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  1. hiddenuser

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    so fyi to all, i went for a smoke test today wed aug 12 and was advised by my friend ernie they are closed until further notice because they cannot get smoke test certifications from the state office. as far as he knows, no other smoke test facility can get them either.

    he reaffirmed that the metal tags required on cars now that i paid for a year ago are still not available either. "just continue to carry your receipt showing you have paid in your car"
     
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  2. Always a Poppy

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    Sorry, new to this as I have not had to re-test my vehicle yet. What do you mean 'carry the receipt in your car'? Receipt for what, if you were refused the test? Presumably you were smoke-testing your vehicle for re-registration, so now cannot do that? Thanks.
     
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    hi, well there were two topics. with the smoke test itself the certification paperwork is not available to the testors. so they cannot do the test and give you a certification for your vehicle until the government comes up with more forms. surely this will correct fairly soon as i am sure this is a significant income producer for the government, either local or national.

    the "carry the receipt in your car" comment had to do with car tags. you are supposed to have a tag front and rear on your car. you can buy your tags at the readily available mom and pop shops all over the city. they are usually plastic of some sort, or a lamination. however i was told last year when i got my smoke test that i had to have metal tags that were only available through the government. so to get my smoke test i first had to pay for the metal tags even tho they were not then available and year later are still not available.

    if you are new to the phils you will find the government always wants you to go ahead and pay, then you can carry the receipt as proof of your compliance with the rules. it took six months to get my real alien registration card, a year to get my real drivers licence. it has been about a year now i think that the little stickers they put in your passport have not been available so everyone is going around the passports that are stuffed with different sheets of paper showing you paid for your prior visa renewals.

    one of the problems with this is that the quality of paper and ink used for receipts is poor. the paper is short fiber and easy to destroy, esp if it gets damp. the ink fades readily. when get one of these temporary receipts/"proof of purchase" it is advisable to get some kind of protective cover for them. i have never ever in seven years here been asked for a proof of purchase receipt OTHER than the visa renewals stapled to your passport. those they always check. you can also just carry the expired ARC card, drivers license et cet and just tell them the update was not available. i do this often if i have to show proof of identity say at the bank or to update your file as i did today at palawan. they all understand. its how things are done. you just have to accept it.
     
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  4. Always a Poppy

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    My car has a sticker on each of front/rear window. Is that the 'tag' that you mention. Thanks for the detailed response. I guess I'm still quite a**l about doing things absolutely right, even when not necessary (or possible) here.
     
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    I'll try and explain the different term and abbreviation that are used here.

    CS or Conduction Sticker. Those are the stickers on the front and rear windows of the car. Those stickers come attached to the windows when the car is new. I don't know if you need to keep them forever or not.

    CR or Certificate of registration. It's a yellowish document. That's basically the "pink slip" or Ownership document. It is advised to keep a copy of the CR with the vehicle and keep the original in a safe place.

    OR (not sure what that means) It is a Blue document that indicates you have paid your annual fee to operate the vehicle. You should always have a copy of that with you. I let the smoke test guys deal with the LTO and get the document for me.

    TAG or Licence Plate self explanatory. A lot of people have their own plates made because the LTO have not been able to provide plates.
     
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    I think you have them backwards. The CR is the Current Registration and the OR is the Original Receipt. But yes, keep both originals in a secure place, and keep copies in the vehicle.
     
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    Ah, OK. It was the TAG that confused me. I knew about the OR and CR. Thanks.
     
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    Fyi

    Jpv testing center will re open this monday which is just before to go you turn left and its on the right.
    I use a guy who has sorted the papers for me and will deliver them to your house. If anyone wants his number leave me a pm here.
     
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    I purchased a motorscooter new from GUD in Sept, 2016. Last year I went to GUD tonask about the status of the metal tag. They could not give me any infirmation except they had not received any metal tags from the government since 2014.
     
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    What exactly type of direction is that?
     
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