The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) is the government’s central identification platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines. An individual’s record in the PhilSys shall be considered as an official and sufficient proof of identity.
Components of Philippine Identification System (PhilSys)
1. PhilSys Number (PSN)
The PSN is a randomly generated, unique, and permanent identification number that will be assigned to every citizen or resident alien upon birth or registration by the PSA, in accordance with the registration process provided in this IRR. All government agencies, including government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) shall incorporate in their identification systems and databases the PSN, or its derivative, of covered individuals which shall be the standard number for the individual across all agencies of the government.
The PSN shall not be pre-determined or pre-assigned to any individual. Neither shall any individual be allowed to choose his or her PSN.
No person shall have more than one PSN. The PSN, in print, electronic, subject to authentication, shall be accepted as sufficient proof of identity.
2. PhilSys Registry
The PhilSys Registry contains the PSN, the registered records, record history, and registered information of all registered persons in the PhilSys. Registered records shall pertain to electronic copies of completed application forms submitted during registration and succeeding updates.
The information in the PhilSys Registry shall be classified in a manner that allows safeguards for data privacy and security, access controls, and change management, as set in this IRR.
The PhilSys Registry shall be kept, owned, managed, and administered by the PSA separate and distinct from all other databases of the PSA and registration centers.
3. Phil ID
The Phil ID is a non-transferable that shall preferably be issued to all citizens or resident aliens registered in the PhilSys subject to the guidelines to be issued by the PSA.