While the Social Security System (SSS) has once again opened its doors for UMID card applicants, the public is still strongly advised to observe strict health and safety protocols when visiting SSS branches. Here are the guidelines of the SSS when visiting their branches for UMID card applications:
- Members may file their UMID application forms in SSS branches thru the following ways:
- Branch walk-in
- Following the mandatory Branch Number Coding System for over-the-counter transactions.
- Online appointment system
- By setting an appointment through My.SSS at their selected SSS branch.
- Branch walk-in
- Bring one primary valid ID or in its absence, two secondary valid IDs.
- Minimize time spent inside the branch by downloading the UMID application form from the SSS website. Print out the form and fill it out in advance.
Who may apply for the UMID Card?
- Only covered SSS members with at least one posted contribution can file an application for a UMID card.
- Members who lost their UMID cards or who need to update their cards due to change of name, correction of personal details, etc. may apply for new cards, subject to payment of P200 replacement fee at the SSS branch during their respective appointments.
- For members who applied for an SS number online beginning December 10, 2020:
- They do not need to fill-out the UMID application form
- They just need to schedule an appointment for biometric data capture through the My.SSS Appointment System. On the day of their appointment, they need to present their printed SS Number application and the transaction number slip.
- Those who prefer manual application in branches will still be accommodated, following the branch number coding system.
The SSS also sets everyone’s expectations by announcing that there will still be delays in the production of UMID cards because of the pandemic. Members will be notified when their cards are ready for pick-up.
For more information, you may visit the SSS website or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SSSPh