Tired of spending hours at a Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch just to renew your car registration or driver’s license? You should definitely try the new LTO online system for scheduling your renewal.
Yes, you read it right: LTO has started providing some online services to vehicle owners in the Philippines. Here’s what you must know about the LTO online appointment system.
Launched in April 2018, the LTO Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System (PASS) will speed up and simplify your renewal transactions with the government agency. LTO will assign a special lane in branches equipped with this facility for people who booked appointments online.
The LTO Online PASS will reduce the process to just 45 minutes (or faster, depending on the branch). This is a lot more efficient compared to walk-in transactions that can take as much as four hours.
All you have to do is access the site from your computer or smartphone, set an appointment, and visit a designated LTO branch to complete your renewal process. No need to transfer from one window to another, according to LTO.
This means you won’t have to take a leave of absence from work or spend a weekend for renewing your license or car registration. For an even faster process, check out these tips for driver’s license renewal.
The LTO online system (https://www.lto.net.ph) runs on a secure platform with an HTTPS encryption, unlike the main LTO website (http://www.lto.gov.ph) that isn’t as secure and encrypted.
When you book an appointment with LTO online, you’ll be required to enter your address, contact details, and driver’s license number. Because the online appointment site is encrypted, hackers won’t have access to your personal data. This will give you peace of mind when using the LTO online system.
LTO has just recently begun its online appointment system, so it isn’t available in all its branches and for all types of transactions yet.
As of this writing, the online service works only in five LTO district offices: Central Office in East Avenue, Quezon City; Novaliches, QC; Marikina; Muntinlupa; and Pasig. By end of the year, LTO will implement the online system nationwide.
Transactions in all other LTO branches in the Philippines are still undergoing normal processing. The district offices with the Online PASS facility also accept walk-in applicants, so you can still transact with the LTO even without an online appointment. You can still renew your license or vehicle if you can’t book your preferred schedule online because the slots are filled or the site isn’t working.
Also, the LTO Online PASS accommodates only renewal transactions for driver’s license and car registration. If you’ll apply for a license or register your vehicle for the first time, you’ll have to go straight to an LTO branch for walk-in processing.
If you’ve booked a passport appointment or an NBI clearance online before, you’ll find it easy to use the LTO Online PASS system.
For a smooth, hassle-free online booking, make sure your browser version meets the LTO’s minimum requirements: Google Chrome version 64.0.3282 or higher/Mozilla Firefox latest version 58.0.2 or higher.
The LTO Online Pass also allows you to verify your appointment status. Just click Check Existing Online Appointment and enter the authentication code.
To save time for your driver’s license or car registration renewal, take advantage of the LTO online appointment system. It may not be flawless as of the moment. Sometimes, it may bog down because of a lot of users trying to access the system at the same time. But having this convenient online service is a good start.