3 Steps to Apply for the Philippine National ID

Great news, kabayan! The Philippine government has launched the online registration for the Philippine National ID or the PhilSys ID starting April 30.

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If you still haven’t applied for yours yet, here’s another great news: the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said that the process will be easy for everyone, and the process will be completely online.

3 Steps to Apply for the Philippine National ID
Credits: PSA

Apply for the Philippine National ID Online in 3 Steps

In line with this, the PSA revealed that the online registration process will only take three steps to complete, which are as follows:

STEP 1: Collection of Demographic Data

Applicants must go to the official portal of the PSA (https://psa.gov.ph/philsys) and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Sex
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Blood type
  • Address

In addition to the above list of information required, you will also need to provide your email address, marital status, and mobile number.

STEP 2: Capturing of Biometric Information

To proceed with the next step, the applicant needs to set an appointment as to when you need to go to the registration center where you will provide your biometrics information.

Important: Be ready with the required documents before going to the registration center for your appointment.

After you have booked an appointment and showed up at the registration center on your scheduled date, you will then provide your biometric information, including your fingerprint, photo, and iris scan. You will also need to provide other supporting details for verification.

STEP 3: Issuance of PSN and PhilID

For the third step, you will be issued your PhilSys Number (PSN) and your PhilID will be delivered straight to your door.

Reminder: Do NOT post on social media your PhilID because this document contains your personal information, which hackers might use against you.

As for the physical registration centers, the PSA will designate several mobile registration centers in various locations.

The PSA revealed that is currently in coordination with LGUs, government agencies, and the private sector to determine these locations.

Further updates on the exact locations of registration centers will be released prior to the opening of PhilSys registration,” the authority said.

Documents Required

  • Primary Documents:
    • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth
    • One (1) government-issued ID (passport, GSIS/SSS ID, Driver’s License)
      • 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
    • Secondary IDs
      • Employee ID
      • School ID
      • Barangay Clearance/Certificate
      • Barangay ID
      • City/Municipal ID

To know more about the PhilSys, watch the video posted below:

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it mandatory to apply for a national identification card?
Registration for a national ID card is voluntary, according to the statute. The PhilSys would be used to issue and distribute government services, so citizens are strongly encouraged to register.

2. What is the minimum age to apply for a national identification card?
People of all ages, including newborns, can register with PhilSys.

Children under the age of five (5) will have only their demographic details and a front-facing photograph collected, and their PSN will be linked to their parent or legal guardian. Their demographic and complete biometric information will be obtained at the time of registration, but once they reach the age of fifteen, they will need to update their information and have their biometrics taken again (15).

3. How do OFWs apply for a national identification card?
By 2021, the PSA has announced that it will work with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to develop a registration plan for our overseas Filipinos. In 2022, the PSA plans to begin the registration process for our OFWs.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this procedure, please contact us at info@philsys.gov.ph or call 1388. (fees may apply).

The National ID is one of the projects of the Duterte administration. It aims to create a unified document that will be recognised in all public and private institutions to facilitate ease of transactions and access to services for all residents of the Philippines.

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