Requirements and Steps for the Improved Postal ID Application

Whether you’re a newly married woman or you lost your valid IDs and you need to have one as soon as possible, applying for a Postal ID in the Philippines is the next best thing to do.

Why? Because it’s very simple to apply, it’s affordable and you can have it in a month or less.

The new postal ID is already considered as a valid ID and it’s now widely accepted in various establishments and government offices.

Who are eligible to apply for Postal ID?

The application of Philippine Postal ID is open to all Filipino living in the Philippines and living abroad. To apply for Postal ID, you need to personally go to the Post Office here in the Philippines.

Foreigners are also welcome to apply for Postal ID as long as they have been living in the country for at least 6 months.

What’s new with the improved Postal ID?

The new Postal ID has additional physical security features including a hologram, QR code and unique biometrics that makes it more reliable and guarantees the identity of the individual owner.


How much is the new ID?

It costs Php 504 to get the new postal ID this 2017 that includes Postal ID Card and Delivery Fee (P450) and 12% VAT (P54).

How long is the validity of the Postal ID?

It is valid for 3 years for Filipinos and for foreign residents with Special Retiree’s Resident Visa (SRRV). For the rest of the foreign residents, it will be valid for 1 year only.

Requirements for Postal ID Application


You need to bring any one of the following to prove your identity:

  • Birth Certificate Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS or SSS UMID Card

For married females, you need to bring original and photocopy of your marriage certificate.

If you don’t have any of the above list of IDs or document, you may submit any two of the following documents, at least one of these should have your photo and signature:

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Certificate of Birth
  • Confirmation Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Elementary or High School Form 137
  • College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records
  • BIR ID
  • Valid Alumni ID
  • Valid Basic Postal ID
  • Valid College, School or University ID
  • Valid Company ID
  • Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Valid OWWA ID
  • Valid Pag-Ibig ID
  • Valid PhilHealth ID
  • Valid PRC ID
  • Valid Paper-based Postal ID
  • Valid Police Clearance
  • Valid Seaman’s Book
  • Valid Senior Citizen ID
  • Valid Tax Identification Number Card
  • Valid Voter’s ID

You need to bring any one of the following:

  • Barangay Certificate of Residency – should be issued within 3 months prior to Postal ID application
  • Bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Utility bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)
  • Certified True Copy of Lease
  • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
  • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
  • School billing statement

Requirements for Foreign Residents

If you are a foreigner and you have been living in the Philippines for at least 6 months, prepare the following documents for your Postal ID application:


You need to bring your Passport AND any one of the following documents and they must be valid for at least 6 months prior to application:

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

You need to submit any one of the following:

  • Barangay Certificate of Residency – issued within three (3) months prior to PID application
  • Certification or statement of account from hotel, transient home or any temporary residence within three (3) months prior to application
  • Certification from hotel, transient home or any temporary residence within three (3) months prior to application
  • Notarized, if applicable, Land, House or Condominium Lease Contract
  • Bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • School billing statement
  • Utility bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

Steps in Applying for Postal ID

  1. Download 2 copies of Postal ID Application Form and fill out the required info. You can also get this form at the Post Office.
  2. Submit all the requirements
  3. Pay Php 504 for Postal ID fee
  4. After your documents are screened, you will proceed to the ID capture station to be photographed and fingerprinted.
  5. You will be given a receipt or a stub with the estimated delivery date of your new Postal ID.
  • Approximately 15 working days from application for Metro Manila
  • Approximately 20 working days for other major cities and municipalities
  • Approximately 30 working days for Island provinces and remote barangays

Click the link below to see the list of Post Office locations with Postal ID capture stations.

Privileges of Postal ID

Aside from you can use it as a valid ID in various transactions, you can also avail of discounts, product/service upgrades, freebies, and other exclusive deals at different merchant partners across the country.

Some of these privileges can be availed while dining at restaurants, staying at hotels or resorts, visiting theme parks, shopping for appliances and other products, or availing services in salons, spas, clinics, fitness centers, training schools, etc.

Click here to see the complete list of privileges that you can get with your Postal ID.

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  1. May i know what is the direct line or contact number of philpost?

  2. Magkaiba po ba ang barangay clearance at certificate of residency? Kase pagsinesearch ko sila ang lumalabas lang barangay clearance eh

    • parang the same lang, pero ask ka na din sa barangay hall kung magkaiba ba to at kuha ka na lang kung ano kailangan to apply for new postal id.

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