Feb 9, 2012

Student Permit in LTO Makati

It was almost lunch time when I got to Gil Puyat cor. N. Garcia St. so I was a bit worried that the staff will be on their break and that would mean I have to wait for them to finish up. But I took my chances anyway and got into an orange tricycle (Php 35) going there since I didn't want to walk (the noon sun is starting to give me a headache).

LTO Makati Branch in Pililia St

Basically the process of getting a Student Permit for Driving is:
  1. Submit filled-out application form together with photocopy of birth certificate and valid ID
  2. Document Evaluation and Data Encoding
  3. Picture Taking (you can smile) and digital signature
  4. Payment of Php 317.63 in the cashier
  5. Releasing of the permit, valid for 1 year

Still worried about the time, the guard pointed me to Window 1: Customer Service, when I asked him about Student Permit. The staff gave me the application form and upon filling it up I returned it to him. He then signed the form and the photocopies attached and gave me a number. I was asked to wait for my number to be called. It seems I don't have to worry after all.

My number was called via the PA system in Window 2: DL Evaluator. He received my documents for encoding. I was asked again to wait for him to call me. 

DL Evaluator

He then transferred to Window 6: Picture Taking and called me. After that, the staff in Window 7: DL Cashier called me and asked for my payment. Soon after, I was called in Window 5 to get my permit and sign the logsheet.
Picture / Releasing

I was done in 15 freaking minutes!!! It was awesome. There were other people there processing their papers but I think it is for the vehicle itself and only 2 of us applying for a student permit. With that, I bid the LTO Makati goodbye happily...

Efficient service, LTO Makati Branch

*** Thank you, Lord for a fuzz-free transaction ***
(May pag-asa na ang mga Pinoy)


  1. Anonymous12:20 AM

    Thanks for this post. How do I get there from Market-Market? Thanks!

    1. Too bad you did not gave your info so I could get back to you. From Market Market take a jeep going to Guadalupe then take another jeepney ride going to J.P. Rizal passing by Makati City Hall. Tell the driver to drop you off in Pililia St. From J.P. Rizal, you can either walk or take a short tricycle ride to LTO. Good luck!


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