How to Apply for Additional Restriction Codes On Your Driver’s License

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This guide is for individuals who wish to obtain additional restriction codes so they can have the authority to drive more types of vehicles.

You can submit an Application for Additional Restriction Codes at any LTO Licensing Center or District Office that processes driver’s license transactions. When applying for additional restriction codes, you can only choose either RC 2 or RC 4 and either RC 3 or RC 5.

Related: The Meaning of LTO’s Restriction and Condition Codes On Your Driver’s License

 

LTO Additional Restriction Code Requirements.

For both Professional and Non-Professional Driver’s License Holders:

  • Fully accomplished Driver’s License Application Form
  • Valid Professional or Non-Professional Driver’s License
  • Medical examination certificate (online-only/electronically transmitted)

 

LTO Additional Restriction Code Fees.

For Valid Professional and Non-Professional Driver’s License:

  • Application Fee – Php 100
  • Computer Fee – Php 67.63
  • Replacement Fee – Php 225
  • Additional Restriction Fee – Php 100 per additional Restriction Code
  • Additional Computer Fee – Php 67.63

For Expired Professional and Non-Professional Driver’s License:

  • Application Fee – Php 100
  • Computer Fee – Php 67.63
  • Renewal Fee – Php 585
  • Additional Restriction Fee – Php 100 per additional Restriction Code
  • Additional Computer Fee – Php 67.63
  • Penalty Fee for one (1) Day to one (1) year expired – Php 75
  • Penalty Fee for more than one (1) year to two (2) years expired – Php 150
  • Penalty Fee for more than two (2) years expired (re-exam) – Php 225

It must be noted that there’s no additional computer fee for RC 1.

 

LTO Additional Restriction Code Step-by-step Guide.

  1. At the LTO Office, submit all the required documents for Additional Restriction Codes Application to the receiving personnel.
  2. The receiving personnel will check the completeness of the documents and transmit the same to the evaluator. The evaluator will then determine whether the applicant meets the qualifications or not. If qualified, the application will be encoded in the system.
  3. Wait for your name to get called and then proceed to have your photo and signature taken at the designated area.
  4. Head to the cashier and pay all the necessary fees. 
  5. Take the Professional or Non-Professional Basic Driving Theory Test for the additional restriction codes you’ve applied for. You’ll immediately be informed of the examination results.
  6. If you have passed the written examinations for Professional and Non-Professional Driver’s License, you’ll immediately be required to take the practical driving test for the additional restriction codes.
  7. If you have successfully passed both the written and practical examinations, the Approving Officer will approve your application. If you have failed any of the examinations, you’ll still be allowed to use or renew your current Driver’s License, but without the additional restriction codes you have applied for. The result of your application will also be noted on your record.
  8. Once your application has been approved, your new Professional or Non-Professional License Card will be released, along with the Official Receipt. You’ll be asked to write your name and affix your signature in the Release Form.

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