LTO now offers online payment for car registration and license application

Posted: June 10, 2020 Updated: June 10, 2020 by onlineph | Filed under Government, LTO, Public Service.

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are adapting the new normal by opening a new system called “Public Transport Online Processing System (PTOPS) to reduce physical contact.

On a press statement by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), motorists may access the online portal at to apply for a driver’s license or getting a renewal for car registration starting on June 16.

However, hearing of cases and publications will be excluded. Other LTO stake holders like Assemblers, Manufacturers, Dealers, Importers, driving schools, and medical clinics can also conduct their concerns through the website.

LTO online pass

Aside from motor vehicle modification and resumption of the license, the portal also provides theoretical exams for various types of license holders such as non-professional and professional drivers, students, and conductors.

In their partnership with, PTOPS not only seeks to have faster and convenient service but also to guarantee that social distancing will be practice to avoid the spreading of novel coronavirus.

It will also prevent any corrupt practices since there is less human intervention. By using it, the applicant can effortlessly create an account, selecting what type of transaction, and choosing a schedule of appointment.

This new method includes an automated biometric identification system from its digital technology partner, Dermalog, that has face and fingerprint recognition to intercept the falsification of identities.

“Today, applying for a driver’s license, registering a car or paying fees is now possible online after LTO launched its new website … The portal provides fast and 24/7 access to the agency’s services via computer, tablet or smartphone,”

It will also allow other government agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of Customs for easy consolidation of verification services.

The new portal will be available in Metro Manila, Quezon, Angeles, San Fernando, Biñan, Bayombong, Laoag, Tagbilaran, Roxas, Ormoc, Pagadian, Butuan, Baguio, Dumaguete, Malaybalay, Calapan, Lipa, Naga, Davao, Tagum, and General Santos City. As of this writing, it is not fully operational yet considering PTOPS will go through pilot testing and deliberation with associates.

Aside from the online portal, the agencies want to implement cashless payments through various digital payment providers on several transport operators such as taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS).

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LTFRB also wants to instruct Public Utility Vehicles to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in utilizing tollways and expressways. Since most areas in the country transitioned to General Community Quarantine (GCQ), more vehicles are able to travel after more than two months of being lockdown.

Some LTO offices in Central Luzon and Laguna resume their operations but the public will still need to follow the safety protocols.



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