How to Apply for a Postal ID in the Philippines

Philippine Postal ID is one of the IDs in the Philippines that you may use to certify your identification may it be for a job application or acquisition of another government ID.

Both Filipino and foreigner individuals can apply for a Postal ID. Here are the steps in applying and getting a Postal ID:

For Filipino applicants, bring the original and photocopy of the following documents:

  1. Two (2) copies of duly-accomplished PID application form
  2. Proof of identity using any one (1) of the following:
    • Birth certificate (issued by Philippine Statistics Authority);
    • GSIS, SSS, or UMID card;
    • Driver’s License;
    • For married females, bring your marriage certificate to validate the change of name from your birth certificate.
    • If you don’t have birth certificate, UMID ID, driver’s license or passport, you may submit any two (2) of the following with at least one (1) ID bearing your photo and signature:
    • TIN ID;
    • Baptismal Certificate;
    • College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records (TOR);
    • Confirmation Certificate;
    • Elementary or High School Form 137;
    • Marriage Certificate;
    • Alumni ID;
    • College, School, or University ID;
    • Company ID;
    • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID;
    • NBI Clearance;
    • OWWA ID;
    • Pag-IBIG ID;
    • PhilHealth ID;
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID;
    • Police Clearance;
    • Seaman’s Book;
    • Senior Citizen’s ID; or
    • Voter’s ID.
  3. For proof of address, bring any one (1) of the following:
    • Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within (3) months prior to application;
    • Certified True Copy of Lease;
    • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA);
    • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt;
    • Bank Statement;
    • Credit Card Statement;
    • School Billing Statement; or
    • Utility Bill (e.g. cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, or water).
  4. For foreign applicants, bring the following documents:
    • Two (2) copies of duly-accomplished application form;
    • Proof of identity:
    • Passport – It should be valid for at least six (6) months prior to application; and
    • Any one (1) of the following documents in relation to stay in the Philippines;
    • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACRI-Card);
    • Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE);
    • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV);
    • Diplomatic Visa; or
    • Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV).
  5. For proof of address, bring any one (1) of the following:
    • Barangay Certificate of Residency;
    • Certification or statement of account from hotel, transient home or any temporary residence;
    • Notarized land, house, or condominium lease contract (if there’s any);
    • Bank statement;
    • Credit card statement;
    • School billing statement; or
    • Utility bill (e.g. cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, or water).
  6. Submit your application form, requirements, and payment to any post offices near you.
  7. Once requirements submitted have been approved, have your photo and finger print taken.
  8. Once completed, you’ll have to wait for your ID depending on your area of residence. For those in Metro Manila, wait for 10 to 15 working days and at least four (4) to five (5) weeks for those situated in provinces and barangays.
  9. Payment for Postal ID with delivery is PHP 450.00 with a 12% VAT (54.00), hence an overall payment of PHP 504.00. However, for rush requests, the processing fee is PHP 650.00.

Here are other relevant information in relation to your Postal ID:

To renew or replaced your ID without changing any information previously submitted, just bring two (2) copies of your PID application form and an original and photocopy of Improved Basic Postal ID card.

Requirements for Postal ID due to loss and/or theft are as follows: two (2) copies of duly-accomplished PID application form and notarized affidavit of loss.

To renew or replace a Postal ID due to changes in initially submitted information, you must bring two (2) copies of PID application form, and original and photocopy of Improved or basic Postal ID card, as well as requirements that support changes in biographical data.

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