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You are a Filipino citizen. You are at least 60 years old. You are a resident of Philippines for at least 6 months. You will have much benefits and privileges if you hold a Senior Citizen ID Card. To apply for a Senior Citizen ID Card please follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • Your recent 1’ x 1’ ID photograph
    • Your birth certificate
    • A copy of any of your ID documents: Voter’s ID (Comelec), Driver’s license, NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, Old Residence Certificate, Postal ID or any combination of identification documents confirming your name, date of birth and present address.

  2. Apply for Senior Citizen ID Card.
Please visit your Municipal’s Office of the Senior Citizen Affair Office Locations and let someone accompany you as you need to fill up some forms. Present the required documents and the person-in-charge will assists you in filing out the application form with your basic information and signature.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Your recent 1’ x 1’ ID photographs
  • Your birth certificate
  • A copy of any of your ID documents:
    • Voter’s ID (Comelec)
    • Driver’s license
    • NBI Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Old Residence Certificate
    • Postal ID or any combination of identification documents confirming your name, date of birth and present address.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Contact the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in your municipality.
Local Government Units (Directory)

Senior Citizens’ Affairs Office (OSCA) – City Government of Makati
Government Office
Address: Makati City Hall, J.P. Rizal Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: 8701714 / 8701707

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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  • A Filipino citizen;
  • Are at least 60 years old; and
  • Are a resident of Philippines for at least 6 months


No required fee


From the time that you get your Senior Citizen ID Card

Documents to Use[edit]

Application forms are available at your local municipal’s Office of Senior Citizen’s Affair (OSCA).

Example of an application form from Quezon City Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    

Processing Time[edit]

The OSCA will process your application and will grant you your senior citizen ID. Processing time takes around 10 – 15 minutes

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A Senior Citizens Identification Card is issued by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in the city or municipality where the senior citizen resides.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number; date of issue and place of issue

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Need for the Document[edit]

Municipal Social Welfare Office assists elderly persons in securing their senior citizens identification cards. The ID cards are needed for availing their discounts on medicines, transportation and basic commodities.

Information which might help[edit]

What are the benefits and privileges of Senior Citizen ID?

  • (20%) Discount and VAT Exemption:
  • Medical-related privileges
  • Domestic transportation privileges
  • Hotels, restaurants, recreational centers, and places of leisure, and funeral services
  • Recreations centers
  • Admission fees privilege
  • Funeral and burial services

Other Privileges:

  • Income tax exemption
  • Exemption from training fees
  • Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
  • Free medical and dental services in government facilities
  • Educational privileges
  • Benefits and privileges for retirees
  • Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs
  • Express lanes privileges

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]

Municipalities in the Philippines - List

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More information which might help people.