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.
There are several requirements that the applicants should prepare for the Postal ID application. Here are the following:
- Application form
- Barangay Clearance
- Cedula (Latest)
- Original copy of NSO Birth Certificate (or authenticated by the Local Civil Registrar)- for those who do not have a Birth Certificate, they will need to submit a Negative Certification from the NSO or a Certification of No Record from the LCR. They should also bring any of the following documents: Certificate of Live Birth (original and photocopy), Baptismal Certificate (original and photocopy), Marriage Contract (if the applicant is single, it can be of the parents), or Form 137 from elementary (original and photocopy)
- Original copy of NSO Marriage Certificate (or authenticated by the LCR)-this is only for female applicants who are married
- Original copy of Certificate of No Marriage-for applicants who are single
- 3 pieces of 2×2 ID photo (white background)
- Application and processing fees
- Any valid ID (e.g. company ID, school ID, NBI Clearance, or Police Clearance)
The application fee is currently P175.00. For the processing fees, applicants have options. The regular processing costs P100.00, and the ID will be delivered in 5 to 10 days. For those in a hurry, rush processing will cost them P200.00, but they can get their ID in 2 to 3 days.
Steps of Application
- Go to the nearest Philpost Office.
- File the application for the Postal ID.
- Submit the necessary documents required.
- Pay the application and processing fees.
- Sign the ID and the documents (Make sure signature is similar to those used on other ID cards).
- Wait for the delivery of the ID.
Postal ID is easy to acquire. For more information regarding the process, applicants can go to the Philpost Office in their town, or visit their official website.
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Hi Ermalyn! I think yes you can. You can get one from Manila Post Office even if you’re not from Manila, so I bet you can do the same anywhere. Just present your NSO birth certificate. =)
jocelyn santos says
kung ang pangalan ko sa nso ay mali pwede po ba ako kumuha ng postal ID
kung mali pangalan mo sa nso d mali ka rin ang pagkatao mo xD
Marie Eloise says
Hi. Is this still applicable right now? Because as far as I know, there is a new postal id and it costs 450 pesos.
Ann Mortalla says
Ilang araw po ba makuha ang postal id?kumuha po kasi ako pero hanggang ngaun hindi pa po dumating nung june 5 po ako kumuha ng postal.
Frances Dainne Espiritu Tiongs says
ng apply po ako ng postal id 3weeks n wala pa din ako narreceived.
paki update po yung list,di na po tumatanggap ng application or nagpoproduce ng id ang kiosk sa robinsons nova since march 2015.
Check this page from PhilPost: https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/page.php?id=46
As of writing, the cost for ID application is Php 414.
rodelyn santiago says
kailangan po ba talaga lahat ng requirements na ipasa lahat original? bakit po sa iba xerox lang po kinukuha.
rodelyn santiago says
ang hirap po kumuha ng nso at merraige contract ngaun at kakailangan ko pa po un sa mga ilang importanteng nilalakad ko.ang lagay po eh kukuha na naman kahit kakakuha ko pa lang non
Postal Id says
For inquiries, complaints, questions and other concerns regarding the New
Postal ID, listed below are the following contact numbers and sites
Postal ID Hotline
7427349 / (02) 2309875
To add to the already irate sentiments of those above – why say that the release of the ID is 5 days when in fact, it is not!
This is false advertising and false promise. If you cannot deliver within the said dates stated then perhaps you should have not placed it there as people will expect it.
If I only knew that the postal ID will not be given within 5 days I would not have rushed to get one… I was given false hope and that is just cruel.
The staff did not know their own policy and I had to go back two days in a row just to for this. The contact numbers do not work, the emails bounce and no one replies and the Facebook account is hardly responsive.
Once again a government agency that fails to live up to its promises!
Hello po good evening. Pwede ba akong kumuha kung cedula,brgy.clearance .at yung 2×2 ID picture lang dala ko na requirements? Hindi ko kasi nadala yung NSO birth certificate ko naiwan sa probinsya. Please dont ignore my question. Kailangan ko na makakuha ng Postal ID