Friday, December 17, 2010

New Vehicle Registration in Philippines

The most common service that a motorist is looking for is the new registration of one's new and shiny car. As listed in our list of services post, you can see there that the first service that we offer, that is, the first service that we can assist you with is the registration of your car… either for new registration or renewal of registration.. both basically has the same requirements but this post is for the requirements for registering a new car.

Imported Motor Vehicle Registration Requirements

Here are the requirements for imported motor vehicles - cars, trucks, motorcycles etc.:-

  • Original Invoice
  • Certificate of Payments of Taxes
  • Confirmation of CP from Registration Section C.O.
  • CHPG clearance
  • Insurance Certificate of Cover
  • Actual Inspection of Motor Vehicle and duly accomplished MVIR
    (stencils of motor and chassis numbers must be done on the space provided for)
  • Early warning device (EWD)

  • That is the requirements needed to register a new car or vehicle that was imported from abroad.

    The first part was about New Registration locally assembled or rebuilt vehicles.
    Like we always say, if you ever need help or assistance with any LTO related services, including this one, you can contact us at our office or call/txt 09178801712

    I have no connection with the above Company, just liked their Summary of Requirements for LTO Registration of New Cars. Actually I was looking for information on this 3 Year Registration, since my Yamaha XT225 motorcycle, should have got Registered by Norkis, who sold me the Motorcycle, and the LTO who should have known such 3 Year Registration was applicable to Motorcycles over 200cc, and the XT225 is 225cc!
    Hyundai got my car Registered for 3 Years, back in May 2005.
    I bought a new Hyundai 'Matrix' 1.5 CRDi VGT in May 2005, and obtained the Registration Documents, and Number Plates with Registration and Insurance, valid for 3 Years.

    ie no vehicle inspection, emission tests, or insurance renewal until May 2008.
    Hyundai Cebu, Inc.
    address......A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu
    phone.........(032) 346 2724, 345 0324 to 26
    fax..............(032) 346 0187

    LTO issues rules on 3-year registration


    03 January 2005

    SUBJECT : Initial Registration Scheme for Brand New Motor Vehicles
    Valid for Three (3) years.

    WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 4 (d) [1], Article III, Chapter 1 of Republic Act No. 4136, as amended, the Assistant Secretary, with the approval of the Secretary of Transportation and Communication, shall have the power to issue rules and regulations prescribing the procedure for the registration of motor vehicles; and

    WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 5 of Batas Pambansa Bilang 74, all motor vehicles and trailers of any type used or operated on or upon any highway of the Philippines "shall be registered with the Bureau of Land Transportation (now the LTO or Land Transportation Office) for the current year, and that the dates of annual registration of motor vehicles shall be based on a registration scheme to be prepared by the Bureau of Land Transportation (now the LTO) subject to the approval of the Minister (now the Secretary) of Transportation and Communication."

    NOW, THEREFORE, and in pursuance thereto, it is hereby ordered that the initial registration of all brand new motor vehicles, as defined herein , shall be valid and effective for three (3) years from its first registration. Such initial registration shall require the Certificate of Conformity (COC), issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Compulsory Third Party Liability insurance policy valid for three (3) years.

    1.1. Brand new motor vehicles (MVs) – refer to new and unregistered motor vehicles manufactured, assembled, imported, distributed and/or sold by corporations or companies accredited by or member/s of the following, to wit:

    a. CAMPI- Chamber of Automotive Manufacturer of the Philippines, Inc.

    b. TMA – Truck Manufacturers Associations

    c. MDPPA – Motorcycle Development Program Participants Associations.

    1.2. Brand new motor – vehicles imported by other LTO accredited vehicles

    1.3. These exclude backyard – assembled and imported used motor vehicles

    1.4. Motorcycles with engine displacement of 200 cc and below are likewise excluded in this Order.

    2. Registration Rate – The rates of the Motor Vehicle User's Charge as set forth and imposed under Republic Act 8794 shall be collected from the owner of the covered motor vehicles for the registration of the said units.

    3. Apprehension/s

    3.1. Should the covered motor vehicle be apprehended within the period of its initial three (3) year registration for violation/s attributable to the motor vehicle, e.g. smoke belching or non-roadworthiness, the motor vehicle shall still be required to undergo the accessory penalty or penalties of passing the Motor Vehicle Inspection and/or Emission Tests.

    4. Repealing Clause

    4.1. Any memoranda or orders thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Administrative Order are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

    5. Effectively
    5.1. This Order shall take effect ninety (90) days after its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines or filling of three (3) copies thereof with the University of the Philippine Law Center.

    Assistant Secretary


    Department of Transportation and Communication

    With the implementation of the three (3) year initial registration of motor vehicles' scheme, on the other hand, drastically affected our volume of registered motor vehicle and cases handled because most initial motor vehicle registrations are handled by district offices situated in highly urbanized areas in the country.

    I bought a Yamaha XT225, brand new from Norkis, Mandaue Branch in December 2007 for Php160,000.00
    So why did the LTO not Register it for 3 Years. since the XT225 is 225cc?

    The LTO Branch in Talisay City (up behind Robinsons, to the right), did not even seem aware, that Motorcycles over 200cc are covered by that 3 Year Registration Ruling.

    LTO, Talisay City were also trying to maintain the Registration stated Color: Green yet there was White also!

    Norkis, Mandaue sorted this out. but only wanted to deal with LTO, Mandaue, not LTO Talisay City Branch.

    How do I know it got sorted?

    By Sending Text to 2600 and getting the following reply back:-
    Make: yamaha
    Model: xt225
    Year: 2007
    Color: green/white
    Registered Last: 10/07/2010
    has no LTO apprehension.
    has no LTO alarm.
    The Honda XR200 is196.9cc and now has Suggested Retail Price of Php131,900.00

    One reason I did not buy the Honda XR200 is because it is somewhat taller (with a seat of 858mm) compared with the Yamaha XT225 having a seat height of just 31.9" (810mm), meaning I could plant both feet flat on the floor comfortably.

    Another reason for choosing a Yamaha XT225 'Serow', being that Norkis were offering a 3 Year Warranty

    Posted Image How many spotted they got the image of the XT225 reversed?

    The best reason for going with a Yamaha XT225 'Serow', is that is is simply a damn fine bike, for 'green lane' riding in the Philippines.

    Check out this report on the 'capabilities of the small, agile, nimble, and pretty capable, little XT225 'Serow':-

    BIG BLOKE ON A GIRLS BIKEThe Yamaha XT225 SerowBy John

    I don't know how to put this without offending some peoples egos, but here goes - the Yamaha XT225 Serow is arguably the best trail bike in the world. A lot of people who have bought big, fast, powerful enduro machinery to go trail riding have probably chosen the wrong bikes.