Renewing your vehicle registration, much like any government transaction in the past, can be really tiring, inconvenient, and time-consuming. Fortunately, it has now become easier thanks to the internet.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently announced that it will finally be accepting motor vehicle (MV) registrations online. Don’t get too excited, though, as the process is not as easy as it sounds because you still have to get out of the house and do some of the processes physically.
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Still, the entire thing is much faster and definitely a lot more streamlined compared to the old, fully-manual process. With that, we’ll show you how you can renew your vehicle’s LTO registration online.
Requirements for online LTO registration renewal
- First, you should know that the Online Motor Vehicle Renewal of Registration is only for renewal. You can’t register a new vehicle online.
- You should already have an LTO Portal account and your motor vehicle must be linked to it.
- The last MV renewal transaction must be completed using the LTMS.
- The owner of the MV registered in the Certificate of Registration (CR) must also be the current owner.
- Have your car inspected by the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC).
- MV details must be updated to include the new plate insurance.
- Certificate of Coverage (COC) from the insurance company, submitted electronically to the LTO.
How to renew my LTO motor vehicle registration online
As said earlier, the process isn’t done completely online, especially if it’s your first time doing it. You can see the detailed guide below.
Step 1: Open your LTMS portal account
Here’s the thing, if this is the first time you’re doing the online renewal process, you still have to go to your nearest LTO office to begin. But after the first one is complete, you can now do the process online for the years to come.
To start, you should have an account in the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal, which you can access here: https://portal.lto.gov.ph/
Your motor vehicle should be linked to your LTMS portal account. To do this, you have to physically visit an LTO office and have them link your vehicle to your account.
Once your MV is already linked to your account, you can now continue the process. This also means that you don’t have to repeat this process on your next renewal in years to come since your vehicle is already linked.
Step 2: Get a Certificate of Coverage
As we said before, not everything is done online. For this step, you should first secure a Certificate of Coverage (COC) from your chosen insurance company.
Once done, the insurance provider will electronically transmit your records to the LTO via the LTMS portal.
Step 3: Go to a Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center
For this step, you should bring your motor vehicle to a Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC). This process involves the inspection of your vehicle to see if it’s still safe to use on the road.
If your vehicle passed the inspection, the PMVIC will also transmit your records electronically to the LTMS.
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Step 4: Go back to the LTMS and finish the renewal
Once you have a COC and have gone through the PMVIC, you may go back to your computer and log in to your LTMS profile where you should be able to see your COC and PMVIC records.
After that, you can now settle the payment for renewal. Once done, it will generate an official receipt (OR), which you can print and keep on your vehicle in case of inspections.
That’s it. Your vehicle registration with LTO should be renewed.
These are the things you should know about LTO motor vehicle renewals online. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll update this guide.
Please enlightened me, every time i renew my vehicle registration, is TPL insurance mandatory?while i had my comprehensive insurance?