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Free online SIM registration is available.

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The SIM Registration Act said end-users do not have to pay additional costs when registering their SIM cards as more people had queries about the new law.

Following the Monday, October 10, signing of Republic Act No. 11934 by President Marcos, this occurred.

According to the signed law, the public does not need to pay anything while registering their SIM cards, a copy of which the Malacanang gave media on Wednesday, October 12.

Section 6 of the new law said, “The registration required under this Act shall be executed at no cost to the end-users.”

The public telecommunications enterprises (PTEs) will provide a platform or website through which the registration can be completed electronically.

In rural locations with little access to telecommunications or the internet, PTEs and government organizations will set up registration facilities.

To comply with its registration obligation, the new law also requires PTEs to include their database information of current postpaid subscribers in the SIM Register.

Prepaid, postpaid, and eSIMs are covered by the SIM Registration Act. The registration window is open for 180 days after the statute becomes effective. The registration time may be prolonged by another 120 days by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

Ivan John Uy, secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), stated this week that there is no restriction on the number of SIM cards an individual can register under their name.

Prerequisites for registration

Every public telecommunications operator (PTE) and the direct vendor is required by the Sim Card Registration Act to request that end-users of SIM cards produce a valid identification document to verify their identities.

The following details are among those that end users must provide:

  • Full name
  • Complete address
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Cellphone number of the SIM card and serial number

The following government-issued IDs or documents with photos are acceptable for presentation by end users:

  • Driver’s License
  • Philippine National ID
  • SSS/GSIS Card
  • UMID Card
  • Passport
  • Senior Citizen’s Card
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Firearm’s License to Own and Possess ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • TIN ID
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • OWWA ID
  • PWD Card
  • Other valid government-issued ID with a photo

Another photo ID from the legitimate government

If there is documented consent to register the SIM, minors’ SIMs will be registered in the parent or guardian’s name.

Meanwhile, foreigners are required to divulge the following details:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Address in the Philippines

They have to offer one or more of the following:

  • Passport
  • Proof of address in the Philippines
  • Return ticket or departure ticket (for tourists)
  • Alien Employment Permit
  • ACRI-Card
  • School registration and ID (for students)
  • Other pertinent documents

The law requires end customers to notify their respective PTE if their information changes, they misplace their SIM cards, or they want them deactivated.

The PTE must be notified right away by the end-close user’s family in the event of death.

In certain situations, the SIM card of the concerned end-user would be deactivated within 24 hours of the report being submitted.

Despite deactivation, the PTE will keep all pertinent data for ten years.


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