LTO Ready with Sufficient Plastic Cards for Driver’s License Renewals, Announces Schedule


In a press briefing held on October 5, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) delivered reassuring news, stating that their supply of plastic cards is now sufficient to issue driver’s licenses. This development comes as a relief to many individuals who may have faced delays or uncertainties in the past due to card shortages. With this issue resolved, the LTO aims to streamline the driver’s license renewal process and ensure that citizens can obtain their licenses promptly and efficiently, contributing to improved road safety and compliance with regulatory requirements.

As shared by LTO Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II, the Land Transportation Office can now provide plastic cards to individuals whose driver’s licenses have either expired or were printed on paper due to previous shortages. This development marks a significant improvement in their service, particularly for those who had been affected by the temporary suspension of license renewals due to inadequate card supplies. The LTO’s commitment to resolving this issue demonstrates its dedication to facilitating smoother and more convenient processes for the public, ensuring that citizens can easily access their official driver’s licenses without unnecessary delays or complications.

“Mayroon na tayong sapat na plastic card, ‘yung driver’s license cards, para ma-issue po sa kanila,” Mendoza II said.

The Transport secretary also reported that 700,000 to 800,000 plastic cards have been delivered to various LTO offices nationwide. Additionally, it is anticipated that another two million cards will be received by the end of October.

“So kung binayaran na nila ‘to noong nakaraan pero paper license lang ang nakuha nila, all they have to do is go back to the district office or LTO office kung saan sila nagbayad at iprisinta nila ‘yung kanilang official receipt,” they added.

Here is the schedule for when those with expired driver’s licenses can renew:

– April 1 to 30, 2023, renew from October 6 to 31, 2023

– May 1 to 31, 2023, renew from November 1 to 30, 2023

– June 1 to 30, 2023, renew from December 1 to 31, 2023

– July 1 to 31, 2023, renew from January 1 to 31, 2024, 2023

– August 1 to 31, 2023, renew from February 1 to 29, 2024

– September 1 to 30, 2023, renew from March 1 to 31, 2024

“Ginawa nating staggered…Hindi natin sinabay-sabay for two reasons: Number one, ‘yung ating supply of plastic cards ay staggered naman. Pangalawa, ayaw natin bigla-bigla nalang lahat pupunta sa ating district offices,” Mendoza said.

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