How to Get Postal ID in the Philippinesposted by: Rio Dianne
Government issued IDs are very important. They are considered valid and are oftentimes needed when making transactions. There are also instances when not just one valid ID is sought when making any business. Instead, they ask for two.
Okay, maybe you got a passport as valid ID, but you still lack one. Therefore, why not consider application for postal ID. This is yet another identification accepted in many banks and agencies as valid ID which may actually prove your identity. You don’t have yours, yet? Well, here’s how to get postal ID in the Philippines.
Postal ID Application in Manila, Philippines
First up, gather the requirements necessary on how to go about applying for the said ID. The requirements are as follows:
- Original and photocopy of NSO authenticated birth certificate
- Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
- Barangay Clearance
- 3 pieces of 2×2 ID picture with white background
- Processing fee of about Php 300 (depending on the postal office)
When you have finally secured the needed documents for application, secure your application form by downloading it online. If you don’t want to this, then you can proceed to the nearest postal office near you which caters processing of postal ID. Note that not all post offices offer application of the said identification.
In the office, ask for the Form 391 and fill out necessary information about you. Once you’re done, submit the form alongside your requirements. You will then be given a card which will require your thumbmark. Then you’ll have to pay for the processing fee which includes the ID card, notarization, lamination, etc. How much the cost is varies from one post office to another. But a general fact is that, it will cost you about Php 300.
Finally, you will be asked to wait for the release of your ID. For some applicants, they are lucky to get in after a few minutes. Others have to wait later of the same day or come back the next morning depending on the post office.
There you go; application of the postal ID is really a simple thing to do. Hassles such as waiting in queues may be experienced, but joy comes when you’ve finally gotten another government issued ID. Good luck!
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