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Philippines - Convert or Exchange Foreign Driver License

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  1. Apply for the procedure at any licensing center / District office that process drivers license application. Go to the customer service counter and obtain a checklist of requirements and a drivers license application form. You may also download one by clicking on the link provided under 'Documents to Use' section. You can complete the form at home to save you some time when you come in to the office.
  2. When you are at the licensing office, get a queue number and wait for your number to be called.
  3. Once called go to the evaluator counter and submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
  4. When your name is called, go to where your photo and signature will be taken.
  5. Proceed to the cashier to pay the application fee.
  6. After paying go to the examination room for the lecture and written exam.
  7. After passing the written exam, wait for your name to be called for the practical exam.
  8. When you have passed the practical exam, go to the Cashier when your name is called for payment of necessary fees and obtain an official receipt (OR).
  9. At the releasing counter, wait for your name to be called and present the OR and claim the card type license.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Original and photocopy of valid foreign license. If the foreign drivers license is not in English, the applicant should submit an official English translation from the local embassy of the issuing country.
  • Original copy of valid passport showing the latest date of arrival in the Philippines of the foreign applicant.
  • Original and machine copy of valid visa or alien certificate of registration (ACR) if the foreign applicant temporarily resides in the Philippines.
  • Original copy of medical certificate with official receipt issued by an LTO accredited or government Physician.
  • Negative drug test result issued by DOH accredited drug testing center or government hospitals
  • Duly accomplished application for drivers license (ADL). [Download this form here]
  • Taxpayers Identification Number (TIN), if employed, (In compliance to Executive Order 98 & MC ACL-2009-1251)

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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Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


Valid Foreign License(No Examination):

  • Application Fee: P100.00
  • Computer Fee: P67.63 + 167.63
  • License Fee: P350.00
  • Conversion Fee: P100.00
  • Application Fee: P100.00
  • Computer Fee: P67.63 + P617.63

Expired Foreign License:

  • License Fee: P350.00
  • Conversion Fee: P100.00
  • Application Fee: P100.00
  • Computer Fee: P67.63 + P517.63


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

Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Apply for the procedure at any licensing center / District office that process drivers license application.

Note: If Foreign License being exchanged has already expired, applicant must take and pass written and practical examinations.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Following is a procedure on how you can convert or exchange your foreign driver's license for a local one.

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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