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  1. Go to the nearest Philpost office in your city/municipality and ask for a copy of the Postal ID Application Form, you may also download one from the link provided under 'Required Documents' section.
  2. Submit your application form, together with the requirements and payment, in ANY POST OFFICE.
  3. After the postmaster screens your required documents, you will be directed to the nearest ID capture station where you will be digitally photographed and fingerprinted. There are almost 300 ID capture stations nationwide in designated post offices and selected malls.
  4. When you complete the ID data capture process, a PHLPost mail carrier will deliver your Postal ID to your mailing address.

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Required Documents[edit]

Only two (2) basic documents are required when applying for a new Postal ID. You must remember to bring the originals and photocopies of both documents:

  • PROOF OF IDENTITY [Note *] - ANY ONE (1) of the following is accepted:
    • Birth Certificate Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registrar (Important: Married females must bring their marriage certificate to validate change of name from birth document).
    • UMID Card (GSIS or SSS)
    • LTO Drivers License
    • Valid Passport.
  • PROOF OF ADDRESS - ANY ONE (1) of the following is accepted:
    • Barangay Clearance / Barangay Certificate of Residency
    • Utility Bill in the applicants name (i.e. electricity, water, telephone, cell phone)

Notes on Requirements:

  • Applicants with no Birth Certificate, UMID Card, LTO Drivers License or Valid Passport may submit ANY TWO (2) of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant's photo and signature:
    • Valid paper-based Postal ID
    • Valid NBI/Police Clearance
    • Old SSS or GSIS card
    • Valid OWWA ID
    • Valid PRC ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Valid Seamans Book
    • Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
    • Biometric Voters ID
    • Valid Company ID
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • Certificates of Birth/Marriage from National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)
    • Elementary or High School Form 137 for minors applicants 18 years old and below
    • School Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
    • Marriage Contract
    • Valid University/School or Alumni ID
    • BIR TIN card
  • Minors should be accompanied by parents or guardians and they must present documents showing proof of guardianship.
  • A birth certificate issued by a local civil registrar should be six months current from the date of ID application. Bring receipt from LCR as proof.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Philippine Postal Corporation
(02) 288 7678

Postal ID
Landlines:(02) 7427349 / (02) 2309875
Globe 09175215373
Smart 09988447629
Sun 09253212291

List of Postal ID Stations

Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Any Filipino, even students, can also apply for Postal ID, as long as they have the necessary documents with them.


  • Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee: Php 450.00
  • 12% VAT: Php 54.00
  • Total PID Payment:Php 504.00


Postal ID cards are valid for five (3) years from the date of issue.

Documents to Use[edit]

Postal ID Application Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Within Metro Manila - approximately 10 to 15 working days from application
  • Island provinces and remote barangays - approximately 4 to 5 weeks

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Residential address

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Need for the Document[edit]

Postal ID is an important national ID as it is often asked to present when you want to apply for passport, credit card, and other transactions. Although not all employers ask its employees to get a postal ID, it is still necessary as postal ID indicates that you are a bonafide citizen of the Philippines.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Philippine Postal ID

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