Valid IDs Accepted In Applying For A Philippine Passport

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Today, we’re talking about the Valid IDs Accepted in Applying for a Philippine Passport.

When you arrive at the DFA Philippine Passport Application location, everyone is required to present their Valid and acceptable identification documents (Valid IDs) to the officer in charge who will process your application. This part is important security measure to avoid the identity theft of one person.

As per DFA’s mandate, every applicant of Philippine Passport is required to present at least one (1) Valid ID to be able to proceed with the process. Failure to do so will lead to rejection or denial of service from DFA. Please note that DFA is very strict on their requirements so skip the argument and your bullshit reasoning because it won’t work.

The list of Valid IDs accepted in applying for a Philippine Passport below is strictly as is and only the following valid identification documents are acceptable. If your valid ID is not on the list then it’s not acceptable and your application will not be processed.

VALID IDS ACCEPTED IN APPLYING FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT
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Another point that must be taken to account is the Valid ID that must be presented as an application requirement must be original AND one (1) photocopy.

In applying for a passport, the requirement is just to present at least one valid id of the listed valid identification document below:

VALID IDS ACCEPTED IN APPLYING FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT

  • Social Security System (SSS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
  • Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) Card
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate or Voter’s Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
  • School ID (for students)
  • For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued ID’s showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)

Important!

Every applicant is responsible to understand and follow these valid identification (Valid ID) requirement and policy. Applicant(s) may be denied the service of the DFA Philippine Passport Office if they can’t present any valid ID requirement.

Also, the DFA Personnel has the discretion for determining the validity of the submitted ID for the passport application.

To avoid any hassle, the valid ID listed above must be:

  • Issued by a governmental organization or the school which the applicant is currently attending.
  • An Original document
  • Valid and current – expired identification documents are not acceptable no matter how recent the expiration may be.
  • Shows the applicant’s personal information such as Full name, Date of Birth and Photo.
  • Shows a recognizable photograph that clearly matches the applicant.
  • In good condition with legible text.

So if you’re planning to apply for a Philippine Passport and you don’t have any Valid ID on hand, then allow me to help you to provide where you can get your valid ID.

  • Social Security System (SSS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card – You can easily get this ID if you’re a member of SSS. Just go to the nearest SSS Office and ask how you can obtain an ID from them.
  • Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card – Same with SSS but exclusively for Government Employees, go to GSIS Office and ask how you can get one.
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License – can be obtained through Land Transportation Office.
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID – Issued by PRC after you passed the required licensure exam based on your college degree (example: CPA Board Exams for Accountants).
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – issued by OWWA to OFWs only.
  • Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) Card – issued by DOLE which is limited to returning OFWs or Balik Manggagawa.
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate or Voter’s Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office – usually obtained from office of Commission of Election.
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License – this specific license is issued to any person who applied for Firearms License.
  • Senior Citizen ID – can be obtained from City or Municipal;s Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs.
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
  • School ID (for students) – exclusively for Students and issued by the current school they’re attending.
  • For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued ID’s showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)

I deeply apologize but I won’t go into detail on each items. All I can give is where you can obtain it because I believe that there are hundreds of thousands of published tutorial how to get one.

Please note that the Philippine Passport application also have other requirements, for the complete list, you may read the complete list here at our previous post.

If you’re still lost, you can read our tutorial guide on how to apply for a Philippine Passport.

BTW, if you’re wondering if NBI Clearance is accepted as a valid ID in Philippine Passport application, No its not.

BTW, before I forget, are you aware of the respective passport fees you’re going to pay when you process your passport application? If not, let me help you by providing you this link 🙂

There you have it! That is the Valid IDs Accepted in Applying for a Philippine Passport. Make sure to bring valid IDs when you apply for a Philippine Passport. If we miss something regarding the topic, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this by leaving a comment!

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