Hi Guys! We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries re TNVS and LTFRB Accreditation given that the car is not in the Partners name. So here’s a guide on how to get TNVS and LTFRB Accredited in Uber if Vehicle is Not Under Your Name. This might be a bit lengthy but this is COMPREHENSIVE. Kindly read through before sending us your questions. Hope this helps.
You can also read and learn from Uber’s Official Guides:
TNVS Guide: www.driveonuber.com/about-tnvs/
Downloadable Form: TNVS Kit Download
First, is it allowed in Uber to enroll a vehicle (not in your name) in your Uber Partner Account?
The answer is YES. Pwede pong ienroll sa inyong Uber Partner account ang sasakyan na hindi nakapangalan sa inyo. Uber allows this [but GrabCar does not, malalaman nyo mamaya kung bakit]. Tingnan nyo po ito sa TNVS Guideline in Uber (see photo below):
Ano ba ang ibig sabihin ng TNVS at LTFRB Accreditation? Ano ang mga kailangang iaccomplish?
Dahil regulated na ngayon ang Uber by LTFRB, kailangan na rin nating kumuha ng prankisa under the category “Transport Network Vehicle Service”. Ang tawag sa prankisa na ito ay “Certificate of Public Convenience o CPC”.
Bago ka makakuha ng CPC, kailangan munang kumuha ng Provisional Authority o PA issued by LTFRB upang pwede kang magoperate within 45 days while your CPC is underway.
Once marelease ang PA, Uber will advise you to submit the CPC requirements for them to process it. Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) is valid for one year.
Both PA and CPC will be processed by Uber for its Partners. No need to go to LTFRB.
Kung ganoon, paano ako makakapag-apply ng TNVS at LTFRB Accreditation?
Una, mahalagang malaman na nasaad sa LTFRB regulation na dapat ang mayari ng sasakyan (pangalan na nakalagay sa ORCR o Sales Invoice) ang mag-apply para makakuha ng CPC franchise at LTFRB Accreditation. Ganito rin ang patakaran para sa mga taxi, FX, school bus at ibang sasakyan na may prankisa.
Ayon din sa TNVS Guideline in Uber, ang vehicle owner (pangalan na nakalagay sa ORCR o Sales Invoice) ang dapat ng mag-apply ng accreditation:
Ibig sabihin, dapat: VEHICLE OWNER = TNVS APPLICANT. Malinaw?
So kung Uber Partner ako, ako nagddrive, pero HINDI ako ang VEHICLE OWNER=TNVS APPLICANT, ano ako?
Considered ka bilang DRIVER. Ang requirements na kelangan mo ay requirements para sa driver.
Uber Partner ako pero hindi sa akin nakapangalan ang sasakyan at hindi din ako Driver. Ano ang requirements na kelangan kong ipasa?
Wala. Tulungan mo na lang siguro ang may ari ng sasakyan na magayos ng requirements. 😉
UPDATE as of 2016: Kung ikaw ay Non-Vehicle Owner Uber Registered Partner (sa iba nakapangalan ang sasakyan either sa kamag anak o kaibigan), kailangan mong papirmahin ng Special Power of Attorney o SPA and Vehicle Owner. For more info, refer to this tutorial: http://ubermanilatips.com/partner-tip-uber-spa-forms-101/
Paano kung 2nd hand ang sasakyan, nakapangalan pa sa iba, pero ako na ang mayari at ako ang nagbabayad?
Pwede mo itong iapply para sa Accreditation, ayon kay Uber, kelangan lang magexecute ng Absolute Deed of Sale na nagsasaad na binenta na sa inyo ang sasakyan. At IKAW na ang mag-accomplish ng lahat ng TNVS accreditation requirements.
Ngunit, ayon kay LTFRB, hindi ito maari. Kailangan munang irehistro sa LTO via Transfer of Ownership upang pangalan mo na ang nakalagay sa OR at CR. Muli, kung sino ang vehicle owner (pangalan na nakalagay sa ORCR o Sales Invoice) ang dapat ng mag-apply ng accreditation.
- We also don’t know who to obey when it comes to this scenario. But we hopeUber has figured out a work-around that’s why they are allowing Absolute Deed of Sale.
- We think this is the reason why GrabCar ONLY allow vehicle owners to be GrabPeers. If you don’t own the vehicle, you cannot register as a GrabPeer. This makes compliance simpler and less confusing for all parties. GRABPEER = VEHICLE OWNER = TNVS APPLICANT
**UPDATE as of Sept. 25, 2015**
From an Official response of LTFRB to UberMNLTips, it seems a Deed of Absolute Sale is NOT really accepted. The TNVS Applicant’s name must be the Vehicle Owner’s name as reflected in the ORCR. Otherwise, the application will be rejected.
If you received your PA already but the ORCR still is under the original car owner, have it transferred to your name before passing the requirements for CPC. Otherwise, the application will be rejected.
Here’s LTFRB’s official response:
“It is the policy that it is indispensable that at the time of filing of the application, the unit proposed for operation must already be in the name of the applicant. You may ask LTO for the requirements of transfer of vehicle ownership.
For those applications which had already been accepted in the first three (3) batches, what is indispensable is that at the time of the submission of the Formal Offer of Evidence during the hearing, the vehicle must already be in the name of the applicant-operator. Otherwise, the application will be dismissed.”
What if the car is under company loan?
As we’ve mentioned again and again, CAR OWNER = TNVS APPLICANT
This means you either have the company apply as the TNVS Applicant or, as per Uber, secure an Absolute Deed of Sale. Our personal view, if you can have the car transferred to your name and register it in LTO via Transfer of Ownership, that would be better.
What if these are not possible because company loan is not yet done? Guys, we’re trying to help you as much as we could, unfortunately, this is out of our jurisdiction. That is between you and the company you’re employed in.
Paano kung naka-car loan pa ang sasakyan at ang nakalagay sa ORCR ay "Leased To"?
Walang problema. Tinatanggap ito ni Uber at LTFRB.
Here’s an article when LTFRB allowed TFS leased vehicles to get LTFRB Accreditation: http://ubermanilatips.com/ltfrb-allows-tnvs-accreditation-leased-vehicles-uber/
Paano kung Partnership o Corporation ang gusto namin iregister sa LTFRB?
Pwede naman po ito. Kaya lang, dahil nasa policy ng LTFRB na VEHICLE OWNER = TNVS APPLICANT, ibig sabihin, kailangan na panglan ng corporation or partnership ang nakalagay na owner ng vehicle sa ORCR.
Pwede ba na magexecute na lang ng internal Deed of Sale from the incorporators to the corporation or partnership? Pwede. Basta kailangan pangalan ng corporation or partnership ang nakalagay sa ORCR, pwede kayong mag pa-Transfer of Ownership sa LTO.
Paano kung hindi pa pwede ipa-Transfer of Ownership sa LTO ang sasakyan dahil hindi pa fully paid ang Auto Loan?
As much as we want to help you, Diskarte nyo na po ito. 😉
What are the Requirements and how do I submit them?
The requirements and guidelines are outlined in the UberMNLTips TNVS Guide.
PAALALA: Detalye ng VEHICLE OWNER=TNVS APPLICANT ang ilalagay sa lahat ng mga form na ito. Hindi ibig sabihin na may SPA between Uber Partner and Vehicle Owner=TNVS Applicant, detalye na ni Uber Partner ang ilalagay.
Ready to Prepare your TNVS Requirements?
Refer to UberMNLTips' TNVS Guide for all the details of the PA and CPC requirements.
This guide will help you prepare all the requirements with detailed examples.
I’ve submitted, What’s Next?
- As soon as you submit your complete documents, Uber will prepare your TNVS application for submission to the LTFRB. Uber will be updating you on the status of your application via SMS and/or email.
You can track your TNVS Application here: http://driveonuber.com/tnvs-statusOr you can follow up with them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once your TNVS application is approved by LTFRB, Uber will schedule the release of your Provisional Authority (PA) together with your trade dress. PA is valid for 45 days and renewable up to 135 days.
- Once your CPC has been approved, Uber will schedule the release of your CPC. CPC is valid for one year and renewable up to 7 years.
While waiting for your PA and/or CPC, you might want to read on this article as to what it really means for us to be TNVS and LTFRB Accredited.