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Philippines - Apply for Driver License with Additional Restriction (ARC 1 Motorcycle Driver License)

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For Non-Professional and Professional

  1. Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a Drivers License Application Form. (This form is available for download. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.) Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called.
  2. When your number is called, proceed to evaluator counter and submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
  3. Proceed to the Photo taking /Signature Area to have your picture and signature taken when your name is called.
  4. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called to pay the application fee.
  5. Wait for your name to be called for the practical exam.
  6. After passing the practical examination, proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for payment of necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt.
  7. Proceed to the Releasing Counter, present the Official Receipt and claim the Card type License.

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Required Documents[edit]

For Non-Professional and Professional

  1. Drivers License
  2. Duly accomplished Application Form (ADL).
  3. Negative drug test result (from a DOH accredited drug testing center & Government Hospital).
  4. Must have passed the practical examination.
  5. Medical Certificate (from LTO accredited or Government physician & Government Hospitals), if due for renewal.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

LTO Central Office
East Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 8922 9061 to 63

Agency Directory

Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Holders of Non-Professional or Professional Driver License


Valid Non-Professional/Professional:

  • Application Fee: 100.00
  • Computer Fee: 67.63
  • TOTAL: 167.63

Valid Non-Professional/Professional - Due for Renewal:

  • Application Fee: 100.00
  • Computer Fee: 67.63
  • TOTAL: 167.63

Valid Non-Professional/Professional:

  • Replacement Fee: 225.00
  • Additional Restriction Code: 100.00
  • Computer Fee: 67.63
  • TOTAL: 392.63

Valid Non-Professional/Professional - Due for Renewal:

  • Replacement Fee: (Renewal Prof.): 350.00
  • Additional Restriction Code: 100.00
  • Computer Fee: 67.63
  • TOTAL: 517.63


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Forms are available for download from LTO's website - link

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.  

Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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  • An applicant must both pass the LTO Written Exam and Driving Exam before being granted with a Non-Professional / Professional driver's license. If the applicant fails the tests, the applicant should wait for another month before being able to take the tests again.
  • An applicant can apply for a Non-Professional Drivers License to your nearest Licensing Center/ District office with Driving License transactions.
  • An applicant can download for the official LTO Application for Drivers License (ADL) Form to their website:
  • The window names/titles in a licensing office may differ from branches. Do not be confused. Just follow their instructions.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Present Address
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Birth Date
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Type
  • Telephone / Cell phone Number
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Birth Place
  • Father and Mothers Name
  • Spouse Name
  • Employers Business Name and Telephone Number
  • Employers Business Address

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Need for the Document[edit]

When applying for a driver license, there is a restriction code to be followed in order to drive a specific type of vehicle. Motorcycle is under the restriction code, ARC 1.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Land Transportation Office (LTO) website:

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