The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will begin accepting the PhlPost ID (postal ID) as a primary ID when applying for or renewing your passport, beginning today, August 1, 2019. This should be good news for most of us who have limited government-issued IDs (especially for those who do not have a driver’s license or a PRC ID). Personally, I only have my passport, TIN, and SSS ID; and before I even got my passport, I only had my SSS. So for those who have yet to apply for an SSS ID, or a Driver’s License, or any other major government-issued ID, your postal ID can now come in handy when transacting with the DFA.
Here is the list of other acceptable valid IDs for passport applications:
- Social Security System ID
- Government Service Insurance System ID
- Unified Multi-purpose ID
- Land Transportation Office Driver’s License (student permits will be accepted if in card format).
- Professional Regulatory Commission ID
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration e-card.
- Commission on Elections voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the election officer (with dry seal).
- Philippine National Police firearms license
- Senior Citizen ID
- Airman license (issued August 2016 onwards)
- School ID (if applicable)
- Current valid ePassport (for renewal of ePassport)
If you want to know how to get a Postal ID, read this blog.
For more information on passport application and renewal, here are some of my previous blogs you can visit:
Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office