7 July 31

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will begin accepting the PhlPost ID (postal ID) as a primary ID when applying for or renewing your passport, beginning today, August 1, 2019.  This should be good news for most of us who have limited government-issued IDs (especially for those who do not have a driver’s license or a PRC ID).  Personally, I only have my passport, TIN, and SSS ID; and before I even got my passport, I only had my SSS.  So for those who have yet to apply for an SSS ID, or a Driver’s License, or any other major government-issued ID, your postal ID can now come in handy when transacting with the DFA.

Here is the list of other acceptable valid IDs for passport applications:

  • Social Security System ID
  • Government Service Insurance System ID
  • Unified Multi-purpose ID
  • Land Transportation Office Driver’s License (student permits will be accepted if in card format).
  • Professional Regulatory Commission ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration e-card.
  • Commission on Elections voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the election officer (with dry seal).
  • Philippine National Police firearms license
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Airman license (issued August 2016 onwards)
  • School ID (if applicable)
  • Current valid ePassport (for renewal of ePassport)

If you want to know how to get a Postal ID, read this blog.

For more information on passport application and renewal, here are some of my previous blogs you can visit:

Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office 

What Are The Requirements for New Passport Application? 

DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund 

Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Passport Renewal (and Why You Still Need To Get A Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate)

List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport

 

Sources:

www.rappler.com

www.dfa.gov.ph

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