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You can now renew your car’s registration online via LTMS

But there is a catch

Now, there's no need to spend a whole day sitting at your local LTO branch to renew your car's MV registration. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Renewing your car registration can be a tedious chore as it usually involves going to the nearest Land Transportation Office branch and spending hours waiting in line. Thankfully, we can now do it online with a few steps.

Of course, having a certificate of coverage and your car evaluated at a PMVIC is still mandatory. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

First, you need to acquire a Certificate of Coverage (COC) from an insurance company, which electronically transmits the COC to the Land Transportation Management System. Next, bring your car to a Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center to have its roadworthiness checked. The PMVIC will wirelessly send the inspection report to the LTMS.

To be able to do this, your vehicle's details must be encoded in your LTMS account. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

With that done, you now log in to the LTMS online portal and begin the application for the registration renewal. There’s no need anymore to provide the COC and the inspection numbers as those are automatically encoded. Once you’ve paid online, the official receipt is generated and e-mailed to you, and you’re now done renewing your car’s registration.

While the registration renewal should only take five to 10 minutes according to the LTO, there is a catch. This is only applicable to plain renewals, and owners need to have an LTMS account with their car’s registration details linked to it.

This is a good step forward for the LTO’s plans of modernization, and we hope that it is implemented well enough for everyone to have smooth transactions when renewing online.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.