List of Acceptable IDs and Supporting Documents for SSS, Passport, GSIS, TIN

Having valid IDs is very important in transacting online and offline to all offices locally and abroad. Identification is our key and access in everything so we must keep and take care of our IDs and ID cards. In this page, I am sharing the list of acceptable IDs and supporting documents in the Philippines used and accepted by the government and offices locally and abroad.

Are you getting an ID for employment? Or perhaps registering for an SSS membership or GSIS ecard, perhaps you’re applying for a Tax Identification Number (TIN), or applying for a credit card, passport maybe? No matter what you are dealing with, every transaction requires an ID so it’s important we get and be issued for an acceptable ID. Remember your ID must be valid and not expired.

Acceptable IDs in getting SSS Security Card (a.k.a. UMID)

  • Passport
  • PRC Card
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Local/International Driver’s License

What if you don’t have a valid ID? No worries, government offices also consider and accept secondary or supporting documents to prove your identify no matter what transaction you are dealing with. If you don’t have a valid ID for now, prepare any of the following documents:

Supporting Documents in getting SSS Security Card (a.k.a. UMID)

  • Voter’s ID/Affidavit/Registrationlist of acceptable id and supporting documents philippines
  • GSIS eCard
  • UMID Card
  • Company ID
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • TIN ID
  • Postal ID
  • School ID
  • TOR (Transcript of Records)
  • School ID
  • NSO Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by POEA
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • NBI Clearance
  • PHIC Member’s data Form
  • Permanent Residency ID
  • Pagibig Member’s Data Form
  • OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration)
  • Memebsrhip cards issued by private company
  • Marriage contract
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • ID Card issued by PRC
  • IC Card issued by LGUs
  • Health or Medical Card
  • Fisherman’s Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • Firearms License
  • Credit card
  • Company Representative Authorization Card from SSS
  • Certification of naturalization or its equivalent
  • Qualification Document Certificate from Maritime Industry Authority
  • Certificate from the Office of the Muslim Affairs
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • ATM Card with cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and Certificate from the bank, if without name
  • Alien Certificate of Registration

*source: SSS Philippines*

Acceptable IDs for New Passport and Renewals

At least 1 of the following IDs

  • Digitized SSS ID Card or UMID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Driver’se License
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • OWWA ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • College ID
  • Alumni ID
  • Employment ID

List of Supporting Documents for Passport Application

Supporting documents if you don’t have any of the primary IDs mentioned above.

  • NSO Marriage Certificate
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • School Form 137 or TOR with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • Old documents issuead at least 2 years ago that show picture and signature of applicant such as – SSS-E1 Form, Income Tax Return (ITR), Voter’s Certification, List of Voter’s Registration Record (with attached receipt), NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, Community Tax Certificate, Barangay Clearance

*source: DFA Philippines*

Always remember your IDs must not be expired and also contain consistent and similar data like your last name, middle name, first name, birth date and signature on all IDs and documents.

Getting GSIS eCard also requires valid ID (usually your company ID/government office ID) and any supporting document if needed. For TIN, currently there is no official ID yet for Tax Payers and TIN is different from Tax Payer’s ID card. TIN is just Tax ID Number not considered as acceptable ID by some offices.

Comments

  1. Madison says

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  2. perlyn ponce roa says

    Im perlyn,
    Gusto ko lng sana mg tanong. Meron n po akng sss number pero 2 beses ko lng po xa nabayaran at nag stop din ako sa work ko dati ky hndi kna napag patuloy pa. Siguro almost 10yrs na sa ngaun dito n ako s abroad pwede kna ipagpatuloy.. ang tanong ko mag kano ang minimum n babayaran ko pra nxt yr 2014.
    Salamat po

  3. pauline romanban says

    panu po kung mali ng 1 letter ang surname ko… ibahin ko pa po ba un nso o sundan ko n lng po un nasa nso..? kso po un diploma at tor ko mgkaiba sa nso ko

  4. jhay says

    gud pm po ask q lng po meron na po aq driver licence company id nbi abroad nso at old nbi n old police clerence mkakakuha na po b aq ng passtport reply po pls

    • Marifel Dungo says

      Make sure po valid at di-expired lahat ng documents and IDs nyo and same lahat ng signature and personal details nila

      • Weng says

        Hi po! Ask ko lang kung puede na ba un birth certificate and elementary school id ng mga anak ko sa pagrenew ng passport nila? They’re only 13 and 11 and brown un old passport nila. Thanks.

  5. jhay says

    gud pm po valid nmn po ang company id hanggat dun pa din ngwowork db? valid po un driver licence q at un nbi abroad q anu pa po kaya ang kulang q. reply po

  6. Carla says

    Hi ask ko lang po, halos wala po akong mga valid ID kasi 6months plng working experience ko. Ok lang po b old college ID and supporting documents nlng mga nBI poloce ganun? thanks po. and another thing po, iligitimate child po ako, recently ko lang nalaman kaya pala ala kong middle name. pero marriage ko and school papers ko may middle name ako di po ba ako magka conflict sa pagkuha ng passport? Thanks po.

  7. cornelia v. salunga says

    hi ma’m good day ask ko po mam kung pwede po apply yung sss i.d or umid card such atm card for getting of salary loan and benefits kahit mam naka volunatary record po ako mam sa sss type payor or . aasahan ko po ang inyong tulong salamat.

    • Marifel Dungo says

      Hello there. If you are an active SSS member, you can avail loans and benefits provided you are eligible

    • Marifel Dungo says

      DFA Pampanga right now (March 2014) is on first-come-first-served basis. Meaning no appointment. Just come there early and you will be served :)

  8. Nadia Mamalumpong Aba says

    as q lng po kung ang valid Id ay postal or phelhearth pwidi q po ba pwidi q na po ba un ipila para sa passport

  9. Hazel Magsakay says

    good day mam!ask ko lang po kung pwede kong kumuha ng passport na ang valid id lang ay voters id lang po but meron po akong highschool id,nbi clearance,barangay clearance,yearbook..makakakuha na po ba ko non ng passport?tnx..!

    • Marifel Dungo says

      Yup if your supporting docs are all valid and bear similar information including your signature, you can apply for a passport

  10. Charles Padilla says

    Do they accept alumni card? I only have my birth cert and alumni card. My old school id isnt valid pls reply thanks

  11. rustan lara says

    ask lang po kung paano makakuha ng appointment para sa pagkuha ng passport sa dfa pampnga? please response.

  12. joseph says

    mam ask ko lang po kung pwede na mg apply ng passport itong mga requirements ko

    tin id
    student license
    nbi clearance
    police
    baptismal
    nso

    balak ko po bukas mgpunta ng pampangga eh salamat po

  13. omie ibnol ishmael says

    good day po,

    ask ko lang po kung mag renew ng pasport pero papalitan status I mean papalitan
    ko po family name ko gusto ko gamitin family name asawa ko po pero ang dala ko po m.contract ay ung original frm LCR kasi negative pa po frm nso, is it acceptable po ba?

  14. nelia jumaday says

    good pm ma’am,
    kukuha po ako ng passport para sa anak ko at renewal na din ng passport ko..ok na po ang old passport ko as one of the valid id?together with my voters id,TOR,NSO authenticated.enough na po yan as support id’s?
    thnx po.

    • Fehl says

      Since renewal kana, I think that’s enough. Make sure you bring original and photocopies of your requirements

  15. may catherine e sanchez says

    hi mam fehl
    gud eve po pwede n po b ang mga req.q n 2 para s passport?

    nso
    old school id, heath id,old company id,postal id.
    brgy clearance,
    cedula,
    baptismal,
    nbi,
    police clearance,
    form 137,
    diploma
    tnx po

  16. emily flores says

    paano po ba makakakuha ng digitized bir id? di po kac tinatanggap sa dfa ang tin card lang.thnks

  17. mc says

    hi po what if i high school yr book,nbi,police clearance,brgy clearance,postal i.d,nso b.certh. and sss e-1 form pwd npo pang req. un pra mka kuha ng passport?

    • Fehl says

      make sure your Clearances are not expired and all your personal info on your documents are all the same then you might be apporved

  18. Hon04 says

    Good day Ms. Fhel. Ask ko lang po if employment i.d, college i.d (which 2012 pa) and sss e1 form lang ang meron ako (walang sss i.d po, form lang po). Pwede po ba na yang tatlo lang ang meron ako para sa pagpapagawa ng passport? Thank you po.

    • Fehl says

      You need more supporting documents coz you don’t have primary IDs. Bring your yearbook and baptismal certificate

  19. salvie espina says

    good morning maam tanung q lng po my police clerance po aq kinuha . gusto q po kumuha ng passport. balak q kc mag work abroad, pero ung nkalagay sa police clerance not valid for abroad? pde na po ba un pang supporting documents para maka kuha aq ng passport? my nbi nmn na aq tas brgy clerance nso birthcrtifacte.my form137 po aq nong high school, nagugulohan lng aq sa police clerance kung valid un? ung TIN# ID valid din po ba un ? pls pki rply nmn maam.

    • Fehl says

      Make sure for travel abroad purpose and it’s not yet expired also add your supporting docs like Baptismal and Yearbook

  20. precious says

    Hi.good evening. I need to renew my passport at gagamitin KO na po and surname nang husband ko.ok na po ba ang nso marriage cert., postal I.d, nso birth cert at barangay cert. as requirements?thanks alot po.

    • Fehl says

      Postal ID is not a primary ID so you need more supporting documents like NBI clearance etc. See the acceptable IDs and supporting documents in the article

    • Fehl says

      If your UMID card has similar and consistent information about you and all your documents like NSO BC and IDs, then you wont need another supporting documents. If you’re married, you need to submit NSO Marriage Certificate too

  21. irenea gono says

    Good day po.Ask ko lang po, merun po akong nbi pero not travel abroad po, pwd po ba to? Merun naman po akong UMID,philhealth i.d,form 137,brgy. Clearance, NSO, SSS E-1 form,makakuha na po kaya ako ng passport? Thanks po.

    • Fehl says

      UMID card is accepted. Make sure your NBI clearance is valid and not expired. I think you’re good to go. BTW, if you’re married, you also need NSO MC

  22. Ezekiel says

    Gud morning maam! I already went to DFA Aseana TWICE(by the same personnel) but they reject my application because I don’t have any of the primary ID from your list , but I have this supporting documents such as NB I(for local), transcript of record, E-1, police clearance(for abroad), Brgy. clearance, NSO. Just asking if this is right to reject my application with these?

    • Fehl says

      E1 is not an ID since it doesn’t indicate you’re active SSS member. If you have SSS UMID Card, that would be counted as primary ID. I’m sorry they rejected your papers. I think you need to check them if they’re consistent and valid.

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