LTO announces new policies following the ECQ, including the extension of driver’s license validity

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently announced a few new policies in light of the restrictions placed during enhanced community quarantine.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!The Land Transportation Office-Philippines (LTO) has EXTENDED the validity of driver’s licenses…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

(What, When, Where: Everything you need to know about the General Community Quarantine)

They will be extending the validity of driver’s licenses that expired during the ECQ to 60 days starting from the lifting of lockdown. In addition, there will be no penalties applied for the late registration of motor vehicles and the renewal of driver’s licenses that expired during the ECQ period.

The agency will also be limiting its transactions once they are operative in order to observe social distancing guidelines and other health protocols. In line with this, LTO will be reducing the number of personnel servicing counters.

However, they are considering operating during Saturdays so that more people may be accommodated. Frontliners will be prioritized in the opening of the offices.

Applicants are requested to process their registration before the end of the grace period, so that they may avoid overcrowding of the offices.

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