UMID stands for Unified Multi-Purpose ID. The Philippine government is adopting this ID in order to harmonize and streamline the identification systems to all government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). The first to implement the UMID card is the GSIS. This ID will soon be the only ID card that you need to transact with SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG. Want to know how to apply for UMID (Unified Multi-Purpose ID) Card? Follow the steps below.
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:
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
Picture of yourself
Two index fingers
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?
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good evening maam/sir, i just want to know how to determine defective umid card.i just receive my umid card earlier but when i check it theres no print at the back of the card,is my umid card defective?if yes how long will be the replacement?thankyou and hoping for your immediate response
good evening maam/sir tanong ko lang po kasi po kareresib ko po yung umid ko..ok lang po ba kahit walang print sa likod ng card..wala po yung mga logo ng gsis ganun..valid parin po ba yung card ko..???salamat
Mag tatanong lang po ako.. Kasi po balak ko kumuha ng UMID ID..
meron po akong SSS E1 last AUGUST 12 2008 ko sya kinuha.. so hindi pa sya card dahil hindi ko na sya naasikaso pa.. At wala pa syang hulog diko na kasi na verify kung hinulugan sya ng agency ko dati nung nagtratrabaho pa ako.
Maari po bang makakuha ako ng UMID ID kahit my SSS E1 na ako..
More than 11 years po akong member ng sss at Na stop ko Na pong magbayad ngayon, gusto ko po sanang magkuha ng UMID, ang tanong makakuha po ba ako kahit Na stop Na po akong magbayad? May bayad po ba ang pagkuha? Salamat po waiting for your reply.
good afetrnoon maam/sir,,maam itatanong ko lang po kung saan pwede kunin ung umid id ko nung june10 po ako kumuha ng umid id,maam need kuna po kasi ung umid id e paalis na po ako ngayon september sana po matulungan nyo po ako,,at kung wala pa po ung umid id ko saan po pwede pumunta para mapabilis ung paggawa ng umid id ko willing naman po ako magbayad e basta po makuha kulang po umid card ko salamat po god bless nasa po matulungan nyo po ako..
Hi good day Ma'am/Sir. Im Jonathan C. Elizaga. I would like to Follow up regarding my application for SSS ID (UMID). I was filed my application for UMID last Aug 2015 in one of your brunch in fairview Quezon City, but untill now there is no delivery in my address, where is my UMID. May I know where can i claim the UMID. Please I need feedback, kindly send me a feedback to may mail. Nathanquezon@gmail.com. Thank you and Godbless
Hello sir/madam can you please help if what is the fastest way to get this UMID CARD? If i apply now when is the posibble date i can get the card? Because i need this card as a valid id for the requirements to apply an australian visa next week, please help me...thank you so much and god bkess
Sir/Madam, I would like to inquire about my umid card at gsis, since my temporary card was issued to me, almost 4 years after my employment at government they told me to wait for my UMID compliant card, they told me that it will be sent to me or they will inform me once the common refrence number that they are waiting is already processed but its almost more than a year after the said statement but as of now, no card, no information, nothing come along with me or any news about my UMID card from GSIS, i spent so many email and inquiry from diffrent agencies having umid card but none of them responded. im praying that God sent me a person who are willing to help employees like me, thank you.
bakit poh gnon kumuha ko ng umid i.d 2 weeks na poh nakakaraan bkt wala pa poh ung i.d ko...nagpunta po ako sa branch kung saan ako kumuha ang sabi na realese na kunin ko sa post office ng san ildefonso pumunta naman po ako ang sabi wala pa daw bakit poh gnon....? \
Jeaneth N. Olegario (14-February-2014 9:20 AM) what if I dont know my Philhealth and Pag-ibig No., what i know only is my SSS No. reply pls.
@Jeaneth I too had the same problem. What I did was this.
Philhealth: I went to the philhealth website and got their email address. I then emailed requesting my Philhealth Number and they replied quickly with the information I requested. I made sure to Include my full details.
Pag-Ibig No: There was this Form number or tracking number that i forgot to list down before which then resulted in me not being able to recover my number. I resubmitted an application form through the Pag-Ibig website and noted that it was to update my information. The form was then filled out and I got my Pag-Ibig number. Then I recovered that lost Application from before (I remembered i backed up in my email the complete online form). Both Had the same Pag-Ibig Number. So no worries.
Mam ask ko po mam na kng my E-1 na po aq mam tas wla pa po aq requirements n bnigay kc on processing pa po authentication ng birth crtificate ko po pwde n po b ung marriage contract nbi clearance at philhealth ko po tas mg pa change status n rn po aq nid ko po kc mam pra mkakuha ng passport mam...pls po mam nid ko sgot mam...thank u po
good day madam/sir! i have a problem regarding registration of my birthday on sss,it become may 04,1983 but the true was may 04,1988,i already submit my NSO birth certificate together affidavit from attorney last september in san pablo branch but still no changes,i want to apply UMID but because of that problem i could not apply for UMID.will you please help me maam/sir!what should i do?
It's indicated above that I can claim or receive my UMID card within 5 to 7 days after enrollment. But why is it that I'm waiting for it for almost a month? I've requested my id last Dec.12, 2013. I went to our post office yesterday to check if my UMID card is already there, but unfortunately I failed.. I badly need my UMID card for the processing of my working Visa.
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Good Day Madam/Sir; Follow up ko ulit yun umid id ko po kasi hindi ko pa rin natanggap hanggan ngayon 2months na nxt year mg.3months na sabi ng sss cebu dito 10days to 1months tapos follow up ko sa post office cbu ginawa ko na yan po pero wla din sila natanggap galing sa sss manila bakit po ano problema sa id ko po....sana po may feed back din kayo sa amin sayang naman yun effort namin sa kakapila para makakuha ng id na yan pero kayo wala feedback sana hindi kayo ng.change ng id kasi marami kayo naantala tao........sana gawan ninyu yan ng paraan......
This is very useless nagapply ako ng umid card pumila ako ng sobrang haba tapos ayaw akong bigyan ksi wla pa kong work kya nga kumukuha ng umid card dba para mkakuha ng work isa kasi yan sa hinahanap na requirements,,sana naman po hayaan niu kmi mkakuha ng umid card tsiaka fresh graduates kami kya d p kmi nakakahanap agad ng trabaho,ngayon dhil ayaw niung magissue smn ng umid card pano kaya kami mkkpgwork if hhanapin nlng requirements yang umidcard!
may concern lang po sana ko kasi yung kapatid ko kukuha sana ng unified id sa sss cabanatuan city, yung mga government employee po duon ayaw xa bigyan kasi daw po wala daw xa trabaho bakit xa kukuha nun e main purpose po ng kapatid ko kaya kylngan nia kumuha nun e para gamitin din requirements sa pagaapply sa trabaho papano naman xa matatanggap ng trabaho kung hindi xa makauha nun..hindi ko kc talaga maintndihan ang reason ng SSS CABANATUAN CITY NUEVA ECIJA kung bakit ayaw nila payagan makakuha ng UMD kapatid ko..pagkatapos pumila ng pagkahaba haba yun lang ang sasabihin na hindi pwede bigyan ang walang trabaho with matching pagsusungit sana man lang ipinaliwanag ninyo diba at hello kaya nga kayo government officials e my god kaya hindi umuunlad ang pilipinas e..pakiexplain!!!!
hi! I have friend named reynaldo arrellano higuit with sss id # 0411505961.he is waiting his id for almost 4 months now.i believed he needed it badly for his application back here in taiwan. the office told him that there was a problem in philpost which is the reason of delay.. please tell me about it. and please..... help him release his id already he's been waiting too long already.. if you can help i would really appreciate it. Godbless!!
Sir/madam kumuha na ako ng umid id last oct. 8, 2013 eto yun sss # 0618595949...sabi ng sss cebu branch 10 days to 1 month yun processing sa id ko po pero hanggang ngayon wala pa dumating sa akin......sir/madam i need this umid id for my medical in taiwan......sana po may sagot na yun tanong ko po salamat.........
Hi not so good morning.im tired yesterday because i came to SSS main QC to follow - up my UMID ID.I was captured last Oct.14,2013, i follow - up with my referral letter from my agency because we urgently needed that for visa stamping.I was schedule for working taiwan this oct.end but even thoug i brought some documents they did not even look at it and said to me that i need to wait it deliver...Hope someday they will just ask if we prepare pick up rather than delivery especiall when we urgently needed that for requirements.
hi gud pm.. i need a umid id ..i saw in web that the releasing is 5 to 7 days upon applying.. should you please inform me if it is true and where i can be easier apply for it .im from las pinas ,thanks
Good day,, yung sister ko po nasa taiwan, then nadukutan sya dun kasama na yung UMID Id nya,, kailangan nyapo tlaga kc she's now applying for Canada, pwede po ba na ako ang magrequest or f umuwi man xa dito,, pwede po ba magrequest para makuha nya agad? tnx
i just want to ask how many days can i wait for my replacement UMID Id?you tell us that after 5 to 7 days we receive our UMID Id?i was applying 2 weeks ago but still now i did not receive any confirmation!
Good pm po. In case of loss ng UMID card, pwede po bang i-replace yun? kasi po nawala po yung UMID card ko, na-holdap po kasi ako. Bakit po sabi sa ibang branch ng SSS hindi na pwedeng i-replace kapag nawala na yung UMID card, e nagbayad naman po ako ng 300 for replacement. thanks
hello po. ask ko lng po kung san ginagawa ung id ng sss? sa lahat ng branches po b or sa main office po? kse po i applied umid card po in tarlac pro tga bulacan po ako. mas matagal ko po b makukuha ung card ko pag ganun? kindly need ur help guys.. thank u
good afternoon.!mam/sir,pwedi po ba ako kumuha ngUMID card sa main office?nandito po kasi ako ngayon sa bikol,tapos sabi po kasi ng SSS dito sa CATANDUANES SSS branch,1 to 2 months daw po ang hihintayin q..salamat..
im planning to get IMID, nabasa ko hihingin ung tin no. i forgot if i had it before nawala ko yata ung papel nia, so i cant remember what it is. pwede bako kumuha ulet or ipapasearch ko nlng sa knila name ko baka my record sila?
One of my employee have that UMID but he said he still don't have an Philhealth and Pag-ibig number he only have an sss number. My question is can we use the said i.d in philhealth and pag-ibig transactions? How? Thanks
how true is it that the UMID card will be released 5-7 days after enrolling??? a friend of mine badly needed it and the agency she went to apply for her UMID said that her card will be released within 2-3 months... is there some way to make the releasing faster??? i really needed your reply about this matter. thanks and more power.
what should I do if my fingerprints cannot be scanned? I have psoriasis in both hands which caused chapped skin. I have been applying for SSS id but was asked to return because of this. Is there a way that I need to provide in order to skip the finger scanning?
hi. i just want to know lang po kung possible po ba na magapply ng umid yung mama ko abroad? kasi requirements po nila yun. finish contract na siya pero babalik pa siya. and two weeks lang yung binigay sa kanya ng employer niya para magayos ng papers dito sa pinas. and for vacation na rin po. base from my experience, yung umid ko po is almost 2 months bago ko nareceived frm the date of application. so, is there any options para sa mama ko na mapabilis yung pagkuha nun like apply na nun habang nasa taiwan pa siya or may rush application po ba? thank you.
good evening..i have already my unified multi-purpose id..i just want to know how i can view my sss account..coz i just to update about my sss contribution hope you can help me regarding this matter..god blessed..
hi good afternoon. i just want to inquire if how long is the processing of getting an UMID in SSS TARLAC.. becuase someone told me if I get to processed it in SSS MAIN OFFICE it will just be 1-2days only.. please help ASAP THANKS AND GOD BLESS
Hi! I just read it here that it takes only 5-7 days to get the UMID card. My husband applied for it in SSS and they said that it will took 2-3 months. That was way too long. He's going back to work abroad but his papers will not be processed without the UMID card. What will we do? Please we need your help regarding this..
hi good morning can i ask a question u've mentioned that 5 to 7 days then we recieve our umid card but why my umid card until now i haven't yet recieve its already a month i need it badly coz that is the important requirements on my agecny to going back in taiwan...hope u will help me to find a wsys to recieve my umid fast until next week.....thank u...godbless
I've already taken care of my sss number and nbi clearance after our graduation and I was thinking of getting a UMID and until now i have no job. Can i enrolled myself to UMID even if i don't have work yet??
i have a concern about my umid i.d sad 2 say my umid i.d is lost because my wallet is snacht all my i.d is in my wallet i need 2 get umid i.d again but how...because i need that umid for my requirements in taiwan 2 get visa can you help me...
Nagpunta na poh ako sa main office ng sss,i verified my umid,nung may 22 poh ako ng file,sabi po sken sa id center narealese na poh nung june 10,saan ko po makukuha ang umid ko.nagpunta n din poh ako sa main ng philpost sabi poh wa pa doon,saan ko po makukuha?salamat po,sana po matulungan niyo po ako,kailangan ko na po kc for visa for taiwan,salamat poh