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GUIDE: ONLINE LTO Car Registration Renewal

Online LTO Car Registration Renewal in the Philippines

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) made efforts to make the renewal of your car registration easier by introducing the Land Transportation Management System Portal (LTMS). With the LTMS Portal, you can now renew your car registration online and here’s how you do it.

Car Registration Renewal Schedule

Your vehicle registration can be renewed by following the scheduling system that the LTO has established. The last number of your license plate determines which month you should continue your vehicle registration. Then, the day you must renew your vehicle’s registration will depend on the second to the last number on your license plate.

Last digit of your License PlateRegistration Month
Second to the last digit of your License PlateRegistration Week
1, 2 and 31st to 7th working day
4, 5 and 68th to 14th working day
7 and 815th to 21st working day
9 and 022nd till the last working day

Creating an LTMS Account

To proceed with renewing your car registration online, you must create an LTMS account first. It’s also encouraged for everyone owning a vehicle and driver’s license to have an LTMS account. Creating an account is easy and will only take 5 minutes. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Go to the LTMS Online Portal and click “Register Now.”
  1. Read the terms and conditions and click the “Yes, I Accept” box if you agree to their terms. Afterward, write down the Captcha and click “Next” to proceed.
  1. Next, select whether you’re registering as an individual or as the representative of an organization.
  1. In this case, we shall register as an individual. Fill in the details and double-check for any errors and misspells. The first page will ask if you have a license. Click “yes” if you have one.
  1. After filling out the necessary information, the LTMS will send an email to check for validity and your intention to register. The verification link is only valid for 24 hours; you must register again if not done immediately.
  1. Click the link to proceed with your registration. You’ll be redirected to another page and will be required to create a strong password.
  1. After setting your password, LTMS will display your profile dashboard. 

How to Renew your Car Registration Online

Since online renewal is still in its early stages, you’ll still be required to step away from the comforts of your home and venture out to renew your Car Registration. However, this will only apply to your very first online renewal. The proceeding renewal would also be online if your previous renewal were done online.

Linking your Vehicle to your LTMS Account

The first step for renewing your vehicle registration is to link your vehicle to your LTMS account. To do this, you’ll need to go to your nearest LTO Office and submit a request for the transfer. In addition, the vehicle’s Certificate of Registration must have the current owner’s name listed as the owner.

Update Your Certificate Of Coverage (COC)

Certificate of Coverage is your vehicle’s insurance. To proceed with the online renewal, your insurance provider must send an electronic copy of your certificate to your LTMS.

With this, you can then proceed to the next step.

Motor Vehicle Inspection Report

Another documentary requirement required for renewal is your MVIR. You can get this document by bringing your vehicle to an LTO-accredited Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC). If your car is approved to be safe for driving, the PMVIC will send a confirmation to the LTO and link it to your LTMS account.

Other Documentary Requirements.

Additional documentary requirements might be required to renew your motor vehicle’s registration. These documents will include;

  • A Certificate of Emissions Compliance
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number
  • Official Receipt of Payment (for cars under the mortgage).

Preparing these documents beforehand will ease your online registration. Moreover, this will pave the way for a more straightforward process for the following renewal schedule.

Using LTMS to Renew your Car Registration Online.

Once you have finished the steps above, log into your LTMS and proceed with the renewal process. Here’s a step-by-step guide for renewing your vehicle’s license:

  1. On your LTMS dashboard, click the vehicle icon, which is located on the left side of the screen.
  2. Afterwards, LTMS will then present their terms of use. Click on I Agree to proceed. 
  3. You will then be prompted to select which vehicle to renew if you have other vehicles registered in your name.
  4. Next, select the type of renewal for your vehicle, whether it’s for a private vehicle, utility vehicle or a passenger car.
  5. Fill out the next part with the requested information.
  6. Present your documentary requirements, including their electronic copies
  7. Proceed to payment. The renewal fee will vary depending on the vehicle type. Payments using e-wallets are also accepted.
  8. Once the transaction is completed, print the OR from the system as proof of renewal.

Additional Tips For A Smooth Online Renewal Of Your Car’s Registration

  • Similar to the traditional way of renewing your vehicle’s registration, you must prepare your document requirements weeks before your schedule to avoid penalties.
  • Make sure your car is in peak performance before visiting the PMVIC. Check the following car parts if they are functioning as intended: 
  • Engine;
  • Tires;
  • Clutch System;
  • Brake System;
  • Cooling System;
  • Seatbelts;
  • Exhaust Pipes;
  • Car Horn;
  • Headlights;
  • Windscreen Wipers;
  • Signal Lights;

These parts are the ones that are commonly inspected. Any abnormalities might affect your vehicle’s performance and hinder your renewal.

Although online renewal is convenient, it only allows renewal to vehicles without any pending or late payments or issues. –WhatALife!/Vaughn

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