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Driver’s License Renewal 2022: New Process, Requirements and Fees

I renewed my Non-Professional Driver’s License recently. And guess what? The Land Transportation Office (LTO) gave me a 10-year valid Driver’s License (DL). 

Unfortunately, not everyone can get a DL with a more extended validity period. New DL applicants and those renewing will have to meet certain conditions.

10-year Valid Driver’s License Renewal 2022 Requirements

1. Driver’s License Renewal 2022 Course (DLRC)

All driver’s license applicants, whether new or renewing, will have to take the DLRC, which is available in the LTMS Portal.

This 5-hour course consists of audiovisual and presentation materials for the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) Program. At the end of the seminar, drivers should take a 25-item validation examination. They should pass the exam. Otherwise, they will retake it until they pass.

TIP: You may proceed to take the online exam without taking the renewal course, which I did, and I passed the exam.

Once you pass the exam, the LTMS Portal will send you an Online Validation Exam Certificate. You should print and have it ready when you process your DL application to the LTO.

2. Medical Certificate (MC) 

I got my Medical Certificate from an LTO-accredited clinic just outside the LTO. This one is a lot easier to secure. The physician will get your physical information and let you read some alphabet for the visual test. I paid P500.00 for the Medical Certificate, and after a few minutes, my MC was ready.

3. No apprehension found for the last five years

This is the most crucial of all the requirements. You should not be involved in traffic violations for the last five years following your renewal date. The LTO will inform you if you are qualified to get a 10-year driver’s license.

4. Expired Driver’s License

You need to surrender your expired driver’s license to renew.

How to get a 10-year Driver’s License?

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  1. Gather all the documentary requirements mentioned above and go to the nearest LTO;
  2. Submit the documents – Online Validation Exam, Medical Certificate, and a photocopy of your expired DL, to Window 1;
  3. An LTO personnel will call your name in one of the windows. He will inform you if you are qualified to get a 10-year DL. Pay P585.00 for the Renewal Fee;
  4. Go to another window to register your biometrics. The system will get your fingerprints, pictures, and signature. Review the information carefully. Wait for your newly-printed 10-year valid DL.

Final Thoughts

Renewing my driver’s license is challenging in the light of the pandemic that we are still fighting. Now, I am happy to have a driver’s license, which I can use for ten years. I am good on the road, and I deserve to have an extended validity period.

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24 Comments

  1. That is very very useful, thank you so much. My driver’s license is up for renewal next year.

  2. I still have a paper version of driver’s licence, but I’ve had it since 1986

  3. Great post! I need to renew my DL soon and will look in to this. A 10-year renewal sounds a lot better than five for sure because time sure does fly.

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  4. Wonderful tips for those who are renewing Driver’s licenses in the Philippines. It is cool and I wish we got 10-year licenses here in Japan.

  5. It’s so nice to have that off your plate for another decade! Very cool.

  6. I’ve never checked to see how long our renewed licenses last, but I think it may be 5-10 years. I’ll have to look!

  7. Hmmm, that is very interesting and so convenient for those who forget about renewing their driver’s license in the first place. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Valuable for those who live in your country! You need to share it this post for those who may need the info!

  9. I’m getting a driver’s license soon so this guide is really handy. Thanks for the detailed explanation!

  10. Yyyaaaayyyy! This is truly nice. How I wish we could have this kind of permit here in Uganda!

  11. You made it sound so easy. I lost my driver’s license and I never made an attempt to get it replaced. I said I did not need it any more because my son was driving me to work anyway. But I guess I need to inquire what steps I should take since that lost driver’s license expired 5 years ago.

  12. SO helpful! I am always at a loss when it comes to renewing licenses and such. Your guide looks perfect for a dummy like me!

  13. I am jealous that you get licenses for 10 years. We have to renew every 8 years in Florida. In Arizona, you renew every 12 years.

  14. That’s awesome you got it for 10 years. Now you don’t have to worry about it for a while.

  15. That’s amazing that it lasts 10 years, here we have to redo the card every eight years.

  16. Heidi says:

    This is great information to give for those that need it!

  17. I would love to have this option.

  18. alita says:

    Congratulations on renewing your license. I know this might be simple in other countries, but knowing our own it can be a challenge.

  19. process simplified, for those in PH they will find the process info very useful.

  20. This is very helpful and good to know. Val is due for renewal next year so this guide will come in handy. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Ohhhh so good to know! I just renewed my license, but know I need the upgraded one now for travel. Using this when I renew again

  22. This is good that Driver’s License now has a 10-year validity period. This will definitely be more convenient for most people especially that you do not need to go through the hassle of renewing it every year.

  23. Thena says:

    Thanks for the tips! I didn’t know that this was an option so this is good to have this information. Thanks!

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