Steps on how to apply for your Philippine National ID 2021

Steps on how to apply for your Philippine National ID

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) created three easy steps for you to apply for Philippine National ID.

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Follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Register your information, including full name, gender, date. and place of birth, blood type, and address.

Step 2:

Attend your appointment for biometrics capture that includes fingerprint, iris scan, and front-facing photograph.

Step 3:

Physical ID cards will be issued. It’s stored with a 12-digit PhilSys number or personal serial number (PSN) and 16-digit PhilSys card number (PCN)

Note: Registration starts on April 30, 2021

Requirements You’ll Need:

Present an original copy of at least one of these

Primary Documents:

  • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth and one (1) government-issued identification document which bears full name. Front-facing photograph, and signature or thumb mark.
  • DFA-issued Philippine Passport or ePassport;
  • GSIS or SSS-issued Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card (UMID);
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)-issued Student’s-License Permit or Non-Professional/Professional – Driver’s License

Secondary Documents:

  • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth/ NSO-issued Certificate of Live Birth with Birth Reference Number (BreN)
  • LCRO-issued Certificate of Live Birth
  • PSA-issued Report of Birth
  • PSA-issued Certificate of Founding
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Identification Card
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWAD) ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • SSS ID
  • Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID
  • License to Own or Possess Firearms (LTOPF) ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance/ ID
  • Solo Parent’s ID
  • PWD ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Postal ID
  • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-issued Special Resident Retiree’s  Visa (SRRV)
  • Residence ID from other countries

Don’t have those?

You can submit these for secondary supporting documents as long as it has your picture, signature/ thumbmark, full name, address, and date of birth:

  • Employee ID
  • School ID
  • Barangay Clearance/ Certificate
  • Barangay ID
  • City/ Municipal ID

Source: PSA