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  1. Smally

    Smally DI Member Showcase Reviewer

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    I bought a second hand car last year which had MVxxxx number plates on it. When I went to the LTO to change ownership I got another set of number plates which were the MV file number “0701”.
    I have now received the real number plates from the original dealer.
    Do I have to go back to the LTO to get the OR/CR updated again.
     
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    Unfortunately, yes, or the next registration is going to be very painful.
     
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    Went to the LTO this morning and explained what I wanted to do and I got told that they cannot update their system as it has to be done in Cebu. Apparently the Dumaguete LTO do not have the authority to make changes like this in the main system.
    The good thing was that there were only six people in the LTO at 11.30am. It is the quietest I have ever seen it.
     
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    Does that mean that EVERY temporary registration needs to be changed by the owner going to Cebu LTO? Surely cannot be correct as there are hundreds of those about, especially motorbikes.
     
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    https://www.lto.net.ph/LTO/Online

    The link above to LTO tells you whether your permanent registration has yet been issued and where to collect it. Enter the 15 digit MV number (top left of CR) into the field.
     
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    I honestly don’t know. My car was originally bought from a dealer in Cebu. I sent the dealer an email with the original OR/CR and asked if they had the number plates and was pleasantly surprised when they replied saying that they did have the plates. I paid the dealer to send them via LBC to me in Dumaguete. Now I am thinking that the process should have been that the dealer updated the LTO in Cebu before sending the plates to me. I have sent another email to the dealer this morning explaining my situation. Hopefully they will be able to help me.
     
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    Just clicked on the link and entered my MV file number and it says that my plates are currently unavailable.
     
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    Let me know how you get on as we have a vehicle that was originally registered in Region 8, Leyte. No idea who the original dealer was as we bought used in DGTE. It was purchased with what look like permanent plates, but on checking the CR the field for Regn No is blank. Might make some enquiries with the Kia dealer in town as I'm starting to fear the worst and a battle with bureaucracy is on the cards.
     
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    Having original LTO issued plates on your vehicle is not a guarantee for "no trouble", as I found out.
    My car had LTO plates when I bought it (second hand) but apparently LTO can and does issue plates without updating their "system". They then make the owner of the car responsible for that, apparently it needs a separate visit to the appropriate LTO office to "get the plate number uploaded".
    I found out when I was charged a fine for "late registration" the first time we went for a smoke test. The test center had previously sent me away saying "come back in September Sir, your plate ends in a 9" but LTO still fined me because their "system" still had the provisional number issued three years before (which didn't end in a 9).
    After paying the fine grudgingly, we spent the next 3 years trying to get LTO to "upload the plate number", without any success. After that I gave up.
     
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    If this is a little off topic I apologize, but most of this seems to be dealing with buying a used car here. When you go to look at a used car, ask the dealer for a look at the current registration. Make sure the color and plate numbers match. Then check the date of the last registration and particularly the city it was registered in. If it isn't registered locally, or does not have a current year registration, tell the dealer that when they get that done to call you and walk away.

    I learned that the wrong way, but I took the dealer to court, I won, he paid the fines and late registrations and finally I received a current registration in the city I lived.
     
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