Are you like me who doesn’t have any valid IDs or proof of identity except my birth certificate? Fret no more because there’s one you can get easy and fast!
My valid IDs expired last 2020 and Andrei’s IDs expired earlier this year so we’re now having a hard time doing transactions because offices and banks always ask for it for security reasons. We have an important transaction and we needed an ID right away.
So if you’re wondering what ID you can get that won’t ask you for another valid ID (lol to this!), I can recommend you getting a postal ID because it’s the easiest (and fastest) to get.
The day before we went at the post office, I prepared our documents. Since it was Andrei’s first time to apply for a Postal ID, the documents he brought were:
• 2 copies of the application form
• NSO birth certificate (original & photocopy)
• credit card billing statement
That’s it! As for me, I renewed my Postal ID so I only brought:
• my expired digitized Postal ID and
• 2 copies of the application form
We arrived at Marikina Post Office around 11:30 am. There were 5 people ahead of us. We paid P650 for our IDs (rush) then our photo and biometrics were recorded. We were told to come back after a week to claim our Postal IDs. If you’re not in a hurry, you can apply for the regular one which will cost you P504 and it will delivered to you in 15-30 days (depends where you live).
It was also easy to claim the IDs, we just presented our claim stub on the day we were told to come back and we got our Postal IDs in less than 5 minutes.
BTW, you can apply at any Post Office nationwide. My address is in Makati but I applied in Marikina.
I think I can put my new postal ID more into use because so many government offices and banks are accepting it now as a valid ID.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can get a Postal ID:
1. Bring 2 copies of your duly-accomplished Postal ID application form. You can download it here. There’s also forms available at the Post Office if you don’t have an option to print it out. Don’t forget to bring a pen.
2. Bring your proof of identity. Submit any 1 of the following:
• Birth Certificate issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry
• GSIS or SSS UMID card
• valid Driver’s License
• valid Passport
• IF you don’t have any of the documents/IDs listed above ⬆️, you may bring any 2 of the following documents (at least 1 should have the applicant’s photo and signature):
•BIR ID •Baptismal Certificate •Certificate of Birth •College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records •Confirmation Certificate •Elementary or High School Form 137 •Marriage Certificate •Valid Alumni ID •Valid Basic Postal ID •Valid College, School or University ID •Valid Company ID •Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID •Valid NBI Clearance •Valid OWWA ID •Valid Pag-Ibig ID •Valid PhilHealth ID •Valid PRC ID •Valid Paper-based Postal ID •Valid Police Clearance •Valid Seaman’s Book •Valid Senior Citizen ID •Valid Tax Identification Number Card •Valid Voter’s ID
3. Bring your Proof of Address. Submit any 1 of the following:
• Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three (3 months) prior to PID application
• Certified True Copy of Lease
• Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
• Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
• Bank Statement
• Credit Card Statement
• School Billing Statement
• Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)
For Foreign residents, click here to check out additional requirements.
P.S. BEWARE OF FIXERS! I also didn’t put any photos of our claim stub / Postal IDs for security purposes.