16 things to know about LTO's vanity plates

1. Where can we apply vanity plate?

All motorists may apply for the vanity plates at the MID-Computer Section, LTO, East Avenue, Quezon City or at any LTO Regional (RO)/District Offices (DO) nationwide.

2. What documents do I need to secure a VLP for my motor vehicle?

The following are the requirements for securing a VLP:

Duly Accomplished Application form (Request for Vanity Plate)
Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) of motor vehicle
Photocopy of the latest Official Receipt (OR) of Registration

3. What types of vanity plates are available and how much do they cost?

There are two (2) categories namely; Premium Edition (Php 25,000.00) and Select Edition (10,000.00). For additional information please visit our website, http://www.lto.gov.ph

4. Can I give the vanity as gift?

Yes, provided that the recipient of the gift is a registered owner of a motor vehicle.

5. How long does it take to secure my VLP?

Assuming that all documentations are in order and after your payment is received, a fifteen (15)-working days within Metro Manila. In the provinces, it might take a little longer.

6. I bought a new motor vehicle but not yet issued a license plate, can I avail of the vanity plate?

No, vanity plate can only be issued to a motorist with a registered motor vehicle already issued to a regular LTO license plate.

7. Can I reserve my preferred vanity plate? 

Yes, a payment of Php 1,000.00 shall be collected as reservation fee valid for only 30 days. If unclaimed after 30 days, the said amount will be subject to forfeiture in favor of the government.

8. Is VLP exempted from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) number coding scheme?

No, the number coding scheme in Metro Manila shall also be imposed to the regular license plate no. where the VLP is attached.

9. What vehicles are eligible for the VLP Program?

The following classes of motor vehicles under the four (4) wheel category duly registered with the LTO shall be eligible to avail of the program:

9.1. Existing motor vehicles

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV)
Vintage and Collectors
Asian Utility Vehicle (UAV)
Sports pick up

9.2. New motor vehicles

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV)
Vintage and Collectors
Asian Utility Vehicle (UAV)
Sports pick up

10. In the event that a vanity plate is lost, how can I get a replacement?

In case of lost VLP, a duplicate VLP will be issued as a replacement upon submission of the following:

Sworn Affidavit of Loss
Law Enforcement and Traffic Adjudication System (LETAS) Alarm Report
Police report
Original Official Receipt (OR) on payment of the lost VLP
Original VLPt Certificate of Title
Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) of Motor Vehicle
Photocopy of the latest OR of Registration

10.1. Submit the above documents to the Secretariat, Bids and Awards (BAC) Committee, LTO, East Avenue, Quezon City 

10.2. If request is approved, pay the applicable fees and charges to the Treasury Section

10.3. Proceed to the MID-Computer Section for transmittal to the Administrative Division

Note: Duplicate vanity plate shall only be allowed once

11. What is the prerequisite for securing a vanity plate?

The private motor vehicle must already have a regular LTO license plate

12. How many VLP and VLP stickers will I receive, and how do I place the VLP and stickers on my vehicle?

You will receive only one (1) VLP that will be installed at the space allotted for the rear license plate of the motor vehicle and one (1) sticker that will be installed at the upper right hand corner of the inside rear windshield of the motor vehicle.

13. Can I transfer my VLP to another vehicle? If yes, how will I do it? How much it will cost me?

Yes, you may apply for transfer of VLP to another vehicle subject to the given processes and rules of issuance and the related fees. The procedure on the transfer of VLP to another vehicle is the following:

13.1. Prepare a letter-request for transfer to the LTO Chairman, Bids & Awards Committee (BAC) on Vanity License Plates together with the original Certificate of VLP Title and photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) and Certificate of Registration (CR)

13.2. Proceed to MID-Computer Section, LTO, East Avenue, Quezon City for plate verification

13.3. Submit the above-mentioned documents to the Secretariat of the BAC on Vanity License Plates Program

13.4. Wait for the resolution of the same Committee on your request

13.5. If approved, pay the processing fee of Php 210.00 for transfer

13.6. Return the approved application together with the supporting documents to MID-Computer Section

14. When I sell my vehicle does the VLP remain in the vehicle?

You may opt to remain or remove your VLP upon sale of the motor vehicle as long as transfer of VLP shall be done with LTO.

15. Can a foreigner acquire or secure a vanity plate for souvenir? 

No, the issuance of vanity plates is limited only in the Philippines and can only be issued to a motorist with a duly registered motor vehicle.

16. If I still have a commemorative plate, can I avail of the Vanity plate?

If you did not disclose that you have a valid commemorative plate and you install your vanity plate at the rear of the motor vehicle as prescribed, your vanity plate and commemorative plate might be confiscated and a fine will be imposed if caught. (Read more: https://lto.gov.ph/frequently-asked-questions/vanity-plates.html)