Oh, so you lost your driver’s license, huh? The LTO has a pretty quick guide on how to go about getting a replacement, and as simple as their guide is, we’ll keep this simple for you as well.
Always get your replacement driver’s license only from the LTO
It’s as easy as the infographic that you see above. The agency has issued this under their aLisTO guide, and here we see that there are only 3 things that you need to get a replacement license.
Secure an affidavit of loss. This will ensure that official records will deem your license as having been lost or stolen and that any others that might come out bearing your name and information after the issuance of a new one are invalid
Have a duly accomplished Application for Permits and Licenses form. This form is available at any Land Transportation Office licensing center, authorized district/extension offices, and the Central Office License Section.
Finally, you must have an original and one (1) photocopy of a valid government-issued ID with the photo and signature of the applicant. This is another measure of security that ensures that the applicant is, indeed, the same as the owner of the lost license.
With all these in hand, you can now head over to your nearest LTO licensing center or satellite office to apply for a replacement. If you’re in luck, the site that you’ll have chosen has a working printer and you’ll get your license card right then and there.
To be honest, we thought it will be more complicated, but since this is information straight from the LTO itself, then it’s legit.
That said, do take care of your driver’s license, and remember that you must have it with you at all times that you are driving a motor vehicle; no, photocopies are not allowed, nor are they legal for you to be driving. And in case you missed it, here’s our handy-dandy guide for applying for a Non-Pro license in the Philippines. That’s pretty easy to follow, too.
Safe driving, our dear readers!