The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is anticipated to pilot run the National ID system in December this year, targeting one million Filipinos to be given their very own national ID under the Philippine Identification System. The national ID shall be honored in both private and government transactions, especially those that require the confirmation of a person’s identity, marital status, birth, and other pertinent personal information.
All Filipinos residing in and outside the country are encouraged to secure their own national IDs as soon as the government opens its doors for applications. The only requirement at this point is your PSA birth certificate to be presented during application. This may be the best time to secure a copy of your birth certificate so you can be first in line when PSA starts accepting ID applications.
You can have your PSA birth certificate delivered to you by ordering online at www.psahelpline.ph.
Quick Facts About the National ID
- The ID will contain 10 basic information: the owner’s full name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, blood type, address, and citizenship (whether he is a Filipino or an alien).
- Optional information are: marital status, mobile number, and email addresses. These are subject to change over time.
- Biometric information to be collected from the applicant are: front-facing photograph, full set of fingerprints, and iris scan.
- Parents can register their children for a PhilSys Number (PSN) as soon as the child is issued his birth certificate. The child’s biometric information will only be captured when he turns five years old and will be repeated by the time he turns 15 to 18 years old.
- The national ID shall not be considered to replace the Philippine Passport, a Professional Regulation Commission license, and a driver’s license.
The rest of the details of the National ID, its requirements and processes, shall be released to the public as soon as the Implementing Rules and Regulations have been finalized.