Verifying conduction stickers is yet another Land Transportation Office (LTO) service that motor vehicle owners, particularly the aspiring and the new ones, may avail of. It is a particularly important service, as conduction stickers are important in the verification of whether a motor vehicle has been legally purchased from recognized car makers or not. It also serves as a legal permit to transport the vehicle, and just recently, it was declared to be of use as a temporary plate.
Conduction stickers are issued by car makers upon the release of a new car to a buyer. It reflects alphanumeric character series assigned by the LTO to the accredited manufacturer. The conduction sticker serves as the car’s identifier and much like a fingerprint, it is unique to each car. Though the LTO believes that there is no reason to create fake conduction stickers as it loses its use once a number plate is released, it isn’t impossible. That said, the LTO has made it possible to verify conduction stickers and put new car owners at ease.
Verification of Conduction Stickers
Verification of conduction stickers refers to the provision of authenticated information of motor vehicles using the conduction sticker. By checking the series of letters and numbers on the sticker, one may be able to check if the conduction sticker is authentic and legally acquired. It may also be used to check if the car’s license plate is already available for pickup at the designated LTO office.
Though the LTO doesn’t provide the sticker to individuals, it does have the ability to verify its authenticity. After all, the series of letters and numbers appearing on the conduction sticker is assigned by the LTO and issued to the car makers for printing and distribution. Each set of alphanumeric series follows an LTO-prescribed template for uniformity. There’s a part of that temporary plate where the MV File Number is also indicated. The alphanumeric series in the conduction sticker is also unique to one car, so it is easily identifiable and verifiable via the verification of conduction sticker service offered by the LTO.
Some of the benefits of having an authenticated motor vehicle conduction sticker includes:
- Knowing and having the document to prove that the use of a vehicle is legal even before its initial registration.
- Having a legal and authentic temporary number plate.
- Having a valid proof that a vehicle is adequately procured in the Philippines from a recognized assembler, importer, or distributor.
- It is proof that the vehicle is allowed to travel legally.
- It serves as the motor vehicle temporary ID which includes details of the motor vehicle including the ownership, allowing it to be traceable to the authorities.
Who May Avail
All car owners, especially the new and the aspiring ones, are expected to have conduction stickers stuck to their newly-bought motor vehicle. That said, they are also able to verify it, if they wish to. Along with the car owners, some government offices may also request for verification, as needed.
When requesting for verification of conduction stickers, it is a must to first prepare the following documentary requirements:
- Letter Request/Order
- Copy of any of the following valid Identification Card of the requesting party
- Philippine Identification (PhilID) Card
- Philippine passport
- Social Security System (SSS) Card,
- UMID Card
- PhilHealth ID
- TIN Card
- Postal ID
- Voter’s ID
- Barangay ID
- Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
- Senior Citizen ID
- OFW ID
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
- National Council of Disabled Affairs (NCDA) ID
- Solo Parent ID
- Voter’s Certification
- Government Services and Insurance System (GSIS) e-Card
- Seaman’s Book
- Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCC) ID,
- Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG ID
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification,
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
How to Verify LTO Motor Vehicle Conduction Sticker
Once the documents are ready, you may proceed with the process of requesting for verification of conduction stickers.
To make a request to verify conduction stickers at the LTO, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the Operations Division at the LTO Central Office in East Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.
Step 2: Proceed to the Service Counter and submit the requirements to the designated officer at the Office of the Chief, Operations Division in the LTO Central Office.
Step 3: Wait for the documents to be evaluated and verified by the designated personnel from Technical Evaluation Section (TES) – Operations Division.
Step 4: Once the documents are verified, wait for the printed copy of the verified conduction sticker to be released.
With an authenticated copy proving that your car is bearing a legitimate conduction sticker, you may go ahead and conduct whatever other business you needed the document for.
The LTO verification of conduction sticker service offered to all motor vehicle owners in the Philippines or to those who seek to check for the authenticity of a conduction sticker is free of charge so there is no need to pay anything at the LTO.
Where to Get It Done
To request for verification of conductions stickers, those who intend to do so must go directly to the Operations Division of the LTO Central Office in East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
For your reference, here are some tips you need to remember:
- As of January 2018, conduction stickers are allowed to be used as temporary plates, according to the LTO.
- The series of alphanumeric characters in the conduction stickers is not necessary to check for the availability of the vehicle’s number plate at the LTO.
- Cars that are still using conduction stickers are also subject to Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding.
- There are two types of conduction stickers: The newer yellow conduction sticker, and the white-colored conduction stickers released before 2012.
- The conduction sticker of a motor vehicle is important as it allows the legal use of the vehicle before and while acquiring a plate number.
- Conduction stickers are not issued by the LTO.
- The alphanumeric series in the conduction stickers are assigned by the LTO and is unique to every car, much like a fingerprint.
- Motor vehicles can also be traced and identified via the conduction stickers.
Video: When to Remove your Car’s Conduction Sticker?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To help make your request for verification of conduction stickers as painless as possible, here are some common questions and answers about it.
1. Is it possible to check your LTO license plate availability if a car is still using a conduction sticker?
No. It is possible to check for the availability of the proper LTO license plates online by typing in your 15-digit MV number on the Motor Vehicle 7-Character Plate Backlog Inquiry page and the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal. However, the car’s conduction number is not necessary to do so. Nevertheless, the vehicle’s conduction sticker can be used temporarily in lieu of the license plates if it still isn’t available.
2. Is a car’s conduction sticker the same as the plate number?
No. The car’s conduction sticker is different from the LTO license plate. However, as of January 2018, the LTO has announced that the conduction numbers can be used as a temporary plate. while waiting for the proper LTO plate number to be issued.
3. What’s the difference between the white and yellow conduction stickers?
Aside from the obvious difference in color, the yellow-colored conduction sticker is the newer one, while the conduction stickers with white color were issued prior to 2012.
4. Is the conduction sticker alphanumeric series the same as the MV number?
No. The conduction sticker alphanumeric series is different from the MV file number. The conduction sticker series is issued to the motor vehicle owner by the car makers and was assigned by the LTO, whereas the MV file number is a 15-digit series found on the vehicle’s certificate of registration.
5. Is the car bearing conduction stickers only still subject to the number coding scheme?
Yes. According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a car despite still using its conduction sticker is still subject to the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding. That said, the last digit on your car’s conduction sticker number will still determine the day where it is subject to the UVVRP.
6. How do I reach out to the LTO for questions or concerns regarding my car’s conduction sticker?
For inquiries and other concerns, you may reach out to the Operations Division of the LTO Central Office via the following contact information:
Land Transportation Office (LTO) Central Office – Operations Division
Office Address: LTO Compound, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Head of Office: Danilo J. Encela
Telephone Number: (02) 8921 9075
As mentioned above, it is crucial to have a legal and valid conduction sticker for legal use before getting an official plate number. In short, until a car already has plates, the car conduction sticker stays. Once the LTO number plate is issued, the car owner may or may not remove the conduction sticker. Though the LTO believes there is no reason to manufacture fake conduction stickers, there is a way to verify the authenticity of the conduction stickers via the Operations Division at the LTO Central Office.