The uses of National ID can be traced back to the objective of RA 11055 (Philippine Identification System Act). One of the objectives of having the National ID is to eliminate the need to present other forms of identification when transacting with the government and the private sector, subject to the appropriate authentication measures based on biometric identification system.
Where can you use your National ID?
The PhilID and PSN shall be honored and accepted, subject to authentication, in all transactions requiring proof or verification of citizens or resident aliens’ identity, such as, but not limited to the following:
(a) application for eligibility and access to social welfare and benefits granted by the government;
(b) application for services and benefits offered by the GSIS, SSS, PhilHealth, HDMF, and other government agencies;
(c) application for passports or travel documents;
(d) application for driver’s license;
(e) tax-related transactions;
(f) registration and voting identification purposes;
(g) admission to any government hospital, health center, or similar institution;
(h) all other government transactions;
(i) application for admission in schools, colleges, learning institutions and universities, whether public or private;
(j) application and transaction for employment purposes
(k) application for opening of bank accounts and other transactions with banks and other financial institutions;
(l) application for clearances with the appropriate government agencies; and
(m) other transactions requiring proof of identity.
Limitations of the Use of National ID
Proof of identity shall not necessarily be construed as proof of eligibility to avail of certain benefits and services which shall be determined based on applicable rules and regulations of the government authorities/agencies concerned. Issuance of the PSN and/or PhilID shall not likewise be construed as inconvertible proof of citizenship.