Improved Postal ID Application Requirements


Improved Postal ID Application Requirements


I got married last year and now waiting for our bundle of joy to arrive. As an SSS member, I want to take advantage of the maternity benefit and so I needed to submit maternity notification prior to delivery as one of the Maternity Benefit Application Requirements.

Since I am married, I also felt the need to change my civil status with SSS to avoid future problems. 

Having checked SSS websites about the documents needed, I thought our marriage certificate and my UMID ID are enough to update my records, but I was wrong. I was asked of another ID holding my married name. 

I even inquired further if our marriage certificate won’t be enough proof but the personnel reiterated that I really have to have a new ID with my husband’s last name. She advised me to get a postal ID which is by far the easiest to get as per her.

Following the advice of the SSS personnel, I opted to get a postal ID.

It was then that I knew that they now have an improvised postal ID with new guidelines and requirements.

Having visited the Post Office, I am encouraged to share with you the requirements just so you know the needed documents when applying for the ID.

Requirements for Improved Postal ID Application


PHLPOST noted to bring the original and photocopy of the following documents.

1. Two (2) copies of the Postal ID application form.

2. One (1) proof of identity, such as:

- Birth Certificate from NSO or Local Civil Registry
- GSIS or SSS UMID Card
- Valid Driver’s License
- Valid Passport

If the above-mentioned proofs of identity are not available, you can show two (2) of the following documents, one of which has a photo and signature of the applicant:

  • Alumni ID
  • Basic Postal ID
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • BIR ID
  • Certificate of Birth and Marriage from NCIP
  • Certificate of Birth and Marriage from NCMF
  • College of Post-Graduate TOR
  • College, School or University ID
  • Company ID
  • Confirmation Certificate
  • Elementary or High School Form 137
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • Marriage Certificate
  • NBI Clearance
  • OWWA ID
  • Pag-Ibig ID
  • PhilHealth ID
  • PRC ID
  • Paper-based Postal ID
  • Police Clearance
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • TIN Card
  • Voter’s ID

3. One (1) Proof of Address, like:

  • Barangay Certificate
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Bank Statement
  • Certified True Copy of Lease
  • Certified True Copy of Titles
  • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
  • Credit Card Statement
  • School Billing Statement
  • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, water)

Foreign Residents Postal ID Application Requirements


Foreign residents, on the other hand, have different sets of required documents for Postal ID application.

1. Two (2) copies of the Postal ID application form.

2. Proofs of Identity, which includes:

   a. Valid Passport

    b. One of the following documents:

    • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR Card)
    • Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)
    • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
    • Diplomatic Visa
    • Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV)

3. One (1) Proof of Address, like:

  • Barangay Certificate of Residency
  • Certification or Statement of Account from the hotel, transient home or any type of home where the applicant stays
  • Notarized Land, House or Condominium Lease Contract
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Statement
  • School Billing Statement
  • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, telephone, water)

The improved Postal ID costs Php504.00 and only valid for three years, thus, you have to renew your postal ID every three years if you can’t have other valid IDs with no expiration date.

For more information regarding Postal ID in the Philippines, you may visit their website.

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I hope you find the information above noteworthy. For questions and concerns, please use the comments section below.

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