Changing incorrect names in the Land Transportation Office (LTO) records is something that needs to be done to keep the records straight. Not only is it important when processing your LTO-related transactions, but it also ensures that you are not held accountable for violation caused by using an incorrect name in your driver’s license.
Solving problems on incorrect names on your driver’s license is a simple matter of making a request for revision of records at the LTO. Though it sounds simple enough, it’s still best to come prepared so you can avoid getting inconvenienced.
LTO Revision of Records: Incorrect Name
Revision of records at the LTO refers to the process of updating or revising personal records of registered or licensed drivers. Revising records with incorrect names in LTO records refer to record change due to misspelled first name or incorrectly entered name format. It only involves a clerical correction, so a court order authorizing such revision is no longer necessary. There are times, however, when the last name is incorrect. In such cases, you will need a court order to authorize the change and to prove that you are who you say you are.
Nevertheless, whether it’s an incorrect first or last name, making sure your LTO records are updated is one way of keeping yourself safe. Plus, these personal records reflect on your driver’s license, so it’s best to make it factual lest you get charged for falsifying public documents and get your license revoked. An updated LTO profile also helps when you access the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal for online LTO services and LTO alerts and notifications. It also helps make your LTO transactions easier and faster and your driver records up-to-date.
Eligibility for Incorrect Name Change at LTO
Anybody who is a holder of a registered Driver’s License (DL) with an incorrect name and who intends to update his Driver’s License Record with LTO is eligible to make this request.
The applicant must also satisfy the following conditions:
- Able to read and write in Filipino, English, or any major dialect
- Holder of Valid DL or a DL that has not renewed two (2) years after the expiry date
- Driver’s License or Appropriate Affidavit if Lost or Mutilated
- Has no unsettled traffic violation
Benefits of Record Change for Incorrect Name
Some of the benefits associated with record change for incorrect name, include:
- The ability to use a driver’s license to drive freely without worrying about getting caught and facing fines, penalties, and other legal repercussions.
- A valid driver’s license is a useful government-issued photo ID that is valid almost anywhere in the Philippines.
Requirements for LTO Revision of Records: Incorrect Name
The requirements for making wea record change for incorrect name with LTO requires submission of the following documents:
- Properly Accomplished Application for Driver’s License
- Original Birth Certificate with Photocopy
- PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate with Official Receipt
- Current or Expired License
- Affidavit of Discrepancy
If the applicant is a Muslim:
- Affidavit of at least two (2) disinterested individuals
- Certification from OMA (Office of the Muslim Affairs).
Procedures for LTO Revision of Records: Incorrect Name
Changing your incorrect name in your LTO driver’s records is a straightforward process that can either be done online via the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) or in person, by making an actual visit to your preferred LTO branch.
In-Person, via the LTO office
To make the change, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Before you actually go for an LTO visit, you need to first prepare the documentary requirements for the information you wish to revise under your current LTO driver’s license.
Step 2: Once the documents are prepared, you will then need to submit them for evaluation and wait for the transaction ID to be generated by the system so you can present it for verification and confirmation of the details.
Step 3: The Evaluator will check the authenticity and completeness of the documents, then proceed with processing the ID.
Step 4: You will need to get your photo and signature taken for the records.
Step 5: Then, you will be sent to make the payment amounting to P30.00 regardless of the number of fields revised at the cashier.
Step 6: Once payment has been processed, you will just need to wait for the new driver’s license reflecting the correct information to be released.
Online, via the LTMS portal
To update your Driver’s License record via the LTMS portal, here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Go to the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal at portal.lto.gov.ph.
Step 2: Log in or register for an LTMS account.
If the applicant is a new user:
- Click the “Register Now” button.
- Read all the terms and conditions and click the “Yes I accept” button. Then, enter the captcha code and finally click the “Next” button.
- Select the registration type and click the “Next” button.
- Fill in the personal details, contact number, citizenship, and type of license and click the “Submit” button.
- The verification link is sent to the given email ID, using the link the applicant has to create the password.
If the applicant has an existing account:
- Go to the login page and enter the email and password.
- Click the “Sign in” button.
Step 3: Once logged in, the applicant has to select “Licensing.”
Step 5: Select the type of license that you hold: Student Permit, Non-Professional Driver’s License, or Professional Driver’s License.
Step 6: Click Next.
Step 7: Select Revision of Records, then click Next.
Step 8: Choose the type of records you wish to revise: Personal, Address, or Citizenship. For an incorrect name, choose Personal.
Step 9: Click Next.
Step 10: Make the change in the appropriate name field, then click Next.
Step 11: Upload one of the required documents (PSA Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate) by clicking the Upload icon, selecting the file to upload, and clicking Save. Make sure the file doesn’t exceed the allowed maximum file size of 2046 kb.
Step 12: Once done, click Next.
Step 13: Key in the License Number and Expiry date.
Step 14: Click Next.
Step 15: Continue with the rest of the procedures.
Step 16: Once the application is completed and submitted, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If everything is in place, the application will be accepted.
Step 17: The application will then be processed further. All the status updates will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number or can be seen via the LTMS portal upon login.
Step 18: Once the process is completed, the applicant gets a call from the LTO for instructions on how to complete the transaction.
Step 19: If required, the applicant need to visit the office for the biometric/encoding process.
Step 20: You might need to wait for a while to get the updated permit from the office.
For your reference, here are some few useful things you need to remember when requesting for record changes at the LTO:
- It is important for all driver’s license holders to renew it before it expires to avoid paying for a higher fee.due to penalties.
- Failure to renew an expired driver’s license for more than two years renders it dormant.
- Drivers who are interested in making requests for record changes should ensure that he has no pending cases before the department.
- Drivers with pending cases of violations need to settle those violations first or his application for record change may not be approved.
- This entire process can be completed within 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.
- For incorrect names to be revised, the request for updating or revision of LTO records may be done online, via the LTMS portal, or in person, at an LTO branch office.
- For requests to change incorrect last names, the drivers who are making the request may need to submit a court order authorizing such change and make a personal appearance at an LTO branch nearby.
- If said applicant is a Muslim, it is necessary to secure an affidavit of at least two (2) disinterested individuals and a certification from OMA (Office of the Muslim Affairs).
- You might have to take a leave from work to get all these done (maybe more than one or two days).
- You will also need to prepare enough funds for the LTO fees and payments of other incidental expenses.
Video: How to Request for Revision of Records from LTO for Incorrect Names
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For your reference, here are some of the most common questions and answers regarding the LTO Revision of Records for incorrect names:
1. Can I make the request to correct my misspelled name on my LTO Driver’s License online?
Yes. You may initiate the request online via the LTMS portal. Simply follow the instructions above to learn how to do so.
2. Can I request a revision of my misspelled name when I renew my license?
Yes. You may process the revision request upon renewal. The fees will vary though depending on the license type and the other LTO transactions you wish to do along with it.
3. How much does the revision request for an incorrect name cost?
The fee for all types of revision of records requested at LTO is P30.00. Other additional transactions may entail additional fees.
Being a grantee of a driver’s license is a privilege under the Philippine law. Along with this privilege, the LTO also offers the provision for convenient revision of records for incorrect names. Though this requires a simple clerical correction, some cases might not always be so simple, like when it involves errors in the last name. Nevertheless, renewal and revision should not be considered as a burden, but as a way to continue enjoying the privilege of driving legally in our country and avoiding legal repercussions while doing so. Otherwise, you might be charged with a criminal offense if you are caught driving with a different name on your driver’s license. After all, LTO violations each have corresponding penalties and some of them may even lead to your license being suspended or revoked.