 week lang kase nakakalito lang sa ibang nagtatanong…peace

      • joranybmagallano says:

        pwde po bang ma ka kuhan na copy student permit

      • Len says:

        1 year po validity ng student permit ^^

      • allan says:

        Pero bakit halos lahat ng drivers na natanong ko ay 5 months pa raw ang hahantayin after securing student permit bago mapapalitan ng pro?

      • ddd sss says:

        sir anu po ba ang titignan ng LTO sa license

      • Kynette Sibayan says:

        Sir ask ko lang po sana, pede po ba ako kumuha ng student lisence tru online? kc po andito ako sa canada ngayon. kaylangan ko po sana ng tulong and advice kindly sent me response thank you po.

    • ask lang po if how much ang ipapay kung naticketan ka po ng lto ng unlicensed driver.. ask lang po?

    • nieves ordonio estepa says:

      sir/ madam
      magkano po ba prenew ng student license?

  • roel says:

    gud day po sir tanong ko lang po kung pede bah ako maka renew sa license ko dito sa cebu na resibo lang po ng license ko wala kasi ako drivers license ID dito ko sana e renew sa cebu yung driver license ano gawin ko po.

    • transportation office says:

      Kung nawala po ito, kakilanganin ninyo ang duly notarized na affidavit of loss. Makakakuha po kayo nito sa city hall sa inyong lugar. Medyo malabo po kasi ang paliwanag ninyo. Sabi nyo po ay magrerenew kayo pero bakit resibo lamang ang hawak ninyo? Nahuli po ba kayo sa isang violation kaya resibo lamang ang hawak? pano po kayo magrerenew kung wala kayong license? Kaya po tinanong ko kung nawala po ba ito or nahuli kaya wala sa inyo… In any case, kung nahuli, dapat po muna ay tubusin ninyo ito dahil hindi din kayo makakalusot at nakasulat na po yan sa database nila na impounded ang inyong license. On the other hand, kung nawala po, you will just need an affidavit of loss just like what I said above. Good luck po.

      • JOMARI says:

        hindi pwede mag-renew kahit saan lto branch pag wala ang license id card..simple as that

      • Jennifer Kathleen Marinas says:

        ask ko lang po paano po magpagawa ng certification of drivers lisence na my red ribbon po, andito po ako sa Canada, please help, thank you!

      • JAY says:

        nung ako po ay student wala po akong pro kung sakali po na kukuuha ako ng non pro pro kailangan po ba ang tin no. pano po ba ang proseso pagkuha nito???

      • Lerinia N. Blanco says:

        I have a UAE driver’s licence. What is the process for obtaining a Philippines rier’s license.

      • Daydreamer says:

        ask ko lng po, after 1 week po ba pde na mgchange from student’s lic to non-pro?

      • raymart says:

        i ask po pagkumuha ako ng student license pwede ko gamitin ang motor sa labas or highway na ako lang ang nagdadala walang kasamang my license na pro. ?

  • garry says:

    gud am po sir, ask ko lang po kc may non-pro license ako code 1.2. expired this coming oct 2012. gusto ko po sana mag pro at code 1.2.3 yung license ko… kc i plan to drive jeepney pero d p ako marunong magdrive sa ngyon. pero this coming November tuturuan ako ng pinsan ko magdrive ng jeepney. anu poh ba ang gagawin ko? anu poh b requirements ang kailangn ko?thnks poh!

  • wilfredo n. marzan says:

    gusto ko lang po ask ung mga malls na may lto ofis for future ref kc po frequent traveller po ako sa manila fr my province. thanks po.

  • jaycee go says:

    hi..gusto ko
    ng itanong ano requirements pg kuha ng student permit at mgkno lht2..ilng weeks bgo iprenew ng non pro at mgkno din mggstos..salamat

  • abigail reyman says:

    hi just want to ask if magkano po ang non- pro license and ano po ang mga requirements? meron na po ako student license and last aug 29 this year.

  • Antoneth Calma says:

    I would like to apply for non-pro license, may student permit na ako na issued last oct. 1, 2012. pwede na po ba ako mag-aaply ng non-pro license? Kasi sabi ng taga LTO tayuman branch, after 1 month pa daw ako pwede mag-aaply ng non-pro license..totoo po ba yon?

  • Hazel says:

    Pwede na po bang kumuha ng non-pro license kapag 17 na? Ano po yung mga requirements? I have my student license already.

  • mary jane kubo says:

    hello po, gusto ko lng po malaman after ko po mka kuha ng student lic.ay pwde po agad mkakakuha the nxt day ng nonpro?

  • jeff says:

    gud am po maam/sir; tnung ko lang po kung pewde n po bang renew ung student permit ko s pro. kahit wala pang 1month?

  • che says:

    to, transportation office hindi naman po one week lng ang expiration ng students license ahh 1 year kaya bago ma xpire but dimo alam?? haha panay sabi mo pagkakaalm mo 1 week lang siguro naman dun ka nagttrabaho kc panay sagot mo sa mga nagtatanung eh..pero ang tanung but dimo alam??? hehe

  • Alfred Calinisan Jr. says:

    I’m an OFW, I’ve got an Internation Driving License here in Thailand (but only for Asia) dumaan na po ako sa exams and trials dito, at nakapasa po ako…kung gagamitin ko po ba ito sa Pilipinas kailangan ko pa ba ng authentication or authorization from LTO??? Ano po mga documents na kailangan???

  • roland b. bilar says:

    good afternoon ma’am sir pwede ko po bang malaman kung magkano ang conduktors license, at kung anu ano po mga requirements.than you poh

  • tnong ko lng po,my student permit po ako, kinuha kpo nung oct.25,2011, ngaun po ma-eexpire npo cya nitong oct.25, 2012, gusto kpo sn kumuha ng non pro, pwde ppob?

  • arnold says:

    ask ko lng po kung magkano po penalty o un lahat lahat n po ng fees pag expire ng 2months un non-pro driver license?nandto po kc me sa singapore mag expire po ngaun oct un license ko sa december p po kc me uuwi.gusto ko lng po malaman kung how much po lahat ng babayaran ko pra po ma budget ko un gastos.thanks po!

  • cynthia says:

    where do we secure a letter of consent?

  • Patrick says:

    Is it ok to have a students permit if i am a month away from my birthday to be 16?

  • ruelo shiela marie says:

    ask ko lang po ilang month bago marenew and student license? reply po asap

  • edgardo cantar says:

    transferrable poh ba ang student permit?

  • lalz says:

    hello po….ask ko lang po..
    nakakuha na ko ng student’s permit last year pa…i took driving lessons early this year…
    nag lapse na ung student permit ko last month…pag kumuha po ako ng student permit, pwede na po ba ako mag apply agad ng driver’s licence on the same day or dapat may period of days pa muna akong padadaanin bago ako makakuha ng driver’s licence? marami pong salamat..god bless

  • Max says:

    Hi There, I would like to ask if Marikina (At Brgy. San Roque) branch is still open for registration on student permit? and would the Birth Certificate be invalid if isn’t from NSO/New? Cause I have a very old one :D Thanks!

  • Jared Cruz says:

    Hi sir,, ask ko lang,,, may student permit n kc ako,, kaxo na-expired n sya,, pwde bang pa-diretso na po un sa non-pro? salamat

  • jameson robil says:

    tanong ko lang po kung ano po ba requirments po sa magpapachange owner ng rehistro?nakapangalan po sa company ung rehistro

  • Marian says:

    Gud day po!ask ko lng po kung puede na agad kumuha ng non-pro khit wala pang student license?at magkano po amg fees ng non-pro?thanks po:)

  • cecil says:

    hello po,dito po me sa abroad ask ko lng po kung pwede me palitan ung pic sa license ko kasi gusto me po iconvert yung license ko dito pero ayaw po nila tanggapin kasi daw po malabo yung pic ko.pwede po b ipadala me nalang ung photo kung pwede palitan.thank u po

  • francis says:

    pwede po bang kumuha ng non-professional drivers license marikina branch? dun po ako kumuha ng student license ko, pero sa non-pro…di ko po sigurado.. thanks.

  • oscar devega says:

    good day sir maam
    pag 1 or more year na expired ang student license ko pwede na po ba ako kumuha ng prof. or non prof license bali pang dalawa na pong student ang kinuha ko kasilagi naman ako lumalabas ng bansa ano po maganda ko gawain para hindi na po ako ulit kukuha ng student license?

  • Noel says:


    My daughter got her student permit last week (Nov. 29, 2012). Yesterday she noticed that gender written is “M” instead of “F”. Will this affect the renewal to non-prof later or she may just need to correct it on her non-prof application form soon. It’s the LTO personnel who inadvertently did an error.


  • Teodoro Eugenio Alejo says:

    Dear LTO,

    I lost my driver’s license yesterday because my wallet got snatched at the Robinson MetroEast Mall. May I know how can I get a LTO Driver’s License reprint since my existing LTO Driver’s License that got stolen is not yet expired it is due by 2013.

    What are the requirements that I need to bring and how much would be the fee and how many days will be the processing. I got my LTO Driver’s License in Quezon Ave. Branch. For my request reprint do I need to go to the same branch again or can I apply at any LTO Office? I reside in Katarungan Village in Sumulong Hi-way, Antipolo.

    Hoping for your immediate reply.

  • Bobby Javier says:

    Hi, OFW po ako, nag mamaneho napao ako dito sa Saudi for more than 12 years. Pero wala po akong license sa Pilipinas, kasi one month lang ang bakasyon every year. PAno po kaya ako makakapag drive sa Pilipinas?

  • wilfredo bueza jr says:

    hello..good afternonon..ask ko lang f it is really one week lang ang duration na student permit.?bakit po kasi dito sa albay,one week na yung student permit q,pero ayaw pa irenew ng LTO kasi one month daw ang pagrerenew?kukuha na sana ako nang non-prof driver’s license.

  • wheng asis says:

    sir ilan month po bago ma expired ang student license.

  • ceemyu says:

    Dear LTO,

    Bakit naman ang validity ng student’s driver license ay isang linggo lang, what a waste of money naman sa part ng mga applicants, e kaparis ng mga nagtratrabaho o working person Sat & Sun lang pwede mag aral, e di tapos na yun halimbawang nag apply ng Monday, then apply na ulit. Dagdagan naman ninyo ng days ang student license gawin naman ninyong 3 months. anu ba yan isang linggo lang.

  • Karen says:

    Hi! Good Day! I would like to ask where can I get TAXPAYER’S IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. I’m just 16, and I lived before in Philippines, but I migrated to Spain. And probably planning to go back again in Philippines and planning to get student permit. I just wanna know/clear also that for example I have student permit, do I need to go drive with someone else who’ve got a professional license? I hope to hear soon from you. Thanks!

  • Joanne says:

    Hi! I just called LTO Caloocan branch, they said that student driver’s license is valid for A YEAR, but you can apply for a pro/non-pro license after A MONTH. :)

    Hope this helps!

  • Joanne says:

    ^ Sorry, I meant student permit :)

  • me0w says:

    just want to ask if i can get a non pro drivers license even if i not practice driving? thanks

  • Markee says:

    Good Day, tanong lang po.
    Na expire na po ung kinuhang kong SP last 2011, hindi ko po na renew into Pro or Non Pro.
    tanong ko lang po, back to start po talaga? kukuha ulet ako ng SP?
    Papakita ko nalang po ung Expired SP tapos papalitan ng bago?


  • Rollie says:

    sir, pano po kung nawala ko ung ticket nung nahuli ako. Nahuli kasi ako nung 2008 pa, tapos nawala ko ung ticket na binigay sakin. Ano po kelangan ko gawin? Salamat sir.

  • Ruben says:

    Pwede na ba ako kumuha ng Non-pro driving license kahit kakakuha ko pa lang ng student permit (less than 1 month).

  • JB says:

    Hi po! tanong ko lang po kung pwede na mag apply ng non-pro kung 16yo kalang and na expire na yung student permit ko thanks alot!!! :))

  • Josan Hall says:

    Justo ko lang po mag ask , meron po akong irish full driving licence kailangan ko pa po bang kumuha ng filipino licence if im only driving in philippines for 3 months?

  • Tin says:

    Hi, LTO website is not working. Is there an updated site?

  • anne says:

    ask k lng po kng mgkano po penalty k kng mgre2new po ulit ako ng license,, ble 4yrs npong paso,, pano po kya mgandang gawin?? tnx po

  • lane says:

    hi po. ask ko lng po panu po mgapply ng student at anu2 po ang requirement? tska san po pwede kumuha ng student license? taga taguig po ako nkatira near puregold taguig.

  • joseph says:

    Good day…

    Ask kulang po regarding s student lisence ko expire n po sya this coming January 02 2013 hnde kupa po m parenew kase po nasa abroad ako ngayon.vacation po ako s pinas ng January 10. pwde ko p po b syang renew ng non prof kahit expire n?

  • bien says:

    Gud Afternoon…ask ko lang po kung anu kailangan kapag marerenew ng pro-license????nasaakin po ung old license ko at gusto ko irenew..expired n po ng 2 yrs ehhh.TNX

  • obat says:

    hi po ask lang, na expired na kasi yung student permit ko last jan. 2011 pa ,
    ngayon kukuha ulit ako ng panibago, tanong ko lang valid pa ba o pwede ba magamit yun Authenticated Birth Certificate ko ng 2010? para maka tipid ako ng konti.
    34yrs old na po ako at
    may sss id. at TIN number na din ako.

  • aron mallari says:

    excuse me po, i just wanna ask something..
    may problema po kasi ako dun sa student permit na nakuha ko lang kanina.
    misspelled o mali po kasi ung spelling ng pangalan ko dun sa permit na naprinT kanina..
    i know it is partly my fault kasi di ko masyado nacheck at di ko agad apansin.. tatanong ko po sana kng anong pwedeng gwin to make it righT.. hope for your quick response..thank you

  • lyn says:

    hello Sir/Maam:(LTO)

    Magandang Araw/Gabi sa inyo!
    nais ko lang po sanang magtanong kug paano mag apply ng international driving licence. anu po ang mga reuirements. sa katayuan ko po ngaun bali as first time applicant. need ko lang po kc nsa abraod po ako nakatira. your advice po is much appriciated.
    maraming salamat.
    maligang pasko at manigong bagong taon sa inyong lahat!:)

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