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How to Apply for a Philippine Postal ID

New Philippine Postal ID Card Requirements, Procedures and Fees

New Philippine Postal ID Card Requirements, Procedures and Fees

In April 2016, a new and improved Philippine Postal ID was launched. The new Postal ID is available for Filipinos and foreign residents of any age or occupation. A photo ID serves as an important identity document that includes the most recent photograph of the holder.

If you don’t have a government-issued ID such as driver’s licenses, SSS, PRC license and passport, your postal ID can be used as a valid ID if you are transacting with financial institutions like banks, credit card, and money remittance companies. Here’s everything you need to know about postal ID application in the Philippines.

What is a Posta ID?

A Postal ID verifies the identity and address of a recipient of letters or parcels through the mail. It can also be used to apply for other government IDs.

Step by Step Philippine Postal ID Application Process​

​Step 1. Submit completely filled-out application forms with your requirements and payment to any post office. Application forms are available in all post offices or you may download it here.

Step 2. Upon approval of your requirements, proceed to the nearest ID capture station (see full list of capture stations on WHERE TO APPLY Page) where you will be digitally photographed and fingerprinted. There are almost 260 ID capture stations nationwide in designated post offices and selected malls.

Step 3. When you complete the ID data capture process, your ID will be delivered to your mailing address.

  • Within Metro Manila – approximately 10 to 15 working days
  • Island provinces and remote barangays – approximately 4 to 5 weeks

Philippine Postal ID Application Requirements

​Bring the original copy and photocopy of the following documents:

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

II. PROOF OF IDENTITY – Submit any one (1) of the following:

  • Birth Certificate Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry
  • GSIS or SSS UMID Card
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Married females must bring their marriage certificate to validate change of name from birth document.

Applicants with no Birth Certificate, UMID Card, Driver’s License or Passport may submit ANY TWO (2) of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant’s photo and signature:

•BIR ID • Baptismal Certificate • Certificate of Birth • College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records • Confirmation Certificate • Elementary or High School Form 137 • Marriage Certificate • Valid Alumni ID • Valid Basic Postal ID • Valid College, School or University ID •Valid Company ID • Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID • Valid NBI Clearance • Valid OWWA ID • Valid Pag-Ibig ID • Valid PhilHealth ID • Valid PRC ID • Valid Paper-based Postal ID • Valid Police Clearance • Valid Seaman’s Book • Valid Senior Citizen ID • Valid Tax Identification Number Card • Valid Voter’s ID

III. PROOF OF ADDRESS – Submit any one (1) of the following:

  • Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three (3 months) prior to PID 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
  • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS OF FOREIGN RESIDENTS

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

  2. PROOF OF IDENTITY

a. Passport – must be valid for at least six (6) months prior to application
b. Any one (1) of the following documents relative to the stay in the Philippines valid for at least six (6) months prior to application

  • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACRI-Card)
  • Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
  • Diplomatic Visa
  • Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV)
  1. 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)

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OR REPLACEMENT WITHOUT CHANGE IN BIOGRAPHIC DATA

  • Two (2) copies of the duly-accomplished PID application Form
  • Improved or Basic Postal ID card, whichever is applicable

REQUIREMENTS DUE TO LOSS AND/OR THEFT OF POSTAL ID

  • Two (2) copies of the duly-accomplished PID application Form
  • Duly notarized Affidavit of Loss

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OR REPLACEMENT DUE TO CHANGE IN BIOGRAPHIC DATA

  • Two (2) copies of the duly-accomplished PID application Form
  • Improved or Basic Postal ID card, whichever is applicable
  • Additional requirements to support the amendment/change in biographic data​

Where to Apply Philippine Postal ID

There are almost 260 ID capture stations nationwide in designated post offices and selected malls.

You can apply for a rush Philippine Postal ID at the following Capturing Post Offices:

  • Manila Central Post Office (Liwasang Bonifacio, Intramuros)
  • Quezon City Central Post Office (NIA Rd., Brgy. Pinyahan, Diliman)
  • Makati Central Post Office (Gil Puyat cor. Ayala Ave., Malugay)
  • Parañaque Central Post Office (Ninoy Aquino Ave., Brgy. La Huerta)
  • Las Piñas Central Post Office (Las Piñas City Hall, Real cor. Pamplona St.)
  • Valenzuela Central Post Office (Valenzuela City Hall, Maysan St.)

The Improved ID shall be valid for three (3) years for Filipinos and for foreign residents with Special Retiree’s Resident Visa (SRRV). For the rest of the foreign residents, it will be valid for one (1) year.

New Philippine Postal ID Card Requirements, Procedures and Fees
New Philippine Postal ID Card Requirements, Procedures, and Fees

How much is the Improved Postal ID?

Applicants will pay the following fixed fee anywhere in the country:

Fee Particulars                                                Amount
Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee                          Php 450.00

12% VAT                                                           Php 54.00

Total PID Payment                                            Php 504.00

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A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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