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How to get a Philippine National ID?


How to get a Philippine National ID?


The Philippine National ID is an identification system that aims to unify all government provided ID in a single system that you can use to transact and avail the services provided by the Philippine Government as part of Philippine Identification System Act (Republic Act No. 11055).

Before applying for a Philippine National ID, prepare the following:

  • Birth Certificate issued by the PSA (formerly known as NSO Birth Certificate)
  • A government issued ID which contains a photo and name of the applicant such as a Philippine Passport, OFW ID Card, or Unified Multi-Purpose ID


To register for the Philippine National ID, do any of the following:

  1. Go to the nearest Registration Center for Philippine National ID. The registration centers are the following:
  2. Provide your information and requirements. A fingerprint or iris scan might be required.
  3. Wait for the PSN (PhilSYS Number) to be created.
  4. Wait for the Philippine National ID.

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