The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has once again extended the validity of driver’s licenses, conductor’s permits, and student permits, as well as the validity of motor vehicle registration in certain regions.
Those with expiring licenses or motor vehicle registrations are in for a Christmas treat from LTO as they have further extended the deadlines.
All driver’s licenses, student permits, and medical certificates nationwide with expiration starting October 2021 will have validity up to February 28, 2022. The LTO further extended the validity from December this year to February next year, without incurring any penalty or charges.
Moreover, for regions 48 (MIMAROPA), 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 15 (CARAGA), all motor vehicles with plates ending in zero (0) will have extended registration validity until January 31, 2022. No collection of surcharges and/or penalty will incur.
The said extension on both motor vehicle registration and licenses are due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions nationwide and damages brought by the recent typhoon Odette in certain regions.
However, for the purpose of complying with ATF requirements on physical distancing, the middle digit of plate numbers will still be considered to determine which week of the month you should register — 1st week for plates with numbers 1,2, or 3 in the middle, 2nd week for 4,5, or 6, 3rd week for 7 or 8, and 4th week for 9 or 0.