LTO Car Registration Renewal 2023, Requirements

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) requires registration renewal of cars every year after the first three-year validity on new vehicles. A hefty fine of as much as P10,000 is imposed on those who fail to do so. In this article, we will be giving you tips, discussing the requirements, fees, and a step-by-step guide on registration.


LTO Car Registration Renewal 2023 Requirements

You need to prepare all the necessary requirements before heading to LTO. Here are the general requirements needed:

  • Original Sales Invoice
  • Original LTO copy or electronically-transmitted appropriate insurance Certificate of Cover or COC (Third Party Liability)
  • Original Copy of Motor Vehicle (MV) Clearance Certificate from the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group or PNPHPG and the Special Bank Receipt (SBR)
  • Original Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR)
  • Payment Reference Number If paid through e-PAT

LTO will ask for additional requirements depending on the type of vehicle.

Additional Requirements for a Brand-New Motorcycle with a Sidecar (TC)

Original Affidavit of Attachment for the sidecar executed by the vehicle owner and a mechanic, stating the date of completion of the sidecar.

Additional Requirements for a Tax-Exempt Vehicle

  • DFA Endorsement
  • Original duly accomplished Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR).
  • If a vehicle is used and imported, it should come with a Certificate of Compliance to Emission Standard (CCES) along with the MVIR. It should also come with a Certified True Copy of Release Certificate.

Additional Requirements for a Used-Imported Vehicle That’s Exempted from EO 156/877-A

  • One (1) photocopy of a Commercial invoice or a Certificate of Title with English translation authenticated by the Embassy
  • Original duly accomplished Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) with a Certificate of Compliance to Emission Standard (CCES)

Additional Requirements for a Vehicle Acquired through the No Dollar Importation (NDI) Program

  • A photocopy of the commercial invoice of the Motor Vehicle or Certificate of Title issued by the country of origin
  • Original or a certified true copy of Authority under the No Dollar Importation. If no authority, Seizure Proceedings and Notice of Award.
  • Original affidavit of first and last importation
  • Original duly accomplished Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) with a Certificate of Compliance to Emission Standard (CCES)
  • A certified true copy of the Release Certificate
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Additional Requirements for rebuilt trucks and buses with a new or used imported engine and/or chassis

  • A photocopy of the Commercial/Sales Invoice from the vehicle’s country of origin
  • Original Affidavit of Rebuilt executed by the accredited rebuilder with the date of completion
  • Original Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR) of rebuilt truck/bus
  • A certified true copy of DTI–FTEB Endorsement
  • A  photocopy of the Certificate of Payment  if the parts/components are imported

Additional Requirements for Imported motor vehicles acquired through public bidding

  • A certified true copy of the Official Receipt evidencing payment of acquisition cost
  • A certified true copy of the Notice of Award

Once your requirements are ready, you can visit the nearest LTO in your area. But keep in mind the schedule for your vehicle registration renewal which will be discussed below.

LTO Car Registration Renewal 2023 Schedule

First and foremost, you need to know when is the schedule of your registration renewal. There are distinct dates depending on your car license plate number. The last digit will tell you the month while the second to the last digit is the week of your scheduled renewal. Refer to the table below:


If the last digit of your plate number is 8, then your registration renewal is due in August.

1,2,31st to 7th working day
4,5,68th to 14th working day
7,815th to 21st working day
9,022nd to the last working day

The second to the last digit of your license plate indicates the weekly deadline for your car registration renewal. Here’s how it works, 1,2, and 3 are due on the 1st week of the month which is Day 1-Day 7. While 4,5,6 is scheduled on Day 8-14 of the month which is the Second week, 7,8 are due on Day 15-21 (3rd week of the month), and lastly, 9,0 are set on Day 22 until the last working day of the month (4th week).

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The LTO may extend the schedule of registration, you may check their official website or Facebook page for any updates.

LTO Car Renewal Registration Guide 2023

  1. Prepare all the needed requirements.
  2. Visit the nearest LTO branch in your area.
  3. Bring with you your vehicle for the inspection.
  4. Inform the staff that you want to renew your registration.
  5. An MVIR form will be given to you.
  6. An LTO Inspection staff will examine your vehicle and will fill out the MVIR form. The aides will thoroughly inspect the following components to ensure their functionality and adherence to established standards:
    • Headlights;
    • Signal Lights;
    • Brake System;
    • Tires;
    • Windscreen Wipers;
    • Exhaust Pipes;
    • Car Horn;
    • Seatbelts;
    • Clutch System;
    • Engine;
    • Cooling System;
  7. Return to the LTO Office and pass your requirements.
  8. Pay the required fees: LTO Car Registration renewal fee 2023 Total price: ₱3,129.06
    1. Registration Fee: ₱1,779.06
    2. Insurance: ₱850
    3. Emission: ₱450
    4. Stencil: ₱50
  9. The LTO staff will release your Certificate of Registration (CR) along with a new Official Receipt (OR).

Online LTO Registration Renewal Process

To ensure eligibility for online car renewal, you must possess a registered LTMS portal account and have successfully completed the latest renewal transaction via LTMS. By logging into the portal, you can conveniently verify if your vehicle is already linked to your LTMS account

It is worth noting that for modifications or changes in your car’s color, personal visitation to the nearest LTO office is mandatory, as online car registration renewal exclusively caters to simple renewal transactions.

  1. Obtain a Certificate of Coverage (COC)

Before initiating your online transaction, it is crucial to acquire a Certificate of Coverage (COC) from your chosen insurance provider, which will be electronically transmitted to the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS).

  1. Obtain a Motor Vehicle Inspection Report
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Visit the nearest Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC) and have your vehicle assessed for roadworthiness. Upon successfully passing the inspection, the PMVIC will electronically transmit the inspection report to the LTMS.

  1. Log in to LTMS

Access the LTMS site and initiate the Online MV Registration Renewal process. You need not include the Certificate of Coverage (COC) information or the PMVIC inspection report number, as the LTMS system will automatically populate these details, as they have already been transmitted.

  1. Settle the Registration Fee

Effortlessly fulfill your registration obligation by making an online payment for the registration fee. Once the payment is made, the system will promptly generate an official receipt. The LTO will send this official receipt to your registered email address and make it accessible within your LTO Portal account.

Renewing your car registration online through the LTMS portal offers a swift and convenient method to keep your vehicle registration up to date. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can renew your registration in just a few minutes, at your own pace, all from the comfort of your home.

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