Requirements and Process of National ID Registration 2020

When the National Identification Card (National ID) was announced years ago, many Filipino citizens are already looking forward to be part of this newly-implemented ID.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that this July of 2020, they will start the enrollment of National ID in National Capital Region (NCR). Thus, they are looking at a projection that in 2022, the 107 million population of the Philippine will all have their Phil ID.

*Due to this Covid-19 Pandemic registration might be moved.

Transition from Pilot Registration

From September 2019 to July of this year, the PSA has been extensively implementing test registration on the PhilSys ID. This is to guarantee that before making it available to the general public, they were able to address all issue(s) that may arise including but not limited to duplication of individual registered in the system, security and stability of the system.

After which, they would start implementing the operations on Calabarzon and Central Luzon. For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), registration is expected to roll out on mid year of 2021. It should be noted that these processes initially conducted by the PSA, no matter how rigorous it can be, are for the reasons that the following information should be safely stored in the system:

  • First Name, Middle Name, and Last Name
  • PhilSys ID Unique Number
  • Photo
  • Sex
  • Blood Type
  • Permanent Address

Requirements and Process of National ID Application

In accordance to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act No. 11095 also known as the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act of 2018,  here is the process of applying for a National ID:

  1. Application Form (Registration Form No. 1)
  2. Original Copy of any of the following:
  • PSA-issued birth certificate;
  • One (1) government-issued ID;
  • Philippine Passport; or
  • Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  1. Proceed to any of the Registration Centers:
  • PSA Regional and Provincial Offices;
  • Local Civil Registry Offices (LCROs);
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for its members and their dependents;
  • Social Security System (SSS) for its members and their dependents;
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for its members and their dependents;
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG;
  • Commission on Election (COMELEC);
  • Philippine Postal Corporation (PHILPost); or
  • Other government agencies and GOCCS to be determined by PSA
  1. Biometric information of the applicant such as fingerprints, iris scan shall be secured except for applicants below five (5) years of age.
  2. A PhilSys Number (PSN) will be generated for the applicant.
  3. After securing PSN, an official National ID will be released.

Registration Fee

Enrolling for a National ID shall be free for initial application. However, soon PSA will advise fees for (1) application, issuance, and renewal of Phil ID for resident aliens as well as (2) replacement of the ID to citizens and aliens due to loss, damage, or change of entries.

Such fees won’t be applicable for individuals who will be able to present Certificate of Indigence issued by the City/Municipal Social Welfare Office

Request for Changes in PhilSys Data

  1. To change Name, Gender, Date or Place of Birth, Marital Status
  • Fill out Correction Form at identified Registration Centers
  • Submission of Birth or Marriage Certificate
  • Verification of identity through biometric authentication
  1. Change Citizenship
  • Fill out Correction Form at identified Registration Centers
  • Submit necessary documents
  • Verification of identity through biometric authentication
  1. Change in address, mobile number or e-mail address
  • Fill out Correction Form either through the Registration Center of web-based portal of the PSA
  • An One Time Password (OTP) will be provided to the person
  • A facial recognition will be required for biometric authentication
  1. For minors or persons with disability (PWD) that aren’t capable to provide consent
  • A PhilSys-registered parent or guardian should be present to approve access to service required.
  1. To change typographical errors and/or update biometric data
  • Provisions on the IRR Section 12 of the PhilSys Act shall prevail for this change(s).

Advantages of PhilSys ID

You can use the Phil ID as valid document or proof identity for the following:

  • Acquiring benefits and/or services from the government (e.g. SSS, GSIS, Phil Health, Pag-IBIG)
  • Voter Registration
  • Application for Driver’s License
  • Application for travel visa and passport
  • Application in schools, universities, learning centers for students; or
  • Opening of bank accounts or application on other transactions

National ID in most countries have long been implemented and it has seen to provide ease on acquiring services and eligibility requirements. Definitely, this should bring quality outcome among the Filipinos. Source1 Source2 Source3