In accordance with Land Transportation Office (LTO) Administrative Order No. RIB-2008-011 Series of 2007, it is now possible for Filipinos abroad who hold an authentic Philippine driver’s license to renew their expired license through their authorized representative in the Philippines.
The following documents must be presented by the authorized representative of the applicant to LTO:
- Original driver’s license and receipt (plus one photocopy of each);
- Photocopy of Philippine passport (first page, visa page and pages showing departure from the Philippines and last arrival overseas);
- Special Power of Attorney (SPA) from the licensee to the LTO requesting the renewal and authorizing a representative to renew the license on his / her behalf. The SPA must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General (please refer to Authentication procedures and requirements in the list of Consular Services).
Applicants within the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila may apply for renewal at the License Section of the Central Office of the LTO in Quezon City.
Representatives who are outside of NCR may apply at the LTO field office of their choice.
NOTE: only an OFFICIAL RECEIPT will be issued by the LTO to those who apply for extensions on their driver’s license through a representative. A new ID-card can only be issued upon the arrival of the applicant at the LTO in the Philippines and compliance with all requirements for license renewal, including the biometrics capture, medical, vision and drug test.