Guide to Motorcycle Registration in the Philippines

Motorcycle Registration in PH: Process, Requirements, and Tips

Guide to Motorcycle Registration in the Philippines

How to Register Your Motorcycle in the Philippines

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (www.outoftownblog.com) – Are you a new motorcycle owner? When acquiring a motorcycle, it’s important to know the steps, requirements, and other things you need to do to register your motor vehicle in the Philippines. Read on and bookmark this if you’re planning to register your motorcycles this year!

Guide to Motorcycle Registration in the Philippines
Motorcycle Registration Philippines

Who can have their motorcycles registered?

Per the Land Transportation Office (LTO), all accredited importers, dealers, and motor vehicle owners must register their motor vehicles.

Can I drive my motorcycle without registration in the Philippines?

The Land Transportation Office strictly implements “Nor Registration No Travel Policy” and all motor vehicles that use public roads or highways must be registered with LTO Philippines.

Requirements for Initial Registration

See the list of requirements for brand new, locally assembled/manufactured Completely Built Units (CBU) / brand new local imported trailer vehicles:

  • Original sales invoice
  • Original LTO copy or electronically transmitted appropriate insurance Certificate of Cover (3rd party liability)
  • Original copy of Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNPHPG) Motor Vehicle (MV) Clearance Certificate and Special Bank Receipt (SBR)
  • Original Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR)
  • Payment Reference Number if payment was made through e-PAT

Additional Requirements

For a brand new motorcycle with a sidecar (TC), you’ll need:

  • Original Affidavit of Attachment for the sidecar, executed by both the owner and mechanic stating among other dates of completion

For tax-exempt

  • Original, duly accomplished Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVR) with Certificate
    of Compliance to Emission Standard (CCES) if used imported
  • A certified true copy of Release Certificate, if used imported
  • Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) endorsement

Used-Imported

Exempted from EO-156/877-A

  • One photocopy of Commercial Invoice or Certificate of Title with English translation authenticated by the Embassy
  • Original, duly accomplished Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVR) with Certificate
    of Compliance to Emission Standard (CCES)

Steps to Register Your Motorcycle

  • Bring your documents and requirements and proceed to an LTO office. Fill out an Inspection Form.
  • For renewals, bring your motorcycle. LTO inspectors will stencil the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Once the inspection has been submitted and approved by the inspector, go to “Evaluation,” with your documents.
  • Pay the fees at the cashier.
  • Proceed to “Releasing.” Submit one of the receipts.
  • Wait until your name is called. Get your Official Receipt (OR), Certificate of Registration (CR), registration sticker, plates, and RFID sticker.
  • Affix the registration sticker properly to your motorcycle.

Steps to Renew Motorcycle Registration

  • Have your motorcycle insured. There are insurance agents within the premises of most LTO offices, but you can get insurance outside for a cheaper price.
  • Undergo an emission test. In compliance with the Clean Air Act (RA 8749), all motor vehicles must pass the emission test. This means you should bring your motorcycle for a tune-up or change oil.
  • Bring your documents and requirements and proceed to an LTO office. Fill out an Inspection Form.
  • For renewals, bring your motorcycle. LTO inspectors will stencil the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Once the inspection has been submitted and approved by the inspector, go to “Evaluation,” with your documents.
  • Pay the fees at the cashier.
  • Proceed to “Releasing.” Submit one of the receipts.
  • Wait until your name is called. Get your Official Receipt (OR), Certificate of Registration (CR), registration sticker, plates, and RFID sticker.
  • Attach the registration sticker on your motorcycle.

Estimated Motorcycle Registration Fees

How much is motorcycle registration in the Philippines? Please note that some of the items and amounts listed here are just estimated prices and may vary. Not all items listed may be applicable to every motorcycle owner. Price ranges from Php 300 – Php 700, depending on other fees.

To know the updated list of fees, visit the nearest LTO branch.

ItemAmount
MVUCPhp 240
Renewal FeePhp 90
Science TaxPhp 13.50
Change Venue Fee*Php 100
Legal Research FeePhp 10
Penalty*Php 10

 

*if applicable

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many years is the validity of motorcycle registration in the Philippines?

The registration validity lasts for one year, which means every motorbike owner must renew it every year to avoid the penalty of expired motorcycle registration.

Details

Website: http://lto.gov.ph
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lto.cdmpao
Contact: 289229064
Email: ltocdmpao@lto.gov.ph

Visit the LTO website and follow their official social media pages to know updates regarding registration processes.

Source: Land Transportation Office

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