I’m glad that I was done with an easy LTO Student Permit Application at LTO Imus, Cavite District office. I find an urgency to seek for my own driver’s license so that I could drive in case of emergency. We are living in Cavite. Unlike in Metro Manila where you can easily hire a taxi when there is an emergency, here mostly tricycle is in demand. Applying for an LTO student permit is the first step so that I can legally practice my driving skills on the road. A student permit is the prerequisite document when one applies for a driver’s license.
So, How to apply for a student permit? When applying for a student permit, applicant’s must be at least 16 years old (Applicants not yet 18 years old need a parent’s or guardian’s written consent with a photocopy of an ID card as proof of identity. If parent or guardian is not present, the written consent must be notarized.), physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle, and able to read and write in Filipino or English.
- Original and photocopy of birth certificate**
- If employed, Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
- A filled out application for driver’s license (ADL)
- Joint affidavit of two disinterested persons who know the applicant and who can attest to his/her age and identity accompanied by non-availability of record from NSO or local civil registry office.
- Any legal document to prove his age and identity (e.g. GSIS, SSS, Passport or any government issued ID.)
For the easy student permit application, I suggest you download first the driver’s license (ADL)/ student permit application form. Accomplish the LTO driver’s license form and prepare the necessary requirements before going to the LTO district office. It is best to arrived early in the morning at LTO office for your application. I’ve read that they do not have noon breaks.
From the procedures that I’ve read from the government website, I found the procedure from the LTO Imus district office an easy application. Here’s what I did:
Easy Student Permit Application
- Go to the customer service counter. Submit the accomplished driver’s license (ADL)/ student permit application form. From there, she evaluates the submitted required documents for completeness and authenticity. She told me to read a line about safety in driving in Filipino.
- When your number or name is called, go to where your photo and signature will be taken. At LTO Imus, Cavite District Office, instead of numbers, they just called out the names of the applicants.
- Go to the cashier to pay the fees and to obtain an official receipt (OR). I waited for my name to be called then pay.
- Proceed to the releasing counter with the OR and claim the student driver’s permit. Again, I waited for my name to be called for the releasing of my student permit.
Application Fees and charges as of 2015
- Student Permit (SP) Fee P150.00
Application Fee P100.00
Computer Fee P67.63
Although we are also near in Alabang, my husband told me that he read a review that the Land Transportaion Office (LTO) in Imus, Cavite district office have good feed backs. We went there at exactly 8:30 AM. He is right. The place is not that crowded. They have a good management. There are nearby government offices there such as the public attorney’s office (PAO), Imus City Jail, and LTO emission testing. It took us less that one and a half hour to complete the steps in student permit application. Finally, I was able to received my student permit ID posted in the photo above. That is the LTO Student Permit 2015. The student permit is valid for one year from the date of application.
My Student Permit Conditions:
- Wear Eye glasses
- Drive only with special equipment for upper limbs
- Drive only with special equipment for lower limbs
- Daylight driving only
- Accompanied by a person with normal hearing.
Through this post, I hope that I was able to help you on how to get an LTO student permit. Good luck on your Application!