LTO NCR – National Capital Region 

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) National Capital Region (NCR) is one of the thirteen (13) regional divisions of the agency. Just like all the other LTO offices, it was created to maintain safe, efficient, comfortable, and economical land transport service for the transacting public in the region that houses the country’s capital city, Manila.

As an LTO regional division, LTO National Capital Region (NCR) is a bit different from the other regional offices as it is divided into two subregions, LTO NCR East and LTO NCR West. These two, however, works exactly the same way as the other LTO offices, offering the same excellent and quality public service and conducting the same activities geared towards better economic, industrial and social development. To learn more about the LTO NCR Region, its subregions, and the LTO offices and cities within, keep reading this guide.

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What is LTO NCR? 

LTO National Capital Region (NCR) refers to the LTO offices in Metro Manila. It refers to the office created to serve as an extension of the agency’s headquarters, offering better, faster, and even bite-sized versions of the full range of standard LTO services—from registration of motor vehicles (MV) and motorcycles (MC) to the issuance of license and permits, collection of fees, and the enforcement of land transportation rules and regulations—to the people of Metro Manila in a bid to carry out their main job as a government agency in the Philippines. 

The LTO NCR is located in Metro Manila, a region of the Philippines, in the southwestern portion of Luzon. As NCR happens to be the seat of the Philippine national government, the LTO NCR regional office lives with the LTO Central office in the same region, along with all of the main offices of the executive departments of the country. The region is also the home to Malacañang Palace, the official residence and office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. It later splits into the LTO NCR East and LTO NCR West, only in terms of functions and jurisdiction.

LTO Services Offered by LTO NCR

Some of the LTO services offered by LTO NCR, include:

  • All Motor Vehicle (MV) registration-related transactions
    • New Vehicle registration and miscellaneous transactions
      • New Motor vehicle (MV) registration 
      • New Motorcycle (MC) registration
    • Vehicle registration renewal and miscellaneous transactions
      • Motor vehicle (MV) registration renewal
      • Motorcycle (MC) registration renewal
    • Miscellaneous Transactions
      • Duplicate OR/CR
      • Duplicate Plate
      • Transfer of Ownership
      • Annotation & Cancellation of Mortgage
    • Insurance
  • All LTO licensing and permit-related transactions
    • Student Permit application, renewal, and issuance
    • Renewal of Driver’s License (For Driver’s License expiring within 6 months until Oct. 15, 2019 or expired for not beyond 2 years)
      • Non-Professional driver’s license (NPDL) renewals 
      • Professional driver’s license (PDL) renewals
    • Renewal of driver’s license (DL) with change address
    • Conversion of paper license to driver’s license (DL) card with 5-year validity
    • Driver’s license applications
      • Non-Professional driver’s license (NPDL) applications 
      • Professional driver’s license (PDL) applications
    • Conductor’s License Applications and Renewals
    • Miscellaneous Transactions
      • Revision of Records
        • Change of Address
        • Change in Marital Status
      • Duplicate License (for Lost Licenses)
    • Advance DL Renewal
  • Proper Driver Education
  • Enforcement of land transportation laws, rules and regulations
  • Collection of fees from law enforcement violations
  • Drug testing
  • Emission testing
  • Inventory of Plates
  • Issuance of Vanity License Plates
  • Issuance of Special Plates

While these services are all the services available to the public from the LTO, it is still bes to check first, especially if you intend to visit to transact with specific branch of LTO within the LTO NCR Region. After all, some LTO offices have limited capabilities and can only offer limited service types.

LTO-Serviced Areas Covered by the LTO NCR Office 

The LTO National Capital Region is composed of two (2) subregions: LTO NCR East and LTO NCR West. Together, these three offices serve Metro Manila’s population of over 13.4 million residents of the sixteen (16) highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and one municipality of Metro Manila.  

There are two subregions that make up the entirety of LTO National Capital Region in Metro Manila. These subregions each have their own territories and managers, but they are both overseen and managed by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Central Office. 

LTO NCR East  

The LTO NCR East is a newly delineated portion of the LTO NCR Region, created by virtue of Department Order 2018-021 (Delineation of Functions in the Land Transportation Office in the National Capital Region. It is composed of numerous offices, including field district offices, extension offices, licensing centers, driver’s license renewal centers, licensing extension offices, and other similar offices. 

The LTO NCR East oversees all LTO offices, functions, and activities in the following cities and municipalities of the National Capital Region. 

The LTO NCR East oversees the following LTO offices:  

LTO NCR West  

Just like the LTO NCR East, the LTO NCR West subregion was created as a newly delineated portion of the LTO NCR Region, created by virtue of Department Order 2018-021 (Delineation of Functions in the Land Transportation Office in the National Capital Region. The subregion also includes numerous offices under its wing, including field district offices, extension offices, licensing centers, driver’s license renewal centers, licensing extension offices, and other similar LTO offices. It was originally LTO-NCR before the LTO NCR West was created by virtue of the same department order that delineated LTO NCR East and West.

The LTO NCR West oversees all LTO offices, functions, and activities in the following cities of the National Capital Region. 

The LTO NCR West oversees the following LTO offices:  

Video: Visiting LTO NCR  to Process Student Permits and Acquire TDC certificates

Just like how it is in other LTO offices, the LTO NCR Offices are intended for distributing the LTO services, bringing them closer, more accessible, faster, and more convenient for the people in the region. This is especially helpful for the people when they need to comply with the LTO rules and regulations, like when they need to secure a driver’s license or a student permit or to get their MV or MC registered first before they are allowed on the road.

To learn more about how things are done at the LTO NCR office, join LTO NCR East and learn more about how to get a student permit and acquire a Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) certificate.

Where is NCR

The National Capital Region (NCR) also refers to Metropolitan Manila or Metro Manila, is the capital region of the Philippines. It is the seat of most national government offices and is located in the southwestern portion of Luzon. It is one of three defined metropolitan areas in the country and is composed of sixteen (16) highly urbanized cities (HUCs) including the city of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela, as well as the municipality of Pateros. 

Aside from hosting the headquarters of many national government offices, NCR is also the country’s center for international diplomacy as it hosts all of the embassies in the Philippines. It is also the country’s premiere center of culture (including arts and entertainment), economy, education, and government. Designed to be a global power city, the region exerts a significant impact on commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, both locally and internationally. 

With a population of over 13.4 million, NCR is the second most populous and the most densely populated region in the country.  It is also the 9th most populous metropolitan area in Asia and the 5th most populous urban area in the world.

The region lies along the flat alluvial and deltaic plains that drains the Pasig River and the Laguna de Bay, with its territory extending eastward and up the rolling hills of Marikina Valley until at the low-lying edges of the Rizal province. NCR is bounded by the fertile plains of Central Luzon in the north, the sweeping Sierra Madre Mountains in the east, and the Laguna de Bay in the south. Manila Bay, on the other hand, spreads out on the west side, providing a great canvass for the famed sunsets of Manila.

Google Map Location

Because NCR is central to most activities, be it related to culture, economy, education, and government, the transportation sector of the region is pretty much well-developed, making it easy to go in and around the region either by private car or via public transport. There are numerous buses, vans, and jeepneys with different travel routes, making land travel convenient in and around the city. 

To check what are the cities under the NCR region, please check out the map of NCR below:

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