Getting a Philippine National ID in three easy steps – What you need to know?

On Friday, April 30, the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) opened online registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

Filipinos must apply for PhilSys in “three simple steps”, according to PSA.

These are the 3 Steps:

Step 1: Applicants must register their demographic information in PSA’s online portal for national ID registration. This includes information such as:

  • Full name
  • Sex
  • Date and place of birth
  • Blood type
  • Address

Optional information like marital status, mobile number, and email address will also be collected.

After inputting these details, applicants can set an appointment in the nearest physical registration center for the second step.

Reminder: Prepare the required documents and bring them when you attend your appointment.

Step 2: Biometric information, including fingerprint, iris scan, and photograph, will be taken in the registration center during your appointment.

The supporting documents will also be validated on-site.

Step 3: Issuance of the PhilSys Number (PSN) and PhilID.

“Ang inyong PSN at PhilID ay ide-deliver ng PHLPost sa inyong tahanan! Paalala lamang po na huwag i-post sa social media ang inyong PhilID dahil ito ay naglalaman ng inyong personal na impormasyon,” said PSA in an online post.

(Your PSN and PhilID will be delivered to your address by PHLPost. Refrain from posting your PhilID on social media as it contains personal information.)

Where are the physical registration centers?

The PSA explained that it would set up fixed and mobile registration centers in strategic locations.

“Currently, PSA is in coordination with LGUs, government agencies, and private sector to determine these locations,” the central statistical authority said on its website.

“Further updates on the exact locations of registration centers will be released prior to the opening of PhilSys registration,” it added.

List of primary and secondary requirements

Applicants are required to present an original copy of at least one (1) of the following:

Primary Documents:

  • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth AND one (1) government-issued identification document bears the full name, front-facing photograph, and signature or thumb mark.
  • DFA-issued Philippine Passport or ePassport;
  • GSIS or SSS-issued Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card (UMID);
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)-issued Student’s License Permit or Non-Professional/Professional Driver’s License

Secondary Documents:

  • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth/NSO-issued Certificate of Live Birth with Birth Reference Number (BreN)
  • LCRO-issued Certificate of Live Birth
  • PSA-issued Report of Birth
  • PSA-issued Certificate of Foundling
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Identification Card
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • SSS ID
  • Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID
  • License to Own or Possess Firearms (LTOPF) ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance/ID
  • Solo Parent’s ID
  • PWD ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Postal ID
  • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-issued Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV)
  • National ID from other countries
  • Residence ID from other countries
  • Meanwhile, the following identification documents will also be considered secondary supporting documents as long as it has a front-facing photograph, signature/Thumbmark, Full Name, Permanent Address, and Date of Birth.
  • Employee ID
  • School ID
  • Barangay Clearance/Certificate
  • Barangay ID
  • City/Municipal ID

For more information about PhilSys, you may reach:

Source: PSA


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