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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Professional Driver License in Davao City.

Apply in Person

  1. Here's how you can apply for a professional driver's license at Land Transportation Office (LTO). You may apply for a license at any LTO licensing office near you. First thing you will need to do is check if the LTO office of your choice process driver's license applications. Next, check if you need to book an appointment online with LTO ahead of your visit. Note: LTO just launched a new website portal called the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) which you can use to set up an appointment and transact with LTO. But not all LTO offices in the country is connected to the system. Some offices may still accept walk in applicants. It is very important that you check first before you go to a LTO office.
  2. At the LTO office, ask where can you get an Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form. To save you some time, you may also check the link provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can click to download the Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form. Once you have completed the form get a queue ticket and wait for your number to be called.
  3. Submit your completed ADL form and all the requirements. Don't forget to attach your queue number.
  4. Proceed to the Cashier to pay the application fee.
  5. If you are applying for additional Restriction Code (RC1) you may skip the written examination part of the application and proceed with the practical exam (step 7).
  6. Take the written examination:
    • FAILED: If you fail to pass the written examination you will receive a computer generated letter with this message, "May come back the following day at their convenience." That's the end of your transaction.
    • PASSED: If you pass, you will proceed with the practical driving test. Note: For those applying for Conductor's License and changing their license classification from non professional driver's license to professional driver's license with the same restriction code, you may skip the actual driving test part of the process and proceed to pay the license fee at the Cashier.
  7. Take the actual driving examination.
    • FAILED: If you fail the practical driving test, that's the end of your transaction.
    • PASSED: Proceed to the Cashier to pay for your license.
  8. Go to the encoding / biometric window and complete the form for encoding of your details into the new LTO-IT system.
  9. You will be informed by the LTO officer when can you come back to collect your OR (Official receipt) and your driver's license.
  10. When you collect your drivers' license (DL), you will be asked to sign in the log sheet before your license is released to you.

Required Documents

  1. Completed Application for Driver’s License (ADL) Form
  2. Copy of your medical certificate. (To be transmitted electronically to LTO by the accredited medical clinic)
  3. Your original non-professional driver's license (valid or expired)

Office Locations & Contacts

LTO Central Office
East Avenue, Quezon City

Administrative Division: 9284315
Customer Service : 9289440
GBM : 9262306
General Services Section : 9284958
Records : 9261063
Motor Pool : 9271484
PABX  : 9229061/65
Medical Unit : 9287132

Operations Division: 9287306 / 9217541
Staff : 9219069
Staff : 9219075
Central Office Licensing Section: 9267081
Staff : 9215370
Registration Section: 9271420
Staff : 9220149
Plate Making Plant : 9289754

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Changing your classification from non-professional to professional with same restriction code:

  1. Able to read and write in Filipino and/or English.
  2. Mentally and physically fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. You will need to pass the written and practical examination.
  4. Must be a holder of a non professional driver's license issued at least six (6) months before applying for a professional driver's license.

Changing your classification from non-professional to professional with additional restriction code:

  1. Mentally and physically fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  2. Able to read and write in Filipino and/or English.
  3. You will need to pass the written and practical examination.
  4. Must be a holder of a valid Non-Professional Driver's License with any Restriction code 1, 2, 4, 6 and/or 7 issued at least one (1) year prior to application.
  5. Must NOT have been cited for two (2) or more counts of reckless driving during the period of validity of his/her current driver's license.



  • License Fee: Php585.00
  • Application Fee: Php100.00
TOTAL: Php685.00


  • Application Fee: P 100.00
  • Replacement Fee: P 225.00
  • Renewal Fee: -
  • Change Classification: P 100.00
TOTAL: P 425.00


  • Application Fee: P 100.00
  • Replacement Fee: -
  • Renewal Fee: P 585.00
  • Change Classification: P 100.00
TOTAL: P 785.00 + penalty


  1. If due for renewal, license fee = P 585.00
  2. Computation of penalty:
    • If expired 1 day to 1 year = P 75.00
    • 1 year and 1 day to 2 years = P 150.00
    • 2 years and 1 day to 10 years = P 225.00
  3. Additional Restriction Code (ARC) = P 100.00


With the recent passing of Republic Act (RA) No. 10930 validity of driver's licenses were extended from three years to five 5 years. LTO also now follows a "demerit points" system. Under this system, if you are a driver with a spotless record (no violation), then you can enjoy a longer license validity starting October 2021. That means when you renew, your new license can have a validity of 10 years.

To know more about the demerit points system click the - LINK

Documents to Use

Application for Driver's License Form

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You can apply for a Professional Driver's License at any Licensing Center/ LTO District office that process driving license transactions.

Required Information

  • Full Name
  • Present Address
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Birth Date
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Type
  • Telephone / Cell phone Number
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Birth Place
  • Father and Mothers Name
  • Spouse Name
  • Employers Business Name and Telephone Number
  • Employers Business Address

Need for the Document

In the Philippines, it is against the law to drive a personal vehicle on public roads without a driver's license.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

Land Transportation Office (LTO)


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