LTO resumes renewal of expired licenses

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  • The Land Transportation Office resumed renewal of expired licenses from April 2023
  • The deadline for expired licenses covering April 1-30 is Oct. 31, based on a new memorandum from LTO
  • The agency will start issuing plastic cards for those who have been issued paper licenses earlier
  • The delivery of the new plastic cards resumed on Sept. 6

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will resume renewal of expired driver’s licenses from April 2023, the agency announced during a press conference on October 5.

The deadline for expired licenses covering April 1 to 30 is Oct. 31, based on a new memorandum from LTO.

An October 5 memo issued by Transport assistant secretary and LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II clarified its earlier renewal schedule for the expired licenses:

  • Expired licenses from April 1 to 30 – schedule of renewal is from Oct. 6 to 31
  • May 1 to 30 – not later than Nov. 30
  • June 1 to 30 – not later than Dec. 31
  • July 1 to 31 – not later than Jan. 31, 2024
  • Aug. 1 to 31 – not later than Feb. 29, 2024
  • Sept. 1 to 30 – not later than March 31, 2024

If a motorist fails to renew a license before the scheduled date, this may result in additional penalties and the expired status of the driver’s license.

The agency previously extended until April 2024 the renewal of expired licenses.

The land transportation chief also said those issued with paper licenses after paying their fee can go to their LTO district office or branch they applied from to get a plastic card.

A shortage in plastic card supplies earlier prompted authorities to release temporary licenses printed on paper.

To get their plastic card licenses, drivers must present the official receipts to the LTO office.

The distribution of the new plastic cards restarted on Sept. 6. The LTO will release a new memo when there are sufficient plastic cards for licenses issued between May and September.