The Unified Multi-Purpose ID card was created in compliance with Executive Order No. 420 requiring all government agencies and government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) to streamline and harmonize their identification system. Meanwhile Executive Order No. 700 appointed the social security identification system as the core of the UMID system.
This single ID card serves as identification for all SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG members. It is considered as a valid Primary ID for both government and private transactions. Thus, it will be easier for a UMID card holder to transact in government offices and agencies. Furthermore, the card also offers the owner to view SSS data at any SSS Kiosk.
You can apply for a UMID card at any SSS branch near you, if you are a private employee, self-employed or OFW who is an SSS member.
Do not forget to bring one of any of the primary valid IDs:
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book, or Seaman’s book
If you do not have any of the IDs mentioned above, you may present 2 of any of the documents listed below:
Philhealth ID Card
GSIS Certificate of Membership
Tax Identification Card
Voter’s Identification Card
NSO Birth Certificate
Senior Citizen Card
Pag-Ibig Member’s Data Form
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
ID Card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay, Municipality, or City)
ID Card issued by Professional Associations
Alien Certificate of Registration
Transcript of School Records
Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosive Unit of PNP
Temporary License issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
Permanent Residency ID
Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
Office of Muslim Affairs
Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Documents/Seafarer’s ID & Record Book from Maritime Industry Authority
Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
Bank Account Passbook
Visit any of the following government agencies to enroll for your UMID card.
• Social Security System branch
• Government Service Insurance System Office
• Pag-IBIG branch or satellite office
Accomplish the UMID form. Make sure to provide accurate information.
For GSIS members, you can download the form here.
For SSS members, you can download the form here.
You can now submit your application form together with your valid IDs for verification. Once verified, your picture, fingerprint scan and signature will be taken in another window.
Wait for 30 days to receive your UMID card by mail. You can follow up to your SSS/Pag-IBIG servicing branch for any delays in delivery.
Still not a member of SSS? Here is a quick guide to register to SSS.