Complete List Of Valid IDs and Documents Accepted in the Philippines

One of the easiest ways of proving your identity is by using government-issued identification cards (Ids). The Philippines has a wide variety of ID’s and documents that you can use to prove your identity. This article will cover all the different options available for Philippine residents that want to visit other countries.

Primary Valid IDs/Documents Accepted in the Philippines

  1. Philippine Passport from Department of Foreign Affairs
  2. SSS ID or SSS UMID Card from Social Security System (SSS)
  3. GSIS ID or GSIS UMID Card Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
  4. Driver’s License from Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  5. PRC ID from Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)
  6. iDOLE Card from Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE)
  7. Voter’s ID from Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
  8. Voter’s Certification from the Officer of Election with Dry Seal
  9. Firearms License from Philippine National Police (PNP)
  10. Senior Citizen ID from Local Government Unit (LGU)
  11. Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID from Local Government Unit (LGU)
  12. NBI Clearance from National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
  13. Alien Certification of Registration or Immigrant Certificate of Registration
  14. PhilHealth ID (digitized PVC)
  15. Government Office and GOCC ID
  16. Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  17. School ID (for students) from the current School or University
  18. Current Valid ePassport (For Renewal of ePassport)

Secondary Valid IDs/Documents Accepted in the Philippines

  1. TIN ID
  2. Postal ID (issued 2015 onwards)
  3. Barangay Certification
  4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) e-Card
  5. Seaman’s Book
  6. Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
  7. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification
  8. Company IDs issued by Private Entities or Institutions registered with or supervised or regulated either by the BSP, SEC or IC
  9. Police Clearance
  10. Barangay Clearance
  11. Cedula or Community Tax Certificate
  12. Government Service Record
  13. Elementary or High School Form 137 for students
  14. Transcript of Records from University or College
  15. Land Title
  16. PSA Marriage Contract
  17. PSA Birth Certificate

Source: DFA

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