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Published June 7, 2018

Having a valid ID is very important. Almost all transactions including but not limited to opening a bank account, applying for a job, applying and/or claiming for certain benefits, a valid identification document (ID) is required. You need to prove who you are saying who you are is true.

Having one valid ID may not be enough, thus it is important to have more than. Some transactions may accept certain valid ID’s and some don’t. Thus, it is best to bring at least 2-3 valid ID’s.

Below is the complete list of valid ID’s in the Philippines that is required by government, business, or other companies as verification of a person’s identity:

Complete List of Valid ID’s in the Philippines

Government-issued ID cards:

  1. Social Security System (SSS) ID
  2. Unified Multi-purpose ID (UMID)
  3. Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or PAGIBIG ID
  4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) e-card
  5. Philhealth ID
  6. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID or BIR ID
  7. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
  8. Driver’s license
  9. Voter’s ID
  10. Postal ID
  11. Senior Citizen’s ID
  12. Passport
  13. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  14. Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration (OWWA) or OFW ID
  15. Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA) ID
  16. Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) ID
  17. Consular ID
  18. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ID
  19. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ID
  20. Philippine National Police (PNP) ID
  21. Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID

Non-government-issued but acceptable ID cards:

  1. School ID
  2. Company ID

Government-issued documents that can stand as an ID:

  1. NSO Birth Certificate
  2. NSO Marriage Certificate
  3. Seaman’s Book
  4. NBI Clearance
  5. Police Clearance
  6. Barangay Clearance
  7. Permit to carry firearms
  8. Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)

Valid Identification Cards (IDs) for Financial Transactions*

Pursuant to Monetary Board Resolution No. 553 dated 8 May 2008, the provisions of Circular No. 564 dated 3 April 2007 on the guidelines governing the acceptance of valid identification cards  for all types of financial transactions by banks and non-banks financial institutions under BSP supervision, including financial transactions involving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), in order to promote access of Filipinos to services offered by formal financial institutions, particularly those residing in the remote areas, as well as to encourage and facilitate remittances of OFWs through the banking system,  are hereby amended to read as follows:

  1. Passport
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
  4. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  5. Police Clearance
  6. Postal ID
  7. Voter’s ID
  8. Barangay Certification
  9. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) e-Card
  10. Social Security System (SSS) Card
  11. Senior Citizen Card
  12. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  13. OFW ID
  14. Seaman’s Book
  15. Alien Certification of Registration/Immigrant Certificate of Registration
  16. Government Office and GOCC ID, e.g. Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP ID), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF ID)
  17. Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
  18. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification
  19. INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES ID
  20. COMPANY IDs ISSUED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES OR INSTITUTIONS REGISTERED WITH OR SUPERVISED OR REGULATED EITHER BY THE BSP, SEC OR IC

*Source: www.bsp.gov.ph 

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