Tag Archive: Postal ID Requirements

8 Aug 6B

If you need your postal ID immediately the following day or on the day of your application itself, here’s how!  Normally, it will take 10 to 15 business days before you can get you Postal ID but the PhlPost has recently announced that they will accommodate rush processing for individuals who badly need this valid ID.

Read on:

  • You may apply at the Manila Central Post office at the Liwasang Bonifacio, Intramuros, Manila or at any of the following post offices:
    • Quezon City Central Post Office – NIA Rd. Brgy. Pinyahan, Diliman
    • Valenzuela Central Post Office – Valenzuela Hall Complex, Maysan St.
    • Paranaque Central Post Office – Ninoy Aquino Ave., Brgy. La Huerta
    • Las Pinas Central Post Office – Las Pinas City Hall Cpd., Pamplona St.
    • Makati Central Post Office – Post Office Bldg., Gil Puyat cor. Ayala Ave.
  • The said offices will receive applications from Monday to Friday, at designated hours. See below:
Post Office Time of Application Time of Release
Manila Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM (first 30 applicants) Same day release 4PM – 5PM
Manila Central Post Office 8:40 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
QC Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Valenzuela Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Paranaque Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Las Pinas Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Makati Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
  • The fee for rush processing is Php 650.00 (VAT inclusive).

For more information, like and follow the PhlPost’s social media accounts for updates:





8 Aug 6 A

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.

Read on!

Application Requirements:

  1. Bring two copies of duly accomplished PID application form. You may download copies here.
  2. Proof of identity – submit any one of the following:
  3. 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
  1. 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).

 Application Process

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





How to Apply for a UMID Card


The UMID Card, or the Unified Multi-Purpose ID card ay ang pinag-isang ID para sa SSS, GSIS, Pagibig, at Philhealth members.  It is considered a valid government-issued ID and is honored in all transactions with the four government agencies mentioned above.

Madali lang mag apply for a UMID card and getting one is free of charge.  It has security features similar with the new Phlpost ID.  Kung GSIS member ka, mas madaling mag apply ng loan at mag check ng account through GWAPS kiosk gamit ang UMID because all you need to do is tap the card on UMID-compliant GWAPS machine to begin transacting!

Government and private employees, self-employed individuals, and OFWs are encouraged to apply for a UMID card.

Here’s how:

  1. If you are a government employee, apply at the GSIS Enrollment Center.
  2. If you are a private employee, self-employed, or an OFW and are already a member of SSS, proceed to the nearest SSS branch.
  3. If you are both a GSIS and SSS member, you need to apply at GSIS.  As a GSIS member, you will need the ATM functionality of the UMID card – a feature that is not present in UMID cards issued by the SSS.

Here are the documents and IDs you need to prepare when you visit your respective enrollment center:

  1. Bring any of the following primary valid IDs:
    • Valid passport
    • Driver’s License
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and
    • Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book or Seaman’s Book.
  2. Kung wala ka ng kahit na alin sa mga IDs na nabanggit sa itaas, bring any TWO of the following documents:
    • NSO Birth Certificate
    • Company ID
    • Postal ID
    • Philhealth ID Card
    • GSIS Card
    • GSIS Certificate Membership
    • Tax Identification Card
    • Voter’s Identification Card
    • Marriage Contract
    • NBI Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • PagIBIG Member’s Data Form
    • Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration Card (OWWA)
    • IDs issued by local government units (e.g. Barangay, Municipality, or City)
    • ID cards issued by Professional Associations
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • Alien Certificate of Registration
    • Transcript of School Records
    • Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms and Explosive Unit of PNP.
    • Temporary License issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
    • Permanent Residency ID
    • Certificates from:
      • Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
      • Office of Muslim Affairs
    • Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Documents/ Seafarer’s ID and Record Book from Maritime Industry Authority
    • Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
    • Bank Account Passbook
  3. Download the UMID card application form, accomplish with correct and accurate information.  Bring the filled out form along with your identification cards and documents to your chosen enrollment center.
  4. Upon submission, your application form and identification will be verified.  After this, ID picture and finger print capture na.  Papipirmahin ka din sa signature pad; this will appear on your UMID card later on.
  5. Your UMID card will be sent to you by mail in 30 days.  If you are applying at an SSS branch, they will give you your UMID application slip bearing the date when you will receive your card.  Kung hindi mo ito matatanggap within the said period, maaari kang mag inquire sa pinakamalapit na SSS branch o sa GSIS office kung saan ka nag apply.
  6. Kung ikaw ay GSIS member o pensioner at may eCard Plus ka na, required ka pa din kumuha ng UMID card.  If you are a pensioner, your UMID card will be delivered to your home address.  If you are a GSIS member, your UMID will be delivered to you by your Agency Liaison Officer.
  7. For GSIS members and pensioners, you need to activate your UMID cards because it has ATM functionalities related to your GSIS transactions.  Private employees or those who applied through SSS need not activate their UMID.

Apply now!

Source: http://www.iweb.ph/how-to-apply-umid-card#


PhilPost Id

Almost everyone I know has a Postal ID tucked in their wallets. It is one of those identification cards that can be acquired with the least documentary requirements (I even know a couple of people who got theirs without personally appearing at their respective Post Offices!). As a result, the Postal ID’s validity is seldom honored in establishments such as banks and remittance centers; no, not even as a means to gain entry in some buildings and offices. That is probably why mine has remained in my wallet for years on end that when I finally did take it out, the prints on the card have transferred to its plastic cover (nope, I never got around to having it laminated either!).

Well, here’s some good news I’d like to share!

Ang Philippine Postal Corporation (Phlpost) ay nag-lunsad na ng bagong Phlpost ID! Ang bagong card ay may security features na kaya’t ang bagong Postal ID ay valid na para sa lahat ng transactions na nagre-require ng government-issued ID.

Sino ang pwedeng mag apply para sa bagong Phlpost ID?

Lahat ng Filipinos, regardless of age and location, at kahit pa ang mga naninirahan abroad, ay maaaring mag apply ng kanilang bagong Phlpost ID. Pretty soon, pati na rin ang mga foreign nationals na nakatira na sa Pilipinas ng at least six months ay maaari na din mag apply ng kanilang Phlpost ID.

Bakit kailangan kong kumuha ng bagong Phlpost ID at ano ang mangyayari sa luma kong Phlpost ID?

Makakakuha ka ng Phlpost ID kahit na wala kang special skills o kahit hindi ka employed (di tulad ng Drivers’ License, PRC Licenses, SSS, GSIS). Kapag meron ka nang bagong Phlpost ID, mas madali ka nang makakapag transact sa banko, pag-apply ng passport, byahe abroad, pag-apply ng loans, o sa pag-apply sa trabaho.

Ang lumang Phlpost ID ay valid hanggang sa petsa na nakasulat sa “Valid Until” field ng ID. Ang Post Office sa inyong lugar ay hihinto nang mag issue ng paper-based IDs kapag naging available na ang bagong Postal ID sa inyong lugar. Maaari na din magpa palit ng new Postal ID ang mga may old Postal ID na valid pa, may discount pa kapag pinapalitan ito ng bago.

Papano ba mag apply ng bagong Phlpost ID?

Madali lang mag apply ng bagong Phlpost ID. Kailangan mo lang mag prepare ng dalawang klaseng dokumento, as listed below. Siguraduhing napa photocopy mo ang original bago ka mag tungo sa Phlpost para mag apply. Dalhin mo na din ang original copies for verification.

  1. Proof of Identity – any one (1) of the following:
  1. Proof of Address – any one (1) of the following:
    • Barangay Clearance / Barangay Certificate of Residency
    • Utility Bill in the Applicant’s Name (e.g. electricity, water, cable, mobile phone subscription)

Kung wala kang kahit na alin sa mga nakalista under Proof of Identity, kailangan mong magdala ng dalawa ng kahit alin sa mga sumusunod na documents. Siguraduhing ang isa sa dalawa ay may pirma ng applicant.

  1. Valid paper-based Postal ID
  2. Valid NBI / Police Clearance
  3. Old SSS or GSIS card
  4. Valid OWWA ID
  5. Valid PRC ID
  6. Digitized BIR Card
  7. Valid Seaman’s Book
  8. Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  9. Biometric Voter’s ID
  10. Valid Company ID
  11. Senior Citizen ID
  12. Certificates of Birth / Marriage from National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)
  13. Elementary or High School Form 137 for minors applicants 18 years old and below
  14. School Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  15. Marriage Contract
  16. Valid University / School Alumni ID
  17. TIN Card

Kung minor ang nag-a-apply for a Phlpost ID, kailangang may kasama siyang magulang or guardian. Magdala din ng proof of guardianship upon application.

Kung ang dalang birth certificate ay issued ng Local Civil Registrar, kailangang ito ay six months current from the date of ID application. Dalhin ang resibo mula sa LCR bilang proof.

Saan Maaaring Mag Apply ng Bagong Postal ID?

Pwedeng mag apply sa kahit na saang post office. Kapag na-screen na ang mga dala mong documents, papupuntahin ka na sa ID capture station para makunan ka ng litrato at fingerprints. Meron nang 260 ID Capture Stations sa buong bansa (hyperlink to list of ID capture stations).

Maaari din kumuha ng application form sa mga post offices nationwide, o mag download sa www.phlpost.gov.ph.

May bayad ba ang bagong Phlpost ID? Magkano?

Ito ang mga fees na babayaran ng mga aplikante, kahit saan sa buong bansa:

Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee – Php 370.00 + 12% VAT Php 440.40 = Php 414.40 Ang ID ay valid for three years.

Get yours now!

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