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In almost all of your transactions, whether with a government agency or a private corporation like banks, schools, and remittance centers, you will always be required to present a government-issued ID.  It doesn’t matter if you have a company ID, a school ID, or membership cards, agencies will always require you to present a government-issued ID.

When applying for a passport, you will be required to present at least one of the following:

  • Digitized SSS ID
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS E-Card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Seaman’s Book

Today’s article will focus on the different types of government-issued IDs and certificates and how you can apply for each.  We hope this helps you complete your collection of government-issued IDs.


A Community Tax Certificate (CTC), also known as Cedula, is issued to every individual or corporation upon payment of the community tax.  Every Filipino who is at least 18 years old and has been regularly employed for at least 30 consecutive working days must have his own cedula.  Business owners, real property owners, and all others who may be required by law must also apply for a cedula.

How to get a Cedula:

  1. Go to your local government office (barangay, municipal, or city hall) where CTCs are issued.
  2. Fill out the application slip, submit, and pay the required amount.  The fee will depend on how much salary you are going to declare on the application slip.  Wait for the issuing officer to give you your CTC.
  3. Sign and affix your thumbprint on the spaces provided on the CTC.
  4. The Cedula is valid until the last day of the year when it was acquired.

Barangay Clearance

The Barangay Clearance is a prerequisite for a Postal ID or a Mayor’s Permit; it is something that both private employees and business people need to have.  It is also a basic requirement when applying for affidavits and other legal transactions.  Basically, it attests to your good standing as a resident or business owner in a specific barangay.

How to get a Barangay Clearance:

  1. Proceed to your designated Barangay Hall and inform the officer on duty that you would like to apply for a Barangay Clearance. Fill out the application form and pay the necessary fees (fees vary per barangay).
  2. Present your cedula; if you do not have one yet, you may also secure this from the barangay hall.
  3. Wait for your clearance to be released (if no negative records are found under your name).

Postal ID

Phlpost has upgraded the physical appearance of the postal ID.  You need to get one as an additional government-issued ID.  Here are the requirements and procedures:

  1. Proceed to the Post Office in your area and submit two copies of duly accomplished PID application form.
  2. Submit your PSA birth certificate or GSIS or UMID Card, or Driver’s License, or valid Passport.
  3. If you are a married female applicant, bring a copy of your PSA Marriage Certificate to validate change of name from birth documents.
  4. Pay the fixed fee of Php 504.00.
  5. You will be instructed to proceed to the nearest ID capture station for your photo and fingerprints.  There are 260 ID capture stations nationwide.
  6. Expect to receive your ID after approximately 15 working days if your delivery address is in Metro Manila, 20 working days if you live in other major cities and municipalities, and 30 working days if you live in island provinces and remote barangays.

NBI Clearance

You may now apply for an NBI clearance online!  Here’s how:

  1. Register and create your account online at nbi-clearance.com.  There will be a guided process, just follow this.
  2. Make sure to have a working and accessible email address; use this when registering at the NBI website and wait for the confirmation email to be sent to you. You need to confirm your registration through the email in order for your account to activate.
  3. Login to your NBI account using the username and password you registered. Fill out the online application form and submit.
  4. Schedule an appointment at your preferred NBI Clearance Outlet.  Select the date when you wish to process your NBI clearance.
  5. Fee for NBI Clearance is P115 but e-payment services charge an additional P25, so your NBI Clearance fee total will be P140.  You may pay online, or over the counter at accredited banks, through GCash, or at any Bayad Center.  Note that until you have made a payment, your appointment is not confirmed.
  6. Print your NBI clearance application form and wait for the date of your appointment.  Bring your printed form when you visit the NBI outlet.

Unified Multi-purpose ID

Considered as the “Mother” of all IDs because it can cover your SSS, GSIS, PagIBIG, and PhilHealth transactions through a contact less smartchip technology.  It stores the member’s SSS information and biometrics data such as fingerprints, facial image, and signature.

  1. Visit the nearest SSS branch that has UMID enrollment/ID capture facility.  Fill out the UMID Card application form.
  2. Bring one of the primary valid IDs (passport, driver’s license, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card, Seaman’s Book).  If you do not have any of these, bring two of your secondary identification cards/documents.
  3. Proceed to the ID capture booth, fingerprint scanning, and electronic signature process.
  4. Wait for your UMID to be delivered to your address.


This is required before you even begin working; all legitimate companies will require your Tax Identification Number (TIN) to ensure that your taxes are remitted to the government properly.

  1. Proceed to the nearest BIR branch in your area.  Note that it would be best that you apply at the BIR in the same city or municipality where you are working.
  2. Bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate and 1×1 photo of yourself.
  3. The BIR TIN ID has a lifetime validity and is free of charge.  Some RDOs may be able to give you your ID on the same day while others may require you to come back after a day.

PRC ID (Professional Regulations Commission)

This is exclusive to individuals who took and passed professional licensure examinations such as Certified Public Accountants, Architects, Engineers, Lawyers, Physicians, Dentists, etc.

  1. Accomplish the Action Sheet – this may be downloaded from the PRC website.
  2. Pay for the metered documentary stamps at the CSC (Customer Service Counter).  Please make sure that your photo and photocopies of documents have metered documentary stamps.
  3. Pay the prescribed fees at the Cashier (Php 450).
  4. Present duly accomplished AS together with documents and receive your claim slip at Window 16, Window 18, and Window 30.
  5. Claim your documents as scheduled.  Please refer to your claim slip for further instructions.

Your PRC ID is valid for three years and can be renewed thereafter.

If you are thinking about applying for a Philippine passport, it may be best that you work on getting at least three government-issued IDs first.

For questions about the different IDs and clearances we featured, send us a message and we will do our best to find the best answers for you.

Reference: http://www.gov.ph

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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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