Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How to Apply for a Postal ID

What is a Postal ID?
One of the easiest to obtain government-issued identification cards is a Postal ID. It serves as a valid proof of identity and address. It is issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost).

Who may apply for a Postal ID?
Any Filipino can apply for a Postal ID, regardless of age and place of residence. In the future, Postal ID will also be available for foreigners residing here in the country for a minimum of six (6) months.

What are the documentary requirements?
For the documentary requirements, applicants need to bring the original and photocopy of the following:
  1. Completely filled out application form that may be downloaded via PhlPost website.
  2. If the documents mentioned under number 2 are not available, applicant may submit any two (2) of the following documents, at least one of which bears the photo and signature of the applicant: Valid paper-based postal ID; Valid NBI/Police Clearance; Old SSS/GSIS card; Valid OWWA ID; Valid PRC ID; Digitized BIR ID; Valid Seaman's Book; Valid IBP ID; Valid Voter's ID; Valid Company ID; Valid Senior Citizen ID; Baptismal Certificate; Certificate of Birth/Marriage from the National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), National Commission for Indigeneous Peoples (NCIP); Elementary or High School Form 137; Transcript of Records with readable dry seal (for applicants 18 years old and below); Marriage Contract; Valid University/School or Alumni ID; TIN Card.
    NOTE: For married females, they must bring their marriage certificate to validate change of name from birth certificate.
    3.  Proof of address. Any one (1) of the following may suffice: Barangay Certificate of Residence or Utility Bill (Electricity, Water, Telephone, Cell Phone)

Where do I apply?
In any post office

How much is the Postal ID?
Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee = Php370.00
12% VAT= Php44.40
Total = Php414.40

The ID is valid for three (3) years .

What are the steps?
  1. Go to any post office and submit the documentary requirements.
  2. After requirements have been evaluated, applicant will be directed to go to the nearest ID capture station to be photographed and fingerprinted. For the list of ID capture stations nationwide, visit the PhlPost site.
  3. Pay the Postal ID fee.
  4. Wait for the delivery of your Postal ID at your preferred mailing address.

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