Transaction slip, any valid document needed to claim PhilID

By Judy Quiros

May 22, 2021, 9:45 pm

DAVAO CITY -- Individuals who completed Step 3 or the final stage for registration of the National ID are advised to prepare their transaction slip and supporting documents and present them to the Philippine Postal Office (PHLPost) to be able to claim their PhilID.

In an advisory posted on its Facebook on May 14, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said PHLPost will deliver the PhilID of the registrants to their chosen mailing address for free.
“Just prepare your transaction slip and supporting documents for PhilID acceptance,” PSA’s advisory reads.

PSA added that PHLPost will attempt to deliver the PhilID to the holder’s address thrice. The PhilID can be claimed at the Post Office should the holder fails to receive the card at the given address.

“if it is not received by the registrar or authorized representative, PhilID will remain in the designated Post Office where it can be claimed within 30 calendar days. Only show the transaction slip and valid ID or barangay certificate,” PSA advised.

 PSA said since the PhilID is free, it urged the registrants to report to PSA if they are asked to pay for the PhilID delivery.

“There is no charge for any transaction for PhilSys. Inform PSA immediately if you have any information about this. You can message our Facebook page, email [email protected] or call PhilSys hotline 1388,” the agency said.

The third and final step of PhilSys registration will involve the issuance of the PhilSys Number (PSN) and the physical ID or the PhilID.

PHLPost has started delivering PhilIDs to registrants with over 900 PhilIDs printed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. 

The PhilID cards are placed in an envelope with a letter that contains the PhilSys Number (PSN) and the PhilSys Card Number (PCN).

PSA advised the PhilID holders to safekeep the letter and use the PCN found in the PhilID when transacting with government and private entities.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.

The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.

It will also boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)