Last Thursday (August 1, 2019), the Department of Foreign Affairs announced that the postal ID shall now be accepted and considered a valid primary ID by the agency and can be used when applying for a new passport or renewing an old one. I received a lot of inquiries on how to get a postal ID and what IDs and documentary requirements are accepted for the application.
I checked the PhlPost website and was able to find the step-by-step application process as well as the complete list of requirements and IDs that you need to present.
- Bring two copies of duly accomplished PID application form. You may download copies here.
- Proof of identity – submit any one of the following:
- PSA birth certificate
- GSIS or SSS UMID Card
- Driver’s License
- Married females must bring their PSA marriage certificate to validate the change of name from the birth document.
Applicants with no birth certificate, UMID card, driver’s license, or passport may submit ANY TWO of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant’s photo and signature:
- BIR ID
- Baptismal Certificate
- College or Post-graduate Transcript of Records
- Confirmation Certificate
- Elementary or High School Form 137
- Marriage Certificate
- Valid Alumni ID
- Valid Basic Postal ID
- Valid College, School, or University ID
- Valid Company ID
- Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)
- Valid NBI Clearance
- Valid OWWA ID
- Valid Pag-IBIG ID
- Valid PhilHealth ID
- Valid PRC ID
- Valid Paper-based Postal ID
- Valid Police Clearance
- Valid Seaman’s Book
- Valid Senior Citizen ID
- Valid Tax Identification Number Card
- Valid Voter’s ID
- Proof of Address – Submit any one of the following:
- Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three months prior to PID application;
- Certified True Copy of Lease;
- Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA);
- Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt;
- Bank statement;
- Credit card statement;
- School billing statement or utility bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone water).
Step 1: Submit a completely filled-out application form with your requirements and payment to any post office.
Step 2: Upon approval of your requirements, proceed to the nearest ID capture station where you will be digitally photographed and fingerprinted. There are almost 260 ID capture stations nationwide in designated post offices and selected malls.
Step 3: When you complete the ID data capture process, your ID will be delivered to your mailing address.
- Within Metro Manila – approximately 10 to 15 working days
- Island provinces and remote barangays – approximately 4 to 5 weeks.
If you have more questions about the application process and requirements, you may call the PhlPost at the following numbers:
- (02) 7427349
- (02) 2309875
- Globe 0917 5215373
- Smart 0998 8447629
- Sun 0925 3212291
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