5 IDs You Must Have This Year

This year, make it your resolution to always have a valid, government-issued ID in your possession all the time. And while you’re at it, why not make it your goal to complete these five IDs before the end of the first month of the year?

Here’s the list of IDs, where you can get them, how much you need to pay for them, and their validity period:

ID TypeWhere to ApplyPriceValidity
PassportDepartment of Foreign Affairs
(Get an appointment at http://www.passport.gov.ph)
P950 or P1,200 (for expedited processing)10 years
UMIDSSSFree of chargeLifetime
Driver’s LicenseLand Transportation OfficeExam fee: P167.63
License fee: P652.83
10 years if you do not have violations
PhilHealth IDPhilHealth OfficeFreeLifetime
TIN IDBIRFreeLifetime

I shall dedicate blogs for the step-by-step processes on how to get a driver’s license, PhilHealth ID, and TIN ID, do watch out for those. Meantime, to see how you can apply for a passport (first time) and a UMID, just click on the words “Passport” and “UMID” above.

Have a safe and meaningful start of the year, folks! And thank you for staying with us!


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