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Converting my international driving licence into a filipino - requirements?

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Woolf

Just a note....when you fill out the app check off car MT and motorcycle.  It doesn't matter if you previously had a motorcycle certification.  Even if you never plan to ride a bike it's a good idea to have it.

 

I am pretty sure that they will not allow that any more

 

At some time they would only give you on of the two  even if you already had both  car and bike

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thebob

Just a note....when you fill out the app check off car MT and motorcycle.  It doesn't matter if you previously had a motorcycle certification.  Even if you never plan to ride a bike it's a good idea to have it.

 

I think there is some strange rule that they can't give you 2 categories the same day, so you have to come back the next day for one of them. It might be worth having a category added to your temporary.

 

It's because testing for categories can only be done by signing up in the morning and waiting until the afternoon for the licence to be issued.

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AussieLex

 

 

I am pretty sure that they will not allow that any more

 

For sure Lawaan requires documented proof before they issue either licence class. The up side is they gave me both classes at the same time. 

 

Remember we each might have different experiences depending on the office we visit, the staff actually providing service at that time and the time of day and day of the week it is... 

 

The boss man here where I live went to pay his car registration the other day and it took him literally hours ... where on my last visit to do a licence conversion it was just over an hour for everything including the medical. 

 

My advice is avoid monday and friday and also arrive early when staff is fresh, (well as fresh as they can be) for the day ahead.

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AussieLex

No testing required for the conversion of a foreign drivers licence to a Filipino licence, its just a matter of doing the paper work. I received both my car and motorcycle endorsements at the same time.

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Woolf

Well there is a new head of LTO, the old one got fired , she was seen gaming in a casino, that is not allowed for government employees 

 

so things may have changed

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Haxton

Where do you live?

Sorry, i have forgotten to add this - Im living in cebu city nearby the IT park.

Forgot to mention that you can use your license here for 90 days

 

bring a copy of the id page + the page with your latest entry stamp  (passport)

 

how much is it to convert my driverlicence to a filipino... kind of a hazzle that I need to convert it again every 3 months, but what can you do...

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Haxton

The international license is only worth the paper it is written on

it is only a translation of your real license

If your real license is not in english

you will need a translation from consular service or embassy

 

Spicy question:

What would be the consequences if I would be stopped while drinving my car, would be then asked to show my licence and would only show my international one and play clueless?

Does anyone know the answer for this question?

Just in order to be able to reevaluate if the hazzle is worth it...

 

 

also @insurance: someone said that an insurance is already included at the registration.

But when ihave been bought the car from the owner before, we both have been in a bureau of a lawyer who made the paperwork for us...

and he saud that there is no insurance and I need to make on cause it is a duty here in PH.

At the beginning he wanted to be the "middleman"...

 

 

Lol, what a hazzle.

Indeed my licence is in German and not in English.

Jeez.

So i guess I need at first a translation from the consular service  - where can I find this place?

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Woolf

In philippines you keep your license  so you will have 2

 

it is a philippine license based on your license now

 

 

 

 

 

The translation of your old license at consular service will probably cost you more than the license

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Woolf

When you buy a car make sure that you get the OR and the CR

 

OR = orriginal receipt              the receipt for the last registration, here cars have to go for registration every year , cars can not be registered without an insurence

CR= Certificate of registration

 

 

what kind of car did you get ??

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Woolf

I found this

 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoversicherung

Autoversicherung
Unter einer Autoversicherung werden umgangssprachlich verschiedene Versicherungen aus dem Umfeld eines Personenkraftwagen verstanden. Neben der Versicherung von Personenkraftwagen existieren weitere Versicherungen wie beispielsweise die Motorradversicherung.

Zu den üblichen Versicherungen rund um das Auto/Fahrzeug gehören:

Kfz-Haftpflichtversicherung (Schweiz: Motorfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung)
Kaskoversicherung (Teilkasko/Vollkasko)
Schutzbrief
Insassenunfallversicherung
Verkehrs-Rechtsschutzversicherung
Die Kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung gehört in den meisten Ländern zu den Pflichtversicherungen und dient dem finanziellen Schutz von Unfallgeschädigten. Daher muss in der Regel jeder Halter eines Kraftfahrzeugs eine Haftpflichtversicherung abschließen, um ein Kraftfahrzeug im Straßenverkehr bewegen zu dürfen. Die anderen Versicherungsarten sind freiwillig.

 

 

Kfz-Haftpflichtversicherung (Schweiz: Motorfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung)

I think this is the kind of insurance that is also mandatory in philippines, a car can not be registered (once every year) without it 

 

That a car has license plates does not mean it has been registered within the last year only the OR can tell that

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Woolf
kind of a hazzle that I need to convert it again every 3 months, but what can you do...

 

?????? I do not understand

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SkyMan
kind of a hazzle that I need to convert it again every 3 months, but what can you do...

What Woolf was saying is that you can use your German license for 3 months from arrival.  When you get an RP license it should be good for 3 years.  

 

Do you have an Int'l license?  Or are you referring to your German license as an int'l license?  If you have an int'l license it is a translation of your German license already so that is what you need to get an RP license.  If you don't have an int'l license I'd first go to the LTO and apply to have your license converted to RP.  They may not require you get yours translated as they may have seen enough German licenses already.

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Woolf
 If you have an int'l license it is a translation of your German license already so that is what you need to get an RP license.  If you don't have an int'l license I'd first go to the LTO and apply to have your license converted to RP.  They may not require you get yours translated as they may have seen enough German licenses already.

 

 

Sorry SkyMan,   the translation has to be from your consular service or embassy   ( you are just guessing)

 

I also thought the int license was enough but  nada  I had to go have my license translated at danish consulate in cebu city

 

as I said before  the international drivers license it only worth the paper it is written on

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Woolf

From LTO web-site

 

1. Original and one (1) photocopy of valid foreign license. If the foreign Driver’s License is not in English Language, the applicant should submit an Official English translation from the local Embassy of the issuing country.

 

http://www.lto.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112:license-related-transactions&catid=86&Itemid=498#conversionForeignLicenseNonProf

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