How to get a Student License Permit in the Philippines

How to get a Student License Permit in the Philippines

1. Must be at least sixteen (16) years old.
2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
3. Must be able to read and write the local dialect, Filipino or English

1. Original and photocopy of birth certificate. You can use your NSO. In the absence thereof, any of the following:

  • a. Joint Affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons who know the applicant and who can attest to his/her age and identiy accompanied by non-availability of record from NSO or the local civil registry office.
  • b. Any legal document to prove his/her age and identity such as GSIS, SSS, passport, or any government issued documents.

2. For applicants below 18 years old, parent’s or guardian’s written consent with photocopy of ID card to prove his identity.
3. Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN), If EMPLOYED.
4. Dully accomplished Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form.

Venue: Any Licensing Center or District Office

Student Permit (SP) Fee Php. 150
Application Fee 100
Computer Fee 67.83
TOTAL Php 317.63

First, you need to go the LTO office as early as possible. It doesn’t take so long to process a Student License and you don’t need to talk to any fixers. Go to the 1st window and show your requirement(s). After verifying your valid I.D. the personnel will give you an application form. Fill them out.

After filling out the application form, return it to the next window and wait for your name to be called in the Cashier. After payment, sit down to the waiting area and wait for your name to be called for Image Capturing and electronic signature. Stand by again and wait for the releasing.

Then, after waiting for 10 minutes to 1 hour (depends on what time you arrived in LTO), they will release your Student License.

Sample of Student License Permit:

Correction: I'm not 167cm. I'm 149.86cm and 46 kg. >.<


Note: I already have my non-pro license, so i’ll be making a blog on how to get your pro/non-pro drivers license including the LTO Examination Reviewer

135 thoughts on “How to get a Student License Permit in the Philippines

  1. no austin. student permit specially for those who are first time drivers doesn’t need to take a drive test.

  2. @Austin: No. Theres no such thing as driveing test for student permit.

    what if im in the right age but dont have TIN . Is NSO birth Cert. Enough??? Answer asap pls.

  3. My eldest son who is just 14 years of age (3rd year high-school) insist that we allow him to drive a motorcycle going to school telling us that some of his classmates are going to school either with motorcycles or cars all by themselves. I was just wondering, if the legal age to get a license is supposedly 16yrs of age, is there such thing as “special procedure” or with parents consent that 14yr olds may be able to acquire driving license at this age?

  4. kpag student license lang gamit dapat may ksama kang nka non-pro o kya pro na lisensya. bawal ksi student license lng

  5. Thank you for your help. Thank you for sharing the true cost to get your your Student License Permit. What would be the complete cost when you go to the LTO for the final testing. What should I expect the total cost I would spend that day to receive my License? Salamat Po

  6. Dun po ba sa either non~pro or pro license? Bring around 1500 pero I know it’s less than that, nakalimutan ko lang po nyung pricing 😦 mga 300 or less dun sa medical+drugtest, application fee is 160+ then isa pang tag 400+

  7. I would like to ask kung hndi ba pwede magdrive mag-isa ng scooter ang may student license? Sinisita daw kasi ang pamangkin ko kapag ginagamit nya ang scooter papasok sa school…it happened in Leyte, ang alam ko kasi pwede yun as long na hndi expire ang Student License..di ko na kasi makita ang Dating website ng LTO..hope you will reply ma’am..

  8. Hi THYRENE,
    ask ko lang sna, dati akong ofw, wla akong license d2 sa phil, then nkpag abroad ako at nkakuha ng drivers license abroad, but now, back to pinas nko at gs2 ko sna mag apply ng drvers license d2, tanong ko mag-apply ba ako ng student license or pwde ko ipalit ung license id frm abroad d2 sa pinas?

  9. SUGGESTION PLS!!!!!!!! 😉

    if i am here in Pasay Libertad anung LTO ang pinakamalapit sakin para kumuha ng lic.?


  10. My mother never use to work when she was young, does she need to have a TIN #? if she must, can the BIR issue her even she wasn’t able to work before. thanks!

  11. paano po kung merong complications sa BIRTH CERTIFICATE KO? wla po kasing middle initial..iko-consider prin po b un??

  12. dapat po bang marunong na pag kukuha nang Student’s Permit??..magpapa.enrol po sana ako sa isang driving school tapos one of the requirements ay ang Student’s Permit.. pano po yan???

  13. hndi na po ba pwede gawan ng paraan yun? pag 15 ka palang bawal pa tlga kumuha ng student license? kasi nman marunong na talaga ako magdrive… PLEASE REPLY ASAP

  14. i am already 43 yrs old, and dont have any license, student nor non pro, pwede ko po bng ikuha ang anak ko ng students license, she’s only 13 yrs old. thanks

  15. Pa help, May students Permit nako tapos ilang months pa para maging non pro po.Pwede po ba makakuha sa ibang licensing center ng nonpro instead don sa kinuhanan ko ng SP.kasi lumipat na kasi ako ng tirahan.slamat po

  16. Tanong lang
    Di na kasi ako nag aaral eh, pano pag wala akong ID or Student ID at 18 na ako kukuha pa rin ba ako ng student license o pwede na ko sa professional license? kahit walang student? Motor nga pala akin. salamat.

  17. hindi po pwede nyung anak niyo, pero pwede po kayo, kuha nalang muna kayo student permit, then after few months, pwede na kumuha ng non-pro or pro. Pero mga 6 mos po yata before ka pwede kumuha ng pro. compare sa non-pro, 3 mos lang

  18. PWEdE po ba ung certificate of birth na galing lng sa munisipyo??sa pag kuha ng student permit,,,,wala pa po kasi ako nunh galing sa nso eh

  19. Tanong ko lang po pede na po ba ko kumuha ng pro lisence meron po kc ako dati student lisence eh nawala ko po nakarecord parin po ba sa LTO yun kc di ko na po nasikaso simula ng mag abroad ako. Salamat po. Asap

  20. sr ano po ang requirments pra sa mga student license? at ilan taon po pwedeng kumuhA ng non-pro? im 16 na po tnx 🙂

  21. fyi…a student permit is used or permit para mag aral ng pag ddrive… kelangan accompanied kayo ng isang licensed driver (pro or non pro holder). then if you wished to apply for non pro after a month is pwede na as long as you’re 17 years old… if Prof., after five months and 18 years of age…tnx…

  22. nag exam po yung anak ko last aug.nung umuwi po sya jan pero bagsak po sya.yung student po nya last may 2012,hanggang kelan po ba validity ng lisensya nya kung mag eexam po ulit sya?

  23. Pano po kng ung parents nsa ibang bnsa? Pano po un #1 letter a. Ng req.?:) and 18 na po aq pwede po ba na aq na lng pmnta sa lto kht wla ng ksama?

  24. Pano po kng ung parents nsa ibang bnsa? Pano po un #1 letter a. Ng req.?:) and 18 na po aq pwede po ba na aq na lng pmnta sa lto kht wla ng ksama.?

  25. kapag po ba nawala yung student permit kelangan pa po ng affidavit of loss or kuha na lang ulit ng bagong student permit?

  26. @People asking about getting permits for those below 16:
    Knowing how to drive is different from being mature enough to drive. There’s a reason for the age restriction. We already have enough immature drivers as it is. I’m not saying you are immature, but most 16 year old’s below are. Also, please read. It says above plainly the requirements. If you don’t like it, go to LTO and complain.
    @People asking about the TIN:
    I’ve read somewhere that it’s only a requirement if you are employed. However, this being LTO, I recommend getting a TIN even if you are not employed. I don’t remember the steps involved, but you can get one from BIR even if you are not employed. Make sure to keep a record of your TIN as this will be your TIN for life.
    @thyrene Can’t you have a threaded comments plug-in?
    @I’m just ranting:
    I would like to confirm if this is true, but LTO site is defaced. If a SP holder cannot drive with a NP holder, then it’s ridiculous. The only difference with NP and P is that P’s are allowed to drive PUVs or work type vehicles like a delivery truck. There’s no difference other than that. Most of the time PUVs are the bad drivers.

  27. Goodafternoon Ms. Thyrene, ask ko po sana if the frist step to get a license is the student permit. I need to renew po kasi sana my passport and am so confused what are those Supporting Documents i can bring. Since i don’t have any of those Acceptable ID’s. Thank you. Hope to hear from you soon..

  28. Hi! 🙂 I’d just like to ask if okay lang na passport lang yung proof of identity ko to get a student permit. I’m 19y/o, btw. And what time nag oopen ang LTO? Thank you so much! 🙂

  29. sa monday po may 20,2013 kukuha po ako ng SP anu po ang mga kailangan kong dalhing reQ. 20years old na po ako ..

  30. Hello, I would like to ask kung pwede mag apply ng student’s permit sa kahit anong licensing center? Thank you.

  31. Hi Thyrene,

    Just read your personal profile. Sorry for your pain- in time you will heal and be happy again. You seem to have the answers and are very smart- most are not like you. You should find someone like yourself who is able to communicate and not hold everything inside. Your past relationship was a great learning experience- try to learn from the past and hold on to all the good memories.

    God Bless, Jason 


  32. Hello , magkano po lahat ng fees sa pagkuha ng student permit ?
    kase po kukuha po ang asawa co na student permit this week.

  33. Hi miss ask lng sana ako may SP na po ako nakuha ko last jan 2014 po ako ng.apply pwede na po ba ako mag apply ng non prof baka kasi may expiration yong SP ko…thanks


  34. Hi! Ask KO LNG po..1 year po b tlga ang expiration ng student permit? Meron po b way PRA maging 2-3moths LNG and expiration nya at makapa apply agad ng non pro or pro license? Need KO po ksi dto sa abroad at PRA mkpag drive..please po pakisagot LNG po…maraming salamat

  35. pano po kung dalawang beses nko nkakuha ng student permit..then matagal ko n po di nrerenew…pwede pa po b ako kumuha uli ng student o renew nlng po?o diko na po kailangan kumuha uli ng student permit?pkisagot nman po..

  36. Kung expire na po nyung student license niyo, need niyo po ulit kumuha ng bago, saka hindi safe mag drive kung wala kang official license, unless my kasama ka na prof. license holder.

  37. Hindi po pwedeng mag drive ang SP, dapat may ka-angkas or kasama kang my pro license. Kung di ka mahuhuli okay lang, pero pag nahuli or may nanita sayo, my violation ka na agad.

  38. makakapag drive ba ako ng car within our area kahit student lang meron ako? example nakatira ako along comm. ave tapos punta akong quezon ave. okay lang ba yun ?

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