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LTO Portal Guide: How to Accomplish LTO Transactions Online

Venus Zoleta

Venus Zoleta

Last updated June 19, 2023

Need to file your driver’s license or car registration application or renewal? Why spend several hours at the LTO office when you can just finish your transactions online?

Enter the LTO portal, an online facility for processing various transactions, from license applications to renewals. You can transact with LTO anytime, anywhere as long as you’re connected to the internet.

To avoid running into problems while using the LTO online portal, familiarize yourself with the new system. Here’s everything you need to know about the agency’s online services.

What is the LTMS?

LTO portal - LTMS

The LTO portal,[1] officially called the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), is a web-based system that automates different transactions for motorists in the Philippines, including overseas Filipinos.

According to the LTO, the LTMS is a cornerstone of the government agency’s five-year modernization program to make it more efficient and give its clients the convenience of online service.[2]

The biggest advantage of this new portal is that you can access it not only with your desktop or laptop computer but also with your tablet or smartphone.

👉 LTO Online Services Available Through the LTMS Portal

These are the services currently available in the LTO web portal. Services may change over time.

  • Application and renewal for all types of licenses, including student permit
  • Change of driver’s license classification
  • Conversion of foreign license
  • Renewal of delinquent Philippine driver’s license with valid foreign driver’s license
  • Change of clutch type
  • OFW driver’s license renewal
  • Revision of records
  • Application for a No Apprehension Certificate
  • Access to learning modules in preparation for the LTO Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) Exam
  • Access to the Driver’s License Renewal Course
  • CDE Online Validation Exam

Who Can Use the LTMS Portal?

The new LTO portal caters to a wide range of people and organizations, such as the following:

  • New car owners
  • Existing LTO license holders
  • Private companies with a fleet of vehicles
  • Delivery and logistics companies with a fleet of vehicles (both two-wheel and four-wheel units)
  • Manufacturing companies with a fleet of heavy vehicles
  • Driving schools

Advantages of Using the LTMS Portal

An online facility that will help you transact with the LTO is truly a good thing. Here are the reasons why you should register and create an account today.

✔️ Faster LTO Transactions

Launched in 2020, the LTMS portal speeds up and simplifies your transactions with the LTO. The online portal significantly shortens processing times at LTO offices. It's a lot more efficient compared to walk-in transactions that involve too many steps and usually take as much as 4 hours.

LTO online services on the LTMS portal are available 24/7, so you can transact at your most convenient time. You can use the online system even if you’re abroad.

All you have to do is access the portal from your computer or smartphone, upload the requirements, set an appointment, and pay for LTO fees online.

To complete your transaction, you’ll just have to visit your LTO branch of appointment for processing your photo and biometrics, as well as taking the driving exams (for driver’s license application/renewal).


The LTO is also planning to accredit courier services that will deliver driver’s licenses and license plates to those who use the online services.

✔️ Increase Your Chance of Passing the Theoretical Exam

LTO portal - LTO Online Exam

The theoretical exam is one of the LTO exams you need to pass to get a driver’s license or student permit in the Philippines. There are 40 questions in the non-professional driver exam. For you to pass, you need to get 30 correct answers. On the other hand, the professional driver exam has 60 questions, and you need to score 45 points to pass.

Luckily, the LTMS portal has e-learning modules that will help you review for the theoretical exam. You can access a host of information on driving fundamentals, fines and penalties for violations, and more.

Here’s how you can access the LTO e-learning module:

  • On the LTMS portal, click the E-Learning tab.
  • You’ll be presented with a drop-down menu. Click the item that you need to review. At present, the menu has materials for the following topics:
    • Licensing Information
    • Getting Ready to Drive
    • Driving Fundamentals
    • Road Courtesy and Safety
    • Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of Drivers
    • Motor Vehicle Registration
    • Land Transportation-Related Laws
    • Fines and Penalties for Violations

✔️ Get a Certificate for License Renewal 

If you’re renewing your expired license, you must take the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) Online Validation Exam. If you pass the test, you’ll get a CDE certificate that you can print and bring with you when you renew your license at the LTO. Don’t worry, the Driver’s License Renewal Course is available on the LTO portal in case you need a refresher. 

✔️ No Need for Stressful Follow-Ups 

Your transactions with the LTO don’t end with submitting your requirements. From time to time, you need to follow up with the office. But sometimes, going to an LTO satellite office is not the best idea. Moreover, calling the LTO may take time, especially since client services officers usually accommodate a large volume of calls.

When you’ve registered with the LTMS, all you need to do is log in to your account so you can check the status of a specific transaction. No more stressful follow-ups and time-consuming face-to-face transactions! 

✔️ Avoid Illegal Means of Processing LTO Documents

The LTO always reminds people to avoid fixers who promise quick processing of license applications and other transactions. And it’s always wise to heed the agency’s advice.

After all, you won’t be able to tell whether the fixer is a scammer or not. Moreover, it’s illegal to tolerate such conduct, and getting implicated in this issue will surely be a hassle on your end—especially with the legal repercussions it entails.

If convenience is what you’re after, the LTMS portal can provide it. There’s no need to fall in line and follow up in person. More importantly, it will keep you from dealing with dubious personalities who can potentially waste your money and time.

How many times have you forgotten where you’ve placed that receipt? Have you ever forgotten the plate number of one of the cars in your company’s fleet? 

Your LTMS account doubles as an archiving facility for your driver’s licenses, recent receipts, apprehensions, and registered vehicles. And if you need an important detail related to your car or transaction with the LTO, all you need to do is just log in to your account to access the files.

✔️ You Help Free Up Space at the LTO’s Physical Site 

With the LTO portal in place, fewer people need to line up at the physical branches. This means people who actually have no way to conduct their transactions online can conveniently process whatever they require at their LTO branch. 

Are LTO Online Services Available to All?

As per the LTO advisory, LTMS transactions are processed only in the following offices: 

📍 Metro Manila

  • Central Office-License Section
  • Eastwood DLRO
  • Ever Gotesco DLRO
  • Muntinlupa District Office
  • Quezon City Licensing Center

📍 Luzon

  • Angeles District Office
  • Baguio Licensing Center
  • Bayombong District Office
  • Biñan District Office
  • Calapan District Office
  • Laoag District Office
  • Lipa District Office
  • Naga District Office
  • San Fernando Licensing Center

📍 Visayas

  • Dumaguete District Office
  • Ormoc District Office
  • Roxas District Office
  • Tagbilaran District Office

📍 Mindanao

  • Butuan District Office
  • Davao District Office
  • General Santos District Office.
  • Malaybalay District Office
  • Pagadian District Office
  • Tagum District Office

Read more: Drivers’ Directory: Complete List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila

LTO Online Registration Guide: How to Create an LTMS Portal Account

LTO portal - LTO Online Registration

To start using the LTO online portal, you have to register for an LTMS account first. Here's how to register online through the LTMS portal:

  1. Access the LTMS website at portal.lto.gov.ph and click the Register Now button.
  2. Read and accept the Terms of Agreement. At the bottom of the page, check Yes, I accept if you agree. Encode the correct security code in the box to verify that you are a human, then click Next.
  3. Under the Registration box, choose Enroll as an Individual.
  4. Enter all the required details. When you’re done, click the Create Account button.
  5. After submitting your personal information to LTO online, you’ll receive an email containing your 15-digit LTO client number (which will serve as your account username) and a link for verifying your account registration. Click on that link within 24 hours of receiving the message. Otherwise, your initial LTO online registration record will be removed from the system.
  6. Create your password (with at least eight characters, one alphabet, one number, upper case, and lowercase letters). Re-enter your password to confirm it. Click the Set Password for Login button.
  7. Log in to your LTO online account using your LTO client number or email address. You can now access the different LTO online services through the portal.

Guide to Using the LTO Portal 

Now that you’ve created an LTMS account, it’s time to learn how to use the portal itself. Here are the important things you should take note of: 

👉 How to Create or Update Your LTO Profile 

lto portal - how to create or update lto profile

You need a profile before you can access the key features of the LTMS, such as licensing. Moreover, updating your personal details will ensure that you’ll always receive LTO alerts and notifications. 

Here’s what you need to do to create or update your LTO profile. 

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal.
  2. Click the Profile tab.
  3. Supply the required information:
    - General personal information
    - Contact information
    - Medical information
    - Emergency contact information
    - Employer information
    - Basic family information
    - Address 
  4. Click the Apply Changes button.

👉 How to Apply for A Driver’s License and Renewal

LTO portal - LTO Driver's License Registration and Renewal

The LTO online driver’s license application and renewal may involve many steps, but the process is actually very quick and easy as long as you have all the requirements. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal.
  2. Select Licensing.
  3. Read and accept the Terms of Use.
  4. Choose your license type (student permit/driver’s license).
  5. Click the Add Medical Certificate button.
  6. Enter your medical certificate number and click the Verify button.*
  7. Select your driver’s license application type (new/renewal).
  8. Complete the online application form.
  9. Upload any required document indicated in the Document Description dropdown.
  10. The LTO fees you’ll have to pay will be displayed. Click the Apply button.
  11. Choose your preferred LTO office where you’ll complete your transaction, as well as your appointment date and time from the available slots. Click the Proceed to Payment button.
  12. Select your payment method (BancNet/BPI Online/GCash/UnionBank Online).** Click the Proceed to Summary button.
  13. Review your transaction summary. Click the Finish Transaction button.
  14. Read the e-payment and appointment disclaimers. Click the Accept button.
  15. Your order summary and billing details will appear. Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  16. Click on your chosen payment method. Then click the Continue button. This will take you to a secure third-party site where you’ll complete your online payment transaction.

You can also watch this step-by-step video tutorial on LTMS Public Portal Registration for New Driver's License Applicants.


  • The LTO-accredited clinic where you had your medical exam should have submitted your certificate online to the LTO. Otherwise, your medical certificate number would fail to verify, and you can’t move on to the next step of your online driver’s license application or renewal.
  • On top of the LTO fees for your license application/renewal, you’ll also have to pay for the convenience fee, which varies per online payment method.

👉 How to Apply for Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal

As long as your last renewal transaction was completed using the LTMS, you can renew your car registration via the portal. Here's how:

  1. Get your Certificate of Coverage (COC) from your insurance company. The certificate will be automatically transmitted to the LTMS. 
  2. Bring your vehicle to the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC) for the roadworthiness test. The report will also be automatically transmitted to the LTMS. 
  3. Sign in to the portal.
  4. Click Vehicle.
  5. Select the vehicle to be renewed.
  6. Select your application type. 
  7. The system will auto-populate the fields for COC and Inspection Number. Click Finish once you're done validating the details to proceed to payment. 

👉 How to Check Your LTO Transactions

For your easy reference, your transactions with LTO will be recorded in your account. Accessing these records is just as straightforward. Here are the steps.

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal.
  2. Click the Transactions tab.
  3. You’ll then be directed to a page where you can view the open transactions.

👉 How to Check Your LTO Violations

If you have a traffic violation and want to know its status, you can do so through the LTO portal. The process is simple and easy:

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal.
  2. Click the Violations tab.
  3. You’ll then be led to a page where you can view your Demerit Points, Unsettled Dues, and History of Transactions.

👉 How to Check Your LTO Documents

The documents you've submitted to the LTO are also archived in your account for your easy reference. To navigate this part of the LTO portal, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal.
  2. Click the Documents tab.
  3. After clicking Documents, you’ll be directed to a page that lists all the documents related to your LTO transactions. The documents are categorized into Licenses, Official Receipts, and No Apprehensions.

👉 How to Take the CDE Online Validation Exam 

lto portal - cde validation exam

Passing the CDE Exam is required for renewing your license. While the CDE Exam is available at LTO Driver’s Education Centers, you can take it online to fast-track the renewal process. Once you pass the online exam, you’ll get a renewal certificate, which you can bring to the LTO office when you renew your license. 

The test has 25 questions. The passing score is 50% or at least 13 correct answers.

The best part? There’s no time limit, and you can retake the exam until you get the renewal certificate. 

Here’s how you can take the test via the LTO online services: 

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal. 
  2. On the homepage, click the E-Learning tab. 
  3. Click CDE Online Validation Exam
  4. On the next page, click Start Exam.
  5. Choose the language you’re comfortable with. 
  6. Take the exam. Questions follow a multiple-choice format, so just click the answer you think is correct. 
  7. The results will be given at the end of the test. If you pass the test, click the Print Certificate button to print the renewal certificate. 

👉 How to Access the Driver’s License Renewal Course

lto portal - how to access driver's license renewal course

Not confident enough to take the CDE Online Validation Exam? Don’t worry!

LTO allows you to brush up on traffic rules and regulations with the Driver’s License Renewal Course. It’s important to review this collection of refresher materials, as test questions will be drawn from it. 

Here’s how you can access the Driver’s License Renewal Course: 

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal. 
  2. On your homepage, click the E-Learning tab. 
  3. Click Driver’s License Renewal Course
  4. Click the Start button to view the audio-visual review materials. Alternatively, you can view the presentation materials if you feel like reading or browsing. 

Read more: Applying for Your Driver’s License Renewal? Read This Guide First

👉 How to Apply for Revision of Records

lto portal - revision of records

If you need to update your driver’s license details, you can apply for a revision of records via the LTO portal. Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal. 
  2. Select Licensing.
  3. Read and accept the Terms of Use. 
  4. Choose your license type (student permit/driver’s license). 
  5. On the next page, select Revision of Records.
  6. Select the items you want to revise (personal/address/citizenship). Click Next.
  7. On the next page, update the details you want to update. 
  8. Upload the required documents. Click Next to finish the process. 

LTO Portal FAQs

Got some questions about using the LTO portal? Check out the following items: 

1. Is LTO portal registration free? 

Yes! Creating an LTMS portal account doesn’t require any fees. Accessing the learning materials and taking the CDE Online Validation exam are also free of charge. 

So be wary if someone from the LTO tells you that these LTO online services require payment. Chances are, they’re scammers or fixers. 

However, note that the LTO charges users a minimum of ₱75 per transaction when paying through the LTMS. National Public Transport Coalition (NPTC) National Convenor Ariel Lim has argued against this amount, calling it "an added financial burden to the motoring public, especially to the low-income public utility vehicle [PUV] drivers."[4] Whether this amount will be lowered or scrapped remains to be seen. 

2. What should I do if I didn’t receive a verification email after creating an LTO portal account? 

You have 24 hours to complete the verification process, so wait for the email within that time period. You may also check the Spam folder to see if the email is there. If you still don’t receive an email after 24 hours, you may try creating a new account. 

If you still can’t register, reach out to LTO Client Care. On the LTMS portal, just click the Contact tab and fill out the form. 

For a quicker response to your registration-related issues, you can visit the nearest LTO office. There, you may be given an LTO client number, which you can use to access your LTMS portal account. 

3. Can I change the email address for my LTMS account? 

Unfortunately, the LTO portal doesn’t allow you to change your email address. However, you can update your mobile number.

4. How can I verify my mobile number?

Here are the steps to follow if you want to verify your mobile number:

  1. Sign in to your LTO online account through the LTMS portal. 
  2. Click Profile
  3. Under the Contact tab, click the Verify New Mobile Number button. 
  4. Enter the code sent to your mobile number. Click Verify

5. I forgot my password. What should I do? 

You can reset your password by clicking the Forgot Password button on the log-in page of the LTO portal. You’ll be asked to provide your email number or LTO client number. You’ll then receive an email containing a link, which leads to a page where you can create a new password.

Final Thoughts

Everyone knows how notoriously time-consuming transactions at LTO branches can get. But with the new LTO portal, you get to avoid the long lines and taxing follow-ups. The entire system is not perfect, but hopefully, it improves as time goes by.  

If you have questions or need help regarding the use of this government facility portal, fill out the inquiry form on the LTMS portal.

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Venus leads the blog content strategy and optimization at Moneymax as the Head of Editorial Content. She has 15+ years of experience in content marketing, corporate communications, and public relations. Venus graduated cum laude with a Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Before joining Moneymax, Venus had written informative guides and articles, specializing in personal finance and digital marketing. She also invests in stocks, mutual funds, VUL, and Pag-IBIG MP2. A hardcore Hallyu Tita, she enjoys bingeing K-dramas on Netflix while bonding with her rescued cats. Follow Venus on LinkedIn.


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