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cookie47

Hi All.

 

Not a happy camper.

Went to Daanbantayan last week.

Tried to do a licence conversion @Medilin.

SORRY OFF LINE TODAY..

 

So

 

Had to go JMall today with my wife to pick up her "new" NBI clearance. She went last week on her own but got a "hit", so today we returned with no issues. Took about 2 mins to pick up.

Now.Want to get PH drivers license..

 

This was my first time at Jmall.

I saw LTO.. AHHHH GOOD.

Spoke to guard, Got Told to go to senior line counter. Wife does the talking.....

 

Got papers, told lady i wanted to do a conversation.

Wife spoke to officer, gave passport and Aussie driver's license.

Got told to see "senior" office lady at end desk.

Looked at passport and was told that.....

I need to have MORE than 12 months of "Visa" validation to be able to apply. As i have been in the Philippines for more than 3 months (just) my VISA (which is in fact a Balakbayan privilege) I can't avail a drivers license.

 

So i said How do i drive.

 

I've exceeded the 90 days available on an overseas license.

And i cant get a Philippines licence as i don't have 12 months validity REMAINING on. my Balakbayan Privilege.

 

She said "wait for it"

 

YOU CANT APPLY AND YOU CAN'T DRIVE...

 

What i have to do is next year when we do a Balakbayan run, WITHIN one month of returning to PH i then "apparently" can apply as they will give me one month "grace" to do so.

 

I'm not making this up boys and girls.

 

She showed us a document that spelled this out.

 

So based on the above if anyone is arriving on a Balakbayan privilege and intends to stay longer than 90 days, AND wants a PH license,,, get your PH license ASAP..

 

So back to the drawing board. (and taxis)..... Im slightly p1ssed. Off

 

The senior lady who i might add was so helpfull and patient said that she could not bypass this rule as auditing was now prevalent..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Try read this thread again, was started by you

the 1 year visa rule should not have come as a surprise to you

https://www.livingincebuforums.com/topic/110191-acr-id-card/?tab=comments#comment-1500175

 

Take the link I provided  there 

 

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cookie47
Try read this thread again, was started by you
the 1 year visa rule should not have come as a surprise to you
https://www.livingincebuforums.com/topic/110191-acr-id-card/?tab=comments#comment-1500175
 

Not sure where the relevance of that thread relates to a drivers licence as the subject at the time was about an ACR card.

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Check again  take the link I provided in that thread

 

plus this from your thread:

Posted September 5

  On 9/5/2018 at 3:39 AM, Enuff said:

To get a drivers license I think you need to be here a month and prove you are staying for at least 6 months with a visa. I would think you got that covered.

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it is 1 year 

 

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cookie47

Ok i get your point, i probably missed that thread reply from Enuff.

So it seems all is lost in myself obtaining a drivers license for the next 9 months or so.... Is that what your Saying. Which Is in fact the same info i got today....

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9 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Ok i get your point, i probably missed that thread reply from Enuff.

So it seems all is lost in myself obtaining a drivers license for the next 9 months or so.... Is that what your Saying. Which Is in fact the same info i got today....

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YES

it is a few years ago that they made that rule

There could be another problem, that was mentioned to you at LTO

As far as I know you will need an ACR-I card

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Try another LTO office, as you may get a completely different answer and be able to convert your licence. Its worth a try.  

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YES
it is a few years ago that the made that rule
There could be another problem, that was mentioned to you at LTO
As far as I know you will need an ACR-I card
NO, "mention" of an ACR Card needed and if there was as I'm on a Balakbayan privilege i would have to go to Manila to obtain one.. Already asked that question...





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Just now, maximian said:

Try another LTO office, as you may get a completely different answer and be able to convert your licence. Its worth a try.  

Do not try the region 7 LTO main office at N Bacalso Ave,  will be same answer there 

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cookie47
Try another LTO office, as you may get a completely different answer and be able to convert your licence. Its worth a try.  
Yes a good idea thanks, I'm not one to buck the system but at times one has to do what one had to do..

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If its really important to you ..

Read Lamoes thread on how he got a drivers licence.
You,ll need to forgo your balikbayan privilege, ( if thats possible) and apply for 2 back to back 6 month tourist visas.

Or convert to a 13a ..married to filipina visa ,

Or wifey n you do a nice quick trip to the cheapest possible overseas destination,and start balikbayan all over again .


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1 hour ago, maximian said:

Try another LTO office, as you may get a completely different answer and be able to convert your licence. Its worth a try.  

Yep.

It's like opening a bank account here or buying antibiotics without a prescription.

Just go to the next place and ask.

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RogerDat

If you get stopped, just tell enforcer you just got here last month. When was the last time any members have been stopped without a violation?

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Just now, RogerDat said:

If you get stopped, just tell enforcer you just got here last month. When was the last time any members have been stopped without a violation?

What will you do if involved in an accident  ??

could easy happen when used to drive in the left of the street

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