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How to Apply for UMID (Unified Multi-Purpose ID)?

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.

Step 1

Bring the needed requirements:
a.) Bring any of the primary valid ID's:
     > Passport
     > 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.

Step 2

Go to any of the following Philippine Government agencies in order to apply or enroll for a UMID card:
  • Social Security System (SSS)
  • PhilHealth
  • 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.

Step 3

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:
  1. visual inspection of printed data of the UMID card
  2. access to magnetic strip through ATM PIN
  3. identification using fingerprint reader
  4. access to contactless chip through smart card reader

15 Common Personal Data To Be Taken During Enrollment

  1. Full name of enrollee/applicant
  2. Sex/Gender
  3. Date of birth
  4. Place of birth
  5. Names of parents
  6. Home address
  7. Marital status
  8. Height
  9. Weight
  10. Picture of yourself
  11. Two index fingers
  12. Two thumbmarks
  13. Signature
  14. Any prominent distinguishing features
  15. 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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Total comments : 172
Mia   (27 April 2018 7:52 PM)

hi, may i ask po if possible po ba na kami mag process ng umid id ng father ko? ‘coz nasa US kce xa as of now. he’s 63 at wla pa xang nakukuha mula xa pension nia.. thank u po.

Luisito lorenzo   (12 March 2018 10:44 AM)

Pwede bang magapply on line?

irma procopio   (15 December 2017 11:50 AM)

Tanung ko lang po kung may voters id na po ako irma m. Procopio .medyo matagal na din po kasi at kaylangan ko po...salamat.

Audie E. Depositario   (06 December 2017 2:22 PM)

How should I know my UMID SSS pin code?

Mariel Punzalan   (26 November 2017 1:22 PM)

Hi! I already get my UMID long time ago, about 2 years ago but I dont know where to get the pincode to activate it? Thanks!

czel   (17 July 2017 0:54 AM)

how to get a pin code for my umid card to activate it? thanks!

jea   (18 June 2017 8:17 PM)

Hello po. My mom is a retired teacher. She had lost her UMID GSIS card because it was stolen. I tried fixing things for her but upon reaching union bank the manager says they can't replace the card since it must be done personally. The problem is, my mom can't leave the house by herself and she needs oxygen before she can leave the house. Is there any other way to replace her card without her appearance? She will soon be a pensioner and she can only get it from her UMID GSIS atm card. Hope you could help. Thanks in advance.

jhaz   (10 May 2017 11:44 AM)

if meron p rin po ako ng old digitized sss id but gusto ko ng umid na, pano gagawin at magkano ang fee?

edrian   (02 May 2017 10:33 AM)

ask ko lang po. kung ilang araw bago makuha ang i napply kong Umid

lester lumandong quimada   (31 March 2017 8:29 PM)

maam/sir can i register in your site..thank you

Ma.Luisa M. Taberao   (10 March 2017 11:23 AM)

Hi po.ask ko lang po kung pwd ko gamitin n proof of identity yung POSTAL ID Kong bago s SSS.kc po yung dati Kong gamit na spelling ng name ko Maria pero lately po lahat ng documents Jo gamit ko Ma.
Sabi po dun s agency proof daw n ako talaga yung Maria

Marjorie G.Flores   (07 March 2017 3:01 PM)

Hi po pede po bang gamitin ang UMID sa passporting?barangay philhealth lang po ang meron ako.may babayadan po ba pag nag apply?wala pa kasi ako kahit anong valid I.D i appreciate your response.

marisol   (16 February 2017 5:40 PM)

Hi pag po ba sa bicol ka kumuha ng umid i.d dnadala pa po ba un sa pinaka main ng sss sa quezon city main office

Jermine kay pineda   (25 January 2017 10:44 PM)

Hi, where can i get my UMID? I enrolled last November, 2016. I think po hindi nila nakita ang aming home address. Wala pa po kasing number ang bahay namin. I need my valid Id, please help me. Thanks.

Jovelyn   (26 November 2016 10:20 PM)

Can I apply for a umid card if I had only 6 months of remittance sa sss?

Jaime manglicmot carlos jr   (15 November 2016 7:18 PM)

Good day,
I applied for my UMiD ID last October 25,2016 in Lipa,Batangas.
I needed the Id since I already have a flight
Schedule but was delayed due to the UMID Id not yet released.Will there be any chance that I can pick up the Id at the Sss main office? Will appreciate your response.thanks

lielani c seals   (15 November 2016 10:16 AM)

i lost my SSS ID, can i apply a UMID without it? or do i have to pay?

joan   (09 November 2016 1:33 PM)

good day po mam/sir, ask ko lang po if defective po ba umid card na natanggap ko frm sss kasi wala po print na logos sa likod? kailangan po ba palitan or valid na yun?

clarence mae   (21 October 2016 10:41 AM)

Hello, member po ako sa PagIbig, PhilHealth, at SSS pwede po ba ko magka UMID ID? kahit wala pako GSIS...? Thank you!

lara glicelle pacete   (10 October 2016 3:08 PM)

good day po mam pwede parin po bang kumuha nang UMID ID kahit wala akong TIN no.

richelle magno   (03 October 2016 7:43 PM)

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

richelle magno   (03 October 2016 7:38 PM)

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

Joy   (03 October 2016 2:48 PM)

Hello, what if I lost may e6 form?

Joan Razos   (03 October 2016 1:16 PM)

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..

Katherine guiljon   (27 September 2016 8:49 AM)

god morning po , kailan q pa po ba makukuha Umid I'd ko po?? nung June 9 pa po ako nag apply, salamat po

teodorico m cruz jr   (14 September 2016 12:08 PM)

nag apply po ako ng UMID nung april 6 2016 till now po wala pa kelan ko po ba makukuha ung ID ko?pa email po ty

janet de gracia   (04 September 2016 9:35 PM)

Good day ma'am/sir,

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.

JURYN A. GALON   (23 August 2016 1:08 PM)

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..

Zan dster Laranjo Omandam   (21 August 2016 8:17 PM)

hi ma'am/sir follow up ko lang po yung UMID ID ko nasa Binan laguna pod hindi ko nakuha kac hindi i deniliver kac..sana pagadian city napo ako ngayun..2014 ko yun kinuha..

weni leunam   (19 August 2016 6:42 PM)

I am now self-employed, can i still avail of the UMID card?

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