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Residency Requirements to Convert US Drivers License

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Woolf

If you have nothing else to do, you can read this

 

REPUBLIC ACT No. 4136

 

AN ACT TO COMPILE THE LAWS RELATIVE TO LAND TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC RULES

 

http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra1964/ra_4136_1964.html

 

and maybe this

TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AND CHARGES

http://www.lto.gov.ph/index.php/services/drivers-licensing/82-fines-penalties-for-traffic-and-administrative-violations

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storybrook

 

 

How do you spell frustration? LTO

 

This made me laugh and remember why I don't have a Honda Wave 125 anymore and choose to use Public transportation.  Actually I walk almost everywhere I go, a Tricycle is about the most Public transportation I use anymore.  I find I no longer have to spell frustration at all anymore.  

 

The police can't stop me and take my licence and then refuse to give it back until I pay them the bribe anymore, they can't put up their little check points and stop me there demanding bribes from me anymore, I don't have any problems with the LTO anymore because I don't have a licence - don't drive anything.  I'm just the passenger now.  If I really need a car like to make a trip, I just rent the van for the day and be done with it.

 

No maintenance of a vehicle of any kind, no more being ripped off by anyone…No stress – no LTO – no flat tires – no repairs – no check points – no cops demanding bribes – just the freedom to go anywhere I want with someone else doing the driving.  It’s the only way to live here with no stress.  Works for me!

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Dafey

So...my wife and I stopped in the LTO today and she enquired about liscences for us..

Since she is dual citizenship they said no prob and she could start the process. However they said I had to be in in the Philippines 1 year before I could apply. This didn't sound right but wondering if things have changed...this thread is sfrom 2014.

 

Also, do I need to surrender my US liscence to obtain a local liscence?

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Woolf

Do not ask to get a philippine license

 

ask to have your license converted

 

that  is, they will issue a philippines license based on your license

you keep your license

 

no writen test

no driving test

 

If your license is not in english, then you need to have it translated at your embassy or consulate

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Davaoeno

 

 

Also, do I need to surrender my US liscence to obtain a local liscence?

 

 

no

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Salty Dog

So...my wife and I stopped in the LTO today and she enquired about liscences for us..

Since she is dual citizenship they said no prob and she could start the process. However they said I had to be in in the Philippines 1 year before I could apply. This didn't sound right but wondering if things have changed...this thread is sfrom 2014.

 

Also, do I need to surrender my US liscence to obtain a local liscence?

 

Welcome to the Philippines.... :yahoo:

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Woolf

I was at the Robinson where LTO is in talisay

 

I asked about the drug test        It is still done in region 7  (cebu island area)

 

there is a big sign on the door "No Plastic"

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bargeman

Well, I got my UK license converted in February this year in Carcar LTO and I had been here for 4 weeks at the time. I call BS on the 5 months as you are only allowed to drive for a maximum of 90 days on a foreign license

Likewise.

I got mine originally converted in LTO Mandaue in less than 3 hours, including drug test etc.several years ago.

Recently renewed in LTO SM.

Never a problem.

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hitman

The most honest, and best LTO location to deal with, that I ever found in the Philippines anyway, was on Siquijor. I kid you not, they had signs outside showing the penalties for anyone trying to "fix" licenses for others, for a fee. They ONLY charged me what they were supposed to, AND gave me the official, printed receipt showing what I was required to pay.

 

If you want to deal with an honest LTO, definitely go to Siquijor to renew your license.

Also include LTO Baguio as being honest and efficient ...

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Woolf
 

 

So...my wife and I stopped in the LTO today and she enquired about liscences for us..

 

LTO where ?

at what location ??

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Dafey

SM Cebu City was where we went. Will try again today.

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Woolf

LTO at SM City do not do conversions they do renew ONLY

that could be why the insufficient answer

 

I have very often found that if you ask a filipino a question

they will try to answer (answer may be wrong), BUT they will not tell you other options

probably because they do not know

 

 

here are the 4 LTO offices that will do conversions

 

Talisay:  http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=10.260206&lon=123.830423&z=20&m=b

 

Cebu City:  http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=10.298121&lon=123.892692&z=20&m=b

 

Mandaue:   http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=10.323229&lon=123.946300&z=20&m=b

 

Lapu Lapu:  http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=10.316935&lon=123.964400&z=19&m=b

 

 

Unfortunately the LTO web site is down

and so is the immigration web site

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Woolf

 

 

So...my wife and I stopped in the LTO today and she enquired about liscences for us..

Since she is dual citizenship they said no prob and she could start the process. However they said I had to be in in the Philippines 1 year before I could apply. This didn't sound right but wondering if things have changed...this thread is sfrom 2014.

 

Also, do I need to surrender my US liscence to obtain a local liscence?

 

As far as I remember that is incorrect

 

You have to show that you will stay in the philippines at least 1 year after you apply

 

grr  the LTO site is down

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Davaoeno

 

 

grr  the LTO site is down

 

 

man, that's got to hurt !!!

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Steve and Myrlita
here are the 4 LTO offices that will do conversions Talisay: http://wikimapia.org...830423&z=20&m=b

Add #5 Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

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rrider
On 3/18/2016 at 5:08 AM, Woolf said:

You have to show that you will stay in the philippines at least 1 year after you apply

Actually this has changed, you now only need to show you be in the country for six months.

On 3/17/2016 at 7:21 PM, Woolf said:

here are the 4 LTO offices that will do conversions

 

Is CarCar on that list? 

 

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Woolf
1 hour ago, rrider said:

Actually this has changed, you now only need to show you be in the country for six months.

Is CarCar on that list? 

 

Yes it is now 6 months

I do not remember what LTO offices was on the list, but I guess that any LTO office that do driver licenses can do it

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SkyMan

I believe they can do it at Seaside which seems to be the most lenient on the residency requirement.

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