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How to convert PH Driver's License to AU Driver's License?

hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
edited June 2012 in General
Para po sa mga nasa oz na...madali lang po ba ipa-convert ang license natin? Or lahat talaga kelangan dumaan sa Learner's license muna?

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  • k_mavsk_mavs Melbourne
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    Sir, Ano po yung DL nyo? Non Prof or Prof? Yun din ang gusto kong malaman sana may makasagot ng tanong nyo. :)

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  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    Non-Pro po ang DL ko. nag-try ako mag-basa basa sa NSW...parang kelangan pa humingi ng sulat sa LTO sa pinas para sa mga info like kelan first na-issue ang license, etc. parang ang hassle naman kasi nun. not sure kung ganito din sa ibang state. sana may makapag-share ng experiences nila. :)

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  • BryannBryann Sydney
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    edited June 2012
    You can apply for a Philippine International Driving Permit at Automobile Association Philippines (formerly Philippine Motor Association).

    Look for the location nearest you.
    http://www.aaphilippines.org/contact.aspx?pages=office-contact-info

    Steps in acquiring the said license.
    http://www.aaphilippines.org/products.aspx?pages=international-driving-permit

    You can also visit "Mail and More" outlets to apply for one.
    http://www.aaphilippines.org/userfiles/file/Mail&MoreDirectory.pdf

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  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    @Bryann : pag meron nyang International License, ibig sabihin pwede ipa-convert na to AU driver's license without any tests?

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  • BryannBryann Sydney
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    I'm not sure about conversion, pero from what I understand, it only allows you to drive in countries that signed up with something like an international agreement on roads/licenses. The website doesn't say anything about being able to convert it to a local driver's license.

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  • k_mavsk_mavs Melbourne
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    Reply to @hotshot: i think di pa rin sya applicable for the conversion of our Ph DL to AU DL. Parang privilege lang sya na pwede kang mag drive sa ibang countries with this international license. Ang problema lang is kung covered ba yung Au sa international permit na yan. Yung mahirap kasi sa Oz iba-iba yung mga policies or each state kaya need mo talaga makahanap ng person who have already had a first hand experience with this type of case.

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  • BryannBryann Sydney
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    Reply to @k_mavs:
    Covered po ang Australia. Signatory sila sa "Vienna Convention on Road Traffic" na treaty.
    Look here for more info.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Convention_on_Road_Traffic

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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 Perth
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    As a general rule, you can use your overseas driving license in Australia for up to 3 months.. after that you need to apply a permanent one..

    Unfortunately, a Ph driver's license cannot be converted

    Here is the information from the department of transport (WA).. I would assume the same rule applies to other states:

    If you hold a driver's licence from a ‘recognised country’ and the licence has not expired by more than 12 months, when applying for a WA licence:
    - You are exempt from taking the computerised theory test on the road rules
    - You may be exempt from the requirement to undertake a practical driving assessment.

    Recognised countries:
    Austria Guernsey New Zealand
    Belgium Ireland Norway
    Canada Isle of Man* Portugal
    Croatia Italy Singapore
    Denmark Japan Spain
    Finland Jersey Sweden
    France Luxembourg Switzerland
    Germany Malta ** United Kingdom
    Greece Netherlands United States of America


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  • BryannBryann Sydney
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    So hindi kasama Philippines? Haha. Magagaling naman mga drivers dito ah. :D

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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 Perth
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    haha.. wala sa listahan...
    kahit sa UAE ganyan din ang procedure.. pag may license mula sa mga countries na yan.. di na kailangan mag exam..

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  • BryanBryan North Ryde
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    Reply to @Bryann:

    oo. magagaling naman ang mga drivers dito sa pinas ah. ang slow lane nagiging fast lane kapag may mahinang nagpatakbo sa fastlane. hehehe. minsan overtaking on a solid lane road. hahaha .OT na pala ako.
    anyways, i tried driving in US, usually hindi na kailangan ang international drivers license. you can drive for 3 months using PH license. sa nabasa ko noon, you ( i mean we) need to undergo the application from scratch.. pero may level daw sa application na hindi na kailangan natin i-undergo, nakalimutan ko kung ano yun parang P2 yata, yan pag may PH license ka for x number of years. diretso na sa Full license. correct me if i'm wrong.

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  • glaiza1210glaiza1210 Sydney
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    According to some of my friends na nasa Perth and Sydney, nagexam pa daw sila khit na may DL na sila dito sa pinas. Medyo mahirap yung exam pareho silang take two sa exam. hehehe...super strict daw kse dun.

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  • Psalms23Psalms23 Adelaide
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    Reply to @lock_code2004: Tomo po. D kasali ang pinas sa mga countries na pwede convert ang dl to Oz dl. Sa qld po need nio pa talaga apply for learner's (theory muna) then practical. I have finished my theory last year kaso d ko pa tinuloy practical kasi mas ok pa use ung PI dl while under 457, no demerits in case may violation, penalty lang. Lol. Pag na PR na chaka na ung practical.
  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
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    edited July 2012
    According to some of my friends na nasa Perth and Sydney, nagexam pa daw sila khit na may DL na sila dito sa pinas. Medyo mahirap yung exam pareho silang take two sa exam. hehehe...super strict daw kse dun.
    yung iba take four to six kaya di ganun kadali. staka dito right hand drive at bawal ang pasaway na driver at kapag nahuli may penalty agad. :D

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  • BryannBryann Sydney
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    Tip lang para mas madali or baka magkaroon exemptions sa ibang exams, pwede kumuha ng Driver's license certification to show na ilan years na kayo license holder dito. Sa LTO main sa East Avenue.

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  • BryanBryan North Ryde
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    have you tried requesting sir? ilang day makuha?

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  • k_mavsk_mavs Melbourne
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    Reply to @Bryann: Pwede kaya yan sa mga regional offices ng LTO?

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  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    Reply to @Bryan: my friend just got one from the main LTO office din. sabi nya nakuha nya in less than a week.

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  • BryanBryan North Ryde
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    Reply to @hotshot:
    sige i'll try to ask main LTO in here. sana bibigyan ako.

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  • BryanBryan North Ryde
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    i have been reading and taking exams online. para ma-practice ako.
    http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/20425.asp
    may sample quiz dyan at drive safe handbook(full version kinuha ko para complete talaga)
    so far passed naman ako sa lahat ng exams.

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  • k_mavsk_mavs Melbourne
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    Reply to @Bryan: Nice find sir. Thanks sa info. :)

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  • BryanBryan North Ryde
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    edited July 2012
    welcome po sir. May ganito din sa NSW. i am not sure sa ibang state. baka meron din.
    Pero sa nabasa ko halos same lang ang content.
    basta basa lang kayo tapos take the online exams para may idea kayo.

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  • KTPKTP Singapore
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    So to be able to drive for the first 3 months, kelangan po ba ng Intl Driver's License? Feeling ko parehas lang dito sa SG. Dito kase if valid pa ung license mo, pede ka magapply.. wala ng practical exams pero mei theory test pa den.

    kelangan pa den po ba nung Driver's certificate? grabe ang dami ko naman gagawin paguwi sa pinas... mabilis lang po ba magpapalit ng last name sa driver's license, at pede ba sa LTO offices or kelangan sa main po talaga pag palit apelido?

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  • fayefaye North Ryde
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    @KTP madali lang magchange ng surname 1 day makukuha mo agad bsta maaga ka. Dla ka ng NSO marriage certificate. khit saang LTO offices pwede ka mgchange ng surname wag lang dun sa LTO sa mall kc renewal lang ang pwede dun

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  • KTPKTP Singapore
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    Reply to @faye: Ah ok po... Salamat, kala ko sa main lang.. mei nagsabi saken sa main lang daw un... nagexpire pa lisensya ko.. pero ung license certificate po ba sa main lang un or kahit saang office po pede magrequest?

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  • fayefaye North Ryde
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    @KTP hndi nman kasi nkapg change status me sa LTO-Tayuman. Hndi ko lam i san kkuha ng license certificate kasi dp din ako nakakuha nun.

    Wait ntin sagot ng iba baka my nakakuha na dito :)

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  • KTPKTP Singapore
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    Reply to @faye: hehe sige. salamat po :)

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  • KTPKTP Singapore
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    Hindi na po kelangan ng Int'l driver's license di ba?

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  • redline_mechengredline_mecheng Sydney
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    Eto po experience ko sa NSW Sydney:

    I had a non-prof licence sa pinas for 6 years.

    Hindi na kailangan ng letter from LTO. (muntikan na ko mascam diyan, di naman pala kailangan)

    all you need are:
    1. Non-prof Driver's Licence (with receipt)
    (kailangan alam mo kung kailan year ka unang kumuha, easily identified from your licence number)
    2. Proof of identity (minimum of 2~3, better if more)
    (Bank statement, Passport, Medicare card. etc)
    3. If kulang ka ng proof of identity, pwede ka magpasign ng form sa mga nakaFULL licence.
    as witness sila.

    Steps:
    1. Driver's Knowledge Test
    iischedule mo yun online, tapos pupunta ka sa RTA branch na pinagbookan mo, para magtest sa computer nila.
    May fifillupan ka na form before ka magtest, tapos dun ilalagay yung mga details ng
    overseas licence mo.
    if nakapasa ka, congrats! pwede ka kumuha ng Learner's licence para makapagdrive ka if may kasama ka na FULL Licence holder. but here comes the hard part.

    2. Practical Driving Test
    Magbobook ka online para mgschedule ng driving test, kailangan may sarili kang dalang kotse, or hiramin/rent mo yung sa instructor mo.
    If yung overseas licence mo is greater than 3 years na (Full licence na makukuha mo pag pumasa) otherwise P1 licence ka.

    3. Congratulations may driver's licence ka na!


    Hope this helps.
  • redline_mechengredline_mecheng Sydney
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    also, from what I know from others, yung international licence is applicable for 457 visas for 1 year only. pero if PR ka, wala siyang kwenta,
    yung licence from ibang states nga daw dito sa Australia hindi transferrable eh.
    Like for example, yung licence sa WA, di mo pwede gamitin sa NSW kasi iba ng standards, pero yung sa NSW pwede sa WA (need to confirm this, sabi lang sakin ng driving instructor ko to eh)
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