New Philippine Postal ID

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I just learned that Postal IDs can now be accepted as valid identification card here in the Philippines. I didn't apply for one because I have known that it is not accepted as a valid ID for the reason that the Philippine Postal Corporation is just giving out a paper type of identification and it can be easily forged.

However, I found out that there's a new Postal ID available which can be accepted as a valid ID this time. I am thinking of applying soon. The features of the ID includes the following:

  • On-site digital capture of fingerprints, photo, signature and personal details
  • Centralized ID printing and database to guarantee that the cards are authentic
  • An encrypted QR (‘quick response’) code printed on the card can verify the identity of ID holder using a downloadable smart-phone application

Here are the steps on how to apply:

1. Secure two basic documents:

a. Proof of Identity:

Birth Certificate Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry; UMID Card; LTO Driver’s License; or Valid Passport. Married females must bring their marriagecertificate (to validate change of name from birth document)

If you don't have these documents mentioned above, you may submit any two (2) of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant’s photo and signature: Valid paper-based Postal ID, Valid NBI/Police Clearance, Old SSS or GSIS card, Valid OWWA ID, Valid PRC ID, Digitized BIR ID, Valid Seaman’s Book, Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Company ID, Senior Citizen ID, Baptismal Certificate, Certificates of Birth/Marriage fromNational Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Elementary or High School Form 137, Transcript of Records with readable dry seal (for applicants 18 years old and below), Marriage Contract, Valid University/School or Alumni ID, TIN card

b. Proof of address:
Barangay Certificate of Residency or Utility Bill (electricity, water, telephone, cell phone)

2. Bring the documents to your nearest Postal ID Capturing sites. Click here for the list. 

3. Pay the following fees:
Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee = Php 370
12% VAT = Php 44.40
Total PID Payment = Php 414.40

4. Wait for the delivery to your delivery address:

5 working days – Metro Manila residents
7 working days – Major cities and municipalities
15 working days – for those residing in remote barangay’s and island provinces

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