Notarization is required in legal transactions especially with government agencies. If you need to submit a promisory note to your university, you must have your documents notarized. If you are going to travel abroad, you also need notarized papers. Therefore, you should know the following basic tips and steps of how documents are notarized in the Philippines. [Read more…]
Police clearance is required in many transactions. Many employers ask for police clearance along with other pertinent documents that show that an applicant has no criminal record and has a clean background. Also, this can be a used to replace a valid ID for identification purposes. This is also necessary for those who want to go abroad.
Here are some information that anyone who wants to get a police clearance in the Philippines must know. These will help them get the document easier. [Read more…]
Postal ID is among the considered valid identification cards in the Philippines. It is used to verify the identification and postal address of the ID owner. This can be acquired easier compared to other government acceptable IDs, so many people apply for this. Nowadays, getting a Postal ID has become simpler and easier. For those who want to get their ID, here are the requirements and steps of the application process.
Where to apply for Postal ID
To get a Postal ID, applicants have to go to nearest Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) Office in their area. Usually, this is located at the local Municipal Office. [Read more…]
Last year, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) improved the procedure of NBI Clearance application. With the NBI Online Application now available, applicants do not have to wait in long lines for many hours anymore.
Here are the steps of how to get an NBI clearance through online application in the Philippines: [Read more…]
Please read: Update as of July 11, 2015: It seems that the BIR is not already issuing a digitized TIN Card for taxpayers.
Recently, we processed a new application for registration of TIN for our new business, and the BIR has only issued us a TIN card that is printed on a cardboard. We also directly asked the OIC/Asst. RDO of RD 14-Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, and she confirmed to us that the BIR has already stopped the issuance of a digitized TIN Card.
According to this source, the BIR hopes to roll out by year 2016 an updated Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card that will electronically store personal data and eventually have other uses. So as of now, we expect that the BIR will only issue a TIN card that is printed in a cardboard. The requirements are still the same. Take note that the TIN card is free.
One of the important government identification cards that Filipinos must get is the TIN (Tax Identification Number) ID. This is a valid card that will never expire. Therefore, this is convenient to have. Good news is, it is easy to get a TIN ID from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) office. Here are the steps for the application that anyone can easily follow.
It is easy to get a TIN ID because there are a few requirements. Applicants should just bring their NSO Birth Certificate with them. Moreover, they need to bring at least one valid ID especially for those who have existing TIN already. [Read more…]
Before you can get a Postal ID or a Mayor’s Permit, you have to get a Barangay Clearance first. This is one of the documents that is in demand in transacting with government offices. Moreover, this is commonly requested for ID application, employment requirements, Affidavits, and other legal transactions.
This document certifies that the person is a good resident in a barangay and has a good moral character. It also signifies that the applicant does not have any negative record. No wonder, this is necessary in any official transaction.
Good thing is it does not take a while to process Barangay Clearance application in the Philippines. The procedure is simple and it is also affordable. [Read more…]
Being a PhilHealth member is really beneficial as not just you, but also your beneficiaries can take advantage of medical assistance. PhilHealth is the health insurance company administered by the Philippine government. All employers in the country are required to provide this benefit to their employees to secure the health and protection of Filipinos.
However, even unemployed people can benefit from PhilHealth assistance. If you are self-employed, or unemployed as of time being, you can still be a member under the Individually Paying Member category. This is also referred to as Voluntary Member by others. If you want to be a voluntary Philhealth member, here are what you need to do. [Read more…]
Pag-IBIG Fund allows dream homes to be possible through housing loans. It is a good thing that employers in the Philippines are required to provide this benefit to their workers. However, this program is not only limited to employees. Even unemployed individuals can also be a member of the Pag-IBIG Fund. They can fall into the Voluntary Member category. Moreover, anyone can be a volunteer member of Pag-IBIG, even those who are employed. For those who want to manage their own contributions, here are some details they would want to know. [Read more…]
For non-government employees, they can secure their future by being a member of the Social Security System or SSS. There are several categories of SSS coverage, and a person will be under one of it depending on employment status.
For the employed members, who are under private companies, their employers are responsible of maintaining their SSS contribution. Those who own a business or are not under any company, they fall to the self-employed category, and they will be in-charge of their regular SSS payment. For those who are not employed, but would like to continue their SSS contribution, they will belong to the voluntary coverage. [Read more…]
Passport application in the Philippines has been made easier and less hassle. Applicants do not need to waste time waiting in long lines to get their passport. The process is now faster and more accessible, thanks to the Internet. All the applicants need to do is provide their personal details online and pick a date and time for their appointment. For more details of how to get a Philippine passport, here are the steps, requirements, and other information of how the application process goes.
- Prepare required documents
Applicants should prepare their NSO Birth Certificate, three (3) valid IDs (like BIR ID, driver’s license, and school ID), application form, and other documents that have their personal details. Each document must have two (2) photocopies. [Read more…]