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Top 30 Valid IDs in the Philippines

Are you familiar with "NO ID, NO ENTRY' signs? Did you experience being denied from a Money Changer or from a "Kwarta Padala" institution when you want to receive money from someone but you have no valid ID?

Whether you're 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 IDs required in the Philippines.
(Picture) Sample Valid ID's Required in the Philippines

Top 30 Valid IDs in the Philippines

  1. Driver's License ID
  2. Postal ID
  3. Social Security System ID (SSS ID)
  4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS ID)
  5. Tax Identification Number (TIN ID)
  6. Professional Regulation Commission ID (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. Voter's 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. Philippine National Police (PNP) ID

In table format...
   ID  Photo (Sample)
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1 Driver's License  Driver's License
2 Postal ID  Postal ID
3 Social Security System (SSS ID)  SSS ID
4 Government Service Insurance System (GSIS ID)  GSIS ID
5 Tax Identification Number (TIN ID)  TIN ID
6 Professional Regulation Commission (PRC ID)  PRC ID
7 National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate  NSO Birth Certificate
8 Marriage Certificate (NSO Authenticated)  Marriage Certificate
9 National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance  NBI Clearance
10 Police Clearance  Police Clearance
11 Barangay Clearance/Certificate  Barangay Clearance
12 Senior Citizen's ID Card  Senior Citizen ID
13 PhilHealth Identification Card (PIC)  PhilHealth ID
14 Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR I-Card)  Alien Certificate of Registration ACR ID
15 Consular ID  
16 Permit to Carry Firearms  Permit to Carry Firearms
17 Passport  Philippines Passport
18 Voter's 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 Philippine National Police (PNP) 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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"Top 30 Valid IDs in the Philippines" was written by under the Philippine Government category. It has been read 523159 times and generated 163 comments. The article was created on and updated on 21 August 2016.
Total comments : 161
Pam   (04 September 2019 6:40 PM) [Entry]


Pls remove stop using my SSS ID in you sample post. This is illegal as it does not have my approval. There are already poser accounts in FB using this. The said account has been reported to authorities already. I will do the same.if this post will not remove my request above. Thank You.

Pam   (27 April 2019 6:53 PM) [Entry]

Please stop using my SSS ID, that's an illegal used of personal ID without permission of the owner

Keith Jathniel Pojas   (23 April 2019 10:04 AM) [Entry]

Thank you for the very helpful information!

Jhoe   (28 November 2017 11:58 PM) [Entry]

I only have Philhealth ID. Pwede ba yun gamitin sa pagkuha ng passport? Thank you

Christine Cuarteros   (11 October 2017 8:42 PM) [Entry]

ask lang po if do you still accept NSO birth certificate now? Kasi PSA na siya ngayon dba?

Jenilee   (01 October 2017 8:00 PM) [Entry]

I have no valid identification card, I lost during the storm "Ondoy" can I use police clearance in airport security when I fly going to Manila?

Pepito gecoli jr   (17 December 2016 10:54 PM) [Entry]

2years na Hindi ko nkuha I'd ko sa sss mali kasi inaddress ko dapat dito sa work sa amin ko kasi inaddress eh tanong ko mababalik pba yon sa sss?

theresa   (22 November 2016 9:10 AM) [Entry]

ang barangay id. po ba ay valid?

mary ann bacos radones   (05 November 2016 4:41 AM) [Entry]

Gusto KO pong mag apply drivers license..and Po ang requirements?at ano ang process?

Maids   (08 August 2016 10:13 PM) [Entry]

Hello po .. ask ko lang po sana . Makakakuha na po ba ako ng passport nitong mga requirements ko po? NSO,BAPTISMAL,POLICE CLEARANCE,NBI,BARANGAY CLEARANCE,POSTAL ID(DIGITIZED),SP STUDENT PERMIT ... sana po mapansin nyo po katanungan ko po sa inyo .. salamat po !

bj aguilar   (13 July 2016 12:51 PM) [Entry]

ask ko lang pwede po ba ung student driver's license pag apply ng passport ngayon 2016? ang balak ko po ipresent, NSO, student driver's license, NBI, police clearance, Brgy. clearance. pwede na po kaya? Salamat

Ronalene M. Paraat   (25 June 2016 8:45 PM) [Entry]

Is it Postal id and Philhealth id card is valid id for renewal for passport??

Pamela   (14 April 2016 7:53 PM) [Entry]

Dear Admin,

I have noticed that you used my ID in this site without my permission. This is unauthorized used. Could you please be careful is using other persons identity as sample in your site for security reasons of the right owner of those IDs. You should be using dummy samples. I have reported this as well to SSS office.

Please be guided accordingly and looking for your immediate actions.

meicy pantaleon   (10 October 2015 9:39 AM) [Entry]

is philhealth id valid for cheque encashment ?

meicy pantaleon   (10 October 2015 9:38 AM) [Entry]

is PHILHEALTH ID CARD valid cor Check encashment?

Tony   (22 September 2015 2:40 PM) [Entry]

Hi, good day is philhealth id valid for a domestic flight? Please respond, thanks.

Micholle Plasabas   (08 September 2015 5:31 PM) [Entry]

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?

jones P.   (27 August 2015 6:09 PM) [Entry]

good day, is philhealth valid for domestic flights? we are flying via Philippine Airlines

jones P.   (27 August 2015 6:05 PM) [Entry]

Good day, pede po ba ang philhealth card when travelling domestic flights? we are flying via Philippine Airlines by the way

Suzzette Ballesteros   (27 August 2015 9:40 AM) [Entry]

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...

Mayeth wenceslao   (05 August 2015 6:32 PM) [Entry]

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.

christian v.   (17 June 2015 2:15 PM) [Entry]

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.,

jennver junio   (06 April 2015 10:05 AM) [Entry]

where and how can I apply for UMID? Do I still need the IDs for SSS, PAG-IBIG and Philhealth?

amer   (30 December 2014 11:45 PM) [Entry]

how to apply for a new member?
can i have a form for online?

Cj Luis   (04 December 2014 11:17 AM) [Entry]

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.

jennele coronel   (20 October 2014 2:32 PM) [Entry]

Is the nbi clearance is valid to accept to any domestic flights?

Ailene Cariazo   (22 September 2014 7:43 PM) [Entry]

Pwede ba ang nso at nbi sqa pagpalit ng cheke
at hanggang kelan ang valid
pakisagot naman po
kc nd ko pa napapalitan

kriztine veroy   (08 September 2014 1:32 PM) [Entry]

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...

Lesley Faigao   (24 June 2014 1:37 PM) [Entry]

Is TIN ID valid for check encashment?

ALBERT AGUIRRE   (31 May 2014 5:53 AM) [Entry]

can you Plsss include PAG-IBIG ID..
I have a hard time in exchanging my check at any bank because i only have PaG-Ibig ID!!!

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