List of Acceptable Valid ID’s in the Philippines

Acceptable and valid ID's that you can use to transact private and government institutions in the Philippines.
Since a single National ID system is not yet fully implemented in the Philippines, we can still use the known valid ID’s that are accepted by private organizations and government institutions. They usually ask us to submit at least (2) valid ID’s as initial documentation requirements before we can proceed the process or transaction. 
For example, if you want to open a bank account with BDO, BPI, PNB, Metrobank and other banks, you need present valid ID’s to verify your identity. You are also required to submit valid ID by government agencies like, DFA, SSS, PRC, PNP, Philhealth, BIR, LTO and others.
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Complete list of Valid ID in the Philippines

Here are the list of acceptable valid ID’s that you can present or secure for your future personal transactions.

  • Driver’s License - You can visit your nearest LTO (Land Transportation Office) to apply.
  • Philippine Passport – Apply through DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) website to schedule an appointment.
  • SSS UMID ID - The Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) is available at your nearest Social Security System branch.
  • Postal ID – You can apply for Postal ID at your nearest PHILPost office.
  • PRC ID - Issued by Professional Regulation Commission to licensed professional teachers, engineers, accountant, doctors etc.
  • TIN ID – You can get Tax Identification Number ID card by visiting the nearest Bureau of Internal Revenue.
  • Voter’s ID – If you are a registered voter, you can get or apply for an ID at the nearest COMELEC Office in your area.
  • OFW ID - You can visit Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) office or visit their website to apply for this kind of ID.
If you have 2 or more ID’s mentioned above, you are good to go. If you are required to submit for secondary valid ID and documents, you can also refer to the list below.
Acceptable list of Secondary Valid ID’s

  • Cedula
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • NBA Clearance
  • PSA/NSO Birth Certificate
  • PSA/NSO Marriage Contract
  • Transcript of Records
Getting those valid ID requires time and payments. Make sure to prepare your applications if you have plans to use valid ID’s for future transactions and references.