Online registration for national ID begins April 30: Here’s how to register

Marje Pelayo   •   April 28, 2021   •   4184

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced that online registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), or the national ID system, will start on Friday, April 30.

The PhilSys ID will provide Filipinos and foreign residents valid proof of identity through collection of demographic data of all applicants.

It will also serve as both digital and physical identification record for every applicant towards a more inclusive and orderly transactions with both public and private sectors.

On April 30, applicants are encouraged to register online through the PhilSys portal.

However, they must still appear personally at their respective registration centers for the biometrics.

To register, please be guided by the following steps:

Step 1: Provide your demographic information and secure an appointment for Step 2 using the online registration portal which will open on April 30. Information to be provided includes:
– Name
– Sex
– Date of birth
– Place of birth
– Blood type
– Address

Other details will also be asked such as marital status, cell phone number, and email address. After providing the information, you may set an appointment for Step 2 in registration centers near you.

Step 2: Have your biometric information (fingerprint, iris scan, front-facing photograph) collected at the registration site and submit supporting documents for validation. Do not forget to present your transaction number acquired in Step 1.

For the list of supporting documents, click here.

Step 3: Issuance of PhilSys Number (PSN) and Phil ID. PHLPost will deliver your PhilSys Number and PhilID to your address of residence.

The PSA reminds Filipinos not to post an image of their PhilSys ID on social media as it contains personal information.

For inquiries, concerns may be addressed to the following PhilSys official channels:
Hotline: 1388 (Fees may apply)


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PSA to release 200K national IDs; opens add’l 212 PhilSys registration centers

Maris Federez   •   June 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has released 200,000 national ID cards to Filipino citizens with another 200,000 cards ready for delivery.

Deputy National Statistician Rosalinda Bautista reported that a total of 35 million Filipinos have completed Step 1 of the registration process either through house-to-house collection or through the PSA’s Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) website.

The PSA also reported that 12 million Filipinos have completed Step 2 or the collection of biometric information.

The physical ID cards with unique PhilSys number will be delivered house to house.

Bautista warned the public against individuals who offer to help in the registration for the national ID for a fee, stressing that the ID is being given to the public for free.

Meanwhile, in an advisory released on Sunday (June 13), the PSA informed the public that PhilSys registration centers in additional 212 cities/municipalities are now open for online appointment booking starting June 12.

From the initial 14 pilot cities/municipalities as of 24 May 2021, there is now a total of 226 cities/municipalities with available online appointment booking for Step 2 Registration, the advisory said.

Registrants in the additional cities and municipalities can now set their appointment schedules for Step 2 online as early as 18 June 2021.

The advisory further said that those who have completed Step 1 Registration through house-to-house demographic data collection need not register online and book the appointment.

The PSA or the respective local government units will provide them with updates for the schedule of their Step 2 Registration.

Latest information on PhilSys is available on its official website, Facebook page, or via the PhilSys Registry Office hotline number 1388 and e-mail ( —/mbmf

PSA records 12.1-M registrants for step 2 of national ID system

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has recorded that the number of individuals registered for Step 2 of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or National ID already reached 12.1 million.

PSA chief and National Statistician Claire Dennis Mapa, during a virtual press conference, said under Step 2, enrolled registrants will have their documents verified. It also includes biometrics capturing in registration centers.

Mapa also assured that more registration centers will be opened to increase their operation by the end of June.

The PSA chief said that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has printed 500,000 National ID cards, while around 75,000 cards have been delivered to registrants in various areas in the country through Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost). -AAC (with reports from Harlene Delgado)

Over 100,000 PhilID cards distributed – PSA

Robie de Guzman   •   May 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – More than 100,000 Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards have already been delivered to successful registrants, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Wednesday.

As of May 15, a total of 103,935 PhilID cards were delivered by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to Filipinos who have completed the first and second steps in registering for the Philippine Identification System (PhiSys), the PSA said.

“We are looking into ramping-up our card production and delivery services in the coming weeks so that more Filipinos will be able to enjoy the benefits of registering to the PhilSys,” PSA National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Dennis Mapa said in a statement.

“The PSA is working to partner with various agencies and institutions so the public could have easier access to government and private transactions,” he added.

The PSA advised the registrants keep the letter enclosed with the PhilID upon receipt as it contains confidential information.

The first step in the registration process involves gathering of demographic information such as name, gender, birthplace and birth date, blood type, address, citizenship, marital status, cellphone number, and email address – from the targeted registrants.

Step 2 entails the capture the biometric information such as iris scan, fingerprints, and photograph at the PhilSys registration centers.

The third step is the issuance of PhilSys number and the distribution of the physical ID.

The agency called on other government agencies and private establishments to recognize the PhilID as valid proof of identity in various transactions, in accordance with Section 12 of Republic Act 11055 or the PhilSys Act.

The law, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018, aims to provide a formal identification to Filipinos to ease the delivery of services and make public and private transactions seamless, safe, and efficient.

It is also anticipated to ease the public’s access to financial, social protection, health, education, and other government services.


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