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Getting a Postal ID in the Philippines is basic and simple. You can have it in 15-30 days on the off chance that you need a surge preparing. In this page, I'm going to share how to get a postal ID and what are the necessities and the amount you have to pay and the strategy in getting one. 

Postal ID is an elective Identification Card particularly for the individuals who don't have worthy legitimate IDs here in the Philippines. Typically, government adequate IDs are viewed as substantial IDs in all exchanges including financial balance opening, office and offices exchange and numerous other office matters. A few people have no single ID at all so they get Postal ID if all else fails. 

Postal ID confirms and demonstrates postal address and recognizable proof of the ID holder. The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) is the approved office capable in issuing this sort of ID to all Filipinos. So in the event that you need to apply one, go to the closest Philpost Office in your place or town. They are for the most part at your Local Municipal's Office.

The Philippine Postal Corporation, Philpost, as of late declared that they will issue new postal ID card. This new postal ID card will now be acknowledged to any office or organization simply like the other Government Issued IDs. It is anything but difficult to apply and the ID will be conveyed to your doorstep. 

The new postal ID card is hardbound simply like an ATM card and UMID card. Furthermore, it additionally has electronic security highlights. It is substantial for a long time. 

The old overlaid postal ID was extremely helpless and simple to duplicate so Philpost has propelled the new ID card framework. You can likewise utilize this new ID card while getting a travel permit as DFA affirmed it as one of the legitimate IDs, on banks, hospital centers, ports, and different workplaces. 

Who can apply for the new Postal ID card?

  • All Filipinos of any age, living here in the Philippines or abroad (at the time of application), are eligible to apply.
  • Philpost now allow foreigners residing in the Philippines for at least 6 months, to be able to apply for ID.

You only need to show the 2 following requirements;

Bring the original and photocopy of the following documents:

  • Proof of Identity – Submit any or 1 of the following: Birth Certificate – Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registrar, UMID Card, LTO Driver’s License, Valid Passport.
  • Proof of Address – Submit any or 1 of the following: Barangay Certificate of Residency or Utility Bill (electricity bill, water bill, credit card statement and the like)

Married females must bring their Marriage Certificate to validate change of name from birth document

Minors or those below 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.

Applicants with no Birth Certificate, UMID Card, LTO Driver’s License or Valid Passport may submit ANY TWO (2) of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant’s photo and signature: Valid paper-based Postal ID, Valid NBI/Police Clearance, Old SSS or GSIS card, Valid OWWA ID, Valid PRC ID, Digitized BIR ID, Valid Seaman’s Book, Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Company ID, Senior Citizen ID, Baptismal Certificate, Certificates of Birth/Marriage from National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Elementary or High School Form 137, Transcript of Records with readable dry seal (for applicants 18 years old and below), Marriage Contract, Valid University/School or Alumni ID, TIN card.

How to get the New Postal ID card? 

Take after the methods underneath. 

Set up the fundamental archives specified above and submit them at the closest mail station in your general vicinity. 

Top off the application frame. You can get one at the closest mail station or you can download here: Postal ID Application Form. 

After your documents are screened, you will go the closest ID "capture" station to be photographed and fingerprinted. There are 260 postal ID capture stations across the nation and you can discover them here: Postal ID Capture Stations 

How long do you need to wait for the release of your postal ID? Philpost will deliver it at the address you provided in the application form in:

  • 15 working days – for Metro Manila address
  • 20 working days – for other major cities and municipalities
  • 30 working days – for island provinces and remote barangays

Security Features of the new Postal ID:

  1. On-site digital capture of fingerprints, photo, signature and personal details
  2. Centralized ID printing and database to guarantee that the cards are authentic
  3. An encrypted QR (‘quick response’) code printed on the card can verify the identity of ID holder using a downloadable smart-phone application
  4. Overlaid with a hologram that can be viewed only at certain angles
  5. Has a ghost image and UV ink that illuminates in UV light
  6. Applicant uniqueness check via the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). It compares the fingerprint collected with the fingerprint database records to ensure the applicant’s identity.
What will happen to my old but still valid Postal ID?:
The old ID will stay substantial up to its date of lapse. Post workplaces will quit issuing paper based IDs when the new Postal ID ends up accessible in their general vicinity. Old however legitimate postal IDs may likewise be changed over to the new Postal ID at a value markdown:

Postal ID Card Requirements for Foreign Residents

1. Two (2) copies of duly-accomplished application form

2. Proof of Identity

  • Passport – must be valid for at least six (6) months prior to application
  • Any one (1) of the following documents relative to the stay in the Philippines valid for at least six (6) months prior to application
  1. Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACRI-Card)
  2. Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)
  3. Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
  4. Diplomatic Visa
  5. Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV)

3. Proof of Address – Submit any one (1) of the following:

  • Barangay Certificate of Residency – issued within three (3) months prior to PID application
  • Certification or statement of account from hotel, transient home or any temporary residence within three (3) months prior to application
  • Certification from hotel, transient home or any temporary residence within three (3) months prior to application
  • Notarized, if applicable, Land, House or Condominium Lease Contract
  • Bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • School billing statement
  • Utility bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

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