How to get LTO Student Permit 2022 and Requirements

LTO Student Permit
LTO Student Permit

Are you planning to drive your dream car but do not have a license yet? Then, you are in the right place. I will be sharing the things you need to know before getting a Student’s permit.


Three types of Drivers License

  • Student Permit
  • Non-Professional, and 
  • Professional

Firstly, if you are a new driver and planning to get a license the first time then you need to get a Student’s permit first.

You can apply for a Non-Professional driver’s license one month after acquiring a Student Permit.

And you need to have a Non-Professional driver’s license for six months in order to be eligible for a Professional driver’s license.

Therefore it is divided into three stages depending on your driving skills.



  • For Filipino citizens at least sixteen (16) years old. 1.2. For Foreign citizens at least eighteen (18) years old and must have been in the Philippines for at least one (1) month and proof of stay for at least six (6) months.

NOTE: For foreign applicants residing in NCR, Student Permits (SP) can ONLY be applied at the LTO Central Office License Section in East Avenue, Quezon City. 2. Must be physically and mentally fit to drive.

  • Must be physically and mentally fit to drive.
  • Must be able to read and write in Filipino, English or any major dialect.
  • Must have completed and passed the fifteen (15) hours Theoretical Driving Course (TDC)
  • Must not have an unsettled traffic violation.
  • Must have an active personal e-mail address.

If you are confident that you are qualified, then you can start to prepare your requirements.

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LTO Student Permit Requirements 2022

The following are the requirements for student permit LTO 2022:

  • Duly accomplished Application for Permits and Licenses(APL) – Land Transportation Office form.
  • Presentation of original and submission of one (1) photocopy of Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) Certificate (electronically transmitted by the LTO Driver’s Education Center, LTO accredited – LTO accredited TESDA Driving School/LTO accredited TESDA Training Center),
  • Presentation of original and submission of one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate duly authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Passport National ID (PhylSys ID) and PSA certificate of Marriage for married women.
  • For applicants below eighteen (18) years old, parent’s consent or consent of a person having custody/care or supervision over the minor applicant authorizing the applicant to secure a Student Permit with presentation of one (1) original and submission of one (1) photocopy of any valid Government issued ID of the parent/affiant with photo and signature.
  • Presentation of original and submission one (1) photocopy -of Medical Certificate (electronically transmitted to the LTO by the LTO accredited medical clinic).
  • For foreigners, presentation of the original and submission of one (1) photocopy of valid passport with entry date of at least one (1) month and visa duration of at least six (6) months from date of application, or if born in the Philippines, presentation of the original and submission of one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate duly authenticated by Philippines Statistics Authority(PSA).
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN), if employed.
  • Presentation of original and submission of one (1) photocopy of any issued ID with photo and signature of applicant.
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How to apply for a student permit?

Go to any LTO branches.

Submit all the documentary requirements to the receiving personnel.

  • Receiving personnel shall check only the completeness of the documents required and transmit the same to an evaluator.
  • The Evaluator shall evaluate your qualifications and, if qualified, encode the application in the system.
  • After encoding, the application shall be approved by the Approving Officer.

Upon approval, they will take your photo and signature.

Afterward, you will be required to pay the fees to the Cashier.

Application Fee100.00
Computer Fee 67.63
Student Permit Fee150.00

The Student Permit (SP) with the Official Receipt will be released to you. You are required to write your name and affix the signature in the release form.

A reviewer containing all possible questions in the examinations for issuance of an NPDL, PDL, and Conductor’s License shall be given to the applicant together with SP Card.

Things to remember

A student permit expires after one year from the issue date.

You can only drive with the presence of a qualified licensed driver. If you are caught violating, you will be fined P500.

Apply for a non-professional License before your student’s permit expires. LTO is not accepting an expired permit.

  • The SP shall be valid for one (1) year from the date of its issuance. After one (1) year, it cannot be used for purposes of the practical driving course. However, it can be used to apply for an NPDL if the practical driving course has been completed within the one (1) year validity period.
  • After two (2) years from date of issuance of SP, the holder shall be required to acquire a new SP bearing the same SP number and undergo the required apprenticeship period reckoned from the date of issuance of the new SP. All records of training courses shall be retained.
  • SP may be renewed on or before the expiry date if the holder is not ready to apply for a NPDL Except for settlement of penalties due to traffic violations, only the basic fee shall be collected for the renewal of SP after the expiry date.
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