How to get new Postal ID Card? (Requirements and Fees)


The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) started issuing a new Postal Identification Card with electronic security features that can be use or accepted to any office or agency just like other Government Issued IDs. Learn how to get and what are the requirements of the new ID.


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According to PhilPost, the paper-based laminated old postal ID is easy to copy, so they replaced it with the new Postal ID which looks like an ATM with the following special features:
1. On-site digital capture of fingerprints, photo, signature and personal details.
2. Centralized ID printing and database to guarantee that the cards are authentic.
3. An encrypted QR (‘quick response’) code printed on the card can verify the identity of ID holder using a downloadable smart-phone application.

Meanwhile, the old Postal ID will remain valid until its date of expiration.

Who can apply for the new Postal ID card?

All Filipinos are eligible to apply.

Can I apply even I'm an under age or minors?

Yes, you can get an ID card but be sure that you are accompanied by your parent or legal guardian.

I'm a Foreigner, can I apply for the ID?

Philpost also allow foreigners to get ID but they must residing in the Philippines for at least 6 months.

What are the Requirements?

*Application form    You can get one at the nearest post office or you can download the form.
*Birth Certificate – Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registrar
*Proof of Address – Barangay Clearance or Utility Bill (electricity bill, water bill, credit card statement and the like)
*Married females must bring their Marriage Certificate to validate change of name from birth document.

How much is the new Postal ID?

The new postal ID cost Php 414.44, the delivery fee, postal ID card and 12 percent value-added tax are included.

How long it will take to deliver your Postal ID?

5 working days – for Metro Manila address
7 working days – for other major cities and municipalities
15 working days – for island provinces and remote barangays

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