There are certain grounds listed in the IRR of RA 11055 (Philippine Identification System Act) for your PhilSys Number or PSN to be deactivated.
What is PhilSys Number or PSN?
PhilSys Number or PSN is on of the components of Philippine Identification System. 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.
Can I choose my PSN?
- 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.
Can I have more that one 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.
The PSN shall be deactivated on the following grounds:
- Loss of Filipino citizenship;
- Loss of resident alien status;
- Failure to submit to initial biometric capture at the age of five (5) for persons who where registered at age four (4) and below;
- Failure to submit to biometric capturing at age fifteen (15) for persons who were registered at age fourteen (14) and below;
- Death of the registered person; and
- Upon the request of the registered person;
After due process, the PSA may deactivate the PSN on the following grounds:
- Presentation of false or fictitious supporting document/s during registration or during application for change of entries.
- Misrepresentation in any form during and after registration in the PhilSys; and
- Fraudulent application of the biometric exception.
The National ID (Phil ID) of a person with a deactivated PSN shall be surrendered to the PSA. A deactivated PSN cannot be assigned to another person. Moreover, a person with a deactivated PSN shall not be given a new PSN.
Can I reactivate my PSN?
The PSA may reactivate the PSN of the registered person upon submission of satisfactory proof for its reactivation under the guidelines to be set by PSA. Reactivation of the PSN shall entitle the registered person to reissuance of Phil ID.