Bring the needed requirements:
a.) Bring any of the primary valid ID
> PRC Card
> Seaman's book
> Driver's License
b.) If you have no ID's mentioned above, present at least two of any of the following supporting documents:
> valid NBI clearance
> school/company ID
> Postal ID
> Senior Citizen card
> Major credit card
> voter's id
> Savings account passbook
> Alien certificate of registration
> GSIS member's card
> Certification from the Office of Southern/Northern Cultural Communities/Office of Muslim Affairs
> TIN card
You don't need to bring personal id pictures because the participating agency will do the picture taking on the spot.
Go to any of the following Philippine Government agencies in order to apply or enroll for a UMID card:
- Social Security System (SSS)
- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
You can apply a UMID card to any of these agencies.
The steps provided here is applying for a UMID card in SSS.
Get an SSS Form E-6 in the nearest SSS office and fill-out the form. For those who already have their SSS card, submit the SSS Form E-6 including your SSS card.
If you already secure SSS Form E-6 and the supporting documents, fall in line for the data capture such as:
- Photo shot by means of a video camera
- Fingerprint by means of a fingerprint scanner
- Signature by means of a signature pad
Applying for an UMID Card is free of charge. So, apply to the nearest agency now!
Sample of UMID Cards:
UMID Card - Front view
UMID Card - Back side
In case your UMID card is lost, damaged or broken, you will pay a corresponding fee (P300 as of year 2013) for requesting a new card.
Claiming Your UMID Card
You can claim or receive your UMID card within 5 to 7 days after enrollment.
Accessing The Data of Your UMID Card
Data of your UMID card can be accessed in four (4) ways:
- visual inspection of printed data of the UMID card
- access to magnetic strip through ATM PIN
- identification using fingerprint reader
- access to contactless chip through smart card reader
15 Common Data To Be Taken During Enrollment
- Full name of enrollee/applicant
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Names of parents
- Home address
- Marital status
- Picture of yourself
- Two index fingers
- Two thumbmarks
- Any prominent distinguishing features
- Taxpayer ID Number (TIN)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is UMID the "national ID"?
- No. It's a mere result of inter-agency efforts to give convenience in government transactions and to save cost of service delivery.
"While possession of the UMID card and/or ownership of a Common Reference Number can facilitate transactions with government, under no condition shall the absence of the card or the CRN be a ground for denying any government service to an individual."
Do you have any concern or problem applying for UMID card?