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Complete List: Valid IDs in the Philippines

      There are a number of valid IDs in the Philippines that are accepted in doing certain transactions for validation of a person’s identity, to verify aspects of a person’s personal identity / data, such as full name, address, age and often containing a photograph.

     The very moment that we were born, we are given our name, the most basic data that identifies us, while everything else are adopted from our parents’ data. Our first identifying document, our birth certificate. As we start going to schools, our school ID then bears our first photographed identity card. And as we go along with our professional lives we will be required for more proofs of our identities.

     Having some form of photo ID is very important;  you need to be able to prove you are who you say you are in many situations. You’ll need a photo ID to set up a bank account, to vote, to board an airplane, to get a job.

    The following are  the list of valid IDs in the Philippines and their respective agencies that issues them.

Complete List: Valid IDs in the Philippines


1.  Philippine Passport – Department of Foregn Affairs
2.  Driver’s License – Land Transportation Office
3.  PRC ID – Professional Regulations Commission
4.  NBI Clearance – National Bureau of Investigation
5.  Police clearance – Philippine National Police
6.  Postal ID – Philippine Postal Corporation
7.  Voter’s ID – Commission on Election
8.  Barangay Certification – Barangay Hall
9.  GSIS card – Government Service Insurance System
10.  SSS card – Social Security System
11.  Diplomat ID – Philippine Embassy
12.  OWWA ID – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
13.  OFW ID – Department of Labor and Employment
14.  Seaman’s Book – Maritime Industry Authority
15.  Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)/Immigrant Certification of Registration – Bureau of Immigration
16.  Philhealth Card – Philhealth
17.  Birth Certificate – National Statistics Office
18.  Marriage Contract – National Statistics Office
19.  Community Tax Certificate – Barangay Hall
20.  TIN Card – Bureau of Internal Revenue
21.  OSCA / Senior Citizen’s Card – Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs
22.  POEA Card – Philippine Overseas Employment Association
23.  Consular ID – Philippine Embassy
24.  PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa – Philippine Retirement Authority
25.  NCWDP Certification – National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons
26.  DSWD Certification – Department of Social Welfare and Development
27.  BIR Taxpayer’s ID – Bureau of Internal Revenue
28.  Firearms License – PNP Firearms and Explosives Office
29.  PLRA ID – Philippine Leisure and Retirement Authority
30.  Student’s ID – School Registrar’s Office




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