Driving license in the Philippines
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.
- 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
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. The Philippines driver's license can also be used in Australia.