Easy Driver’s License Renewal

Today is my birthday! Yay! And one of the things I am very mindful of is the expiration of my driver’s license. Let me walk you through my hassle-free driver’s license renewal process.

But before anything else, here’s a back story…


I was planning to renew my license last week when I was in SM Megamall. Sadly, the LTO satellite office in Mega closed down a year ago. The mall guard told me the nearest would be in Robinson’s Galleria.

Yesterday morning, I headed to Robinson’s Galleria at around 10am, as I anticipate the long lines of people renewing their license. True enough, there were about 20 people in line when I got there at around 10:12am.

I fell in line to surrender my old license and get a copy of the application form when the LTO staff told me that I would not be able to get my license today. I was surprised and asked him again: “Ha? Hindi na same day?” To which he said: “Antayin mo tawagan ka namen, isulat mo cellphone mo (as he points on the form).”

I find it a bit odd for this satellite office to ask me to come back again just to claim my license. Imagine the hassle of going back and parking and all. So I decided to ditch the lines in Galleria and transferred to SM Hypermart Pasig.

Thank God I did what I did.

There were NO LINES in SM Hypermart. The crowd was so much more comfortable and it took me less than 40 minutes to renew my license. Below are the steps and fees paid in my license renewal:

Step 1: Write your name down on the registration sheet and surrender your old license to the LTO staff so he can give you an application form.

Step 2: Complete the form and submit to the LTO staff so he can give you a number. Pay Php200.00.

Step 3: Once your number is called, you are up for the eye exam and the staff will be there to check your weight. This process is done in 1-2 minutes.

Step 4: Wait to be called again for your picture taking and digital signature. Go back to the waiting area and wait for your name to be called again.

Step 5: Pay Php418.00 fee at the cashier and wait for license releasing.

That’s about it! Had I listened to that fishy LTO Galleria staff, I would have waited hours to finish my license renewal and even had to come back God-knows-when to claim it.

Anyway, I am just so happy to have successfully renewed my driver’s license in less than an hour. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

PS, Try not to come between lunch break, that’s 12nn-1pm.


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42 responses to “Easy Driver’s License Renewal”

  1. Aegeane Colmenar Brioso Avatar

    Oh sorry, I thought your name is Jilliane because your IG account is @jleanne85. >< Sorry Ms. Jirbie. :3 Anyways, Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your day and more to come. Wish you all the blessings and happiness you could have. Stay pretty and generous, <3 You are very blessed and lucky to have a very fast renewal of license. Mine takes more than an hour and we need to have fixer pa. ๐Ÿ™ I think your license would come after a week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hihi, Godbless and Happy Birthday! <3

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Thank you dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Eyz Abanilla Avatar

    Naisip ko tuloy pag may nag papa-new ng drivers license eh baka birthday din nila. Hehehe. Btw, I greeted you a Happy Birthday on twitter. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hello Eyz! Or maybe malapit na birthday nila. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your greeting ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. kim Avatar

    I wonder if this works too if you’re still going to apply for a license. ? That was one fast easy transaction! hirap talaga pag sa mall lagi ganyan, and usually low-quality ang service.

    Belated Happy Birthday!

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hi Kim! New applications should be at main LTO offices though ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Janine Avatar
    Janine

    Hi. Do you know what time the Hypermart branch opens? Thanks!

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Usually at 9am ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Shayne Avatar
    Shayne

    HI! pwede bang magrenew & at the same time change surname due to marriage) sa mga satellite lto branches sa malls?

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hello! For change in name I think you will have to go directly to an LTO branch and not just satellite branches.

  6. Jenny Reyes Avatar
    Jenny Reyes

    wow! thanks for the tip! gonna renew mine on January 5. Will try it there too!

  7. M Avatar
    M

    Hi, shouldn’t there be a drug test in the steps?

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      It was already removed thanks to senator sotto

      1. Brian Avatar
        Brian

        How about BIOMETRICS (FINGER PRINT SCAN)?

  8. Zea Avatar
    Zea

    Hi, I have a question. Is the old OR needed?

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar
  9. Mher Avatar
    Mher

    Open ba sila ng weekends like saturday if yes until wat time po kaya?

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      I think weekdays lang

  10. Brian Avatar
    Brian

    Ma’am wala na po ba drug testing and BIOMETRICS?

  11. albert azada Avatar
    albert azada

    pwede po b mgrenew s mall 4 years expired license?

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hello there. No I think you have to go to an LTO office for that

  12. Cha Avatar
    Cha

    Hi would you know if the satellite office in SM HyperMart Pasig is still open?

  13. Ariel Ruena Avatar
    Ariel Ruena

    Hi, my license also jus expired a couple of days ago, is it possible for me to have it renewed there as well..?

    Thanks.

  14. Udon Reyes Avatar
    Udon Reyes

    Hi can i have my license upgraded to pro at satellite offices (SM Pasig Hypermarket)? Thanks

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      I’m not so sure. I’d suggest go to the main LTO office in your city.

  15. Johmari Avatar

    Pano kapag nawala na o.r ng lisensya pwde bang lisensya nlng ibbigay?

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hello, I think yes pwede

  16. Ian Delgado (@Lokolokockrokro) Avatar

    Hi, pwede po ba kumuha ng student permit sa satellite office ng LTO? and did anyone know if pwede ko pa i renew ung student permit ko to non-pro khit expire na xa ng 1 year? thanks po

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      If expired na your student permit, you have to get another student permit and apply for non-pro after 1 month.

  17. Jeff Avatar
    Jeff

    Hi can i still renew my license at satellite offices (SM Pasig Hypermarket)? Sa Galleria LTO Office kasi eh medical na lang daw at hindi napo nakakakuha nung laminated ID.
    Thanks sa magreply….

  18. john Avatar
    john

    hello
    ask ko lng po ..
    kailangan ba ulit mag drive for the renewal of license ..
    pls answer

    thank you

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hello, no need for medical for renewal.

  19. john Avatar
    john

    hello good afternoon
    ask ko lng po
    kung saan ka nag pamedical for renewal of drivers license?

  20. Joy Avatar
    Joy

    San po un SM Hypermart Pasig? Anung malapit na landmark?

  21. wilmer covita Avatar
    wilmer covita

    Hi is there a penalty if i renew my liscence after 2 days it was expired? Tnx

  22. Ferdinand Avatar
    Ferdinand

    Kailangan pb ng tin number for renewal ng professional driver license

  23. Darkwing Duck Avatar
    Darkwing Duck

    Thanks for this.

  24. Darkwing Duck Avatar
    Darkwing Duck

    Turns out, there’s no more LTO here.

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