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LTO opens Driver’s License Renewal Office at Porta Vaga

Driver’s license renewal in Baguio will now be more accessible as the Department of Transportation – Land Transportation Office (DOTr-LTO) opens a new center right at the heart of the city today, June 10, 2019.

Those who are planning to renew their license or apply for student permit can now visit the new office located at the second floor of Porta Vaga Mall, along Session Road, Baguio City. The Porta Vaga annex is open from Monday to Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM.

According to DOTr Cordillera OIC Robert Allan Santiago, “The DLRO (driver’s license renewal office) was established to ease the queues in Pacdal, which is very inconvenient for those getting their licenses due to the heavy traffic.”

Santiago also said that they’ve thought of establishing the it in compliance to the directive of Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante which is to provide ease to license applicants by making it accessible to them.

Driver’s License Renewal Office

Services at the Driver’s License Renewal Office

Santiago said that they are hoping to expand services of the center so that it can also serve new professional/nonprofessional driver’s license applicants. But for now, only the application for student permit and driver’s license renewal are available at the new center.

However, these services are still being offered at the LTO main office in Pacdal. “It (Pacdal) is still open and caters to the same service. The DLRO was just established to ease the human and vehicular traffic in Pacdal, where all kinds of transactions with the LTO are accepted and done,” Santiago said.

Developments at the DLRO

According to Porta Vaga Annex Operations Manager Jenny Bello, the administration of the mall has made an arrangement that will allow the DLRO to open earlier than the mall opening which is 9AM.

Moreover, aside from the very accessible location, the office was able to develop a system where licenses can be released within 30 minutes to an hour; provided however that the internet connection is working well.

“If the internet connection is not working well, the performance of our licensing offices is affected. (Internet connection) is a primary requirement to get a license because we need to upload the data and process the application,” Santiago said.

He also added that LTO does not issue temporary licenses printed on paper anymore. Instead, they give the PVC card. On the contrary, student permits are still to be printed on paper.

Requirements for Renewal of Driver’s License (Professional/Non-Professional)

  • Duly Accomplished Dermalog Form
  • Current Non-Professional Driver’s License (NPDL)/Professional Driver’s License (PDL) /Conductor’s License (CL) due for expiration or expired but not more than two (2) years
  • Medical Certificate issued by LTO accredited medical clinic


License FeePHP585.00
Computer FeePHP67.63

PENALTIES (If license is expired)

1 day to 1 year+ PHP75.00
1 year & 1 day to 2 years+ PHP150.00
More than 2 years+ PHP225.00 with written and
practical driving test

Requirements for Application for Student Permit (For Filipinos)


  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to read and write in Filipino, English, or applicable local dialect


  • Duly Accomplished Application Form for Driver’s License (ADL)
  • Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate (PSA) and original and photocopy of Marriage Certificate (PSA) for married female applicants. All details must be clear, readable and complete (first, middle and last names and birthdate.
  • If applicant is below eighteen (18) years of age, the applicant must be accompanied by the consenting parent/guardian who will submit original copy of parent’s/guardian’s consent with original and photocopy of one (1) valid government issued identification card containing the signature of the consenting parent/guardian.
  • Medical Certificate issued by LTO accredited medical clinic


Student Permit (SP)PHP150.00
Application FeePHP100.00
Computer FeePHP67.63

NOTE: Above are the official list of requirements for both Driver’s License Renewal and Student Permit Application as posted by the DLRO at Porta Vaga.

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  1. Ma.m sir good afternoon ask ko lng po Kong kokoha ako Ng student permit po

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