Did you know that a Postal ID is a primary government-issued ID that is honored and accepted in almost all types of transactions with government agencies and private transactions? If you are still using the basic postal ID plastic card, you will be given the improved Postal ID version when you renew.
The improved Postal ID contain the following security features to ensure the uniqueness and authenticity of your ID:
- Postal Reference Number
- Guilloche Pattern
- Quick Response Code (QR)
- Tactile-printed serial number
- Ghost image
- UV Ink
If you still do not have a PhlPost ID, here’s how you can get one.
Your postal ID will expire after 3 years and you will then need to have it renewed. Here’s how:
- Bring your old Postal ID to the nearest post office.
- Download two copies of the application form and fill this out with your information. You may download a copy of the form here.
- If there had been changes on your biographic data, bring the necessary supporting documents to serve as reference for the changes. Example, a female applicant who got married and would like to use her married last name in her new postal ID – bring your PSA birth certificate and PSA marriage certificate as supporting documents for the change in last name.
Submit the above-mentioned to the nearest post office in your area. You will be advised at the post office when your new postal ID will be made available. In Metro manila, the delivery is approximately 15 working days, while other major cities and municipalities take about 20 working days. Island provinces and remote barangays receive their postal IDs in approximately 30 working days, so just be patient.
If your need for a Postal ID is urgent, you may opt for the rush processing. Here is a screengrab from the www.postalidph.com for the areas where rush processing is accepted:
The following are the fixed fees for Postal IDs anywhere in the country:
|Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee||Php 450.00|
|12% VAT||Php 54.00|
|Total PID Payment||Php 504.00|
I hope this information has been useful. Send me an email or comment below if you have questions about applying for or renewing your Postal ID and I’ll do my best to find the answers for you.