Step-by-step National ID Registration Process

3 Mar 22

Once you have chosen the registration center where you wish to apply for your National ID, you will want to know the process that you will have to go through to get the ID.  Dahil advance akong mag isip, I’m sharing the process now, as lifted from the IRR of the Philippine Identification System Act.

Registration Process

The applicant shall register personally at any designated registration center by submitting a duly accomplished PhilSys Registration Form (Form No. 1) and presentation of any supporting documents as stated in Section 8.C of this IRR.

The PSA shall ensure that entries provided in the PhilSys Registration Form are consistent with the documentary requirements presented.  In the event of discrepancies other than the address, the data reflected on the presented documentary requirements shall prevail.

If there are no discrepancies, the biometric information (front-facing photograph, fingerprints, and iris scan) shall be captured except for applicants below five (5) years of age, in which case, their demographic information and front-facing photograph shall be sufficient.

If the biometric and demographic information of the applicant are found to be unique, a PhilSys Number (PSN) will be generated for the applicant.  Otherwise, further verification shall be conducted by the PSA.  In the event that the applicant cannot be issued a PSN, he or she will be notified accordingly.

Registration in the PhilSys is deemed successful and complete upon confirmation of registration by the PSA and the issuance of the PSN.  Once successfully registered, the person shall be issued a PhilID in a manner to be prescribed by the PSA.

Sources: (IRR PDF copy)


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