Friday, February 4, 2011

Driver's License Renewal


Last Wednesday, I decided to renew my driver's license since it will expire on my birthday next week. I figured I renew early to avoid the penalty I paid two years ago when I renewed late and to prepare for a penalty charge which I think will be traced to my MMDA apprehension last June 2009. I decided to proceed to the renewal center at Farmer's Plaza in Cubao, Quezon City which was nearest to my office and my residence. Upon getting the renewal form, I was instructed to proceed to the medical laboratory next door and have my medical and drug test. The following are the fees:

Medical Test - Php 100.00 (Blood pressure, Eye check up, weight, height, etc.)
Drug Test - Php 300.00 (Urine test)
Total Laboratory Fees: Php 400.00

Medical test was finished in about 15-20 minutes and I immediately got the result to proceed to my license renewal. Upon submitting the form, I was informed that there was a notice from MMDA that I am supposed to settle before my license renewal. It was already past three in the afternoon so I was advised to go to MMDA the next day.

The following day, after punching in at the office, I proceeded to the MMDA head office in Makati to settle the penalty. I arrived a little past ten and I got 220 as my number. The cut-off was number 350 and judging by the line outside the office, I think they will reach 350 by 1 pm. I filled out the clearance form and paid Php 30.00 for the clearance fee. After an hour and 30 minutes, finally my name was called. I was informed to pay the fee (Php 150.00 - my apprehension charge) and I was not charged any other fees. Frankly, I was expecting penalty fees to reach Php 500 but to my relief, there was no additional fees. After paying the fee (was in line for 20 minutes), I was told to wait again for my clearance certificate. It came out after another 15 minutes (which was already past lunch time) and I decided to proceed to the license renewal LTO office to submit the clearance form. Upon reaching the renewal office, the LTO staff, just took a 5-minute look at my MMDA clearance and proceeded with the renewal.

I was told to pay the renewal fee of Php 417.00 and wait for my new license. In ten minutes, I got my new license and went back to my office. Here are the fees I paid to renew my license:

Medical Test - 100.00
Drug Test - 300.00
Renewal Fee - 417.00
Total - Php 817.00

Time consumed:
Medical and Drug Test : 20-30 minutes (depends on the number of clients)
License Renewal: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Unfortunate MMDA license clearance: 2 hours
Lessons learned: If apprehended by MMDA, ask a ticket and immediately pay penalty fees at Metrobank within 7 days to avoid spending precious time at the MMDA office to get a license clearance.

17 comments:

mark said...

For owners of the car, you need to renew your license to prevent from hassles when driving along the road. This is very important post. Auto Body Supply

sponge kitty said...

I think it is nice advice to immediately pay the necessary fees for MMDA apprehension to avoid wasting extra time. Thanks for giving out the necessary steps and insights on getting driver's license renewal.


Car Leasing
Classifieds

Toronto Airport Transportation said...

To clear the driving test is very difficult. and renew your license to avoid the hassles of traffic police

Toronto Airport Taxi

sadia said...

i have to renew my license, this post reminds me of that

Toronto Airport Limousines

imi said...

will do that before i have to pay fine

Digital X-ray

canny said...

Agree you with mark, one should have their driving license and if it is expired than they should renew it to avoid and kind of hassle.

Toronto limo service

Airport limo toronto said...

Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what there talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe you're not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

Airport limo toronto
Removal Companies London

Atta Rehman said...

This is not the first of your posts I've read, and you never cease to amaze me. Thank you, and I look forward to reading more.
karachi online shopping

jacob black said...

You have done a marvelous job!
Claims British Company offers quick claims service 95% of cases settled out within 6 month including road accidents your compensation on a “no win, no fee basis.
Claims

salim Ahmed said...

The wedding of your daughter or son is a very special occasion and you definitely wish to make it a very grand success. If it is your wedding and you wish to give a great feeling to your spouse, we have the perfect wedding limo toronto / Limo Toronto for you to enjoy.

jacob black said...

Claims British Company offers quick claims service 95% of cases settled out within 6 month including road accidents your compensation on a “no win, no fee basis.
Claims

jacob black said...

You made some decent points here.
Injury lawyers

ritungn3 said...

Toronto Airport Limo. The ground transportation services offered by Airport United Limo are highly professional. Airport Limo Toronto

Man Van said...

Hello!

I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

Student Removals

David John said...

You can take great credit for publishing about this.Theres a heap of important info on the internet.Youve got a lot of that info here on your site.Im impressed I try to keep a couple blogs fairly up-to-date,but it can be difficult every now and then.You have done a fantastic job with this one.How do you do it?
driving in singapore

Ina de Guzman said...

Hi is there a fee if I renew my license 2 months after expiration?

Wasim A said...

Hello!

I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.


Man and Van