Motorists living in Metro Manila, Laguna, and Region 3 can now visit their nearest Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the renewal of their driver’s license or motor vehicle registration. Starting today, June 3, offices of the LTO in the National Capital Region (NCR), Laguna, and in Region 3 are now open to customers.

Following the public advisory issued last month, the LTO wishes to remind everyone who will renew their license/permit or vehicle registrations must follow strict health and sanitary protocols. These include:

1. The mandatory wearing of face masks

2. Observation of Physical/Social Distancing at all times, and that

3. Transactions of persons below 21 years old, those who are 60 years old and above, and pregnant women shall only be allowed once Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) has been lifted, consistent with Executive Order No. 112, series of 2020

Apart from these, the LTO also reminds NCR motorists with expired licenses that they have until July 31 to have them renewed. According to the guidelines issued by the LTO released last May 11, “the validity of renewal registration of motor vehicles which expired on 01 March 2020 and until the date of work resumption shall be automatically extended for sixty (60) calendar days from such work resumption”. There’s also a separate guide for motorists that shows when can they renew their MV registrations. Like the expired licenses, expired vehicle registrations are also valid until July 31.

Lastly, the LTO offices in NCR will only accept walk-in applicants/renewals until June 8, 2020. The agency is encouraging motorists to make an online appointment first before heading out to the nearest renewal center. Failure to do so will most likely result in waiting in a long queue as many could flock to LTO offices.