How to get a Postal ID and Its Benefits

Actual Postal ID Sample with the Post Master General of the Philippines as owner of the ID
Actual Postal ID Sample with the Post Master General of the Philippines as owner of the ID

Anyone can get a postal ID as long as you are a Filipino. Getting a postal ID has no age requirements, in fact, any Filipino even if living abroad can get a postal ID. Can a foreigner get a postal ID? Yes, as long as the foreigner is living the Philippines for at least six (6) months. Postal ID now has more security features compared to the old ones.

The requirements of getting a postal ID are the following:

  1. Filled-up two (2) copies of Postal ID application form which you can get from any post office in the Philippines
  2. One (1) copy of proof of identity: NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate, GSIS or SSS Card, Driver’s License, Passport, or NSO Authenticated Marriage Certificate for married applicant.
  3. If you failed to produce proof of identity you can present at least two of the following:
  • BIR ID,
  • Baptismal Certificate,
  • Certificate of Birth from National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP) for Filipinos belonging to Indigenous Peoples,
  • Certificate of Birth from the National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMP) for Muslim Filipinos,
  • College or Post Graduate Transcript of Records with readable dry seal, Confirmation Certificate,
  • Elementary or High school Form 137 with readable dry seal for applicants who are 18 years old and below,
  • Marriage Certificate in SECPA issued by NSO for those male and female married applicant,
  • Marriage Certificate issued by LCR for those male and female married applicant,
  • 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 with digitized photo,
  • Valid OWWA ID,
  • Valid Pag-ibig ID,
  • Valid Philhealth ID
  • Valid PRC ID
  • Valid Paper-based Postal ID
  • Valid Police Clearance with or without picture
  • Valid Seaman’s Book
  • Valid Senior Citizen ID
  • Valid Tax Identification Number Card
  • Valid Voter’s ID
  1. Bring also a proof of address of any of the following
  • Original and photocopy of Barangay Clearance
  • Certified True Copy of Lease
  • Certified True Copy of Titles
  • Certified True Copy of Real Estates
  • Tax Receipts
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Statement
  • School Billing Statement
  • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

Bring the necessary documents mentioned above and go to the nearest post office. Fill up the application form and submit to the in-charge for photo capture and finger printing. You will then be instructed to pay the certain amount. In the year 2016 the amount collected as payment for this ID is Php504.00. This will be change because in the previous years the amount collected was lower. You will then wait for the delivery of the card. Days of delivery depends on your location, in Metro Manila, delivery of the card is 10 to 15 days while in the provincial areas delivery of the card is 15 to 20 days.

Benefits of having a postal ID are: you can use it as one valid ID which you can present to any transactions. Postal ID is also a government issued ID valid for three years. Besides, Postal ID now is being used as a privilege card because the Philippine Postal Authority enters into an agreement to some stores and gasoline stations to get freebies and discounts. Visit Postalidph.com for more information.

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