Lost your LTO license? can be a major inconvenience, and knowing what steps to take can be crucial. In this article, we will provide you with the essential information on what to do if you find yourself having lost your LTO license.
We will cover the requirements, the process, and the consequences of losing your LTO license, so that you can take the necessary actions and get back on the road as soon as possible. Keep on reading to learn more.
There are several types of LTO (Land Transportation Office) licenses that you can obtain in the Philippines, depending on the type of vehicle you want to operate and the purpose of your driving. The most common types of licenses are the student permit, non-professional driver’s license and the professional driver’s license.
The Non-Professional Driver’s License is intended for drivers of private vehicles, while the Professional Driver’s License is required for those who operate public utility vehicles such as buses, jeepneys, and taxis.
There is also a separate license for driving motorcycles and a special license for driving vehicles with hazardous cargo.
It’s important to choose the right type of license for your needs and to comply with the requirements set by the LTO.
Losing your LTO student permit can be a frustrating experience, but replacing it is a relatively straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you need to do:
- Proof of identity: You will need to provide any government-issued ID, a PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate, or any legal document that can prove your age and identity.
- Affidavit of Loss: You can make your Affidavit of Loss, or proceed to a notary public for assistance. A notarized Affidavit of Loss usually costs Php 100. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID to the notary public to verify your identity before getting your document notarized.
- Fully accomplished Application form for Driver’s License (ADL)
Certification Fee – Php 100
Duplicate Fee – Php 50
Computer Fee – Php 67.63
- Step-by-step Guide:
- At the LTO Office, get the Checklist of Requirements and the Driver’s License Application Form from the Customer Service Counter or the Public Assistance and Complaints Desk. You can also download the form online and fill it out before going to the LTO office.
- Get your queue number and wait for your turn.
- Once your number gets called, go to the Evaluator Counter (usually Window 2), where you’ll submit all the documentary requirements for replacing a lost student permit. They’ll be checked for authenticity and completeness.
- Proceed to the window where applicants’ signatures and pictures are usually taken. Since they already have your photo and digital signature on file, they will issue you the fees to pay.
- Head to the cashier to pay all the necessary fees and get the Official Receipt.
- Proceed to the Releasing Counter and present the Official Receipt to claim your student permit (or temporary license if the new student permit isn’t available yet). Once you have obtained your student permit replacement, you’ll be asked to write your name and affix your signature on the Release Form.
By following these steps, you can replace your lost LTO student permit efficiently and conveniently. Remember to bring all the required documents and fees to avoid any delays in the process.
Professional or Non-Professional
If you have lost your driver’s license in the Philippines, you can apply for a replacement at any LTO Licensing Center or District Office that processes Driver’s License transactions. Here’s how to apply for a Lost Driver’s License Replacement:
- Gather the necessary requirements, including:
- a government-issued ID,
- a PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate or any legal document that can prove your age and identity,
- an Affidavit of Loss, and
- a fully accomplished Application form for Driver’s License (ADL).
- You may also need a Law Enforcement Clearance from the LTO-Regional Office if the application is outside Metro Manila.
If your license is delinquent, you will need to undergo the required examinations.
- Prepare to pay the fees. As of this writing, the total cost of a lost driver’s license replacement is Php 472.63, which includes a Replacement Fee, Certification Fee, Clearance Fee, Duplicate Fee, Computer Fee, and Revision of Records (only applicable to duplicates with modifications).
- Get your Checklist of Requirements and Driver’s License Application Form from the Customer Service Counter or Public Assistance and Complaints Desk at your preferred LTO Office. You can download the form, print it, and fill it out before coming to the LTO office.
- Get your queue number and wait for it to be called.
- Submit all the requirements for replacing a lost driver’s license to the Evaluator Counter (usually Window 2) for authentication and completeness checking.
- Have your photo taken and sign the necessary documents.
- Pay all the necessary fees at the cashier and get your Official Receipt.
- Claim your new Professional or Non-Professional Driver’s License Card (or a temporary license in case the new license isn’t available yet) at the Releasing Counter by presenting your Official Receipt.
- Write your full name and affix your signature on the Release Form.
How To Replace a Lost Student Permit or Professional/Non-Professional Driver’s License Online
Replacing a lost driver’s license can be a hassle, but with the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), you can now easily set an appointment online and replace your license hassle-free. Follow these simple steps to replace your lost student permit or professional/non-professional driver’s license online:
- Access the LTMS website and log in. If you don’t have an account yet, you may refer to our separate guide on how to create one.
- On the Home Screen, select “Licensing.” Read and accept the terms and conditions to proceed.
- Select the type of license you are applying for as a replacement. You may choose between a Student’s Permit, Professional Driver’s License, or Non-Professional Driver’s License. Click the Next button to proceed.
- Choose “Duplicate” as the Application Type. Your license’s duplicate will serve as the replacement for the lost one.
- Upload your notarized Affidavit of Loss.
- Review the replacement fees and click Apply to proceed.
- Select an appointment date and LTO branch where you want to pick up the replacement license.
- Pay the replacement fees using your preferred payment channel. You may use GCash or BancNet channels to pay the fees.
- Proceed to your selected LTO branch and get your replaced license.
By following these steps, you can easily replace your lost driver’s license without the hassle of visiting an LTO branch without an appointment. The LTMS online appointment platform is a convenient way to get your replacement license quickly and easily.
How To Replace a Damaged or Mutilated Driver’s License
If your driver’s license got severely damaged or torn apart due to unforeseen circumstances such as flooding or fire, don’t worry. You can still have it replaced by applying for a Mutilated Driver’s License Replacement. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of getting a new license.
To apply for a Mutilated Driver’s License Replacement, you will need to prepare the following requirements:
- Proof of identity
- Affidavit of Mutilation (must be notarized)
- Fully accomplished Application form for Driver’s License (ADL)
- Mutilated driver’s license
If your mutilated license is due for renewal, you will also need to provide a medical examination certificate that can be transmitted electronically.
The total cost of replacing a mutilated or damaged driver’s license in the Philippines is Php 472.63, as of this writing. Here’s a breakdown of the fees:
- Replacement Fee – Php 225
- Certification Fee – Php 100
- Clearance Fee – Php 30
- Duplicate Fee – Php 50
- Computer Fee – Php 67.63
- Revision of Records (only applicable to duplicates with revisions) – Php 100
- Step-by-Step Guide
Follow these steps to replace your mutilated driver’s license:
Step 1: Secure the necessary documents.
Get a Driver’s License Application Form and Checklist of Requirements for Mutilated Driver’s License Replacement from the Customer Service Counter or Public Assistance and Complaints Desk at your preferred LTO Office. You can also download the Application Form online and fill it out before heading to the LTO office.
Step 2: Wait for your turn.
Get your number and wait for it to be called.
Step 3: Submit your requirements.
When your queue number gets called, proceed to the Evaluator Counter (usually Window 2) to submit all the necessary documents for replacing your mutilated license. The papers will then be checked for authenticity and completeness.
Step 4: Have your photo and signature taken.
Go to the photo-taking/signature area and wait for your turn. Your photo and digital signature are still saved on their database, so there is no need to obtain them from you again. Instead, they will issue you the list of assessment fees to pay.
Step 5: Pay the fees.
Go to the cashier, and once your number gets called, pay all the required fees and get the Official Receipt.
Step 6: Claim your new license.
Proceed to the Releasing Counter and present your Official Receipt. Once you get your new Professional or Non-Professional Driver’s License Card (or a temporary license if the new license isn’t released yet), you’ll be asked to write your name and affix your signature on the Release Form.
And that’s it! You now have your new driver’s license. Remember to keep it safe and secure to avoid any further incidents.
Tips and Reminders
- License replacements are NOT processed at the LTO Driver’s License Renewal Centers (DLRC) located in malls or other satellite offices.
- You can draft an Affidavit of Loss or get one from an attorney or lawyer’s office, including the notary public. Prepare a valid ID and the reason for the loss—an Affidavit of Loss typically costs around Php 100 to Php 250.
- If your driver’s license got stolen, file a police report to protect yourself from identity theft and prevent your driver’s license from being used for fraud and other crimes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a lost license replacement in LTO?
A lost license replacement is the process of replacing a driver’s license that has been lost, stolen, or severely damaged. This is done by submitting the necessary requirements and paying the corresponding fees at any LTO Licensing Center or District Office.
2. What are the requirements for a lost license replacement in LTO?
The requirements for a lost license replacement in LTO include a proof of identity, an affidavit of loss or mutilation, a fully accomplished application form for driver’s license (ADL), and the mutilated or lost driver’s license if available. If the lost license is due for renewal, a medical examination certificate is also required.
3. Can I replace my lost license at any LTO office?
Yes, you can replace your lost license at any LTO Licensing Center or District Office that processes driver’s license transactions.
4. Can I replace my lost license at LTO satellite offices?
No, license replacements are not processed at LTO satellite offices in malls or LTO Driver’s License Renewal Centers (DLRC).
5. How much does it cost to replace a lost license in LTO?
As of this writing, the total cost of replacing a lost or damaged driver’s license in the Philippines is Php 472.63. The breakdown of this cost includes replacement fee, certification fee, clearance fee, duplicate fee, computer fee, and revision of records (if applicable).
6. Do I need to get a notarized affidavit of loss or mutilation?
Yes, you need to provide an affidavit of loss or mutilation for your lost license replacement, and it must be notarized. You can draft one yourself or get one from an attorney or lawyer’s office, including the notary public.
7. Should I file a police report if my license got stolen?
Yes, it is highly recommended that you file a police report if your driver’s license got stolen. This can protect you from identity theft and prevent your driver’s license from being used for fraudulent activities and other crimes.
8. How long does it take to get a replacement license from LTO?
The processing time for a replacement license may vary depending on the number of transactions being processed at the LTO office. However, it usually takes around 1-2 weeks for the new license to be released.
In conclusion, losing your LTO license can be a frustrating experience, but with the right knowledge and steps, it doesn’t have to be a long-lasting inconvenience. We hope that this article has provided you with the essential information on what to do if you find yourself in this situation.
Remember to always prepare the necessary requirements, follow the step-by-step guide, and take precautions to protect yourself from identity theft. By doing so, you can get a replacement license and be back on the road in no time.
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