November 8, 2021

PhilSys advises registrants that their ID must include their date of birth.

Registrants for the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card or national ID should bring authentic documents with birth facts to the Step 2 biometrics process, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Davao team.

Applicants may also produce a verified birth certificate or barangay clearance with a thumbmark/signature, full name, address, birth facts, and front-facing photograph in lieu of conventional ID cards, according to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys-Davao team.

The PSA, National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Office must issue the birth certificate, which must include a Birth Reference Number and be accompanied by one government-issued ID.

“When availing of the service, remember to carry any valid ID with birth data and constantly keep a tab on health precautions,” the PhilSys Davao team wrote in an October post.

Other acceptable identification documents include a Philippine passport or e-Passport, a Government Service Insurance System or Social Security System-issued Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card, a Land Transportation Office-issued student’s permit, or non-professional/professional driver’s license, an employee ID, a school ID, or a municipal/barangay ID.

PSA favors individuals who have completed Step 1 demographic registration online and secured appointments, according to the team.

If some registrants fail to show up or if there are open spaces, some sites only accept walk-ins.

Once Step 2 registration is completed, the Philippine Postal Corporation will deliver the PhilID cards.

“PhilID is FREE, as as shipping.” “PhilSys does not charge for any transaction,” the PSA stated.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, into law in August 2018, with the goal of creating a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident immigrants.

The national ID will serve as valid evidence of identity that will make public and private transactions, school enrollment, and bank account opening easier.

It also aims to improve efficiency, particularly when interacting with government services, by requiring consumers to provide only one form of identification during transactions.

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