Student License Fee And How To Apply For Student Permit

Student License Fee And How To Apply For Student Permit

May 14, 2021 0 By onroadtips

It requires a license for you to drive legally in the Philippines. However, before qualifying for a driver’s license, you must first apply for a student permit. If you have no idea the procedures to get this permit, this post will tell you everything you need to know, including the student license fee.

How to apply for Student Permit?

Students can apply for the permit through the LTO website.

  • Step 1: Using a computer or a mobile device, head to portal.lto.gov.ph and click on “Enroll as an individual.”
  • Step 2: Set up an LTO online appointment for a student permit at an LTO branch.
  • Step 3: Pay the required fees online.
Student License Fee
Student License Fee

Conditions for eligible applicants

  • A Filipino citizen must be 16 years or older, a foreign resident must be 18 years or older and have lived in the country for at least a year.
  • Sufficient physical and mental health for operating a vehicle.
  • Literate in English, Filipino, or an applicable local dialect.
  • Accomplished a 15-hour Theoretical Driving Course by the LTO.

Required documents for applicants

Applicants for the Student Permit must prepare the following documents:

  • A driver’s license application form downloaded from the LTO website and filled in
  • A medical certificate issued by a registered physician or LTO-accredited medical clinic
  • An original copy and photocopy of the birth certificate
  • A married woman needs to present a PSA-issued marriage certificate
  • An applicant at 16 years must preset their guardian’s or parental consent with an original copy and a photocopy of a valid government-issued ID with the parent’s or guardian’s signature
  • A foreigner must present additional documents including an original copy and photocopy of their passport with the entry date from at least one month ago while the visa duration must be one year or more from the application date. If the foreigner was born in the Philippines, they must present an original copy and a photocopy of their PSA-issued birth certificate
Get your student permit at an LTO branch
Get your student permit at an LTO branch

Students license fee

When you apply for a student permit, you have to pay the student license fee in Philippines. The total amount is about PHP 317.63, including PHP 150 of Student Permit fee, PHP 100 of application fee, and PHP 67.63 of computer fee.

The student license payment can be made online or at the LTO branch when you come there to complete the procedures.

How to get the Student Permit

Step 1: Take Theoretical Driving Course

First of all, you need to take the 15-hour theoretical driving course, which can be done at an LTO Drivers Education Center or an LTO-accredited driving school. However, a driving school will charge you some money for the course.

Please note that you have to take the course in person, not online anymore. It involves learning the traffic laws, driving etiquette, among other things.

Step 2: Submit the documents

Once you have completed the course, you can go to an LTO branch. Take your number and wait until you are called, then hand in all the documents we listed above.

An evaluator will assess your documents to see if you are qualified for the Student Permit. If everything’s good, your application will be encoded in the system and sent to the approving officer.

Step 3: Take the photo

If your application is approved, you will be called to take a photo as well as signature taking.

Step 4: Pay the fees

Pay the application fee and remember to take the receipt with you.

Step 5: Claim the Student Permit card

Head to the releasing counter, present the receipt, and take your card. The officer will also give you an LTO driving exam reviewer for the issuance of the license.

Step 6: Sign the release form

When you have got the Student Permit for a motnh, you can proceed and apply for the Non-Professional Driver’s License.

Student Permit vs Driver’s License

The Student Permit is issued to first-time drivers so they can learn and practice driving while being guided by a qualified licensed driver.

On the other hand, the Non-Professional license is issued to those who will drive an MV of 4,500 gross weight max while a professional license is issued to those who will drive larger, heavier vehicles.

Note that you should apply for a driver’s license before your Student Permit expires. The Student Permit will be valid for a year, and you can apply for a Non-professional or professional license one month after obtaining the Student Permit. Otherwise, you will be driving around without a license or a student permit, which is illegal in the Philippines.

All in all, we hope that through this Onroadtips post, you have understood everything you need to do to get a Student Permit and the student license fee you have to pay. It’s recommended that you bring change and the exact amount so you can complete the payment quickly, saving time for both you and the officer.