on renewing your car's registration

On Renewing Your Car’s Registration

Is your car’s registration due for renewal? Whether an SUV or a sedan, you should always make sure that your car’s registration is updated through the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

While doing this may seem tedious for others, there are those who manage to renew their cars without a headache. Baka naman nagbayad sila ng fixer para maging mabilis ang pag-renew ng rehistro ng sasakyan nila? Nope, they did their homework and prepared all the necessary documents for a hassle-free transaction with the LTO. And nope, dealing with fixers is illegal so, you should never consider doing it. 

Because we at GoBear care about you, we’ve compiled a simple guide on how you can renew your car’s registration in no time.

Secure the following documents in a plastic envelope:

  • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt (OR) of payment
  • Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover (COC)
  • Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
  • Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC)
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number

Take note of your schedule which will depend on your plate number.

Plate Number’s Last Digit

Month

1

January

2

February

3

March

4

April

5

May

6

June

7

July

8

August

9

September

0

October

Meanwhile, the second to the last digit of your plate number corresponds to the weekly deadline of your car registration renewal.

Plate Number’s Second to the Last Digit

Week

1, 2, 3

1st to the 7th working day

4, 5, 6

8th to the 14th working day

7, 8

15th to the 21st working day

9, 0

22nd to the last working day

Source: www.lto.gov.ph 

Prepare these fees before heading to any LTO extension office*:

  • Renewal fee: ₱400/category
  • Stickers: ₱50 each
  • Regular plate: ₱450

*Make sure to arrive at the LTO office before 8 am to avoid long lines.

What to do next?

Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents for evaluation and computation of fees. Then, your car will be inspected, so make sure you know where the chassis numbers are located. This will make things easier and faster for the inspector as he moves along the process.

Upon paying all the necessary fees, you can head over to the Releasing Counter and wait for your name to be called for the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other documents.

Congratulations! Your car’s registration is now updated. Don’t forget to consider getting your prized possession some protection (and we’re talking about comprehensive insurance coverage) in case the worst happens. 

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