It’s true that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has continuously extended the validity of the driver’s licenses throughout this pandemic. However, there are still a lot of motorists who have yet to renew their licenses, especially teenagers and senior citizens who have been prohibited from leaving their households.
Well, as we all know, the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) recently widened the age bracket of those who are allowed to leave their residences. In line with this, the LTO has announced that it will now start entertaining persons aged 17 to 21 and 60 to 65 at its offices once again. This means that license holders belonging to these age brackets may finally be able to carry out their transactions with the agency.
Now, in addition to this, the LTO also announced that all student permits, non-professional and professional driver’s licenses, and conductor’s licenses that expired during the restriction period will remain valid until December 31, 2020. Take note, however, that this validity extension only applies to licenses of the aforementioned restricted individuals. You can check out the official announcement below:
If you’re an existing license holder, then be informed. But if you’re still only applying for a student permit yourself, we advise you to read more about the new list of requirements first, because the LTO has made some recent significant changes. And speaking of the new requirements, do take note as well that the LTO is now offering free Theoretical Driving Courses for student-permit applicants at its new Driver Education Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Meanwhile, if it’s a non-professional or a professional license you’re applying for, you should also read about the new requirements for driver’s license applications because the agency has reworked the entire process for this, too.