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hello everyone! i have a question regarding the drivers licence in phil. I live in Norway, and i thought it would be usefull to have a filipino drivers licence. OFcource i have a norwegain one, but how do i apply for it? thanks for good information!

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hello everyone! i have a question regarding the drivers licence in phil. I live in Norway, and i thought it would be usefull to have a filipino drivers licence. OFcource i have a norwegain one, but how do i apply for it? thanks for good information!

 

I was wondering the same thing. I have a US license. Is it legal to drive in the Fils with a US license as a tourist? Does one need a Filipino license after a period of time?

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hello everyone! i have a question regarding the drivers licence in phil. I live in Norway, and i thought it would be usefull to have a filipino drivers licence. OFcource i have a norwegain one, but how do i apply for it? thanks for good information!

I got an International Driving Licence before I came here to live in Cebu by appying to the local motoring organisation

in Australia - RACV. I believe you can do the same thing in your country of residence. It only cost a few dolars but

it was, IMO, a complete waste of money. I have never needed it and could have driven on my ordinary Australian

Licence for up to 3 months. If you want to continue driving after that, it is very easy to get a Philippines Licence.

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I got an International Driving Licence before I came here to live in Cebu by appying to the local motoring organisation

in Australia - RACV. I believe you can do the same thing in your country of residence. It only cost a few dolars but

it was, IMO, a complete waste of money. I have never needed it and could have driven on my ordinary Australian

Licence for up to 3 months. If you want to continue driving after that, it is very easy to get a Philippines Licence.

 

A tourist can legally drive in the Philippines using a valid drivers license from another country for a period of 90 days. Then he/she can take their valid license to LTO and get a Philippine license. You don't have to surrender your foriegn countries license, just have it to show them

 

An international drivers licens is generally not worth the paper (or plastic) it is printed on. You must still possess a valid license from somewhere. The only purpose of the international drivers license is to translate your foriegn license into English.

 

The auto clubs that sell these worthless documents do not want you to know that though.

 

Larry in Dumaguete

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A tourist can legally drive in the Philippines using a valid drivers license from another country for a period of 90 days. Then he/she can take their valid license to LTO and get a Philippine license. You don't have to surrender your foriegn countries license, just have it to show them

 

An international drivers licens is generally not worth the paper (or plastic) it is printed on. You must still possess a valid license from somewhere. The only purpose of the international drivers license is to translate your foriegn license into English.

 

The auto clubs that sell these worthless documents do not want you to know that though.

 

Larry in Dumaguete

 

 

Your car insurance may NOT be valid if you do not have a Drivers licence from the Philippines.

 

Even if your insurance agent tells you are insured... when it comes time to process a claim... you will find out you may not be insured with out a Filipino Drivers Licence.

 

( I found out this after I got into an accident and filed a claim )

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The auto clubs that sell these worthless documents do not want you to know that though.

 

They are worth the paper they are printed on IF you get them from the proper authority. The problem is that many comapnies try to sell fake ones. The UN agreement that forms the basis for international driver's licenses leaves the matter of endorsing licenses up to the individual countries. The US State Department has given authority to two Auto Clubs in the US to issue international driver's licenses that are valid internationally.

 

What does that mean? If you have a US driver's license and you are not getting it from AAA or United Auto Club(or whatever the name is) then it's not worth the paper it's printed on. In fact, using a fraudulent IDL could get you tossed in jail.

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They are worth the paper they are printed on IF you get them from the proper authority. The problem is that many comapnies try to sell fake ones. The UN agreement that forms the basis for international driver's licenses leaves the matter of endorsing licenses up to the individual countries. The US State Department has given authority to two Auto Clubs in the US to issue international driver's licenses that are valid internationally.

 

What does that mean? If you have a US driver's license and you are not getting it from AAA or United Auto Club(or whatever the name is) then it's not worth the paper it's printed on. In fact, using a fraudulent IDL could get you tossed in jail.

 

 

An international drivers license, no matter the issuing agent, is only good for translating your current country's valid license. It is NOT a licanse to drive, it is a language translation card.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit

 

Larry in Dumaguete

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I suggest you don't rely too much on Wikepedia but check out http://www.geocities.com/bkkriders/law/unc/road1949.html - Article 24 subsection 2, which says that "A Contracting State may however require that any driver admitted to its territory shall carry an international driving permit conforming to the model contained in Annex 10, especially in the case of a driver coming from a country where a domestic driving permit is not required or where the domestic permit issued to him does not conform to the model contained in Annex 9."

As I stated in my earlier post, my International Driving Permit was a waste of money as I have never needed it in Cebu, but it is incorrect to say that they are simply "translations" in all cases.

The only time it was useful was when a Citom wanted to confiscate my license for a minor infringement - I could have given him my Australian, British or Filipino license but offered instead my International License - he couldn't be bothered with it.

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