According to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act No. 11055 or the Philippine Identification System Act, here are the procedures on how to get National ID.
Steps on How to Get National ID
1. Prepare all the requirements
- Application Form
- The application form shall be supported by the presentation of an original copy of ANY of the following primary documents:
- PSA-issued birth certificate of and one (1) government-issued identification document with full name, photo and signature or thumb mark; or
- Philippine ePassport issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs; or
- Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) Card issued by Government Service Insurance System or Social Security System; or
- Other equivalent identification documents as may be determined in the guidelines issued by the PSA.
- In the event that the applicant is unable to provide the documents under immediately preceding item, kindly prepare any of the supporting documents listed here.
2. Go to the designated registration center
The applicant shall register personally at any designated registration center by submitting a duly accomplished PhilSys Registration Form (Form No.1) and presentation of any supporting documents.
Registration Centers for National ID
- 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);
- Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF);
- Commission on Elections (COMELEC);
- Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost); and
- Other government agencies and GOCCs as may be assigned by the PSA.
The PSA shall ensure that entries provided in the PhilSys Registration Form are consistent with the documentary requirements presented. In the event of discrepancies other than address, the data reflected on the presented documentary requirements shall prevail.
3. Proceed to the Biometrics, Fingerprints and Iris Scan
If there are no discrepancies, the biometric information (front-facing photograph), fingerprints and iris scan shall be captured except for applicants below five (5) years of age, in which case their demographic information and front-facing photograph shall be sufficient.
4. Generation of PhilSys Number (PSN)
If the biographic and demographic information of the applicant are found to be unique, a PSN will be generated for the applicant. Otherwise, further verification shall be conducted by the PSA. In the event that the applicant cannot be issued a PSN, he or she will be notified accordingly.
5. Issuance of PSN and Phil ID (National ID)
Registration in the PhilSys is deemed successful and complete upon confirmation of registration by the PSA and the issuance of the PSN. Once successfully registered, the person shall be issued a PhilID in a manner to be prescribed by the PSA.
How much is the Registration Fee for National ID?
The initial application and issuance as well as renewal of the PhilID for citizens shall be free of charge. Renewal shall pertain to the replacement of the PhilID arising from recapturing or updating of biometric information.
Fees for the (a) initial application and issuance as well as renewal of a PhilID to resident aliens, and (b) issuance of a replacement PhilID to citizens and resident aliens due to loss, damage, or change of entries therein shall be subject to the schedule of fees to be issued by the PSA.
Fees, however, shall not apply to citizens upon presentation of a Certificate of Indigency issued by the City/Municipal Social Welfare Office.