No more tiny yellow card

Back in February of this year, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued a memorandum outlining the particulars of the new vehicle’s Certificate of Registration (CR).

Thanks to the rollout of the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), their new online all-in-one system, the new CR will be larger than the current palm-sized yellow paper. Its size will be “at par with certificates issued by other government agencies.”

This is the new Certificate of Registration (CR) image

Though the exact size was not mentioned, the new and improved CR seems to resemble the size of a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-authenticated birth certificate, or the size of a full sheet of paper.

The new CR include standard details like vehicle classification (private, for hire, except, etc.), which was usually detailed in the OR. It will also have the new vehicle category designations which is aligned with Philippine National Standards (PNS) on the classification and definition of power-driven vehicles (L 1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, M1 I M2, M3, N1 I N2, N3, 01, 02, 03, 04, SA, SB, SC, SD). Take note that the new license already details these new categories. Vehicle color has also been brought back for the new system.

Another noticeable new detail on the CR is the Max Power in kilowatts for electric vehicles (EV). A 'Year Rebuilt' box has also been added for rebuilt vehicles.

Denomination and body number have been removed in favor of vehicle type (car, UV, SUV, Bus, Truck, MC/TC, or trailer) and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Shipping weight, net capacity, and the number of cylinders have also been deleted. Last but not least is a dedicated space for remarks on the vehicle.