Driving license in the Philippines

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Driver's license in the Philippines consists of three types. These are Student Permit, Non-Professional driver's license, and Professional driver's license. The minimum age for driving in the Philippines is 17 years old provided that the driver has a student permit and is accompanied by a person with a valid driver's license. An applicant can only apply for a non-professional driver's license one month after acquiring a student permit and 6 months after for a professional driver's license. An applicant must pass both the Land Transportation Office written exam and a driving exam. If the applicant fails the tests, he must wait for a month before being able to take the tests again.

Restrictions:

  • Restriction 1 - Motorcycles/Motorized Tricycles
  • Restriction 2 - Vehicle up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Restriction 3 - Vehicle above 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Restriction 4 - Automatic Clutch up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Restriction 5 - Automatic Clutch above 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Restriction 6 - Articulated Vehicle 1600 kg Gross Vehicle Weight & Below
  • Restriction 7 - Articulated Vehicle 1601 kg up to 4500 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Restriction 8 - Articulated Vehicle 4501 kg & above Gross Vehicle Weight

Note: Restrictions 1, 2, & 4 only apply to non-professional driver's licenses.

Use in other countries[edit]

As of April 16, 2010 an agreement was signed between the Filipino and Spanish governments allowing Filipinos to use their Philippine driver's license in Spain.[1] The Philippines driver's license can also be used in Australia.[citation needed]

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