Top 10 Valid IDs in the Philippines

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Compiling all your job requirements? Opening a bank account? Applying for a loan? Getting your dream car? Whether private or public, most organizations would entail for you to present at least two valid IDs for any transaction.

Either minor or major transaction, one is required to comply and while you’re at it, might as well consider filing or getting all these Philippine VALID IDs enlisted because you’ll never know when you’ll be needing it one day or so.

1. POSTAL ID

The postal ID is a government-issued ID to show as a valid proof of identity and address. Currently, it is the easiest and fastest ID to obtain with a validity of three years.

Issued by: Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)

Fee: Php 504

Applicant: Filipino Citizen and foreign residents with Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) or has been living in the country for over 6 months

Apply through: Onsite. See the PHLPost website for locations.

Requirements:

  • Two copies of duly-accomplished PID application form
  • Valid ID as proof of identity
  • Billing statement as proof of address
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport for foreign residents.

Branches:

  • Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City
  • Philippine Postal Corporation Cebu Port Authority – PMO4 Area, A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City
  • M. Logarta St, Subandaku, Mandaue City
  • Bontuyan Street, Cebu City
  • ML Quizon, Mandaue City
  • Level 3 Robinsons Fuente, Fuente Osmeña Cir, Cebu City
  • UC Post Office, Sanciangko St, Cebu City
  • Parkmall, Ouano Avenue, Tipolo, Mandaue City
  • Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd
  • GF , Talisay City Local Government, Mohon Road
  • Enan Chiong Activity Center, East Poblacion, City of Naga

2. PHILIPPINE PASSPORT

Primarily required for traveling via airplane, the Passport also serves as a valid ID in many applications including bank accounts, loan, and other government IDs. Being the preferred ID for its lengthy validity of 10 years, the Department of Transportation (DOT) receives a number of applications a day.

Issued by: Department of Foreign Affairs

Fee: Regular Php 950 / Expedite Php 1,200

Applicant: Filipino Citizen

Apply through: Online schedule. Onsite application. Visit the Passport Application Website.

Requirements:

  • Application and scheduling are done online through passport.gov.ph
  • Accomplished application form
  • Birth certificate
  • Government issued ID
  • Other supporting documents

Address: Pacific Mall MC Bacalso St Corner U.N. Avenue Estancia, Mandaue City

3. DRIVER’S LICENSE

Issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the driver’s license allows its user to legally drive a vehicle on Philippine roads. There are three types: Student, which is valid for six months, and the Non-Professional and Professional licenses, which are valid for five years.

Issued by: Land Transportation Office (LTO)

Fee: Regular Php 950 / Expedite Php 1,200

Applicant: Philippine Resident, Driver

Apply through: Onsite application. Visit LTO website

Requirements:

  • Must be above 17 years old
  • Physically and Mentally able to operate a vehicle
  • Drug-Free
  • Must pass the written and driving exam

Branches:

  • L2, Northwing, SM City Cebu
  • Natalio B. Bacalso Ave, Cebu City
  • 3/F J Center Mall, A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City
  • Level 3 Robinsons Fuente, Fuente Osmeña Circle, Cebu City
  • Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
  • M. Logarte Avenue , Subangdaku , 6014 Mandaue City
  • Danao City, Cebu
  • S. Osmena St., Toledo City
  • Valladolid, Carcar City, Cebu
  • New Medellin Public Market, Medellin, Cebu

4. Voter’s ID

It is within the rights of the citizen of every nation to choose the country’s leaders. However, to exercise this right, one must be a registered voter.

Issued by: Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

Fee: Free

Applicant: Filipino Citizen of legal age

Apply through: Onsite. Visit local COMELEC Office or the COMELEC website

Requirements:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen
  • 18 years old or above
  • A resident of the Philippines one year before an upcoming election

Branches:

  • Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City
  • Capitol Annex Building, Provincial Capitol, Cebu City
  • Suite 105, WDC Bldg., Cor. P. Burgos St. Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
  • BAEX Building, Capitol Compound, Escario Street, Cebu City
  • City Hall, F. Bas, Lawaan 2, Talisay
  • Poblacion Ward 4, National Highway, Minglanilla
  • Lapu-Lapu City Hall
  • Naga Sports Complex, Consolacion, Cebu
  • G/F Municipal Hall, Poblacion, Liloan, Cebu
  • G/F Municipal Building, Poblacion, San Fernando, Cebu
  • 611 Zamora St, Mandaue City
  • City Hall Compound, Poblacion, St John Dr, Toledo City, Cebu
  • Natalio B. Bacalso Highway, City of Naga
  • 2nd Floor, Municipal Building, Poblacion Carmen, Cebu

5. SSS Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID)

The Philippine Social Security System is the country’s social insurance program for Filipino employees. With a regular contribution, SSS provides services including disability, maternity, funeral and death benefits, salary loan, and retirement benefit. The application for an SSS number is only done once and is yours for life.

Issued by: Social Security System (SSS)

Fee: None

Applicant: Filipino Citizen

Apply through: Online. Visit SSS website

Requirements:

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificates of children (if any)
  • An E-6 form for an ID photo capture

Branches:

  • Gaisano Fiesta Mall, South National Highway, Talisay
  • UCPB Building, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City
  • Robinsons Cebu, Level 1, Fuente Osmeña Cir, Cebu City
  • Robinsons Galleria, General Maxilom Ave Ext, Cebu City
  • J Centre Bldg, 33B A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City
  • State government office in Lapu-Lapu, Philippines
  • BPI, A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City,
  • Chua-Tiam Building, A. Del Rosario St, Mandaue City
  • Lopez Jaena St, Tipolo, Mandaue City

6. PhilHealth ID

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) was created as the National Health Insurance Program to provide Filipinos an access to health insurance coverage. Among the benefits of PhilHealth include diagnostic examinations, consultations, and medicines.

Issued by: Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

Fee: Php 50 (excluding the first quarter contribution)

Applicant: Philippine Resident

Apply through: Online. PhilHealth Website

Requirements:

  • 1×1 ID picture
  • 2 valid IDs
  • 2 copies of accomplished PhilHealth Member Registration Form (if applying in person)

Branches:

  • Gorordo Ave, Cebu City
  • Lopez Jaena, Corner Logarta Street, Subangdaku, Mandaue City
  • 41 F. Ramos St, Cebu City
  • Toledo – Manipis Rd, Talisay
  • Robinsons Fuente, Level 1,Sta. Cruz, Fuente Osmeña Cir, Cebu City
  • 8/F Golden Peak Hotel & Suites, Gorordo Ave., N Escario St, Cebu City
  • Enan Chiong Activity Center, East Poblacion, City of Naga
  • Rizal St., Danao City
  • Carcar City Hall, Brgy. Perrelos, Carcar
  • Mezzanine Flr. LDM Building, M.J. Cuenco Ave. cor. Legaspi St., Cebu City
  • Tiangue Rd, Lapu-Lapu City

7. Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card

Like the SSS number, the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is kept for life. The 9-digit number is assigned to a tax-paying employee as an identification and for filing tax returns and the like. An application is done by the employer unless the applicant is self-employed.

Issued by: Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Fee: None

Applicant: Philippine Resident

Apply through: Employer

When applying as a business, the requirements for a TIN number include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Mayor’s permit
  • DTI Certificate of Business Name
  • Professional Regulation Commission ID and Payment of Professional Tax Receipt (if applicable)

Branches:

  • Philwood, 82 Natalio B. Bacalso Ave, Cebu City
  • AMSLAI Building, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City
  • Lopez Jaena St, Mandaue City
  • BIR Regional Office Building, Arch. Reyes Avenue, Cebu City

8. PRC ID

Many professions, such as doctors, engineers, architects or dentists, require a license as an evidence that they passed a rigorous board exam. This is to give them the right to operate and practice their profession in the country.

Issued by: Professional Regulation Profession (PRC)

Applicant: Professionals who passed the board exam

Apply through: Online. PRC Website

Branches:

  • HVG Arcade Building, Lopez Jaena St, Mandaue City
  • 797 V. Rama Avenue, Cebu City

9. PWD ID (if applicable)

There are many benefits given to Persons with Disabilities, which include discounts on purchases, tax incentives, educational assistance, provisions for express lanes, and more. To verify for these benefits, the person must have the PWD ID.

Issued by: National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)

Applicant: Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

Apply through: Onsite. National Council on Disability Affairs or DSWD Offices

Requirements:

  • Barangay certificate
  • Accomplished application form
  • Two 1×1 ID picture
  • Signed medical certificate issued by any licensed private, government clinic, or hospital-based physician

Branches:

  • P Burgos St, Mandaue City
  • 2nd Floor, Talisay City Hall Building, Lawaan II, Talisay City
  • Manggahan, Cebu City
  • Dsws Bldg, Katipunan St, Cebu City
  • Population Commission Regional Office 7, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City

10. Senior Citizen’s ID

The Senior Citizen ID is the main identification of a Filipino Citizen aged 60 or more to enjoy the benefits stated under the Republic Act 9257 or Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003. These benefits include 20% discounts on purchases, 5% discount on utility bills, VAT (value-added-tax) exemption to all establishments, and special fare rate on transportation costs.

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Issued by: Office of Senior Citizens Affair

Applicant: Filipino Citizen of 60 years of age or more

Apply through: Onsite

Requirements:

  • Birth certificate
  • 1×1 colored photo
  • Valid ID

Branches:

  • Cebu City Hall, Magallanes Street, Cebu City
  • 869 A. S. Fortuna St, Panilad, Mandaue City
  • Sunrise, Talisay City
  • A. Gabuya St, Cebu City, Cebu
  • Multipurpose, Katipunan St, Cebu City
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