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How to Register in SSS (Social Security System)

Here's a brief procedure on how to be a member in SSS (Social Security System) Philippines. As long as you secure all the needed requirements, it is very easy to register in SSS. Just be patient with the long line (falling in line system) due to many SSS applicants and members everyday inside an SSS Office/building.
(Picture) Banner Logo SSS Philippines

Steps in SSS Membership Registration

1. You should get an E-1 form in the SSS office. Just ask someone in the office where you can get an E-1 form and fill it out. Here's a sample of an E-1 form below:

Social Security System SSS E1 Form
(Picture Snapshot) SSS E-1 form

2. Submit this E-1 form in two (2) copies. 

3. Also submit the original copy and photocopy of the following documents (requirements):
Primary Documents
Other Required Documents
  • For reporting spouse - Marriage Contract
  • For reporting child
    • If legitimate:
      • Birth or Baptismal Certificate
    • If illegitimate:
      • Birth or Baptismal Certificate or in its absence,
      • Proof of Parentage or Relationship
    • If legally adopted:
      • Decree of Adoption
In the absence of any of the primary documents, submit any two of the following where the name and date of birth of the registrant appear:

Secondary Documents
  • Record of Employment/Employer ID
  • GSIS Member's Record
  • Certification form National Archives
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • School/Voter's Identification Card
  • Driver's License
  • Marriage Contract
  • Birth Certificate of children
  • Joint Affidavit of two disinterested persons attesting to the correct name and date of birth of the applicant.
4. If the above-stated documents (requirements) are not available at the time of registration, comply immediately by submitting to the nearest SSS office to facilitate availment of benefits and privileges.


1. Issuance of SS number does not automatically qualify you for coverage. You must first be engaged in an occupation subject to SSS coverage.

2. An SS number is a lifetime number. No one should have more than one SSS number.

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Total comments : 169
noemi vidalo   (12 May 2017 9:28 AM)
hi is it still allowed to apply sss even already 52 years old

Roy Pastro   (25 April 2017 12:10 PM)
Good day. Is there an age limit to be an SSS member?

Juanelyne Ibarra   (09 March 2017 9:30 PM)
Hello! I'm 18 years old turning 19 in April. Gusto ko pong mag apply ng SSS habang bsta pa. Okay lang ba?

susan   (13 December 2016 9:00 PM)
gusto ko po sana mag apply ng SSS mayrun po online application? salamat po

RYAN B. LAMUG   (10 November 2016 12:00 PM)
Is there age limits when it comes to SSS application for membership? If so, then what should be the minimum age in availing such??

Nerrisa b roberts   (01 September 2016 1:30 PM)
I am 52 yrs old , can i apply sss despite of my age? I am working here in hk

mary ann conta   (29 July 2016 6:07 PM)
Almost 3 years akong nag work and my sss number is temporary anong dapat kong gawin?

Kenneth monteverde   (23 June 2016 8:46 AM)
pano po Mag fill up ng SSS E1 form s online

jaime pacia serrano   (18 June 2016 10:34 AM)
Paano po ba makakuha ng sss number

jeffrey biene pasquin   (02 June 2016 9:34 PM)
applying for sss number

weng   (11 March 2016 0:11 AM)

Can a 74 year old person apply for an sss id number? And pay contribution voluntarily?

Thank you

vergie lupiag   (14 January 2016 10:11 AM)
hi ma'am. Goodnoon. is the LCR acceptable ?

Magdalena Gruz Condangan   (08 December 2015 10:39 PM)
I would like to avail an sss membership...but the problem is i am here in Bahrain... what do i do? is it possible to fill up them thru this online services? thanks

jocelynsimbillo   (10 November 2015 8:20 AM)
how to register sss e1 form ?

CIARA MARIZ V.AMON   (29 September 2015 4:51 PM)
How to apply E1 form

Ronessa L. Rondilla   (22 July 2015 7:35 AM)
good morning po i want to apply sss

Denah Cobacha   (18 July 2015 3:20 PM)
I want too apply at SSS

Denah Cobacha   (18 July 2015 3:18 PM)
I want to apply SSS

ann   (10 July 2015 1:26 PM)
hello. i just wanna ask if it's okay to use an School I.D as valid I.D.

daedana van s.paragas   (08 July 2015 9:55 PM)
hello goodevening, paano po ako makakakuha ng umidcard? may sss number na po ako pero hindi lng ako nkabayad ng 3years, ano po dapat kung gawin?
tapos anu po yung mga requirements ng isang kasambahay pag yung po ang source of income ko?? nag aalaga pokasi ako ng mga bata

norman dalaquit pura   (15 June 2015 1:23 PM)
I have an existing SSS number but unfortunately I lost my SSS ID
can you help me to have that number again. I would like continue paying for my account but how to pay it here in abroad?

SANO LESTER JHON F.   (09 June 2015 9:32 AM)
for local employment

Roneil Alvarina   (04 July 2014 7:58 PM)
i have a diffrnt concern. i already applied SSS and got my # way back in 2008. and i already forgot it. can i still have my ss number back? what's the best thing to do? i hope you could help me. please send me a reply in my account; [email protected]

God Bless!

jasmin99   (17 June 2014 0:47 AM)

fernan h. mantele   (16 June 2014 8:01 PM)
how can i have new sss i.d.

Olga Flores   (24 May 2014 2:28 PM)
How to apply or register online?
Thank you...

Victoria pepito   (05 May 2014 1:58 PM)
can I check my SSS number

ian   (20 April 2014 6:57 PM)
Hello. I'd like to ask about getting an SSS number for employment purposes though. Thanks!

mariella   (20 April 2014 8:38 AM)
i am 14 years old, i want to have an advance sss number ,,, is it possible for me to it at my age right now? pls let me know,,, thank you and i am looking forward to hear you soon..

joshua Rey De Leon   (12 April 2014 1:44 PM)
Marriage contract are accepted in the secondary document

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