Following the approval of LTO's bid to extend driver's license validity to 5 years, the agency's next plan is to modernize their system via online transactions. Having online transactions possible would make it more efficient for drivers and car owners to transact with the agency said Edgar Galvante, LTO chief. Apart from being more efficient, Galvante said that the online services would also curb corruption through fixers.
“We are gearing towards online registration of driver’s license application and car registration. We need a credible IT to be able to enforce that,” Galvante emphasized.
Plans of online transactions have been around for awhile said Galvante, but the agency has only began turning it into reality as of late. Furthermore, he added that the 5 year license will become available by the end of the year.
Outside of the LTO, Transport Secretary Arthur P. Tugade has also expressed his support for online driver’s license application.
“Pinag-aaralan namin na sa hinaharap, kung wala kang violation, online na lang ang application ng lisensya,” said Tugade speaking before transport cooperative delegates and government officials at the 3rd National Congress for the Transport Cooperative Sector.
[We have been studying this for quite a while, and if a driver has no current violations, online application is the best way to go)
The LTO has yet to release a date or a timeline as to when online transactions will be available.