Registering for a Postal ID in the Philippines offers a swift and hassle-free means of obtaining a legitimate identification card. The application procedure is uncomplicated, and individuals requiring their ID urgently can select expedited processing. Should you encounter difficulties conducting transactions with banks or government agencies due to the absence of a valid ID, applying for a postal ID is the recommended solution.

The Postal Identity Card, commonly referred to as the postal ID, is a government-issued identification card provided by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost). It is renowned as the most accessible and quickest government ID to obtain in the Philippines.


The Postal ID serves multiple purposes, including:

  1. Facilitating Passport Application
  2. Enabling the Opening of Bank Accounts, Applying for a Credit Card or availment of Loan Products
  3. Supporting Money Remittance Claims
  4. Verifying eWallet Account Information
  5. Serving as an Additional Valid Government ID
  6. Requests for Police Clearance and NBI Clearance
  7. Avail government services from SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, and Pag-Ibig


People of any age, citizenship status, or occupation are eligible to obtain a postal ID. Foreign residents can also apply for a postal ID provided they have been residing in the Philippines for a minimum of six months. Even students are eligible to acquire this ID, making it one of the most widely accessible valid identification cards available.

The other documentary requirements are:

  • Two completed copies of the postal ID application form can be obtained either at any post office or downloaded from the internet
  • Proof of identity
    • Primary ID: Acceptable documents for proof of identity include a birth certificate (issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or Local Civil Registry), SSS UMID/GSIS ID, passport, or driver’s license.
    • Secondary ID: When a primary valid ID is unavailable, you may present any two of the following valid secondary IDs:
      • Alumni ID
      • Baptismal certificate
      • Confirmation certificate
      • Company ID
      • Elementary or High School Form 137
      • IBP ID
      • NBI clearance
      • OWWA ID
      • Pag-IBIG ID
      • PhilHealth ID
      • Police clearance
      • PRC ID
      • Seaman’s Book
      • Senior citizen ID
      • School ID
      • Transcript of Records
      • TIN ID
      • Voter’s ID
  • Proof of address
    • To establish your address under your name, you can provide any of the following documents as proof:
      • Barangay certificate (issued within three months prior to your postal ID application)
      • Utility bill (electricity, water, internet, cable, etc.)
      • Bank statement
      • Credit card billing statement
      • A certified true copy of a lease, titles (issued by the Land Registration Authority), or real estate tax receipt
  • Additional requirement for married women: Marriage certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority


  1. You can submit all your documents and payment to any post office anywhere in the Philippines.
  2. Visit the closest ID capture station for the photography, fingerprinting, and signature processes. You can locate the postal ID capture stations on the official website.
  3. Once done, anticipate the delivery of your postal ID to your designated mailing address.