Still haven’t been able to renew your vehicle registration for 2020? Then this might buy you some extra time to do so, provided your plate number ends in 6, 7, 8, 9, or 0.
The Land Transportation Office has further extended the validity of registration of those vehicles “to avoid congestion in all LTO offices, ensure orderly processing of transactions, and strictly implement the observance of social distancing and other health and sanitation protocols that will protect the health and safety of [the agency’s] employees and the transacting public.”
Check out the all-important dates below—you may renew your vehicle’s registration until then without penalty and surcharge:
Extended LTO vehicle registration validity for 2020
- Plate numbers ending in 6, 7, or 8 – October 30, 2020
- Plate numbers ending in 9 or 0 – December 31, 2020
Here is the LTO’s official announcement:
Other things to note: A new Motor Vehicle Inspection System as a requirement for registration renewal is set to take effect once the implementing rules and regulations for it are in place. Until then, the existing emissions testing requirement remains in place.
Also, the agency has overhauled the application process for student-driver permits as well as non-professional and professional licenses. These now require applicants to undergo theoretical and practical courses, depending on the type of document being applied for, at accredited driving schools. Make sure you’re up to date with the new requirements and procedures before heading to the nearest LTO branch.
Finally, if you own an electric bicycle, scooter, or kick scooter, an LTO visit might be in the cards for you as well, if the proposed registration requirement for these devices—and driver’s license requirement for their users—pushes through. More as we have it.