Going to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) or using the new Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal are two options to address your LTO-related needs, like when applying for a driver’s license or renewing your vehicle registration.
Unfortunately, there are cases when driver’s licenses or vehicle records do not bear accurate information. For example, if you moved into a new address after getting your driver’s license or you got married after doing so, then you will need to request for revision of our records before the LTO to accommodate the changes. In this guide, you can learn how to make requests for revision from LTO along with the requirements and everything else that you need to know to get it done.
What is LTO Revision of Records
Revision of records at the LTO refers to the updating or revision of personal records of registered or licensed drivers. This could refer to changes involving anything from incorrect name to incorrect birth date, change in marital status, change in address, or change in citizenship. This process is particularly important as these records reflect on your driver’s license, so it is a must to keep them as updated as possible at all times.
Plus, you also need to create an account with an updated profile when you access the new Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal for online LTO services, as it is through this personal information that the agency can address your needs better and keep you updated via LTO alerts and notifications. It will also help make your LTO transactions easier and faster if you keep your driver records up-to-date.
Types of Driver Records Available for Revision at the LTO
There are six (6) different types of revision of records transactions available at the LTO Office. These include:
Record Change – Incorrect Name
Incorrect names in LTO records refer to either 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.
Drivers or motor vehicle (MV) owners who are requesting for such change only need to submit his duly accomplished Application for Permits and Licenses (APL) form, photocopy and original copy of the applicant’s birth certificate as issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and the current driver’s license and/or motor vehicle (MV) official receipt and certificate of registration (OR/CR).
Record Change – Incorrect Birth Date
Incorrect birth dates in LTO records could refer to incorrect month or date of birth. Just like incorrect names, incorrect birth dates in LTO records require a simple clerical correction. However, this type of error is something that needs to be corrected as soon as possible as it might cause problems or penalties if not corrected.
After all, especially in the case when the year is incorrectly entered, it can be easily construed as something that was deliberately done in order to qualify for a license. In such cases, it is considered a judicial correction, which may cause drivers or car owners to be required to submit a notarized affidavit or a court order authorizing the change, which could be inconvenient and expensive.
Record Change – Change in Name
Change in name, or more appropriately called change in last name, is usually requested from the LTO in cases when a woman gets married or gets divorced or annulled and needs to change her name on the driver’s license to reflect or remove her husband’s last name.
Such change is a simple one, and typically only requires the applicant to submit her marriage contract or court order (in case of divorce or annulment) on top of the basic documentary requirements.
Record Change – Change in Marital Status
Just like the request for change in last name, the change in marital status usually happens when a driver either gets married, divorced, or annulled. In some cases, however, a driver wants to keep the records straight after getting widowed so they also make such requests.
In any case, getting married or getting widowed are simple matters of submitting documents pertinent to the case to prove the change in marital status. In cases of divorce, separation, or annulment, however, a court order may be required to prove the change of marital status.
Record Change – Change in Address
Change in LTO-registered address is a type of change usually requested when a person has moved into a new home or to an old one after getting his driver’s license. Though the request for revision only entails submitting a proof of address or valid government IDs on top of the basic requirements, it is still a necessary change that can’t be done online.
This type of change needs to be requested in person, at any LTO branch office in the Philippines that you prefer.
Record Change – Change in Citizenship
Revision of records requests also covers request for change in citizenship. This type of record change usually requires additional documents containing information pertinent to your case. The documentary requirements you’ll submit depends on the correction you’re requesting and will be subject to evaluation once you file it, especially for these types which you have to do in person.
For example, if your request is to correct your citizenship on your driver’s records, then you must submit proof to support it, like a passport or other related documents. For this type of change, you will need to present your Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form, current driver’s license, and the immigration card or passport as issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) department.
Anybody who is a Driver’s License (DL) holder who intends to update his Driver’s License Record is eligible to make this request.
The requirements for making a record change with LTO may vary depending on the vase and the tye of information to change.
This section lists the basic general requirements for LTO revision of records:
- Your valid or expired driver’s license
- Duly accomplished Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form
- PSA Birth certificate
- Valid government issued IDs bearing your photo and signature
General Procedures for LTO Record Change
Changing 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.
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 which may vary depending upon the information you intend 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. The Evaluator will check the authenticity and completeness of the documents, then proceed with processing the ID.
Step 3: You will need to get your photo and signature taken for the records.
Step 4: Then, you will be sent to make the payment amounting to P30.00 regardless of the number of fields revised at the cashier.
Step 5: Once payment has been processed, you will just need to wait for the new driver’s license reflecting the correct information to be released.
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 holders of an LTO driver’s license to renew his license before it expires to avoid paying for a higher LTO fees. Failure to renew the 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. If there are, he needs to settle those 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.
- Depending on the type of record information to be revised, the request for updating or revision of LTO records may be done online, via the LTMS portal, or in person, at any LTO branch office.
- Depending on the type of LTO change, the drivers who are making the request may need to submit different documentary requirements or make a personal appearance at an LTO branch nearby.
Making a request for revision of records at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is becoming more and more convenient, thanks to the agency’s continuous efforts to modernize. However, despite these, human errors are inevitable so some mistakes may still occur which could lead to the need to revise or update LTO records.
The agency also still can’t handle a fully online process for revision of records requests, so some record change requests may be done online. Also, not all LTO office entertains LTMS transactions so you need to check which branches can do so. Despite this, it is still imperative to get your LTO records in order, not only because it can help you enjoy driving on public roads without worries, but also because a driver’s license is a pretty useful valid ID in the Philippines.
For more information, concerns, or inquiries, you may reach out to LTO via the following contact information:
Land Transportation Office (LTO)
LTMS portal: Visit the LTO’s official website and fill out their Contact Us form at https://portal.lto.gov.ph/ords/f?p=PUBLIC_PORTAL:CONTACT_US:115716301949471.
Phone call: You may contact them at their telephone number (632) 922-9061 to 66.
Email: You may also send them an email at email@example.com.
LTO Text Hotline Service: You may use LTO’s nationwide SMS service for drivers and vehicle owners by typing LTOHELP and sending it to 2600
LTO office: For information, you may check the LTO branch closest to you.