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Top 30 Valid ID's Required in the Philippines
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Are you familiar with "NO ID, NO ENTRY' signs? Did you experience refusal from a Money Changer or from a "Kwarta Padala" institutions when you want to receive money from someone but you have no valid ID.  Whether your a student, an employee, or an average Pinoy, a valid ID (valid Identification Card) is always required when transacting business, accessing public/private institutions or opening bank accounts. So here's a list of the Top 30 Valid ID's required in the Philippines.


(Picture) Sample Valid ID's Required in the Philippines

  1. Driver's License
  2. Postal ID
  3. Social Security System (SSS ID)
  4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS ID)
  5. Tax Identification Number (TIN ID)
  6. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC ID)
  7. National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate
  8. Marriage Certificate (NSO Authenticated)
  9. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  10. Police Clearance
  11. Barangay Clearance/Certificate
  12. Senior Citizen's ID Card
  13. PhilHealth Identification Card (PIC)
  14. Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR I-Card)
  15. Consular ID
  16. Permit to Carry Firearms
  17. Passport
  18. Company/Office ID
  19. Student's ID or School ID
  20. OFW ID
  21. Seaman's Book
  22. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ID
  23. Home Development Mutual Fund (HMDF) or PAG-IBIG ID
  24. Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA) ID
  25. Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
  26. PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID
  27. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ID
  28. Overseas Worker's Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  29. Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)
  30. Voter's ID

Top 29 Valid ID's Required in the Philippines (in Table Format)

 ID Photo (Sample)
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 Driver's License
 Driver's License
 Postal ID
 Postal ID
 Social Security System (SSS ID)
 Government Service Insurance System (GSIS ID) GSIS ID
 Tax Identification Number (TIN ID)
 Professional Regulation Commission (PRC ID)
 National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate
 NSO Birth Certificate
 Marriage Certificate (NSO Authenticated)
 Marriage Certificate
 National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
 NBI Clearance
 Police Clearance
 Police Clearance
 Barangay Clearance/Certificate
 Barangay Clearance
 Senior Citizen's ID Card
 Senior Citizen ID
 PhilHealth Identification Card (PIC) PhilHealth ID
 Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR I-Card)
 Alien Certificate of Registration ACR ID
 Consular ID
 Permit to Carry Firearms
 Permit to Carry Firearms
 Passport Philippines Passport
 Company/Office ID
 Student's ID or School ID 
 Seaman's Book
 Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ID
 Home Development Mutual Fund (HMDF) or PAG-IBIG ID
 Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA) ID
 Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP) 
 PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID
 Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ID
Overseas Worker's Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)

30Voter's ID

These valid ID's are in compliance with the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP), circular 564. Clients who engage in a financial transaction with the covered institutions for the first time shall be required to present the original and submit a copy of at least two valid photo-bearing identification documents issued and signed by an official authority.

So, be sure to bring at least 2 valid ID's when transacting business here in the Philippines.

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148 meicy pantaleon   (10-October-2015 9:39 AM)
is philhealth id valid for cheque encashment ?

147 meicy pantaleon   (10-October-2015 9:38 AM)
is PHILHEALTH ID CARD valid cor Check encashment?

146 Tony   (22-September-2015 2:40 PM)
Hi, good day is philhealth id valid for a domestic flight? Please respond, thanks.

145 Micholle Plasabas   (08-September-2015 5:31 PM)
Hello! Good evening!

I don't have any valid ID.
I graduated high school last 2008.

I just want to get my NSO Birth Certificate for school, passport and other legals documents.
My parents were missing in action since then. I don't know what to do.
I can't even enroll in university for college coz they need my birth certificate.
Can you please help me?

144 jones P.   (27-August-2015 6:09 PM)
good day, is philhealth valid for domestic flights? we are flying via Philippine Airlines

143 jones P.   (27-August-2015 6:05 PM)
Good day, pede po ba ang philhealth card when travelling domestic flights? we are flying via Philippine Airlines by the way

142 Suzzette Ballesteros   (27-August-2015 9:40 AM)
Hi..ive learned that a single parent like me can still enjoy additional paid leaves ..but I need to obtain an id (as single parent),so where im gonna apply for such?please help me.thank you...

141 Mayeth wenceslao   (05-August-2015 6:32 PM)
Hello po tanong Lang po ano po pwedi gamitin para sa flight ko sa davao naka book na po kasi ako.Ngaun August 16,2015 po yong Ali's ko. Kaso Lang wala ako Id voters certification Lang ang mayroon ako. Valid po ba ang voters certification ? Please kailangan ko nang information? Ano pa ang dapat konin para Lang may valid id ako.

140 christian v.   (17-June-2015 2:15 PM)
banks wont honor NBI anymore, so let's say if you are out of luck(just as I am) and only have 1 valid ID, having your check cashed in would be pointless.,

139 jennver junio   (06-April-2015 10:05 AM)
where and how can I apply for UMID? Do I still need the IDs for SSS, PAG-IBIG and Philhealth?

138 amer   (30-December-2014 11:45 PM)
how to apply for a new member?
can i have a form for online?

137 Cj Luis   (04-December-2014 11:17 AM)
Do i really need to transfer registered voting province in order to get brgy. clearance? Im living here for almost 2 yrs now but i didnt trnsfer here yet. I tried to get brgy clearance awhile ago but they are requiring me to transfer first.

136 jennele coronel   (20-October-2014 2:32 PM)
Is the nbi clearance is valid to accept to any domestic flights?

135 Ailene Cariazo   (22-September-2014 7:43 PM)
Pwede ba ang nso at nbi sqa pagpalit ng cheke
at hanggang kelan ang valid
pakisagot naman po
kc nd ko pa napapalitan

134 kriztine veroy   (08-September-2014 1:32 PM)
In applying for a passport, can i atleast provide only nbi clearance,barangay clearance and b-certificate as a valid ID? I don't think my school id is valid anymore because I already graduated but in my school id indicates that the validity year is 2012-2015 so it is a bit confusing... please help...

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