How to get Postal ID in the Philippines

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If you have a lack of Government IDs, Postal ID by PhlPost is the easiest and cheapest way to get. Postal ID must your first priority when planning to get other complicated government IDs. These are the simple steps and guide how to get Postal ID in the Philippines. 

Government IDs is the most important document you need to get. It is widely used mostly on transactions related to money, government agencies application, applying for a passport, and even for booking your flight ticket. 

Postal ID Requirements

Proof of Address

To verify your address you need to get a Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three (3 months). You can get the Barangay Certificate of Residency on your designated Barangay Hall, it cost around P200+ depends in your area. 

Other Alternative requirements for Proof of Address: 

  • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)
  • School Billing Statement
  • Bank Statement, Credit Card Statement
  • Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
  • Real Estate Tax Receipt
  • Certified True Copy of Lease

Bring your Birth Certificate issued by PSA or Local Civil Registry.
(How to get PSA Birth Certificate)

Other Alternative requirements for Proof of Identity: 

You need to bring any two (2) copies of these following documents with bear photo and signature. 

  • Alumni ID/School ID (unexpired)
  • SSS/GSIS/Pag-Ibig/PhilHealth
  • Police Clearance/NBI Clearance
  • Office/Company ID
  • College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records
  • Voter’s ID
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Professional License
  • Tax Identification Number Card.

Go to the nearest Phlpost Branch for the Postal ID application.

Fill up the application form and passed it with your documents. (Double check your application to void mismatch of information). 

  • Wait for your name to be called for the pictorial.
  • Pay for the transaction fees. My postal id cost me only P504.

Wait for your Postal ID to be delivered.

After you complete the ID data capture process, your Postal ID will directly delivered in your area. 

Within Metro Manila – approximately 10 to 15 working days 
Island provinces and remote barangays – approximately 4 to 5 weeks 

My Experience

I got my postal ID within 20 days, but the delivery guy said that they already received my Postal ID just after 14days. It takes 6 days before they received a queue for the delivery, but you can check and get your Postal ID on the Phlpost Office directly. Just ask if they already received your Postal ID and they will release it immediately. 

Final Thoughts

When applying to other government IDs, you need many documents to prove your identity. This is the reason you need to first priority getting a Postal ID here in the Philippines because you just need to submit authenticated birth and barangay certificate. Now, if you already got your postal ID, you can now process other government documents like a passport.