SIM Card Registration: All You Need To Know

On December 27, 2022, the SIM Card Registration Act will finally take effect. This means that new and existing SIM cards must be registered by its owners for it to function. Failure to register your SIM after the prescribed period will automatically deactivate it.

Here are some important things you need to know about SIM card registration, before you start the process:

  1. All brand new SIM cards will be sold on deactivated mode beginning December 27, 2022.
  2. Registration is free of charge.
  3. Registration includes broadband modem SIM, and internet-of-things devices.
  4. The telco provider will maintain the database of information and are expected to be able to provide a secure platform for their subscribers.
  5. Subscribers have 180 days (beginning on December 27) to complete the registration process.
  6. The following will be collected from subscribers:
    • Full name
    • Birthday
    • Gender
    • Present or official address
    • ID number
  7. Foreigners who will use SIM cards from local telco companies during their stay in the country are likewise required to register and provide the following details:
    • Full name
    • Nationality
    • Date of birth
    • Passport
    • Address in the Philippines
    • Type of travel or admission document presented
    • ID number or number of document presented
  8. Acceptable IDs and documents (with photo):
    • Passport
    • PhilSys ID
    • SSS ID
    • GSIS ID
    • Driver’s license
    • NBI clearance
    • Police clearance
    • Firearms’ license to own and possess ID
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • BIR ID
    • Voter’s ID
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • UMID
    • PWD IC
    • Any valid government-issued ID with photo
  9. Registration for minors – will be under the name of the child’s parents or guardian. The parent must provide his or her consent to register the child’s SIM and to provide the child’s IDs and personal information.
  10. Deactivated SIMs (due to late registration) may be reactivated not later than five days after deactivation.

We will also feature the different penalties for those who will provide false information or falsified documents and IDs during registration. See you again on Monday!



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