LTO extends vehicle registration yet again due to pandemic

Updated Oct 14, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The agency reminded everyone to not wait for the deadline to avoid inconvenience.

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 yet again as an effort to reduce further spread of the COVID-19. LTO has been extending the validity and the period of renewal of registration since March.

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The agency decided to extend the vehicle registration validity once again to ensure orderly processing of transactions and to strictly implement the observance of social distancing. As such, motor vehicles with plate numbers ending in 6, 7, and 8 are given a registration validity extension until October 30, 2020. On the other hand, vehicles with plate numbers ending in 9 and 0 are given an extension until December 31, 2020.

LTO vehicle registration validity extension

Motor Vehicle Registration Extension:

  • Plate ending in 6 – from June now adjusted to October 30, 2020
  • Plate ending in 7 – from July now adjusted to October 30, 2020
  • Plate ending in 8 – from August now adjusted to October 30, 2020
  • Plate ending in 9 – from September now adjusted to December 31, 2020
  • Plate ending in 0 – from October now adjusted to December 31, 2020

Again, the agency ensured that no penalties and surcharge shall be collected for renewal transactions within the revised schedules. Asec. Edgar 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.

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An LTO agency office

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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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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