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

      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

      • kc quito says

        hello po mam fhel, may NSO BC na po ako, OFFICE ID nagtatrabaho po kc ako, may TRO. ok na po ba ang mga documents ko?

        bale ilan po bang valid ids at ilan pong supporting doc ang kailangan dalhin mam. kukuha palang po ako ng passport sana po masagot niyo katanungan ko salamat

        • Fehl says

          It depends upon your documents. If the officer was satisfied with them and your info are consistent, they might be enough but I suggest you still bring extra supporting docs like NBI clearance, yearbook

  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

      • fe says

        hi mam,gud am po.tanung klang kong pwdi naba ung drivers license.postal.tin id.at nso po? those are not invalid thanks po and hope ur reply,kokoha na sana ako bukas ng pssport.tnx again and godbless

  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.

  23. maryjane reyes says

    hi mam makakakuha na po kaya aq ng passport ang meron lang aq eh voters id nso birthcertificate nso marriage contract police clearance and nbi for travel abroad at brgy clearance po

    • Fehl says

      I think you will be fine. Make sure your IDs have same info about you including signatures. Also, your clearances are not expired

  24. lyndon says

    i have only voter’s ID,philhealth ID, NSO birth certificate, Barangay Clearance, sedula,ATM CARD with name and my ID in my work..pwede na po bang makakuha ng Passport.tnx po

    • Fehl says

      Voter’s ID is acceptable. Assuming the documents you mentioned here are not expired and contain similar info about you including signature, then you will be fine :)

  25. ayesa bato says

    hello po pwde kaba makakuha ng passport if tin id at postal id lang meron ka….. panu po kumuha ng digitized bir id… Anu mga requirement
    salamat po

    • Fehl says

      TIN and Postal ID are not primary IDs po. Bring supporting documents like police clearance, NBI clearance, company ID, yearbook if wala kayo primary ID

  26. marcial encontro says

    good day po meron po ako postal id alumni id philhealth id …. ano po ba ang dapat kung dalhin para makakuha ng passport?

    • Fehl says

      Postal ID and Philhealth ID are not primary IDs so if you are applying for passport and you don’t have primary IDs, you need a lot of supporting documents like NBI, Police clearance, baptismal certificate, school ID, yearbook and the like to support your identity or add more proof of your identity

  27. donna says

    ask ko lang po na ok na ba itong mga ids ang supporting documents na ipapasa sa dfa.. i am newly applicant.. i only have nso bc,baptismal certificate, high school yearbook, tin id, voters certification ( last 2010 ko pa ito kinuha), tor, philhealth id, .. tnx sa reply

    • Fehl says

      It depends upon the assessment of DFA staff. If your IDs and documents have similar info about you (spelling, date, etc.) then I think you will be fine. TIN ID and Philhealth ID are not usually acceptable as primary IDs

  28. joyce says

    Hello maam,

    Ask lang sana ako kung ang postal id is valid po para sa pagkuha ng passport. wala po kasi akong ibang valid id.. salamat po..

  29. Sushi Magallones says

    Good day po. I’m a college student and School ID lng ang id na meron ako. Pwede na po ba yun? Thanks in advance :)

  30. Zel says

    hello ask ko lang po pwede na po ba yung old college id, nso, barangay clearance pati police clearance para sa passport? thanks ☺

  31. Ludina says

    Mam ask ko lang po accepted po ba yung student permit from LTO I’m applying for lost passport po
    I only have baranggay clearance,brgy.id, e-1 form sss, postal id, diploma high school, yan lang po yung mga bago ko po renew papers. Meron din po Ako form 137 high school, certification for certified true copy of diploma DFA authentication certificate ( diploma ). At mga document po na expired na sa pag apply ko ng guard such as prosecutor,clearance police clearance, DILG clearance, neuro-psychiatric evaluation report, civil security group SOSIA certification, shooting club certificate.
    Salamat po!

  32. joygabule says

    hillo po wala po kc akong acceptable id ayun sa nbangit peru meron po akong supportive documents pwede napo kaya ito.
    tin id
    philhealth id
    nbi clearance
    nso birth certificate ng mga anak ko at sakin
    barangay clearnce,sss e-1 form.makakuha na kya ako ng passport mam?please reply me.

      • joygabule says

        Yes po maam kukuha ng passport first time po.mayron po akong college id peru iba po kc gamit kung apelyido sa stepfather ko po yun.peru nung hnanapan ako ng school ko ng nso nung kumuha ako authentication sa nanay na apelyido ang nklagay kaya ang payo sakin ng school ko sundin ko yung nso pinalitan ko yung luma kong record sa school at nso na gamit ko tanggapin po kya ng DFA yun mam may katunayan nmn po ako maam na naayus na yung record ko sa school dahil nasa skin pa po ang cleance ko sa school at temporary report card.maliban lng po sa id kc ptapos napo kc ako sa college nung inayus ko po ang mga record ko sa school.pano po kaya yun mam?

  33. mariel says

    Newly married plng po aq ok lng po b na ung ibang documents n gamit q ung single pa q ta maiden name pa. Gmit q peru my marriage contract nso na po aq.. ok lng po b un.. pls reply tnx

    • Fehl says

      If you will use your new married surname, then you have to show IDs and documents bearing your married status and new surname

  34. keneth says

    mam good day ang meron ko lang po nso bc ,old id’s nbi police clearance form 137 and yearbook sa tingin niyo po makakakuha nako ng passport ..thanks po

  35. Carlos says

    Hi .. eto po ok na ba itong requirements ko…
    NSO BC at Birth Certificate
    Driver’s license Application From
    Phil health ID
    Old College ID

    Transcript
    Diploma
    Form 137
    marriage Contract

    sapat na po ba Ito…

  36. keneth says

    mam hindi pa po expired nbi ko ..meron po ako nso bc police and nbi clearance form 137 voter registration sapat na po ba yun wala po kasi ako valid id ee ..pls reply tnx po

  37. anna says

    Hi mam,can i ask f ok lng po ba ung birth cer.q galing sa local gamitin pra renewal of passport but i hv some supporting doc.nman probs ko s i don’t hv nso birt cert.to renew my passport.ty

  38. don says

    Sir i don’t have a valid id yet and what i have here available were: school diploma, company id and nco birth certificate.

  39. Yash says

    I dont have any of the listed accepted ids but i can try to secure supporting documents, my question is why does it say that supporting docs has to be issued atleast 2 years ago? And yet it needs not to be expired? I dont get it.

  40. edmundo panis says

    Mam I only have postal I’d nso BC and MC baptismal crtfcate nbi TOR form 137(elementary) police clearance cedula may voters I’d din AQ pro Mali ng using spelling ng name q.nag aacept pro b kau ng affidavit?

  41. niño arriba says

    may NBI,NSO,Baptismal at local birth na po ako pero Sss lAng at company id lang ang id ko .ok lng po ba kukuha sana aku ng Passport? thanks po .

      • niño arriba says

        mam ask lng po ako”Niño” po talaga ang firstname ko pero sa NBI ko at Sss id ko Nino ang nakalagay tinananong ko po pero wala daw talaga ñ sa NBI at Sss ok lng po ba ito? sa NSO ,Birth local,Baptismal ko ay ok lng naman same lahat info.. .ang NBI lng at Sss ko Nino nakalagay? maraming salamat po…
        GodBless u.

  42. Krisha says

    Hello po,, pwede po ba gamitin ung voter’s id ko for passport application kahit hndi pa po napapalitan ung apelido ko dun.. Last april lang po ksi ako kinasal kaya single at maiden sure name pa din po nakaindicate dun… Thx po..

    • Fehl says

      If you will use your married surname, make sure your IDs have your married surname too. You also need to submit NSO BC and NSO MC

  43. Roselle says

    Good afternoon. Ask ko lang po kung
    required ung supporting documents sa
    pagkuha ng passport. Wala po kc akong
    valid id. 18 palang po ako, tatanggapin po
    kaya yun? Tsaka tatlo po ba ang kailangan sa
    mga list ng supporting documents?
    Maraming salamat po.

    • Fehl says

      You can show your school ID, Form 137, school registration form, etc. Since you have no government ID yet, they would ask your more supporting documents. Prepare 3-5 para sure and di kana bumalik sa DFA

  44. niño arriba says

    mam ask lng po ako”Niño” po talaga ang firstname ko pero sa NBI ko at Sss id ko ‘Nino”ang nakalagay tinananong ko po pero wala daw talaga ñ sa NBI at Sss ok lng po ba ito? sa NSO ,Birth local,Baptismal ko ay ok lng naman same lahat .. .ang NBI lng at Sss ko “Nino”nakalagay walang ñ? maraming salamat po…
    GodBless u.

  45. Eloisa says

    Good morning Mam, ask ko po sana ano po mga documents kailangan ko dalhin para maikuha ko ng passport un 2 kids ko na 6 and 8 y/o. Wala naman po sila ibang I.d pa maliban sa school id. Ako po kasi for renewal and change of status, sabay sabay na po sana kami kukuha. Pwede po ba un?

    • Fehl says

      Sa kids, NSO BC and scholl ID pwede. For you, bring NSO BC, NSO MC and your valid IDs. All original and photocopy. Yes, you can all apply sabay. Make sure you will all come at the DFA

  46. rachele ann says

    Gud afternon po c asel po 2…ask ko lng po kz wala po tlga ako valid id ang nsa skn lng po ay voters crtfcation,nbi,form 137,philhealth,b.i.r ,pag.ibig card na may id..pwwde po vah un..plz rply po..

  47. Gian says

    Hi mam I would like to ask po if okay na po ba itong mga documents ko para maka kuha ako ng passport. 22 yrs old po ako, nag graduate po ako ng college nung march 2014.

    Old College I.D
    Alumni I.D
    Postal I.D
    NSO birth certificate
    NSO certified true copy
    LCR
    Baptismal certificate
    Philhealth membership form
    SSS E-1
    Transcript of record (may naka lagay po na “for board exam purposes only”)
    Cedula
    Brgy.Clearance
    High School Yearbook

    Wala po akong NBI and Police Clearance.. Okay na po ang mga ito? Thank you po..

  48. jhay r says

    Hello gud afternoon ma’am Fhel ..maari po ba ako makakuha ng passport kahit supporting doc. Lang po ang dala ko
    Actualy eto lang po ang supporting doc.wala po kc ako ibang id. Maliban sa postal id.
    Eto po

    Nso birth certificate
    Postal id.
    Brgy clearance
    Voter’s certification
    Voter’s registration

    Sana po may mag reply thanks po

  49. GEMARK SAURE says

    Wala po ako primary id,

    ito lang po

    postal id
    nbi clearance
    police clearance
    brgy.clearance
    cedula
    sss E-1 form
    NSO BC
    LCR BC
    BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE
    DIPLOMA
    TOR

    PWEDE NA PO BA TO SA PAGKUHA NG PASSPORT?

    I NEED YOUR REPLY PLEASE,

    THANKS IN ADVANCE MAAM

  50. Maria Dulce Pantoja Go says

    Hi, in acquiring passport ba, dun sa mga supporting doc kinukuha ba talaga ngayon ang orig docu, like for example my daughter first timer sya, duon sya kumuha sa Alabang DFA office, ok kinuha ang orig NSO and copy but how about yung original TOR bakit kinuha din, kasama yung photocopy??? Eh ipapa-authenticate pa naman namin ang TOR nya.

  51. Charmaine says

    Hi ask ko lang po. Kumuha po kc ako ng Police Clearance, Kailangan po ba valid for abroad yun pra sa requirements ko to get a passport? Thanks!

  52. Maria Dulce Pantoja Go says

    On that same day after they got (DFA Alabang) the original TOR of my daughter together with the photocopy, my daughter ask them back the orig tor since she is needed that for authentication but the officer who took the said docu told her that she can only get the orig tor unless she will replace it by another supporting docu.. Why is that?? What was the use of the photocopy when they also keep with then the orig., do they know that we also pay for that TOR from the school and waited for a month before it was released??? Hello DFA Alabang, SOP ba talaga na kunin ang lahat nang original doc for your keepsake???

    • Fehl says

      For first time applicants, they really get the original requirements coz they need to keep these as proof of identity of the passportholder

  53. anjanette lopez says

    good day mam nireject po knina sa dfa yung nso ko dapat daw po issue 2014 saan poako pwede magrequestnun online…and makakakuha po b ako passport eto lang po req. ko nso…. baptismal… prc i.d….company i.d atform 137 lang po

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