Friday, October 18, 2013

How to Renew Your Driver's License

I finally got my much-deserved time out from work and took the opportunity to do some personal errands last Monday. I have like 6 or 7 itineraries/tasks for that day and wanted to have them done all in a day. It was a tall order, I know but I felt productive nevertheless at the end of the day.

You see, these tasks have been in the back burner for months and some even years like getting our copy of memorial lot title from the main office, etc. Weekday free is such a rare commodity in the Garcia household and husby and I reserve our company leaves for very very important activities and events that need our presence. The kids are top priority, of course.

Moving on, I would like to share my happy experience with driver's license renewal at Robinson's Galleria. I got there a few minutes before 10am and by 1138am I was texting husby that I'm done na. He renewed his driver's license in LTO Tiendesitas branch and mas konti daw tao so he wanted me to go there instead but I insisted on going to Rob Galle because of my other errands.

When I got to the mall, I went directly to LTO satellite office located at East Wing basement 1 (your landmark going to B1 East wing would be either Mcdonalds or Yellow Cab at level 1) . When renewing your driver's license make sure to bring your old license, cash and pen.

Here's the step by step procedure in renewing driver's license based on my personal experience:

1. present old driver's license at and get an application form from the counter (first door, the bigger/wider room)

2. go to the next door (medical exam procedure is done), fill up the form with needed information and submit to the cashier further into the room. This is quite a small room with narrow aisle so just work your way and be nice to everyone hehe.

3. present your application form, driver's license and pay  P100 to the cashier (for the medical exam, I think). The cashier will then give you a receipt, all your submitted docs and a queue number.

4. Wait to be called. I didn't fill up everything in the form when I submitted to the cashier and she didn't mind. I think her concern really is that I have my name on the form and my old driver's license. While waiting to be called for the medical exam, I took the time to finish filling up the form.

5. When it was my turn for medical exam, they checked my current height, weight, BP and eyesight. No need for urine and drug test based on new act so the process is actually faster.

6. After the medical exam, I was asked to go back to door no.1  and submit my forms (application form and medical form). I waited again for the picture taking and digital signature signing.

7. After my data was updated (I was delinquent for 7 months :( ) I paid P492.63 for the new ID and by 1138am, I got a new driver's license. Yay!

I paid a total of P592.63 and spent 1. 5 hours for my new driver's license. I surrendered my old non-pro license and I now have a pro license :0 See more on different types of licenses here.

After that I went straight to SMART wireless center to update my account (it's been dormant as well since our company issued a prepaid load monthly). From that visit, I realized that I'm actually a postpid subscriber since 2004. Almost a decade na. After SMART, I went to the bank to settle insurance payments. Tiring but I'm thankful I can do it all in one place.

I was able to go shopping pa for the kids' halloween costumes :)


Richard Yap said...

Thanks for sharing, my license got expired last month but Im out of the country cannot renew right now. But will follow yours instruction when I set put again in our mother land on December.

Janaki Garcia said...

You're welcome. Glad to help :)

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