[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”90″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”14248″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]There were several trips, plans, and appointments postponed due to pandemic restrictions. In the Philippines,  various lockdowns have put off appointments for passport renewal. Securing other government-issued IDs has also been next to impossible.
The country is targeting to provide a national ID to 92 million Filipinos by the end of 2022. However, considering the possible recurrence of lockdowns and other unforeseeable delays, there is no guarantee that this can be completed within that time frame. 
In this light, we share with you a list of government-issued identification cards, their period of validity, and how they can be secured as we anticipate the release of our centralized IDs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Primary IDs
You need at least 2 of these valid IDs to push through with your bank transactions, loan applications, or for any endeavors that you would need to prove your identity. Check the website of the agencies to know how to apply for your ID.

ID                            Validity           Cost                                     Where to File/Get
Passport 10 years PHP 950 or PHP 1,200 DFA
Driver’s License 5 years PHP 320 to PHP 820 LTO
UMID Lifetime Free SSS
PhilHealth ID Lifetime Free PhilHealth
TIN ID Lifetime Free BIR
Postal ID Lifetime Free Postal Office
Voter’s ID Indefinite Free COMELEC
PRC ID 5 years PHP 300 to PHP 600 PRC
Senior Citizen ID Lifetime Free Municipal Office
OFW ID 2 years Free OWWA

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Reference: Moneymax[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Secondary documents as proof of identity
In lieu of the abovementioned primary IDs, one may also secure these documents that shall serve as additional identification:

  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • PSA Marriage Certificate
  • PSA Birth Certificate 
  • Postal ID
  • TIN ID
  • PhilHealth ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • PWD ID (with back copy)
  • Barangay Certificate of Residency

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Although it would cost a lot of money and time to secure the IDs stated above, it will save one from the hassle of going back and forth to several national agencies. We advise you to do it in one go, if you can. 
If you haven’t registered for the national ID online, you may also visit the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) office or find the nearest mall that has an onsite registration. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Remember, identification cards do more than just display your personal information. They are key to many important life transactions, big or small, such as application for personal loans, withdrawal of huge amounts of money, or visiting a loved one abroad. The process for securing IDs may seem long and taxing but unquestionably, it’s something that we have to accomplish to be able to get access to things we need and to protect ourselves from possible identity theft.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]