Ever since the pandemic hit the country, vehicle registrations have been a problem for many motorists. Some get up at 3 a.m. just to get in line and finish early. The strict implementation of social distancing in emission test centers is the primary reason for this inconvenience.
That is why the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended the validity of vehicle registrations as an effort to reduce further spread of the COVID-19. LTO said that the agency is continuously extending the validity and the period for renewal of registration since March.
DOTr's announcement for the 30-day extension
“This is in adherence to the directive of Secretary Tugade, at the start of the community quarantine, to consider the health and economic crisis we are facing,” LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante said.
For individuals with motor vehicles with plate numbers or conduction stickers (if the vehicle has no plate yet) ending in 6 and are scheduled for registration renewal in June in NCR, Laguna, Cebu, and Region III, are given an additional thirty days of extended validity period.
This is on top of the 60 days extension given by LTO during the resumption of work on June 3. Overall, motor vehicles with plate numbers or conduction stickers ending in 6 have an extended deadline until September 30, 2020. Moreover, vehicles with plate numbers or conduction stickers ending in 7 and 8 are also given an extension for registration renewal until September 30. Do note that the said extended registration validity comes with no penalties and surcharge.
The agency also announced that vehicles with plates or conduction stickers ending in 9 and 0 are given an extension of thirty days for registration renewal.
Motor Vehicle Registration Extension:
- Plate or Conduction Sticker ending in 6 – from June now adjusted to September
- Plate or Conduction Sticker ending in 7 – from July now adjusted to September
- Plate or Conduction Sticker ending in 8 – from August now adjusted to September
- Plate or Conduction Sticker ending in 9 – from September now adjusted to October
- Plate or Conduction Sticker ending in 0 – from October now adjusted to November
Again, the agency ensured that no penalties and surcharge shall be collected for renewal transactions within the revised schedules. Asec. Galvante said that motorists should follow the revised schedule and not wait for the deadline in order to help everyone effectively carry out smooth transactions.
Process your vehicle registrations ASAP to avoid hassles
“Aside from considering the financial health of motorists, we have crafted this schedule so that we can create a systematic and organized process of renewal of motor vehicle registration in all our offices. This is also to ensure that the clients’ and our employees’ welfare are well-protected at all cost,” Asec. Galvante added.
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